Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Michelle Sabater Weddle received Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry in an awards ceremony on June 30, 2007.  The ceremony took place during the Academy of General Dentistry's Annual Convocation, which occurred on board the USS Midway in San Diego, California.   Fireworks ended the celebration.

Dr. Weddle is one of the youngest dentists to receive this award, qualifying for this prestigious award in her mid-twenties and receiving the award before age 30. 

What is the Academy of General Dentistry?

The AGD is the professional association for general dentists. It is the only organization exclusively dedicated to representing the interests and serving the needs of general dentists.

Why is a Fellowship important?

A dentist who has received their FAGD offers his or her patients cutting-edge care. We have to complete 500 hours of continuing education in various disciplines and then pass a rigorous examination. It’s not easy, but it’s helps to ensure that patients are getting the best possible care available.

How many dentists obtain Fellowship Designation in the Academy of General Dentistry?  

Only 7 percent of general dentists in the US and Canada obtain their FAGD.