The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists who are dedicated to staying up-to-date in their profession through continuing education to better serve the public.
The AGD is headquartered in Chicago, and on Aug. 2, they were pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Menke, DDS, FAGD of Cherokee had received the association's 2011 Fellowship award during the AGD's 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibit, which was held in San Diego, Cal. from July 28-31.
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. Menke completed 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. Menke 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" the basic requirements of their job.
"We are proud to honor Dr. Menke for his commitment to the profession," said AGD President Howard Gamble, DMD, FAGD. "He has distinguished himself professionally among his peers, and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to both his fellow dentists and members of the community."
Dr. Menke graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1977, and opened his practice in Cherokee the same year. In addition to the AGD, he is also a member and past President of he Iowa Academy of General Dentistry, a member of the American Dental Association, and is a clinical training mentor for CEREC CAD-CAM technology at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Menke has two adult children. His son Nick now lives in Iowa City and his daughter Abby, who is also a dentist, lives in Austin, Texas, and she was present at the San Diego convocation when Dr.Tim received his fellowship.
Dr. Menke said that he is very appreciative of his fiancee Linda Mann's "tolerance" of him as he worked for nine years to achieve the fellowship.
He also wanted to make sure to inform people that he is NOT retiring. A small office party was arranged last week by his staff celebrating his award.