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CHICAGO (July 21, 2003) - The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is proud to announce that Marvin Thomas Bush, DMD of Pikeville, KY received the prestigious Mastership award in a Convocation ceremony held during the AGD's Annual Meeting on July 19 in Nashville, TN.

In order to earn this great honor, Dr. Bush completed 1,100 hours of continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours dedicated to "hands-on" skills and techniques. These accomplishments meet the highest criteria for professional excellence. Dr. Bush has joined an esteemed group of more than 1,700 of the most dedicated practitioners in general dentistry who have received Mastership honors to date.

Dr. Bush graduated from University of Kentucky of Dentistry in 1979 and currently practices dentistry in Pikeville. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Bush is a member of the American Dental Association, Crown Council, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Bush has two daughters, Joy and Shanea and two grandsons, Gabe and Cole.

The AGD is a non-profit organization of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to staying up-to-date in the profession through continuing education. This commitment to lifelong learning keeps dentists informed about the latest research, technologies and products in dentistry.

Since 1952, the AGD has risen to the forefront of the profession to build a solid reputation as the premier organization for 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 patients' oral health needs.

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