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Dr. Cook Awarded FAGD

Richmond Dentist Receives 2011 Fellowship Award from
the Academy of General Dentistry

FAGD Convocation CeremonyCHICAGO (August 1, 2011)—The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public, is pleased to announce that Zahra S. Cook, DMD, FAGD, LVIF of Richmond, Texas, received the association’s 2011 Fellowship award during the AGD 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held July 28 to 31 in San Diego, Calif.

The Fellowship award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Cook completed over 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.

As a recipient of the Fellowship award, Dr. Cook joins more than 7,000 active AGD Fellows who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.

“We are proud to honor Dr. Cook for her commitment to the profession,” says AGD President Howard Gamble, DMD, FAGD. “She has distinguished herself professionally among her peers and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to both her fellow dentists and to the members of the community.”

Dr. Cook graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1988 and currently practices dentistry in Richmond, Texas. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Cook is a member of the America Dental Association, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.

Dr. Cook and her husband, David, have two children, Melissa and Richard.

About the Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up to date in the profession through continuing education to better serve the public. Founded in 1952, the AGD has grown to become 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. More than 772,000 persons in the United States are employed directly in the field of dentistry. 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 patients’ oral health needs. For more information about the AGD, please visit www.agd.org.