The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that W. Mark Donald, DMD, MAGD, of Louisville, Miss., was elected as the association’s vice president during the AGD 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held June 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tenn.
“I am humble, yet excited, for the opportunity to continue serving this esteemed dental organization in the future,” says Dr. Donald. “The future of the AGD is bright, and that is in large part due to our dedicated members, who stay up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. Their efforts help serve the public’s oral health needs.”
A member of the AGD since 1988, Dr. Donald previously served the Mississippi AGD as membership chair, vice president, and president, and was a delegate from 1997 to 2001. He currently is the Mississippi AGD legislative chair. Nationally, Dr. Donald served two terms as AGD Speaker of the House. He was a member of the AGD Legislative & Governmental Affairs Council from 2000 to 2006, serving as chair for three years. He also was Region 12 regional director for six years and chair of the regional directors for two terms. Dr. Donald has served on the AGD Professional Relations Committee since its inception and is an AGD spokesperson.
Dr. Donald is a member of the American Dental Association, the Mississippi Dental Association, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists, and the National Association of Parliamentarians.
A 1988 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, Dr. Donald is in full-time private practice in Louisville, where he resides with his wife, Daphne. He has three children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Dr. 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.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of 38,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists. 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. For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org. The AGD is a member of the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a first-of-its-kind national dental coalition composed of 35 leading dental health organizations. The Partnership’s campaign is designed to educate parents and caregivers on how to improve their children’s oral health in simple ways. The campaign offers families oral health resources through the website 2min2x.org.