Student Member Benefits
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has information and resources specific to the needs of dental students. From advice to discounts, the AGD can help you through dental school and beyond!
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 and AGD Foundation to create the AGD student 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!
Reduced Membership Rates
Dental students can enjoy all of the benefits of AGD membership for a reduced yearly rate! And for those who just graduated, renew today at the recent graduate rate and extend your membership through the year!
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. General Dentistry 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.
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!
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 and capsule clinics and browse the exhibit hall.
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.
Residency Credits Toward the Fellowship Award
Acquire up to 150 hours of continuing education (CE) credit towards the Fellowship Award upon completion of a one-year, CODA-accredited advanced dental education program (AEGD/GDR/GPR). Members who complete a two-year program can receive up to 300 hours—over half the amount needed!
AGD Benefits Plus
As a dental student member of the AGD, you are also eligible for many of the discounted services available through the AGD Benefits PLUS program, such as liability insurance during your board exams and special rates for credit card, car rental, and automotive and home insurance.
Join WAGD Today!
To serve as an advocate for general dentists, to promote improved delivery of patient care by fostering continuing education and to increase public awareness of quality dentistry and those who provide it throughout the State of Washington.
Valerie Bartoli, CDA