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Dr. Kaori Ema Receives her AGD Fellowship!

We have an exciting announcement to make! In July 2017, Dr. Kaori Ema received her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry! This year fewer than 300 dentists from across the US and Canada received their Fellowship, and only 12 in Illinois. Fellows in the Academy (signified by an “FAGD” after their name) are among the most highly educated dentists who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning and education in dentistry. FAGD dentists have the most up to date knowledge in a wide variety of areas, and implement only the best cutting-edge techniques for their patients.

What does it take to become a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry? The knowledge you gain in dental school covers basic information and traditional methods in dentistry, but to become a top dentist means not only staying up to date on the latest in the field, but also making a deep commitment to cultivate your knowledge in every aspect of the profession. In Illinois, a minimum of 16 hours of education per year are required for every dentist. FAGD dentists however, have taken over 500 hours of continuing education! Fellows truly have a passion for dentistry and dedication to being the best. They have not only devoted their efforts to furthering their education, but they have also demonstrated their knowledge by passing a rigorous exam to qualify for the award. Beautiful, quality dental work means an investment in yourself, so it is important to choose a dentist who invests in themselves in order to better serve their patients.

This Fellowship is a badge of honor for dentists who provide only the highest level of care! Congratulations Dr. Ema on the accomplishment!