The Academy of General Dentistry — a professional association of more than 37,000 general dentists dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education to the public — is pleased to announce that Stephen W. Durham, DMD, MAGD, of Beaufort, received the association’s 2012 Mastership Award during the 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibits, held June 21 to 24 in Philadelphia. The Mastership Award is the highest honor available at the academy and one of the most respected designations within the profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Durham completed 1,100 hours of continuing dental education. As a recipient of the Mastership Award, Dr. Durham joins more than 2,300 active Masters who understand that providing great smiles and good oral health for their patients is the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. Durham Dental (www.drstephendurham.com), located in the Beaufort Town Center at 2015 Boundary Street, Suite 104, is involved with the most modern and effective forms of general and cosmetic dentistry.