Dr. Ware has been recognized in the following organizations:
- ACD – Fellowship in the American College of Dentists
- ICD – Fellowship in the International College of Dentists
- AGD – Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry
What is the Academy of General Dentistry?
There are approximately 176,000 dentists in the United States. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists from the United States and Canada. Of those members, approximately 13,000 have earned the Fellowship Award and 1,800 have earned the Mastership Award. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world’s second largest dental association. It is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists.
What does MAGD mean?
Dr. Ware has received the Mastership Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. He began this journey in 1974 and was awarded his Mastership in 1994.
To receive the Mastership Award, a member must complete 1,100 hours of continuing education, including 400 hours of hands-on courses, and have previously earned a Fellowship Award. A master has studied all 16 disciplines in dentistry including periodontics, orthodontics, and implants.
To receive the Fellowship Award, an academy member must complete a minimum of 500 continuing education credit hours, pass a comprehensive examination, and have been a member of the academy for five consecutive years.
What sets the Academy of General Dentistry apart from other dental organizations?
The Academy of General Dentistry is the only organization dedicated solely to the general dentist. Committed to providing quality care and patient education to the public, academy members are required to take 75 hours of continuing education courses every three years. However, most members average more than 40 hours each year.