Why Choose an FAGD Dentist? 

 In Company Updates, General Dentistry

Why Choose an FAGD Dentist? 

When you choose a dentist who is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), you’re choosing some of the best in the field. In fact, the Academy of General Dentistry states that there’s only about 6% of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada that are AGD Fellows. Without a doubt, Dr. Ben Kacos is one of the few dentists in Shreveport, Louisiana, to achieve FAGD status. So, why choose an FAGD dentist over a regular general dentist?

What it Takes to Become an FAGD Dentist 

Undoubtedly, the journey to earning fellowship status isn’t an easy one. In addition, any dentist who wishes to achieve FAGD must have a passion for practicing dentistry. Unlike every other dentist, your FAGD dentist practices these techniques in a classroom setting several times a year. 

Moreover, to earn FAGD status, a dentist must:

  • Be a member of the Academy of General Dentistry for three years
  • Earn a minimum of 500 continuing education credits
  • Earn 350 out of the 500 credits in live courses
  • Pass the AGD Fellowship Exam, which is as equally difficult to the board certification exams.

AGD Fellowship Exam

The AGD Fellowship Exam consists of approximately 250 multiple choice test questions the following dental disciplines: 

  • Anesthesia, Sedation, & Pharmacology
  • Biomaterials
  • Dental Imaging
  • Endodontics
  • Environmental, Workplace Safety, & Infection Control
  • Esthetics
  • Implantology 
  • Occlusion, TMD, Orofacial Pain, & Sleep Disorders
  • Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Medical Emergencies
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Development
  • Pediatric Dentistry 

Your Shreveport’s Dentist Dr. Kacos

Through hard work and dedication, Dr. Ben Kacos has proudly earned 583 approved AGD hours. Now, he’s excited to demonstrate his Fellowship status to the residents of Shreveport, LA. 

Aside from his FAGD status, Dr. Kacos is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and The President of Northwest Lousiana Dental Association. As you can see, Dr. Kacos truly loves dentistry and serving his patients. Importantly, if you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Shreveport, LA, contact Dr. Kacos. Can’t wait for your consultation? Even so, you can check out our Smile Virtual consultations!

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