MORRISTOWN N.J., Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Lisa D. Rangel, DMD, of Morristown, NJ, received the prestigious Mastership Award during the AGD's Convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member's commitment to excellence in dental education. Held at the AGD's Scientific Session on July 15, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Rangel accepted this award along with 98 other recipients.
The Mastership Award is the highest honor available in the AGD and one of the most respected designations in the profession. This accomplishment meets the highest criteria for professional excellence. To accomplish this, Dr. Rangel completed more than 1,100 hours of continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours dedicated to hands-on skills and techniques. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Rangel has joined over 2208 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 AGD is proud to honor Dr. Rangel for her commitment to continuing education and dedication to providing her patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care," says AGD President, Maria Smith, DMD, MAGD. "Dr. Rangel has gone above and beyond her duties, distinguishing herself professionally amongst her peers and exemplifying her allegiance to the dental community."
Dr. Rangel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2000 and currently practices dentistry in Morristown, NJ. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Rangel is a member of the American Dental Association, and the NJ Dental Association. She is a staff member at Morristown Medical Center where she teaches and trains the dental residents. She has also provided dental care to underserved populations around the world with Healing the Children, NE and the Open Wide Foundation.
Dr. Rangel is married to Mark Kontny and has one daughter, Skylar.
The AGD is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become the world's second largest dental association, which is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists.
More than 786,000 persons are employed directly in the dental industry. 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.
About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists, dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Founded in 1952, AGD is the second largest dental association in the United State, and serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. For more information about the AGD, visit, www.agd.org.
For more information about the AGD, please visit www.agd.org.
SOURCE Academy of General Dentistry