EASTON — Dr. Margret B. Quimby Easton received the prestigious Mastership Award during the Academy of General Dentistry’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD members’ commitment to excellence in dental education.
During the event that was held at the AGD’s scientific session on Saturday, July 20, at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Quimby accepted this award along with more than 60 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, Quimby completed 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, Quimby has joined over 3,000 members of the dental community who understand great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
“The AGD is designed to influence professional growth and development through continuing education, and we are proud to honor Dr. Quimby for her commitment and dedication to provide her patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care,” AGD President Neil J. Gajjar said. “Dr. Quimby is exceeding industry requirements and paving a path of success distinguishing herself professionally amongst her peers and exemplifying her allegiance to the dental community.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are an estimated 110,400 general dentists who 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.
Quimby graduated from University of Maryland in 1997 and currently practices dentistry in Easton.
In addition to the AGD, Quimby is a member of the Maryland Dentistry for the Handicapped and the Donated Dental program, which provides pro bono dental care for Maryland residents who are mentally and/or physically disabled.
Quimby is married to Dr. Charles McDonald and has two children, Robert and Rachel.
The Academy of General Dentistry 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 largest association for general dentists in the world, and serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists.
For more information about AGD, visit, www.agd.org.