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G.V. Black said, the father of modern restorative dentistry said, “The professional person has no right to be other than a continuous student.” This philosophy has been the driving force for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) for more than 65 years, and continues to guide those looking to the future of the AGD and the dental community.
The AGD Fellowship and Mastership awards are among the most prestigious for general dentists. They represent a commitment to lifelong learning, quality patient care and professional responsibility. By earning this prestigious award, you have joined a distinguished group of your peers, who have also embraced the core principles of the AGD, and helped promote this ideology to the profession and public. Your unselfish commitment to provide the highest standard of care is notable and marks you as a true leader in our profession and worthy of this most recognized designation for professional excellence in the dental profession.
The Convocation ceremony, to honor the new AGD Fellow and Master recipients, took place on Saturday, July 15th at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following is a list of the newly honored Illinois Fellows and Masters:

2017 Fellows-
Andrew Beer, DDS, FAGD, Normal
Kaori C. Ema, DDS, FAGD, Chicago
Jerry Cheng, DDS, FAGD, Highland Park
Jonathan E. Faber, DMD, FAGD, Shorewood
Michael J. Howenstein, DMD, FAGD, Belleville
Louis R. Kaufman, DDS, FAGD, Chicago
Bharat Kundnani, DDS, FAGD, Bloomington
Jihye Lee, DDS, FAGD, Glenview
Kate E. Limardi, DDS, FAGD, Gurnee
Jose M. Mariscal, DDS, FAGD, Chicago
Michael D. Mora, DDS, FAGD, Vernon Hills
Kevin T. Moss, DMD, FAGD, Downers Grove
Kimberly M. Young, DDS, FAGD, Aurora

2017 Masters-
Douglas J. Brown, DDS, MAGD, Chicago
Brad D. Kramer, DMD, MAGD, Fairfield
John F. Miller, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, Grayslake
Lisa Salisbury, DDS, MAGD, Lake
Lawrence P. Smith, DDS, MAGD, Elmhurst

2017 LLSR Recipients-

The Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (ILAGD) would like to offer their sincere congratulations to the 2017 Fellows and Masters recipients, as well as our gratitude to their families, for providing the support and encouragement to reach this goal.


50 Years
Marshall M. Dolnick, DDS

40 Years                                                    
John S. Aiello, DDS, FAGD                  Raymond D. Bartz, DDS                     Virgil A. Beadle Jr., DDS, FAGD

William J. Becker, DDS                       Tim L. Butler, DDS, MAGD                  Timothy C. Canty, DDS, MAGD

Terrence J. Danek, DDS, FAGD           William G. Dobrin, DDS                      Stuart M. Dunn, DDS

Barry K. Freydberg, DDS, FAGD          Lawrence R. Gentile, DDS, FAGD       Douglas R. Halkyard, DDS

James W. Henning, DDS, FAGD           Lewis J. Hirsch, DDS                         Paul W. Jacobs, DDS, MAGD

Robert J. Krenz, DDS                           Thomas R. Leischner, DDS                Robert A. Lipschultz, DDS

Gene E. Mendelson, DDS                     Jack J. Miller, DDS, FAGD                 Todd A. Molis, DDS

Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry are prestigious symbols of dentistry’s continual journey toward improvement, progress and knowledge. Masters and Fellows of the Academy embody the Academy’s principles and ideals and accept an obligation to continually prove themselves worthy of the designation throughout their professional life.  The Convocation ceremony to honor the 2016 AGD Fellows, Masters and LLSR recipients took place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.  The following is a list of those honored Illinois Fellows and Masters:

2016 Fellows-

Ryan R. Vahdani, DDS, FAGD, Downers Grove
Paul E. Etchison, DDS, FAGD, New Lenox
Anita M. Shade, DDS, FAGD, Scott AFB
Noura S. Fadel, DDS, FAGD, Bloomington
Gordon J. Ziols, DDS, FAGD, Chicago
Victor Gonzalez, DDS, FAGD
Joseph G. McCartin, DDS, FAGD
Samer M. Elbatanouny, DDS, FAGD, Lombard

2016 Masters-

Daniel J. Beer, DDS, MAGD, Normal
Donald L. Rastede, DDS, MAGD, Rock Falls
Edmund F. Tobias, DDS, MAGD, Barrington
Rosemary Villa, DDS, MAGD, Oswego

2016 LLSR Recipients-

Stephen F. Petras, DMD, MAGD, Stockton
John C. Skreko, DDS, MAGD, Burr Ridge

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