What exactly does FAGD mean?

Dr. Boyles is one of less than 5% of dentists nationwide to achieve the FAGD accreditation. But what exactly does the FAGD distinction mean in dentistry? And what does it mean for our patients?

Dr. Boyles featured in the Fall 2014 issue of North Carolina Dental Review Magazine.

Dr. Boyles was featured in North Carolina Dental Review Magazine in 2014.

A Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) is one of the highest awards that a dentist can receive. In fact, only about 4-5 dentists per state per year achieve this distinction! The fellowship was created more than 50 years ago by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) to honor those who recognize and embrace the professional obligation to remain current in the knowledge and skills necessary to insure delivery of the highest quality oral healthcare to better serve patients.

To earn the fellowship, a dentist must:

  • Be an AGD member for at least 3 consecutive years
  • Earn a minimum of 500 continuing dental education credits
  • Pass a comprehensive 250 question examination and review by the AGD Council on Dental Education to assure that the high standards of the AGD are met
Dr. Boyles accepts his FAGD award with a colleague at the national AGD meeting in Detroit in June of 2014.

Dr. Boyles accepted his FAGD award at the 2014 AGD meeting in Detroit.

If the dentist passes the examination and the AGD review, he or she is invited to accept the award at a ceremony during the annual AGD meeting. Dr. Boyles proudly accepted his award in Detroit on June 28, 2014!

What does all of this mean for our patients? As a patient at Boyles Dental, you are receiving the highest quality of dental care available from a trusted expert in the field who recognizes the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. Dr. Boyles is committed to remaining current in his profession and to learning new techniques for the benefit of his patients and the betterment of dentistry as a whole.

Since his FAGD accreditation in 2014, Dr. Boyles continues to take more than 75 continuing education hours each year to uphold his commitment to the fellowship and to his patients.