Fellowship AwardDistinguish yourself professionally through quality continuing education with Fellowship (FAGD) in the AGD. Attaining FAGD culminates with receipt of your award at the AGD convocation ceremony held each year at the AGD annual meeting.
You must complete the following requirements to earn your FAGD Award:
- Current AGD membership for three continuous years by September 30 of the year of the convocation for which application is made, to begin no earlier than the month of dental school graduation
- A dental license has not been suspended or revoked within the last five years and is not currently under probation, suspension or revocation
- Passing the Fellowship Exam
- 500 hours of approved CE. Participation hours earned while working on Fellowship can be applied to Mastership.
- Attendance at an AGD convocation ceremony, held during an AGD annual meeting, to receive the award (successful candidates are allowed three years following approval to complete this requirement.
Apply for the AGD Fellowship Award
Applications must be postmarked no later than December 31.
Get one step closer to Fellowship by taking the Fellowship Exam at the AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits or at an SMT testing site near you. While the exam is challenging, AGD members have a high success rate passing the exam on their first try.
Prepare for the Exam
The Fellowship Exam Review course aims to prepare participants to successfully complete the exam in pursuit of their Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
This course is designed to:
- Instruct participants how to prepare for the examination
- Familiarize participants with exam format
- Preview material from the areas that will be covered on the exam
- Use the AGD Study Guide as a testing aid
- This review will also prepare you for the ABGD written exam
The Fellowship Exam consists of approximately 250 multiple-choice questions and is administered in one day, four-hour testing session. The exam includes material from all dental disciplines and strongly emphasizes clinical applications of accepted dental knowledge, techniques, and procedures.
The exam is a norm-referenced exam, meaning that the passing score is based on what the Examination Council considers to be the minimum knowledge a general dentist must possess to be considered proficient.
Click here to register for the exam.
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