June 25 2015
JUNEAU – The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that SEARHC dentists, Matthew J West, DMD, FAGD, of Juneau, and Mandie L Smith, DDS, FAGD, of Sitka, each received the AGD’s Fellowship Award. The awards were presented at their 2015 annual meeting, which took place June 18 to 21 in San Francisco.
The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To earn this prestigious honor, Dr. West, a graduate of Oregon Health and Sciences University, and Dr. Smith, a graduate of University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, each completed 500 hours of dental continuing education, passed a comprehensive written exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.
“We are proud to honor Dr. West and Dr. Smith for their commitment to reaching this lofty goal,” says AGD Immediate Past President W. Carter Brown, DMD, FAGD. “They have distinguished themselves professionally among their peers and are role models for both their fellow dentists and the communities of Juneau and Sitka.”
As a Fellowship Award recipients, Dr. West and Dr. Smith join more than 6,600 active AGD Fellows who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health.