The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Phillip J. DeJesus, DDS, FAGD, FICOI of Bridgeport, CT, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the AGD 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held from in Nashville, Tenn.
The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. DeJesus completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.
As a Fellowship Award recipient, Dr. DeJesus joins more than 6,900 active AGD Fellows who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health.
“We are proud to honor Dr. DeJesus for his commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Linda J. Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and is a role model for both fellow dentists and community members of Bridgeport.” Dr. DeJesus graduated from SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine in 1992 and currently practices dentistry in Bridgeport. He and his wife, Kim, have four children, PJ, Joey, Nicky and Bella.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of 38,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org.The AGD is a member of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a first-of-its-kind national dental coalition composed of 35 leading dental health organizations. The Partnership’s campaign is designed to educate parents and caregivers on how to improve their children’s oral health in simple ways. The campaign offers families oral health resources through the website 2min2x.org.