The?Academy of General Dentistry?is the leading organization that most professional dentists in the United States belong to. And it’s not surprising it’s become?the leading organization?considering how much they look out for the welfare of dentists nationwide, plus the services they provide. This includes continuing education, awards and recognition, advocacy, as well as discounts to longtime members.
While the AGD helps dentists, did you know that it can also directly help dental patients? A dental patient might be surprised to know they can connect offhandedly to this dental organization with help from their local dentist.
The AGD provides a?patient referral system?through their Know Your Teeth website where the process works both ways. Patients looking for dentists belonging to the Academy of General Dentistry can go to a directory to see if a particular name is listed. Any dentists who become members of the AGD are automatically added to this database (with their phone numbers) so patients can easily contact them.
It’s a service that patients will appreciate, because they’ll know that any dentist belonging to the AGD is up to date on the latest quality treatments. That’s because the AGD requires member dentists to update their education as often as possible.
Online Educational Tools
A dentist can send a patient to?KnowYourTeeth.com?where the AGD provides various tools that can be helpful in enhancing dental knowledge. Along with teaching patients about dental terms and other information related to dental health, there’s a convenient widget available to keep track of appointments. It’s an immersive and entertaining website that can get a patient more interested and involved in keeping their teeth and gums healthy.
Colorful Fact Sheets from AGD PDF Files
The AGD also provides a page where dentists can print out?professional-looking fact sheets?about every known dental issue. These PDF file fact sheets are arranged alphabetically and range in topic from acid reflux disease to women’s oral health. And, yes, they will take considerable printing ink, which could be a problem if a dentist has that as a business expense.
An alternative to the above is embedding the fact sheets on the dentist’s website. This can be done by simply copying the HTML code for website usage so patients can download them directly.
It’s the above things that make the Academy of General Dentistry helpful in assuring dental health for everyone. And you can be assured that the dentist office of?Dr. Ashley Mann?is a member of the AGD. We’re a family and cosmetic dentistry practice in Cary, North Carolina where every member of your family will receive the very latest in quality dental care.
Contact us?for an appointment or through the AGD directory. We’ll tell you about our comprehensive dental services that also include teeth whitening and veneers.