In 2012, Dr. Jackson was 1 of only 97 dentists worldwide to earn Mastership in The Academy of General Dentistry at the national meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the 60-year anniversary of the AGD in 2012, only 2,818 dentists had ever earned the title of Master. Another way to look at it is that this means that less than 1% of all dentists in modern dental history have achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.
To attain Mastership members must have been awarded Fellowship status in the Academy. They must then earn an additional 600 approved continuing education credit hours, meeting requirements across16 disciplines in dentistry, such as periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, pediatrics, and dental implants. 400 of the required credit hours must be in participation courses, in which skills are learned through manipulation of dental materials. Thus, a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry must complete a total of 1,100 hours of continuing education to achieve this honor.
Once inducted, a Master in good standing is authorized to use the letters “MAGD” after his/her name. For more information about the AGD Mastership award, please visit the Academy of General Dentistry’s website: HERE.