Dr. David Fagundes was born in East Point, GA. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia. He continued his studies at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, receiving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1993. Dr. Fagundes then completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at the University of Alabama in 1994. During his AEGD residency, Dr. Fagundes was accepted to the highly regarded Post-Graduate Endodontics residency program at the University of Maryland at Baltimore College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1996, receiving both his Certificate in Endodontics and his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.
Board Certification – What It Means
Dr. Fagundes has been in private practice for the past twenty years mastering his technique through experience and continuing his education. His thirst for knowledge and his passion for his profession motivated Dr. Fagundes to complete the rigorous requirements to become Board-Certified in 2001.
Dr. Fagundes is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is also a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Georgia Dental Association.
Board Certification is the highest level of achievement in Endodontics. Less than one-third of Endodontists are Board-Certified. We hope that this further instills your confidence in our office. Dr. Fagundes is the only Board-Certified Endodontist in the LaGrange, Newnan, and Columbus area.
A Board-Certified Endodontist has satisfied all requirements of the Board Certification process of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE). This individual is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
ABE Diplomate status is awarded to qualified endodontists who have demonstrated diagnostic skill, clinical proficiency, and professional judgment of a level that ensures the highest quality of care for patients. They have taken an examination administered by a panel of experts of their peers and have demonstrated an exemplary level of knowledge, understanding, and clinical expertise in Endodontics. Three exams over several years are completed which include a written exam, case submissions and finally an oral examination conducted by the Directors of the ABE. All of these must be completed satisfactorily within a specific timeframe.
Dr. Fagundes received his Diplomate status in 2001, and was recognized at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2001. He is thrilled to have achieved this milestone in his profession.