The ILAGD’s advocacy on the behalf of our General Dentists
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 38,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Illinois AGD is one of the 62 constituents within the 20 American and Canadian Regions in the AGD. Illinois AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education.
Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs.
The Illinois AGD advocates for the general dentist at the local level via the Illinois State Dental Society.