Local Dentist Earns Third Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Quincy, MA (AGD Region 1), June 9, 2018 – The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists who are dedicated to professional excellence through the pursuit of continuing education, is pleased to announce that Mark S. Ferriero, DDS, MAGD, FICD, of Quincy, MA, has earned the 2018 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteering his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, and participating in organized dentistry.
The Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) is presented only to AGD members who have gone above and beyond earning the association’s highest honor of Mastership. To accomplish this recognition, Dr. Ferriero completed at least 1,600 hours of continuing dental education in 16 different dental disciplines. In addition, recipients must complete at least 100 hours of dental-related community/volunteer service.
“Recipients of AGD’s Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition are true leaders among our organization and wholly embrace the AGD’s core principles and ideals,” says AGD President Manuel A. Cordero, DDS, CPH, MAGD. “For Dr. Ferriero, this award symbolizes a career of excellence in dentistry and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to his fellow dentists and to members of the community.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are an estimated 110,400 General Dentists who are employed directly in the field of dentistry. 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.
Dr. Ferriero graduated from Georgetown Dental School in 1986 and is currently a full-time Clinical Professor at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. A 32-year member of the AGD, Dr. Ferriero is also a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Boston District Dental Society, American Dental Education Association, International College of Dentists (Fellow), American College of Prosthodontists, Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (Examiner), Delta Sigma Delta Professional Dental Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society.
Since its inception in 2005, only 336 of the AGD’s 40,000-plus members have received the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition.