CHICAGO (July 8, 2013)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Linda J. Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD, of Federal Way, Wash., was installed as the association’s president during the AGD 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held June 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tenn.
“As I begin my tenure as AGD president, I look forward to leading this organization to further achievement and growth,” Dr. Edgar says. “The AGD is the voice of general dentistry, and I hope to strengthen that voice this year.”
An AGD member for more than 20 years, Dr. Edgar has served the association in numerous leadership roles. She was a Board of Trustees member for Region 11, which is composed of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. She also has held all elected offices for the Washington AGD and served as its executive director for four years. During her tenure on the AGD Membership Council, Dr. Edgar developed a student transition manual and helped to create an AGD constituent marketing program, which aids constituents with their local recruitment efforts. Because of this work, Dr. Edgar received the AGD’s Overall Recruitment Award in 2003.
Dr. Edgar has been committed to continuing education throughout her career, and as a result, has earned both Mastership and the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition (LLSR) in the AGD; she was awarded her Mastership in 2002 and the LLSR in 2007. A professional designation within the AGD, Mastership reflects a general dentist’s ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education, and requires awardees to earn at least 1,100 hours of continuing education. The LLSR requires members to complete at least 1,600 hours of continuing dental education and more than 100 hours of dental-related community or volunteer service.
Dr. Edgar graduated from the University of Washington Dental School in 1992 after teaching high school chemistry for 14 years. She and her husband, Bryan Edgar, DDS, MAGD, have a full-time private practice in Federal Way. They have one son, David, and one granddaughter, Analise.