Belleville and Nutley Dentist Celebrated with Fellowship Award From Academy of General Dentistry

BELLEVILLE, NJ – 2nd October, 2017 – Fernando Tordoya, DDS, of North Haledon, New Jersey is the recipient of the Fellowship Award from The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). This prestigious award is handed out during an annual commencement celebration recognizing AGD members and their specific commitment to excellence in continuing their dental education as their run their respective practices.

AGD’s Convocation ceremony was held at their Scientific Session on 17 July 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Tordoya grasped his award along with 280 additional recipients. He traveled all the way from Belleville, NJ, where he runs his practice, Atlantic Family Dentistry along with his partner Dr. Pablo Acuna.

More on the Fellowship Award

In order to earn a Fellowship Award, each recipient must earn 500 approved continuing dental education credits at a minimum, culminating in passing a comprehensive 400-question exam. Each dentist has to be an AGD member for three consecutive years in addition. While the requirements might seem rigorous, the process inspires participating dentists to remain current and up-to-date with new innovations and practices within the field of dentistry. As a result, these dentists end up using the latest techniques and approaches to dentistry within their respective practices.

Fellowship designation represents one of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs in this day and age. Academy of General Dentistry Fellows (FAGD) have the added esteem of being recognized by other dentists in the field as leaders and examples to be held up within the industry as beacons to other dentists, stressing the importance of continuing dental education with commitment, curiosity, and passionate intensity.

How FAGD Qualification Benefits Dental Patients

Having a dentist who engages in a lifelong pursuit of dental education for themselves benefits patients in a number of ways. Fellows like Dr. Tordoya provide the highest quality dental care to their patients. The award is symbolic of prestige and professional responsibility, a certain accountability that one would think every dentist should possess that they remain current in their profession and learn the latest techniques, technological applications that carry dental practices into the future with confidence.

“The AGD is proud to honor Dr. Tordoya for his commitment to continuing education and dedication to providing his patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care,” Maria Smith, DMD, MAGD, and AGD President said. “Dr. Tordoya has gone above and beyond his duties, distinguishing himself professionally amongst his peers and exemplifying his allegiance to the dental community.”


Atlantic Family Dentistry provides quality general, cosmetic, emergency, and preventive dental care for entire families in their community of Belleville, New Jersey. They also serve the surrounding areas of Clifton, Nutley, North Arlington, Kearny, Rutherford, Newark, Harrison, Bloomfield, and more. Their signature services include teeth whitening, root canal treatment, oral surgery, dental implants, porcelain veneers and more.

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