The Daily Grind offers readers a glimpse into the life of general dentists practicing today. Each post offers a perspective on managing a dental practice or balancing a life outside of the practice. The Daily Grind is written by several general dentist and student members of AGD. All content published on The Daily Grind is property of the Academy of General Dentistry and cannot be reposted or reprinted without permission.

  • The Struggles of Cold and Flu Season in the Dental Practice

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Nov 20, 2017, 08:00 AM
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  • Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Is a Pumpkin Spice Latte Good for Your Teeth?

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF
    • Oct 30, 2017, 08:00 AM
    With the coming of fall, we also see the arrival of pumpkin spice flavored everything.
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  • Dental Fee Guides

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Oct 20, 2017, 08:00 AM
    In 1998, the Alberta Dental Association did something that had not happened before in Canada: They eliminated the Fee Guide, creating a free and open market for dental fees.
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  • Of Solar Eclipses and Vacations

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Sep 29, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Many years ago, I decided to take a three-week (in a row) holiday. I had heard from many sources that revealed that those in high-stress jobs, after only one week away, the stress levels are reduced but not eliminated, that after two weeks you are only starting to “let go,” but it is the third week that true emotional and mental rest starts to be felt.
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  • It’s Not ‘Just a Cleaning’

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Sep 22, 2017, 08:00 AM
    One of the largest obstacles the profession of dentistry faces is public perception. Have you seen the memes floating around out there?
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  • Pep Talks in Dentistry: Taking Cues from Sports Coaches

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Sep 15, 2017, 09:10 AM
    But what happens when that motivation dwindles? How do you walk into your practice fully pumped to do your best knowing it’s going to be a tough day?
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  • A Story of Team Triumph

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF
    • Aug 28, 2017, 08:30 AM
    My patient care coordinator came running, saying, “Dr. Marzban, there is a man collapsed outside. Our hygienist thinks he is having a heart attack, and we need your help.”
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  • Recipes for Success in Cooking and Dentistry

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Aug 21, 2017, 08:30 AM
    I work with precision all day at the office doing dentistry that calls for accuracy that can make or break a restoration or clinical situation. Reducing “the tooth by a little” obviously doesn’t fly.
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