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The Academy of General Dentistry

Your Voice for Excellence through Education and Advocacy

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{Insert Name of Presenter}

  • {Insert bullet point #1 about presenter}
  • {Insert bullet point #2 about presenter}
  • {Insert bullet point #3 about presenter}
  • {….}
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What is the AGD?

  • The voice of the general dentistry profession
  • The second largest dental association in the U.S.
  • The only dental association exclusively dedicated to representing the needs and serving the interests of the general dentist
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About the AGD

  • Core Values
    • Excellence in oral health care
    • Diversity
    • Universal acceptance of the general
    • dentist as a gatekeeper of oral
    • health care
    • Continuous, lifelong learning
    • Advocacy and representation
    • Teamwork, camaraderie, and
    • mentorship
    • Ethical, honest, and credible
    • behavior
  • General Information
  • 37,000 total members, with an average of
  • 200 enrolled in an AEGD/GPR program
  • annually
  • President: Howard R. Gamble, DMD, FAGD
  • Headquartered in Chicago, Ill.
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Why Should I Join the AGD?

  • Educational development
  • Career assistance
  • Networking opportunities
  • Volunteer leadership
  • Practice management tools
  • Advocacy and representation
  • Awards and recognition
  • And more!
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Educational Development

  • Local and national continuing education (CE) opportunities
  • AGD Mentor Program
  • General Dentistry and AGD Impact
  • Podcasts, AGD blog, and RSS feeds
  • Educational discussion forums
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Continuing Education

  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • - AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits
  • - AGD CE Directory
  • - Free online CE
  • - Local programs and events
  • - Self-Instruction Program
  • - FAGD Exam Study Guide
  • - Online learning resources
  • AGD Transcripts
  • - Licensing Transcript
  • - Award Transcript
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AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Philadelphia, Penn.
  • June 21 to 24, 2012
  • Earn up to 80 CE credits in just three days
  • Visit hundreds of high-quality exhibitors
  • Mix and mingle at a variety of social events
  • FREE e-learning opportunities

For more information, visit www.agd.org/philadelphia.

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Career Assistance

  • AGD Mentor Program
  • Residency program listings
  • Career discussion forums
  • AGD Career Center
  • Recent graduate transition manual
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AGD Career Center

  • Join a practice
  • Buy a practice
  • Purchase office equipment
  • Hire dental team members
  • Post your resume or CV for FREE
  • Set up job alerts
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FREE Recent Graduate Transition ManualYou’ve Graduated, Now What?

    • Get all of the practice start-up information you never received in school, from experienced dentists:
      • Getting started
      • Financial planning
      • Advancing your career
      • Checklists & interactive forms
  • Download the manual for FREE from the AGD website, www.agd.org/students/career/manual.asp!
  • Created by the AGD in partnership with Dentist’s Advantage and the AGD Foundation.
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Networking Opportunities

  • Online discussion forums
  • AGD social media pages
  • Local constituent network
  • AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits
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Practice Management Tools

  • KnowYourTeeth.com
  • Find an AGD Dentist patient referral service
  • FREE contract analysis &
  • third-party payer assistance
  • Product Review Database
  • Patient education resources
  • Discounted products and services
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Awards & Recognition

  • Fellowship Award
  • - Residency credit
  • Mastership Award
  • Achievement Awards
  • - Nominate your colleagues
  • - Nominate your constituent
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Advocacy & Representation

  • Hot Issues
    • - Monitoring
    • - Action alerts
  • Government Relations
  • - State & national legislation
  • - Annual Government Relations Conference
  • - Contact with lawmakers
  • Professional Relations
  • - ADA
  • - Other allied dental organizations
  • Public Relations
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Leadership Opportunities

  • Call for Volunteer Leaders
  • - Unite organized dentistry
  • - Give back to the profession
  • - Develop leadership skills
  • - Enhance public awareness
  • - Network with peers
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • - Local level: Conduct CE courses, review
  • articles, or represent your constituent
  • - National level: Participate in the council
  • or committee structure or become a
  • public liaison
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Join the AGD Today!

  • Continue your career evolution for only $71, plus constituent dues.
  • Get special discounted rates for four years following graduation.
  • To join online, visit: www.agd.org/membership/join.
  • Contact the AGD Membership Services Center at 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368) or email us at [email protected]
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Contact Us!

AGD Headquarters

www.agd.org

888.AGD.DENT(243.3368)

[email protected]

211 E. Chicago Ave., Ste. 900

Chicago, IL 60611

Locally

{Insert your constituent’s local

contact information here}

Facebook Us!

Become a fan of the AGD on Facebook: www.facebook.com/generaldentists

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