The Academy of General Dentistry's mission is to serve the needs and represent the interest of general dentists, to promote the oral health of the public, and to foster continued proficiency of general dentists through quality continuing dental education in order to better serve the public.
The organization is rooted in the following values:
Excellence in oral health care
Universal acceptance of the general dentist as a gatekeeper of oral health care
Continuous, life-long learning
Advocacy and representation
Teamwork, camaraderie, and mentorship
Ethical, honest, and credible behavior