The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) installed Bruce L. Cassis, DDS, MAGD, as its new vice president during its annual meeting in Chicago Nov. 2-4.

Dr. Cassis joined the AGD, an association of 40,000 general dentists and dental students, in 1986 and has more than 38 years of experience in the dental industry. As the field of dentistry evolves, Cassis seeks opportunities to make AGD a stronger advocate for general dentists and a resource for the general public.

“I am passionate about continuing education and advocating for policies that help general dentists to provide the best care for their patients,” Cassis said. “Over the course of my career I have believed continuing education to be the source of my successful career in dentistry. I want to ensure all general dentists, especially those entering the field, have access to the resources they need.”

Cassis has served as chair of the AGD Membership Council for the last two years. He joined AGD in 1986 and has served in many leadership roles, beginning with the West Virginia AGD where he served as president for four consecutive years. At the organization’s leadership level, he served as chair of the PACE Council for two years and was the first chair of the Communications Council. He has received his AGD Membership award and most recently was presented the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition honor.

Cassis is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry. He continues to practice general dentistry and hospital dentistry full time in Fayetteville.

Active in dental education and organizational dentistry, Cassis is a member of several professional dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, the West Virginia Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has a mastership from the World Clinical Laser Institute and fellowship from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the Academy of Dentistry International and the American College of Dentists.

Cassis has been married to his wife, Evie, for 40 years. Together, they have raised five sons and have eight grandchildren.

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