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Lake Wylie dentist receives AGD Fellowship Award

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Dr. Vanessa Vargas, second from left, of Carolina Family Dentistry at Lake Wylie received an Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award in Boston. With her from left are daughter Catherine Nishimuta, husband Stephan Nishimuta and son Nathan Nishimuta.
Dr. Vanessa Vargas, second from left, of Carolina Family Dentistry at Lake Wylie received an Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award in Boston. With her from left are daughter Catherine Nishimuta, husband Stephan Nishimuta and son Nathan Nishimuta. COURTESY OF STEPHAN NISHIMUTA

The Academy of General Dentistry announces Vanessa N. Vargas of Lake Wylie, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the AGD 2016 annual meeting July 16 in Boston.

The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To earn this honor, Vargas completed 500 hours of dental continuing education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD.

As a Fellowship Award recipient,Vargas joins nearly 7,000 active AGD Fellows who have gone above and beyond the basic requirements to care for their patients’ oral health. This represents less than 5 percent of all dentists in the U.S.

“We are proud to honor Dr. Vargas for her commitment in reaching this lofty goal,” says AGD Immediate Past President W. Mark Donald. “She has distinguished herself professionally among her peers and is a role model for both her fellow dentists and the Lake Wylie community.”

Vargas opened Carolina Family Dentistry at Lake Wylie in 2008 in Lake Wylie Professional Center on Latitude Lane. She has a staff of 10, including an associate dentist. She has been recognized by the readers of the Lake Wylie Pilot for five years as the Best Dentist in the Lake Wylie area. Vargas graduated from Dental College of Georgia in 2003 and completed her General Practice Residency at the University of Virginia in 2004.

She and her husband, Stephan, have two children, Nathan and Catherine.

For more information, call 803-831-2171 or visit carolinafamilydentistry.com.

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