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As president of Illinois Academy of General Dentistry (ILAGD), it is a great honor and privilege to serve our members at the state of IL. Our missions are the followings:

• To promote life-long learning by providing the highest quality of continuing education courses in all three components of ILAGD: Northern, Central and Chicago.

• To Advocate for our members and representing them at the national level at the Academy of General Dentistry House of Delegates.

It is the time to maintain our focus and dedication to further grow our organization and serve our members. It is truly remarkable what was accomplished by working together, being transparent, and maintaining open communication with our members. It is a testament to our commitment to the profession of dentistry, strength of purpose and passion for helping our members. Going forward, we are at the crossroads in which we learned from the past, and we are well positioned today to meet and exceed our accomplishments of the past.

It is incredibly humbling to lead this esteemed organization, and I look forward to building a brighter future together.


Sincerely,

Ryan Vahdani, DDS, MHA, MAGD

President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry

President of the Chicago Component of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry

rvahdanidds@sbcglobal.net

Areas Served:

Central Illinois Northern Illinois
Chicago Southern Illinois

Upcoming AGD Continuing Education Courses please go to our website for more information: ilagd.org


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Reasons to Join AGD
Commitment to life-long learning through quality continuing education
Professional development
Networking
Award winning publications

Constituent Benefits

It is the desire of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry to promote life long learning to further improve the oral health of our patients.

We are constantly looking for the best educational courses out there for all of our members. We are there for you!

The purpose of this Academy is to serve the needs, to represent the interests, and to foster the continued proficiency of the general dentists through quality continuing education in order to better serve and promote the oral health of the public.



                                                                  ILLINOIS ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY                                                      



ILLINOIS ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY

      REGION 8 NATIONAL OFFICERS



PRESIDENT:                                           Dr. Theresa Lao


PRESIDENT-ELECT:                              Dr. William Lawley


VICE-PRESIDENT:                                 Dr. Ryan Vahdani


SECRETARY:                                          Dr. Bethel Burek


TREASURER:                                         Dr. Rosemary Villa  


EDITOR:                                                    Dr. William Wax


IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT:              Dr. Brenden Moon 


NATIONAL TRUSTEE:                             Dr. Kozelka 


REGIONAL DIRECTOR:                          Dr. Larry Williams




2022  PROPOSED OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS:


PRESIDENT: William Lawley, DDS, MAGD


PRESIDENT-ELECT: Dr. Ryan Vahdani


VICE-PRESIDENT: Dr. Bethel Buerk


SECRETARY:


TREASURER: Dr. Rosemary Villa


EDITOR: Dr. William Wax


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Theresa Lao, DDS, FAGD

TERM EXPIRING 12- 2022:
Dr. Shruti Pore
Dr. Judy Fan-Hsu
Dr. Lawrence Smith





                                                                  












TOP TEN

THINGS THE AGD

DOES FOR MEMBERS

10.Offers over 30 hands-on participation courses, informative lectures, and an innovative exhibit hall at the AGD Annual Meeting & Exhibits.

 

9.Tracks general dentists’ CE, available for viewing 24 hours a day .

 

8.Speeds up the relicensure process by offering the AGD Board Licensure Transcript*.

 

7.Offers the only recognized achievement-based designations in general dentistry, the Fellowship and Mastership Awards.

 

6.Provides patient education resources like AGD fact sheets, oral health resources, and Dentalnotes.

 

5.Offers a superior professional network via the AGD Member Directory and networking events throughout the year.

 

4.Advises general dentists on topics such as managed care contracts, coding and reimbursements, and dealing with state dental boards.

 

3.Sends award winning AGD publications, General Dentistry and AGD Impact, to members’ doors.

 

2.Offers practice management assistance through CE, a patient referral program, practice Web sites, product discounts, and more!

 

1.Advocates exclusively for the general dentist at the state and federal level.

 

To become an AGD member, or to learn more, go to the agd.org main page . 

*AGD Board Licensure Transcript is pending acceptance in New York, Maryland, Minnesota, and Quebec, Canada.

 

 

  

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Illinois AGD
Region 8
Members: 1,799
President:
Bethel R. Buerk, DDS
www.ilagd.org
agd4illinois@gmail.com
New members:
New Member of the Illinois AGD! Jasmine Murillo
New Member of the Illinois AGD! Megh Patel
New Member of the Illinois AGD! Andrea Roberti Moccia
Economic Facts:
35,413 = Number of people in the state employed in dental-related jobs

$1,570,813,000 = Illinois dental employees' combined annual wages.
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