San Diego Dentist Receives Prestigious Fellowship From Academy of General Dentistry

La Jolla, CA July 20, 2018 – The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Melissa Minger, DMD, of Del Mar, CA received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the AGD’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education. Held at the AGD’s scientific session on June 9, 2018 in New Orleans, L.A., Dr. Minger accepted this award along with more than 267 other recipients.

The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. In order to receive this award, Dr. Minger completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the AGD. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Minger has joined an elite group of more than 16,839 members of the dental community who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. The Fellowship Award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

“The AGD is proud to honor Dr. Minger for her commitment to continuing education and dedication to providing her patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care,” says AGD President Manuel A. Cordero, DDS, CPH, MAGD, “Dr. Minger has gone above and beyond her duties, distinguishing herself professionally amongst her peers and exemplifying her allegiance to the dental community.”

Dr. Minger graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 2007, then from the  University of Florida Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2008 and currently practices dentistry in La Jolla, CA. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Minger is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Association, Spear Education Faculty Club, San Diego Spear Study Club, Wayne Lyn Memorial Study Club, Pankey Institute Alumni, Dawson Academy Graduate, PSI Omega Fraternity, Junior League of San Diego, Dental Community Fellowship, MUSC Dental Alumni Association-Lifetime Member, Converse College Alumnae, St. Philips Church.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there are an estimated 110,400 General Dentists who are employed directly in the field of dentistry. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs.


About the Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is a professional association of more than 40,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public. Founded in 1952, AGD is the largest association for general dentists in the world and serves the needs and represents the interests of general dentists. For more information about AGD, visit,