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.
To be eligible for LLSR, you must complete the following requirements:
- Maintain current AGD membership for three continuous
yearby 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
LLSR recipients are invited, but not required, to participate in the Convocation Ceremony the year they are approved to receive the recognition. If attending the Convocation Ceremony, recipients can register to receive complimentary general meeting registration and a complimentary ticket to the Convocation Celebration.
For more information, download the LLSR Guidelines.
Apply for LLSR in AGD
To receive LLSR, you must submit the following to AGD:
- Written verification of your volunteer activities; use the Volunteer Service Verification Form to document your volunteer activities
- A current AGD transcript
- The required fee of $770
Applications are reviewed by AGD’s Council on Dental Education on a quarterly basis. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 31 to be considered for the class immediately following the application deadline.
Search the AGD’s Member-only CE Directory to find courses that will help you meet the Mastership Award Requirements. You can also find AGD PACE-Approved CE organizations in your state and contact them direct for information about their upcoming courses.