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What is an FAGD -- And Why Does It Matter?

Professional organizations help dentists stay engaged and up-to-date on the latest advances in the dental field. A general dentist is an expert in a wide range of dentistry services, from general checkups and cleanings to gum disease treatment and more. There is just one association that exclusively serves general dentists, and it is the Academy of General Dentistry. Achieving a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry is one of only a few added distinctions a general dentist can attain -- so this is a key factor to look out for when you are searching for a dentist.

About the Academy of General Dentistry

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The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only professional organization that is exclusively dedicated to general dentists. Other organizations are geared toward the entire field of dentistry, or specifically to cosmetic dentistry, periodontists, etc. The Academy of General Dentistry welcomes all general dentists practicing across the country.

Why the Fellowship Matters

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While any general dentist can join the Academy as long as they meet the standards of membership, only a select few can achieve the distinction of a Fellowship. The FAGD signifies that the dentist has completed 500 hours of continuing education across several disciplines and has also passed the examination to earn this distinction. It takes significant time and dedication to accrue the required hours and skills demanded by the AGD. As of right now, only 7% of general dentists have achieved this Fellowship. A dentist who has earned the FAGD is one who has proven to provide the ultimate in care and compassion for their patients.

Benefits of Visiting an FAGD for You and Your Family

Dr. Caballeros treating child in dental chair

When you visit someone who has earned the title of FAGD, you can feel confident that you and your loved ones are receiving the ultimate in general dentistry care. Dentists who engage in continuing education through organizations like the Academy of General Dentistry stay up-to-date on the latest advances in the field, which leads to more informed, state-of-the-art, and efficient dental care overall.

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Are you interested in receiving the very best in general dentistry care? Then it’s time to find a general dentist who has earned an FAGD -- like Dr. Marco Caballeros! He is pleased to have earned this prestigious title as a testament to his superior dental care. For excellence in dentistry, you are invited to request an appointment with Dr. Caballeros and our team today!