A local dentist earned the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) 2011 Mastership award during its annual general meeting last month in San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Cameron Kesteven earned the award from the professional association, which represents 37,000 general dentists, for completing 1,100 hours of continuing dental education. This honour is one of the most respected within the profession.
“We are proud to honor Dr. Kesteven for his commitment to provide the highest quality of oral care to their patients,” says AGD President Howard Gamble. “There are more than 100,000 general dentists in Canada and the United States and less than one percent of those are Masters with the AGD. It’s a remarkable accomplishment for Dr. Kesteven.”
In B.C., Kesteven is only the fifth practicing dentist with a Mastership, and the only one in the Fraser Valley.
He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1986, and currently practices dentistry at his clinic at the corner of Grand Street and Seventh Avenue. In addition to the AGD, Kesteven is a member of the B.C. Dental Association, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, International Association for Orthodontics, the Christian Medical Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Kesteven and his wife, Lori, have four children, Blair, Jared, Torey and Evangeline.