Detroit (June 28, 2014)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ernest Lai, DMD, FAGD, of Thornhill, Ontario, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the AGD 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, which took place June 26 to 29 in Detroit.

The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To earn this prestigious honor, Dr. Lai completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam, and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.

As a Fellowship Award recipient, Dr. Lai joins more than 6,400 active AGD Fellows who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health.

“We are proud to honor Dr. Lai for his commitment in reaching this lofty goal,” says AGD President W. Carter Brown, DMD, FAGD. “He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers and is a role model for both his fellow dentists and the Thornhill community.”

Dr. Lai graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2009 and currently practices dentistry in Thornhill at his private practice – Rio Dental Centre.