The Heart of AGD

Established in 1972, the AGD Foundation aims to improve the oral health of the public and support the efforts of the general dentist and AGD. Our primary focus is oral cancer awareness, risk factor prevention and diagnostic training for general dentists.

General dentists are the first line of defense against oral cancer. You can help detect the disease in its early stages during routine dental visits, and by doing so, you increase the oral cancer survival rate. Help us strengthen our profession’s role and AGD’s contribution in the fight against oral cancer. Make an impact by getting involved and donating to the AGD Foundation today.

Serve the AGD Foundation

The AGD Foundation is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on the 2021–2023 board of directors. If you are interested in joining AGD’s philanthropic initiative by supporting oral cancer prevention and other programs, submit your name for consideration, or nominate a fellow member. Submissions should include a CV and biography as well as a statement describing the nominee’s skills, strengths and how he or she will benefit the AGD Foundation. To nominate yourself or a colleague, submit all nominations by April 15, 2021, to the AGD Foundation Governance Committee at Incumbent board members will vote on incoming members June 9, 2021.

Find a full listing of AGD Foundation board service commitments, terms of office, and roles and responsibilities view the AGD Foundation Bylaws

For more information, contact the AGD Foundation at (Read about the Foundation's support team.)

AGD Foundation Board of Directors

Gary E. Heyamoto, DDS, MAGD, President
Mark I. Malterud, DDS, MAGD, Vice President
Daniel Miller, Secretary / Treasurer (Dentist’s Advantage / Aon Affinity Insurance Services)
Abe Dyzenhaus, DDS, FAGD, Immediate Past President
Ms. Ann Bruck (3M)
Scott M. Dubowsky, DMD, FAGD
Hans P. Guter, DDS, FAGD
Kay Jordan, DDS, MAGD
Carol A. Wooden, DDS, MAGD
Steve Neidlinger, CAE (Pennsylvania AGD)
Sanjay Uppal, BSc, DDS
James Keenan, DDS, MS, MAGD

The AGD Foundation is grateful to the following corporate donors for their support. 

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Every aspect of the AGD Foundation’s growth and outreach depends on donations from you. Your contribution will help support AGD Foundation outreach programs and improve access to care for those in need.