Dr. Pickett is one of less that 5% of dentists nationwide to achieve the FAGD accreditation. But, what exactly does the FAGD distinction mean in dentistry? What does it mean for you as one of our patients at Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX?
What is an FAGD Dentist?
Doctors, dentists, and other professional often have numerous acronyms following their names from degrees and achievements. They all have different meanings. The FAGD acronym stands for “Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.” Is is one of the most prestigious awards in dentistry and designates that the awarded dentist has achieved clear standing of excellence within their profession. There are about 40,000 dentists, or just 5% in North America that have attained this achievement and requires the dentist to do the following:
- Earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing education credits
- Pass a comprehensive 400-question examination
- Maintain membership in the AGD for at least 3 consecutive years