CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of General Dentistry has installed Neil Gajjar, DDS, MAGD, of Mississaugua, Ontario as its new president. Dr. Gajjar is the second Canadian and the youngest AGD member elected to this seat. He was sworn in during the AGD's Annual Meeting in Chicago, Nov. 2- 4. Dr. Gajjar's vision aligns with the organization's goal to advance the field of general dentistry and oral health through quality education and advocacy.
"AGD has a phenomenal CE program, like many things, we can develop it more," said Dr. Gajjar. "The organization's strength rests in our members. We have members who are dedicated to learning, refining their skills and delivering the best care to their patients."
During his tenure as AGD's president, Dr. Gajjar intends to use his influence to encourage the organization to incorporate more technological and automated platforms. Coming from a family of engineers, he understands how technology can improve the operations and efficiency of AGD.
Dr. Gajjar is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. He has served as president-elect, vice president and secretary. He has also worked on several AGD committees and councils. On the local level, Dr. Gajjar is the past president of the Ontario AGD, the South Asian Dental Association and a member of the Canadian Dental Association. He has served as the Canada East Regent for the Academy of General Dentist International. Dr. Gajjar was elected as Councilor and served on various committees with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
He received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Toronto and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University in Washington, DC, being awarded the Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and holds a certification in intravenous sedation.
Dr. Gajjar has completed his American Dental Association's National Board Dental Examination Part I and Part II, as well as the National Dental Examining Board of Canada exams. He is currently licensed with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
Dr. Gajjar lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
SOURCE Academy of General Dentistry