Patients are often surprised to learn that not all dentists have the same level of training and education. All dentists take a graduate level program to master the basics of oral health and dentistry. Many dentists take their education farther with post-graduate training and specialty courses. Only a few dentists pursue advanced training to maximize their skill and experience. Dr. Snyder is one of these dentists.
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
Bluffton SC Dentist Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry. The Academy of General Dentistry is an organization of dentists who are committed to professional development and continuing education. To become a Fellow, Dr. Snyder earned more than 500 approved continuing dental education credits and passed a rigorous exam.
Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first organization in the country to be dedicated exclusively to advancing the science and skill of dental implants.
As an Associate Fellow in the AAID, Dr. Snyder demonstrates to his patients the level of skill and knowledge that he has in implant dentistry. To attain Fellowship membership, Dr. Snyder had to meet continuing education requirements, complete an oral and written exam and show at least 50 completed dental implant cases. Ten of those cases were submitted for peer review and had to meet specific case guidelines such as dental implant type, location, etc.
Alumni of the Dawson Academy
The Dawson Academy is one of the most prestigious post-graduate dental education facilities in the United States. This organization teaches the philosophy of Complete Dentistry. Dawson dentists are trained in the analysis of bite problems and related disorders of the TMJ. They follow the motto WIDIOM or “Would I Do It On Me?” It is only through careful examination and treatment planning that a dentist can provide the most conservative treatment options.
A Dawson dentist is not just a dentist, but a physician of the mouth. Through the Dawson Academy, Dr. Snyder has strengthened his skills in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry and TMJ treatment.