Academy of General Dentistry Presents Award to North Carolina Dentist

February 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
New Academy of General Dentistry Award Recognizes Dentists Committed to Both Life Long Learning and Public Service

CHICAGO The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) recently launched a Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) program to formally recognize a member's dedication to remain current in their profession and “give back” to the community. Only 23 of these awards were presented in the US and Canada. Richard R Pence, DDS, MAGD of Denver, NC was presented the LL&S Award on February 17th at the NC AGD Meeting in Cary, NC.

The LLSR is presented only to qualifying Masters of the AGD. Mastership is one of the most respected designations in dentistry and is achieved through a challenging hands-on study in the 16 dental disciplines, totaling in 1,100 hours of continuing education.

Masters who receive this additional recognition will have met the highest criteria for professional excellence. To receive the prestigious LLSR, a member must have completed more than 1,600 hours of continuing dental education in all disciplines of dentistry, including 550 hours dedicated to hands-on skills and techniques and more than 100 hours of service to the community.

“The LLSR program allows the AGD to recognize members' achievements beyond Mastership and to promote the value of lifelong learning,” says Francis Nasser, Jr., DDS, MAGD, ABGD, and Chair of AGD's Dental Education Council. It also encourages members who have achieved Mastership to pursue leadership, volunteerism and mentoring activities.

For more information on the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition program please visit .

The AGD is a non-profit organization of more than 35,000 general dentists and is the premier educational resource for professionals committed to providing quality patient care. The AGD is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of continuing learning to advance general dentistry by providing the best tools and resources available in support of its membership. This commitment to lifelong learning keeps general dentists informed about the latest research, technologies and products in dentistry.

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