Alexia Oetken, DDS, FAGD and Ted J. Murray, DDS, MAGD, LLSR traveled from Dubuque, Iowa to the Annual 2018 Academy of General Dentistry meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. They attended the Convocation Ceremony to receive awards that reflect their commitment to exceptional patient care, service and lifelong learning.
Dr. Alexia Oetken received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the Convocation ceremony. In order to receive this award, Dr. Oetken completed 500+ hours of continuing dental education and passed a comprehensive written exam. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Oetken has joined an elite group of the dental community, as less than 5% of general dentists have received this award. As a “Fellow”, Dr. Oetken is committed to remain current with what is new in dentistry and incorporate the latest techniques into our practice. Dr. Oetken is currently working toward receiving the Mastership Award, which her father, Dr. Murray, and sister, Dr. Kristen Berning, received in 1995 and 2015 respectively. Masters have completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education in all disciplines of general dentistry. Less than 2% of general dentists have received this award.
Dr. Ted Murray received the Lifelong Learning and Service Award at the ceremony. In order to receive the LLSR award, the recipient has to have earned Mastership. LLSR recipients continue to demonstrate their commitment by completing a minimum of 500 hours of continuing education beyond the Mastership Award as well as accumulating 100 service points in dental-related community service and service to organized dentistry. Only 336 of the AGD’s 40,000+ members have received this prestigious award.
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Exceptional Dentistry provides family, cosmetic, and sedation dental care at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dyersville, Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL, Prairie du Chein, WI and Platteville, WI areas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ted Murray or Dr. Kristen Berning, or Dr. Alexia Oetken please call or TEXT us at 563-556-2711 or contact us online. Follow us on Facebook.