The Academy of General Dentistry is excited to announce George Schmidt, DMD, FAGD, as the new host for the AGD Podcast Series. In his role as host, Schmidt will interview leading experts in dentistry, dental materials, practice management and other topics that are resourceful to AGD members. Passionate about dental education, he is currently chair of the AGD Scientific Meetings Council and previously served as chair of the AGD Dental Education Council. Schmidt replaces Wes Blakeslee, DMD, FAGD, who is the podcast founder and served as its host for 14 years.
Schmidt has been a general dentist in Hanover Township, New Jersey area since 1998. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He received his dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
While in graduate school, Schmidt received numerous academic and patient care awards. In addition, he was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) dental society, which admits only a select few graduates from each dental school. Those admitted must be at or near the top of their class and meet stringent admission requirements. In addition, Schmidt served as class president and was later elected to the position of president of the entire student body, which numbered over 400.
As a post-graduate, Schmidt completed a three-year continuum in the surgical placement of dental implants at the NYU College of Dentistry and then remained on staff as a clinical associate for an additional year. While at NYU his studies included advanced bone grafting techniques as well as state of the art computer guided implant surgery. He has been awarded fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Dental Implant Association.
In addition to private practice Schmidt teaches dentistry at two local universities. He is an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the CDE Implant department at NYU College of Dentistry where he is the co-surgical director and teaches other dentists how to surgically place and restore dental implants, and also serves as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. He is passionate about dental education, is active with the AGD, and lectures nationally on dental implants, restorative dentistry, and practice management.