Free Student and Recent Graduate Transitional Manual
Transitioning into your dental career isn’t easy. That’s why the AGD partnered with Dentist’s Advantage to create the resident manual You’ve Graduated, Now What? This manual provides you with instant access to practice management tips you may not have learned in dental school, such as goal setting, financial planning, and marketing, along with printable worksheets to keep you on track! Download the manual today .
Reduced Membership Rates
Dental students can enjoy all of the benefits of AGD membership for only $15 per year!
Free Annual Meeting & Exhibits Registration
The AGD welcomes students to its Annual Meeting & Exhibits with a waived registration fee. Students are invited to attend lectures, capsule clinics, and browse the exhibit hall. Visit the Annual Meeting & Exhibits Web site for more information.
Subscriptions to the AGD’s publications General Dentistry and AGD Impact are included in your membership fee. AGD Impact will keep you current on general dentistry news, and our award-winning scientific journal, General Dentistry, will inform you of all of the latest advancements in your field. Articles are also available online now!
Podcasts, Case Studies, and Blogs
The AGD offers information in the way you like to receive it! The AGD podcasts offer interviews and industry news each month. GD: General Discussion offers online case studies for review bi-monthly. Dr. John Gammachia shares The Daily Grind of running a general dental practice in the AGD blog.
Discounts on Car Rentals
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Special Rates on Student Liability, Medical, and Life Insurance
AGD student members receive special offers on student liability insurance for board exams, medical, and life insurance from Dentist’s Advantage.
Discounts on Automotive and Home Insurance
Insure your car or home using the group discounts available from Liberty Mutual.
Financial Products and Services
Manage your finances with a Chase Visa personal credit card.
AGD Career Center
Simplify your search! Get a jump on graduation by starting your job search here. Post your résumé or Curriculum Vitae online for employers who are seeking general dentists just like you!
Upon graduation, students can receive up to 25 credit hours of continuing education (CE) toward the AGD Fellowship Award through the FellowTrack program. The Fellowship award credentials are a great way to distinguish yourself from the competition! E-mail us for local contact information to get started on the road to lifelong learning.
Apply Residency Credits to Fellowship Award
The AGD will credit up to 250 hours of CE credits toward the Fellowship Award from your residency program. That is half the total required CE hours!
Senior Student Dental Award (SSDA)
Get recognized, and win a free year of membership in the Academy of General Dentistry! Dental students who show potential for becoming outstanding general dentists are eligible to win the AGD’s Senior Student Dental Award and a free year of membership with the AGD. Each dental school in the United States., Canada, and Puerto Rico awards one to two senior students at the end of each school year based on a set of five guidelines
Guidelines for receiving the SSDA:
The SSDA award recipients should meet the following guidelines, established by the AGD’s Board of Trustees:
1. The school of dentistry, through the dean, faculty member, or faculty committee, should make the final selection.
2. The senior student shall have indicated a desire to practice general dentistry.
3. The senior student shall have maintained an academic scholastic balance between his/her clinical and didactic basis courses of study.
4. The senior student shall be among the top third of the graduating class in overall scholastic standing.
5. The senior student shall have demonstrated outstanding attributes conducive to exceptional doctor-patient relationships (i.e., a pleasant, outgoing personality).
Congratulations to the 2008 SSDA recipients!
For more information about student membership or to join the AGD, contact the AGD Membership Services Center at 888.AGD.DENT (243.3368), ext. 5300, or firstname.lastname@example.org.