Dr. Sam Romano earns FAGD
Dr. Sam Romano of 120 Park Ave, Madison has been a local Madison dentist for 30 years has earned his FAGD. Less than 5 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada obtain their FAGD.
These awards mean that your general dentist cares about long-term dental health for you and your family and demonstrates that concern by pursuing additional designations. The Fellowship (FAGD) and Mastership ( MAGD) Awards are two of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. They help your dentist stay up to date on the most current dental procedures in order to offer you the highest quality of care.
FAGD: A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and exemplifies to other dentists the importance of quality continuing dental education. To earn the FAGD, a dentist must complete a minimum of 500 continuing dental education credit hours, pass a comprehensive exam and have been an AGD member for three continuous years.
Dr. Sam Romano is a native of Madison, New Jersey. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison as an undergraduate in 1981 with a BS in Biology. Dr. Romano received his dental degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ in 1985. Dr. Romano opened his dental practice at 120 Park Ave in Madison in 1986 and has been serving his community ever since.
Dr. Sam Romano remains committed to life long learning and teaching dentistry. He attends countless hours of continuing education courses all over the country, which exceeds the requirements of the AGD. Dr. Romano has studied at many of the most famous centers for continuing dental education, and with some of the most respected educators in the field. After graduation from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, NJ, Dr Romano continued his education at The Pankey Institute, with Dr. Peter Dawson. He trained with Dr. Carl Misch, a leader in the field of Dental Implants. Dr. Romano is also a Clinical Instructor at the prestigious Kois Center for Dental Excellence in Seattle, Washington. As a Clinical Instructor, he helps facilitate intensive three day workshops on topics that help dentists understand how to provide comprehensive esthetic dentistry in a manner that increases predictability and longevity of treatment, while reducing the patients risk for requiring additional dental treatment. Dr. John Kois and the Center are highly respected within the dental community for its comprehensive program of doctoral post graduate studies for dentists. Upon completion of the entire course of study at the Kois Center, Dr. Romano received the prestigious honor of being awarded Clinical Instructor. Dr. Romano is now part of the select staff that teaches other dentists from all over the world.
Romano recognizes that going to the dentist can be challenging for many. Over the past 30 years he has seen many patients who avoided dental care because of anxiety. Because he felt a need to better serve these fearful patients he embarked on an extensive training program to acquire his conscious sedation license. Dr. Romano is one of only 50 dentists of the over 7000 dentists in New Jersey licensed to administer conscious (IV) sedation.
Dr. Romano will be honored for his outstanding achievements at a cap and gown ceremony given by the Academy of General Dentistry in Las Vegas in 2017.