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From continuing education (CE) opportunities to networking events and career advice, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is the only organization that exclusively represents the interests and serves the needs of future general dentists like you. Join the AGD today at www.agd.org/students, and let us guide you toward success throughout dental school, graduation, and beyond!
Earn up to 50 CE lecture credits as a student and apply them toward achieving the AGD Fellowship Award (FAGD) and instant credibility after graduation! For your convenience, the AGD highlights quality educational opportunities through our searchable online AGD CE Directory, local FellowTrack pro- grams, AGD constituent calendars, and premier publications.
AGD Mentor Program
Respond, relate, and associate with an AGD mentor! Simply opt in to the Mentor Program Directory within your AGD online member profile to gain one-on-one guidance and coaching for your future from an experienced general dentist member matched specifically to your needs and interests.
Get more involved in the AGD and find your voice as a future general dentist! Volunteer for a student leadership position, recruit your peers to the AGD through our Refer a Classmate program, host a Lunch & Learn, and more.
AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits
Earn CE, see the latest products and technology, and network with your classmates and future colleagues with FREE registration to the AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits! Your complimentary registration includes access to capsule clin- ics, lectures, the Exhibit Hall, exciting social events, and an inspiring opening session.
Student Transition Manual
Make the transition from dental student to dental profes- sional easy! The AGD partnered with Dentist’s Advantage and the AGD Foundation to create You’ve Graduated, Now What?, a FREE manual that provides you with instant access to practice management tips such as goal setting, financial planning, and marketing.
AGD Career Center
Simplify your search as you prepare for graduation with the AGD Career Center! Post your résumé online for employers to view, and decide which career path is right for you by browsing potential employment opportunities.
Plan for a successful dental career before you graduate by learning about the AGD’s practice management resources! Build your patient base with help from our Find an AGD Dentist patient referral service, promote your practice with our website design service, get FREE advice on insurance contracts and third-party payer issues, and empower your patients with KnowYourTeeth.com, our go-to resource for consumer oral health and dental care information.
Stay informed with FREE subscriptions to the AGD’s award- winning publications, including the interactive digital editions, which feature expanded articles and sections! AGD Impact keeps you current on general dentistry news, and General Dentistry, our peer-reviewed scientific journal, in- forms you of all of the latest advancements in the profession.
Connect with the AGD’s more than 36,000 members through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn! Plus, enhance your AGD membership experience with a variety of digital and multimedia tools that keep you current on industry trends, including monthly podcasts, RSS feeds, the AGD blog, member discussion forums, and more.
Upon graduation, students can receive up to 25 credit hours of continuing education (CE) toward the AGD Fellowship Award through the FellowTrack program. The Fellowship award credentials are a great way to distinguish yourself among general dentists.
Save money! The AGD Benefits Plus program provides discounts on personal and professional products and services designed to help you pay off your student loans and prepare for your new career.
And So Much More!