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Helping General Dentists Thrive

Founded in 1952, AGD is the only professional association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. AGD provides its more than 40,000 members with the resources, support and inspiration they need to deliver the best dental care and oral health education to the public.

AGD’s mission is to “advance general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education and advocacy.” Through this mission, AGD member dentists are able to build their careers, grow their businesses and protect their profession.

AGD Vision
Oral health and better lives through the Academy of General Dentistry.

AGD 2022-23 Leadership

Hans Guter, DDS, FAGD, President
Merlin P. Ohmer, DDS, MAGD, President-elect
Chethan Chetty, DDS, MAGD, Vice President
Abe Dyzenhaus, DDS, FAGD, Secretary 
Joseph A. Picone, DDS, MAGD, Treasurer
Robert M. Peskin, DDS, FAGD, Speaker of the House
Timothy Kosinski, DDS, MAGD, Editor 



Leadership & Governance

Learn about the governance of AGD and how you can become an AGD leader.

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Constituent Services

Our Constituent Services team is available to provide support and information to our members working on the local level.

AGD Foundation

As the philanthropic arm of AGD, the AGD Foundation promotes oral cancer awareness.

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Support AGD

There are multiple ways you can support AGD. 
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"Caring for the oral health of my patients and my community is most important for me. With the help of AGD, I’m able to treat patients with the latest technology and newest techniques to provide them the highest level of dental care."

Patricia Meredith, DDS, MAGD
Iowa City, IA
Member since 1983

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