Dr. W. Mark Donald installed as president of AGD

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Dr. W. Mark Donald installed as president of AGD


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W. Mark Donald, DMD, MAGD, of Louisville, Miss., is new AGD president (Photo: Academy of General Dentistry)
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By Dental Tribune USA

Mon. 29 June 2015


CHICAGO, Ill., USA: W. Mark Donald, DMD, MAGD, of Louisville, Miss., was installed as the president of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) during AGD 2015, the academy’s annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco. “This year, I hope to share my passion as an advocate for the AGD and for the profession of general dentistry with not only our members and colleagues, but with the general public,” Donald said.

“AGD members are committed to lifelong learning, and this distinguishes us from others in our field,” Donald said. “I look forward to expanding the awareness of AGD member dentists among the public and establishing AGD Fellowship and Mastership as signs of career achievement. The AGD will remain vigilant in its pursuit to exclusively serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists.”

A member of the AGD for 28 years, Donald has been active on both the local and national levels. Locally, he has served the Mississippi AGD as membership chair, vice president, president and delegate to the AGD House of Delegates. Currently, he is the Mississippi AGD legislative chair. Nationally, he has served as the AGD vice president and speaker of the house. He also was the Region 12 regional director for six years, serving as chair of the regional directors for two years.

In 2009, Donald earned his AGD Mastership Award, the association’s highest honor and one of the most respected designations within the profession. To accomplish this goal, he completed more than 1,100 hours of dental continuing education.

Donald also is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and National Association of Parliamentarians.

A 1988 graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, Donald is in full-time private practice in Louisville, where he resides with his wife, Daphne. They have three children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Donald is active in his community, volunteering with his church, civic clubs and community agencies. He also is an ordained deacon, a private pilot, and an avid outdoorsman.

(Source: Academy of General Dentistry)


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