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Academy of General Dentistry
Logo of the Academy of General Dentistry
FormationAugust 2, 1952; 66 years ago (1952-08-02)[1]
TypeProfessional association
Legal status501(c)(6) professional association[2]
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, United States[2]
Coordinates41°53′09″N 87°38′32″W / 41.8858501°N 87.6423476°W / 41.8858501; -87.6423476Coordinates: 41°53′09″N 87°38′32″W / 41.8858501°N 87.6423476°W / 41.8858501; -87.6423476
Canada and United States
Neil J. Gajjar, DDS, MAGD[3]
Connie L. White, DDS, FAGD[3]
Vice President
Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD[3]
Revenue (2014)
Expenses (2014)$13,155,120[2]
Employees (2014)
Volunteers (2014)

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


Foundation and missionEdit

Incorporated on August 2, 1952,[1] the academy has grown to become the second-largest dental association in the United States, behind the American Dental Association. 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 40,000 member dentists in the United States, Canada and in many countries across the globe.[5]


The AGD publishes two publications, General Dentistry, its bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal, and AGD Impact, the organization’s monthly newsmagazine.[6]


The AGD Executive Committee (EC) is composed of eight elected officers: the president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, speaker of the House of Delegates, editor, and the immediate past president.[7]

  • Neil J. Gajjar, DDS, MAGD (President)[8]
  • Connie L. White, DDS, FAGD (President-Elect)[8]
  • Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD (Vice President)[8]
  • Michael W. Lew, DMD, MAGD (Secretary)[8]
  • Elizabeth D. Clemente, DDS, MAGD (Treasurer)[8]
  • Bryan C. Edgar, DDS, MAGD (Speaker of the House)[8]
  • Roger D. Winland, DDS, MS, MAGD (Editor)[8]
  • Manuel A. Cordero, DDS, CPH, MAGD (Immediate Past President)[8]


  1. ^ a b "The Academy of General Dentistry". Corporation File Detail Report. Illinois Secretary of State. Accessed on March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". Academy of General Dentistry. Guidestar. December 31, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c "2018-2019 AGD Leadership". Academy of General Dentistry. Accessed on November 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  5. ^ "Find An AGD Dentist". Academy of General Dentistry. May 14, 2010. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  6. ^ Academy of General Dentistry Retrieved 5 December 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Academy of General Dentistry Appoints New Vice President - Oral Health Group". 22 August 2016.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h

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