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As the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving the interests and professional needs of the general dentist, AGD is uniquely qualified to offer you the exact resources you need to succeed in practice and promotion of quality oral health.

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Achieving AGD Fellowship and Mastership reflects your commitment to provide quality care for your patients. Earning these prestigious awards also distinguishes you professionally through the pursuit of quality continuing education.

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AGD monitors important general dentistry issues that affect the way you practice and the health of your patients and communities you serve. We provide you with the resources you need to make your voice heard.

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Major Michael Robert Villacarlos, DDS, MS, FAGD
Elizabethtown, KY
Member since 2011

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NEWS FOR GENERAL DENTISTS

AGD Signs on to Letter Supporting FDA Regulations of E-Cigarettes

  • by AGD Staff
  • Jun 12, 2017

AGD signed on to a March 27, coalition letter expressing opposition to H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Clarification Act of 2017, which would weaken the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) ability to review and regulate tobacco products.

Specifically, the bill would make changes to the Tobacco Control Act and thereby exempt electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars and other tobacco products from the FDA’s mandated scientific review, which assesses the product’s health risks, addictiveness and likelihood that it would increase the number of young people who use tobacco products.

AGD joined more than 40 other health care organizations in signing the letter and has long supported efforts to sustain FDA regulations and oversight of tobacco products. AGD signed on to a letter last year urging the House Committee on Appropriations to exclude similar language in Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations legislation.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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