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Dentist receives fellowship award

The Academy of General Dentistry recently announced that Dr. Tarek ElBadawy, of Suffolk Complete Dental Care, received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the AGD’s Convocation ceremony, held on June 9, 2018, in New Orleans, La.

This commencement celebration recognizes AGD members’ commitment to excellence in dental education. The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining knowledgeable and current in their profession. In order to receive this award, Dr. ElBadawy completed 500 hours of continuing dental education with the AGD.

As a recipient of this award, Dr. ElBadawy is joining an elite group of about 16,839 members of the dental community who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. The Fellowship Award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

“The AGD is proud to honor Dr. ElBadawy for his commitment to continuing education and dedication to providing his patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care,” said AGD President Dr. Manuel A. Cordero. “Dr. ElBadawy has gone above and beyond his duties, distinguishing himself professionally amongst his peers and exemplifying his allegiance to the dental community.”

ElBadawy received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Misr University for Science and Technology School of Dental Surgery in Giza, Egypt. Upon graduating, he successfully completed his AEGD Residency through the University of Maryland in Baltimore. ElBadawy also completed the Advanced Program in Implant Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry. He is an active member of the ACD and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

More than 110,400 general dentists 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.