Matthew C. Schaeferle, DMD, FAGD
Dr. Matthew Schaeferle grew up and went to college in Washington state. He obtained his bachelors degree in cellular and molecular biology before moving on to dental school. After graduation from dental school in 1998, he joined the United States Navy in the tradition of both his father and grandfather. While in the Navy, Dr. Matt underwent extensive clinical rotations, advanced education courses, and best of all, met his wife Dr Tammi. He is now an active member in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Tammi J. Schaeferle, DDS, MBA, FAGD
Dr. Tammi Schaeferle grew up in Lafayette, Ohio and obtained a bachelors degree.in Biology from the University of Toledo. From there she went on to be a Buckeye at the Ohio State College of Dentistry where she graduated in 1998. Following dental school, she furthered her dental education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at US Naval Base, Great Lakes, Illinois. After residency, Dr. Tammi continued practicing dentistry for three years at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. She currently holds an active memberships in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association,and the Academy of General Dentistry.
What is FAGD? The letters stand for “Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.” The Academy of General Dentistry is the second largest dental organization with over 35,000 active dentists being members. Less than 5% take the 500 hours of additional rigorous courses and pass the daylong qualifying examination to earn the designation. It is an accomplishment of which we are very proud.
"Fellowship was created more than 50 years ago to honor those who clearly recognized and embraced the professional obligation to remain current in their knowledge and skills in order to insure delivery of the highest quality oral healthcare and to better serve our patients. Fellowship in the academy of general dentistry has evolved today into the most recognizable designation within the dental profession of commitment to continuing education, and it serves as a model by which to measure professional excellence.
Through hard work and sacrifice, all fellows have demonstrated their commitment to a professional responsibility we all incur upon entering the dental profession. That is, the professional responsibility to maintain our knowledge and skills at the highest possible levels, and continue the educational process uninterrupted. Fellows who accept this highly regarded credential of professional excellence realize it comes the additional responsibilities and expectations. They celebrate their accomplishments and are prepared to continue their journey of professional excellence."
Source: Academy of General Dentistry: http://www.agd.org/cde/fellowship/charge.asp