D. Clayton Devening, Jr., DDS, FAGD
Dr. Clay Devening is a 1975 graduate of the Medical College of Virgina School of Dentistry. He and his wife, Martha were attracted to the diversity and the atmosphere of the area and in 1990 chose Lexington as the home for their family. They enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the area through kayaking, hiking and biking. Dr. Devening's civic involvement has included membership in the Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club and board membership in the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic and Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. Dr. Devening has professional associations with the American Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, the Shenanadoah Valley Dental Association, the American College of Oral Implantology, Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry*, the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Holistic Dental Association and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Devening was an active participant in the planning and development of the Rockbridge Area Free Clinic and is a fellow in the * FAGD: Fellows of the Academy of General Dentistry; Dr. Devening feels that on going continuing education is a crucial component to providing quality dentistry.
How does my dentist’s membership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) benefit me?
Dr. Devening cares about the long-term dental health for you and your family and demonstrates that concern by belonging to the AGD. Members are dedicated to continuing education to help them stay up-to-date on the latest procedures to provide you and your family with comprehensive, quality treatment options. The dentist who remains current in the AGD is better able to offer you and your family a variety of diagnosis and treatment choices.
What are the requirements to become an AGD member?
Your AGD dentist has completed a rigorous process of three years of membership in the AGD, passing a comprehensive exam and completed 500 hours of approved continuing education credit to earn Fellowhip in the AGD. Members never stop learning since the AGD requires its members to participate in a minimum of 75 hours of voluntary continuing education every three years. However, Drs. Downey & Devening average more than 40 hours each year.
Ronald G. Downey, DDS, FAGD ( Retired Nov. 1. 2012)
Drs. Downey & Devening, PC