Renowned instructors, small class size, and intensive hands-on study - it adds up to the best possible continuing dental education.
Achieving Mastership (MAGD) is a professional designation within the Academy of General Dentistry beyond Fellowship (FAGD) and reflects a general dentist's ongoing commitment to provide the best possible patient care through intensive continuing education. Masters have been trained by the best to be the best.
A member achieving this distinction has completed a challenging, comprehensive course of hands-on study in 16 dental disciplines, totaling 1100 hours of continuing education (600 additional hours after FAGD).
More than 1,300 members have achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), the highest distinction that a member can achieve through our continuing education program.
Masters celebrate their professional accomplishment during a Convocation ceremony and at the AGD Gala held each year at the Annual Meeting.
MasterTrack is a series of continuing education courses in every discipline of general dentistry. The requirements for Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry include participation (versus lecture) hours in each of the following disciplines: Periodontics, Occlusion, Cosmetics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Oral Pathology, Fixed Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Removable Prosthodontics, and Implants. The Georgia MasterTrack curriculum provides all necessary participation hours required to obtain Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.
The advantages of Georgia MasterTrack over other series are:
The Georgia course meets one weekend per quarter for five (5) years. Typical class sessions are Friday and Saturday from 8am until 6pm and Sunday from 8am until 2pm.
All courses will be held in the Perimeter/Dunwoody area in Atlanta, Georgia.
Class size is limited in order to keep the ratio of student to teacher low for the participation courses. The small class size allows students to get to know each other and develop lifelong friendships with dentists from around the southeast.
Total cost for the five-year course is $19,500, which is divided into five payments paid annually of $5,750, $5,350, $3,700, $2,700, and $2,000. MasterTrack provides 648 hours of continuing education with 576 of those hours in participation courses. That's $30 PER CE HOUR – what a bargain!!
A $500 deposit that will be applied to your first year's tuition is required to reserve your place in the class.
Yes. This course will provide above and beyond the hours you need for Fellowship. Then, after completing the course, you are well on your way to Mastership in the Academy. The participation hours you have already earned can be applied to Mastership.
Instructors come from around the world to teach our MasterTrack courses. Lecturers are general dentists in private practice with unique knowledge of a particular discipline. Other times, lecturers are specialists who have a passion to share their knowledge to even better train GPs in their select field.
For example, the first year of MasterTrack IV offered Photography and Oral Diagnosis with Jim Curtis, DMD, GPR program director from Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital; Occlusion with Henry Gremillion, DDS, from the University of Florida; Periodontics with Timothy Hempton, DDS, MA, a periodontist from Tufts University; and Operative Dentistry from Bruce Small, DMD, president of The Institute of New Techniques in Dentistry in Lawrenceville, NJ.
Dentists who strive to become excellent clinicians take this course. Previous classes have seen a nice mix of practitioners in the early years of their careers along with more seasoned dentists. Some participants begin the program already a Fellow in the Academy; others achieved this honor during the MasterTrack course.