Chicago, IL (11/14/2022) – The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Picone, DMD, MAGD, a general dentist from Plantsville, Connecticut, was recently installed as its new treasurer during its Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Picone is a longtime AGD member with more than 30 years of experience in organized dentistry and volunteerism.
“One of my primary goals is to look for creative ways to increase membership,” said Picone. “Another equally important goal I have is to expand non-dues revenue so we can provide enhanced member benefits that will directly impact value.”
Since becoming a dentist, Picone has been very active with the AGD and other professional dental organizations. He has served two three-year terms on the AGD Scientific Meeting Council (SMC) and was chair for four years. Bringing his vast meeting experience to this council allowed for significant enhancements to programming, which remain in place today. Currently, he is serving as regional director for Region 1. He has been a member of the AGD Budget & Finance Committee since 2019 and is currently serving as its chair and has attended several meetings of the AGD Investment Committee.
Picone received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biophysics in 1984 and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1988 from the University of Connecticut. During dental school, he was active on the honor board and received the prestigious Lewis Fox Award, which is given to a graduating student who is judged to be the best all-around in both clinical and didactic performance.
Outside of the AGD, Picone has served in several capacities with many other organizations. He has served as chair of the Connecticut State Dental Association’s (CSDA’s) Continuing Education (CE) Council for 14 years. In this role he has worked with council volunteers and the CSDA team to build a highly successful CE program and annual meeting serving the Connecticut dental community, implemented strategies to increase non-dues revenue. He is also a trustee of the Connecticut State Dental Foundation, a role which has served for the past 13 years.
Picone has been a member of the American Dental Association for 35 years and has served as a delegate and alternate delegate from Connecticut for four years. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists (2004), International College of Dentists (2006) and Pierre Fauchard Academy (1998) and a member of the American Association of Dental Consultants (2020). His strong belief in the importance of continuing education and AGD’s ideals inspired him to achieve AGD Fellowship (2002) and Mastership (2009). He was honored to receive two AGD Presidential Awards (2017 and 2021).
Picone is married to Carmelina Picone and have three children.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
Founded in 1952, AGD is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. AGD provides its nearly 40,000 members with the resources, support and education to deliver exceptional dental care and oral health education. AGD’s mission is “to advance general dentistry and oral health through quality continuing education and advocacy.”