Academy of General Dentistry

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Academy of General Dentistry
Academy of General Dentistry Logo.gif
Logo of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Abbreviation AGD
Formation 1952
Type Professional association
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States
35,000+[citation needed]

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of general dentists from Canada and the United States.

Foundation and mission[edit]

Founded in 1952, the academy has grown to become the second-largest dental association in the U.S., behind the American Dental Association (ADA). In accordance with its values, the academy's purpose is to advance the value and excellence of general dentistry.

Its mission is to serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists, to promote the oral health of the public, and to foster continued proficiency of general dentists through quality continuing dental education to better serve the public.


The academy is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


It has more than 35,000 member dentists in the United States and Canada.[1]


  1. ^ "Find An AGD Dentist". 2010-05-14. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 

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