The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Thomas H. Pyritz, DDS, MAGD, CDT of Pensacola, Florida received the association’s Mastership Award during the AGD 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held from June 27 to 30 in Nashville, Tennessee.



The Mastership Award is the highest AGD honor available and one of the most respected designations within the profession.  To earn this award, Dr. Pyritz completed 1,100 hours of continuing education.



As a Mastership Award recipient, Dr. Pyritz joins more than 2,300 active AGD Masters who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health.



“We are proud to honor Dr. Pyritz for his commitment to continuing education in his quest to provide quality dental care and oral health education to his patients,” says AGD President Linda J. Edgar, DDS, MEd, MAGD.  “It’s a remarkable accomplishment."



Dr. Pyritz graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1984 and currently practices dentistry in Milton as the Dental Director for the Santa Rosa County Health Department.  He also has a private practice in Pensacola, located on University Parkway, offering evening and weekend appointments.



The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of 38,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public.  AGD members stay up-to-date in their profession through a commitment to continuing education.  Founded in 1952, the AGD is the second largest dental association in the United States, and it is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists.  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 patient’s oral health needs.  For more information about the AGD, visit www.agd.org.