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Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Patton is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists all over the country who are dedicated to professional development and self-improvement through continuing education. In order to maintain a membership in the AGD, each dental professional must remain current with state-of-the-art technology, procedures and materials in dentistry in order to deliver quality treatments to his or her patients.

A dentist who has obtained a Fellowship Award in the AGD is referred to as a “Fellow,” which means he or she has been recognized by his or her colleagues as a leader and a prime example of a dentist who actively pursues and applies continuing education to his or her daily patient care. In order to earn a Fellowship Award, Dr. Patton has completed more than the minimum of 500 continuing education credits and successfully passed a comprehensive 400-question examination. Dr. Patton also had to be an active member of the AGD for a consecutive five years.

More than 10,000 members of the AGD have obtained a Fellowship status. This award symbolizes the professional responsibility of general dentists to remain current in the field of dentistry and continue to learn new techniques and procedures for their patients. You can be assured Dr. Patton is dedicated to providing the finest care imaginable in general dentistry.