IAGD Mastertrack/Fellowtrack Program
G.V. Black,” the father of modern dentistry,” once said, “the professional person has no right to be other than a continuous student.”
Mastership is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected and recognizable designations in the dental profession.
Achieving the goal of Master of the AGD is a significant milestone in a member’s career and clearly establishes a dentist as a shining example to other members of the profession.
Masters are leaders in the profession charged with the obligations and responsibilities outlined here. In accepting the award, Masters have made a commitment to the highest professional standards and the ideals of the AGD. It is a commitment that will last throughout their professional lives.
You can start the IAGD Mastertrack/Fellowtrack at any time! Open Enrollment!
We offer an “Open Enrollment”. See more information below or contact the IAGD Office.
The IAGD MT/FT meets twice a year; the IAGD Annual Meeting MT/FT is typically the first weekend in March (held in Des Moines area) and the Fall meeting meets on a non Hawkeye football weekend (held in Cedar Rapids area). Each weekend is 2 days; Friday lecture and Saturday hands-on. Case presentation are held on the Thursday before each 2 day course; either via zoom or in person. Each day is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Masters are leaders in the profession charged with the obligations and responsibilities outlined here.
- In accepting the award, Masters have made a commitment to the highest professional standards and the ideals of the AGD. It is a commitment that will last throughout their professional lives.
- The IAGD Mastertrack/Fellowtrack is open to any AGD member, pre-fellows, Fellows and Masters in the AGD.
- The 2-day courses are also open to any dentist if space is available. (You don’t have to be a part of the MT/FT to attend a weekend at a time!
- Over 400 hours of AGD PACE Approved Participation and Lecture Courses.
- The Iowa Academy of General Dentistry will offer a program that will showcase courses in at least 16 different disciplines.
- The 6 year program will give each participant over 400 hours (with protocol) of PACE approved continuing education credits, of which over 400 hours are participation hours.
- For those dentists who hold a Fellowship in the AGD, this program contains all of the requirements to achieve Mastership status. You can also use this Track to begin fulfilling your Fellowship requirements.
The AGD-Iowa is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2021 to 5/31/2025. ID#219301.
WE NOW OFFER A 25% DISCOUNT on any lecture, weekend MT/FT or the entire MT/FT program for a new grad/young dentist (each CE offered), up to their 5th year out.
(i.e. dental student graduating in 2023, their 1st year out would be 2024. They would get the discount from graduation through 2028). Must be an AGD member!
HOW IT WORKS
Each course is 2 1/2 days in length from Thursday afternoon through Saturday. Each course involves an in-office assignment that is to be completed during the following six-month period and presented on the first day, Thursday afternoon, of the next session. Continuous presentation attendance yields over 72 participation hours per year, covering all of the required topics. This results in more than the necessary 400 participation hours required for Mastership at the end of a 6-year cycle.
Once every 5 years, the Iowa AGD will begin a new Mastertrack class. The classes will overlap with 2 joint sessions between the classes. We are still offering an “Open Enrollment” which means you can join at any time. But we will only be offering the pre-requisites during the first session of the new class. Doctors are also able to attend a weekend at a time, if space allows.
Due to the nature of this course, no refunds of yearly tuition will be given. Organizers and the IAGD are not liable for any expenses incurred by participants due to missed session. For more information on the IAGD Mastertrack/Fellowtrack Program, contact the IAGD Office at 402-438-2321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each subsequent Thursday of each weekend will be case presentations. Attendance and doing a case presentation is required to obtain additional participation hours in each discipline. Protocol will be provided by the end of each session prior to case presentations. You will have approximately 6 months to prepare depending on dates.
It is our intent to hold the March meeting in the Des Moines area, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Johnston. And the fall meeting in the Cedar Rapids area. Locations will be announced prior to each session.
Fees are based on a yearly tuition fee. The fee for the entire Mastertrack/Fellowtrack is $18,999. Yearly fees are payable the first week in January of every year. The tuition for the following years will be:
1st year – $4,500
2nd year – $4,000
3rd year – $3,500
4th year – $3,000
5th year – $2,500
6th year – $1,499
Total – $18,999 for over 400 hours of quality continuing education. Priceless!!
All fees are due regardless of attendance. In the event of an emergency, every effort will be made to work with the participant.
IAGD is not responsible for missed weekends. Being a part of the IAGD Mastertrack/Fellowtrack, you receive a significant discount in fees. If at any time, a participant drops out, the participant is responsible for the difference of the cost of each weekend vs what you have paid. That will be payable at the time the participant notifies the IAGD Office.
The fees for the IAGD Mastertrack are based on the current Mastership requirements set by the AGD. If the AGD would add any additional Mastership requirements, an additional fee will be applied.
Due to the nature of this course, no refunds of yearly tuition will be given.
Organizers and the IAGD are not liable for any expenses incurred by participants due to missed session.
A valid email is required as all communications will be done via email. We also ask for the cell phone number for each participant.
Questions? Contact the IAGD Office at 402-438-2321 or email email@example.com.
G.V. BLACK WHO IS THE FATHER OF MODERN DENTISTRY, ONCE SAID “THE PROFESSIONAL PERSON HAS NO RIGHT TO BE OTHER THAN A CONTINUOUS STUDENT.”