Attention 2020 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Applicants:

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we know many 2020 applicants are concerned about attending the Convocation ceremony, scheduled for July 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.  While we sincerely hope that the pandemic will be contained within the next few weeks, the AGD would like to remind you that convocation attendance for LLSR recipients is voluntary.  All approved 2020 applicants will receive the 2020 recognition, regardless of attendance at the ceremony.

Keep in mind, applications are still under review.  Final approval of all qualified applications is expected to occur by March 31, 2020.  Notification of approval or denial will be sent to all applicants in early April.  Additional information regarding receiving the award in 2020 should travel still be restricted in July will be included with this information.   Questions can be emailed to

Recognition for Lifelong Learning

In AGD, continued learning persists even after members have earned Mastership. AGD Masters can continue demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning and service to the community and/or organized dentistry by earning Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR). Here’s how you can apply for LLSR.

LLSR Requirements

To be eligible for LLSR, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Maintain current AGD membership for three continuous year by Dec. 31 of the year in which the application is received
  • Be an AGD Master
  • Earn a minimum of 500 CE hours after receiving the Mastership Award, 150 of which must be participation hours. Hours must be earned in at least eight of the 17 recognized clinical subject areas.
  • Accumulate 100 service points in any combination of dental-related community/volunteer service and/or service to organized dentistry; only those services performed since the date Mastership was received or since a previous LLSR was received are eligible

For more information, download the LLSR Guidelines.

Apply for LLSR in AGD

To receive LLSR, you must submit the following to AGD:

Download the LLSR Application, or request the application via email ( Applications are reviewed by AGD’s Council on Dental Education on a quarterly basis. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31 to be considered for the class immediately following the application deadline.