South Central Region Practitioner is elected President of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
Network Member Bruce Cassis, DDS, MGD, a general dentist from Fayetteville, West Virginia, joined our Network in 2012. He participated in the clinical studies Factors for Successful Crowns and QuitAdvisorDDS: A Point-of-Care Tobacco Cessation Tool for Dental Settings, and in several questionnaire studies. Most recently, he has assisted in recruiting new members into the Network.
Dr. Cassis was installed as the President of the AGD at their Annual Meeting, held virtually on October 25, 2020. According to an AGD article announcing his election, Dr. Cassis has had many leadership roles nationally and locally. He was AGD Vice-President and President-elect as well as West Virginia AGD President, PACE Council chair, and the first Communications Council chair. Since joining AGD in 1986, he has received AGD Mastership and Fellowship awards and the 2018 Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition honor.
"In both private practice and on behalf of the AGD it is always my goal to help promote oral health literacy for my patients and the communities I serve," said Dr. Cassis. "It has always been a pleasure to work with UAB and the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network, a relationship that I value and look to continue in the future." He is a practitioner who is not only leading the charge in dentistry, but also willing to expand the knowledge of dentistry through practice-based research.