New York State Academy of Dentistry

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Whitestone, NY 11357
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Revised AGD Mastership Award Requirements — Hours Needed in New Subject Areas

Monday, Jan 2, 2017

Effective Jan. 1, 2017 any AGD member applying for the AGD Mastership Award (MAGD) must have completed a minimum of 12 hours each in the new Orofacial Pain and Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation and Pharmacology areas.

  • The 12 required hours in Orofacial Pain can be earned in any delivery method: lecture, hands-on, self-instruction, teaching or publication.
  • The 12 required hours in Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation and Pharmacology areas MUST be earned by attending hands-on participation hours.

Members planning to apply for the 2017 Mastership class are not required to meet these new requirements.  (To qualify for the 2017 class members must have met all requirements by Dec. 31, 2016.  The new requirements go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.)

Keep in Mind:
Until Dec. 31, 2016

  • Hours submitted using the new Orofacial Pain codes will be applied to the 180: Myofascial Pain/Occlusion requirements.
  • Hours using the new Anesthesia, Pain Management, Sedation, Pharmacology will be applied either to the 010: Basic Science or 130: Electives requirements.