Dr. Sidney Cradduck graduated cum laude from LeTourneau University in 1982 before going on to the University of Maryland Dental School. He graduated with his DDS degree in 1986 and then practiced as a Public Health Dentist for four years. Dr. Cradduck established his private dental practice in Hagerstown in 1990.
You might be wondering what the “MAGD” in Dr. Cradduck’s title stands for. It means Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The AGD is the professional organization for general dentists, and it is the only one exclusively dedicated to representing the interests and serving the needs of general dentists. To achieve this Mastership Award in June 2012, Dr. Cradduck maintained current AGD membership for three continuous years, took 1,100 credits of approved Continuing Education (CE) in various dental disciplines, and passed a rigorous comprehensive exam. Dr. Cradduck says it was not easy—only 2% of dentists earn this distinction—but it was worth it to offer his patients more up-to-date and leading-edge dental care.
Dr. Cradduck has taken more than 1,400 hours of CE courses, many of them focused on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. These courses include a comprehensive series at the Kois Center in Seattle, the Louisiana Cosmetic Continuum at Louisiana State University by Dr. Jimmy Eubank, completion of coursework at the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, and three weeks of training at the world-renowned Pankey Institute.
In addition to the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Cradduck’s other professional memberships include the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS).
Dr. Cradduck and his wife, Pamela, have eight children. Their family resides near Mercersburg, and they are involved in the community through church. Dr. Cradduck has spent several weeks on dental mission trips to Guatemala and Ecuador. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his kids’ soccer teams, and teaching Sunday School. He is an outdoorsman as well and cuts plenty of firewood to keep warm during the nor’easter storms. Dr. Cradduck looks forward to getting to know you and your family!