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.

  • Love What You Do

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Jun 5, 2017, 11:25 AM
    I have to admit, I love being a dentist. I love what we get to do every day. I love that what I do changes people’s lives.
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  • Put on Your Thinking Caps!

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD
    • Jun 5, 2017, 11:18 AM
    One of the biggest struggles most dentists have is hiring the right people to be on their teams. For me, the ability to think through, understand and resolve tasks is a must-have trait for an applicant to be considered.
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  • Cross-Train for Dental Success

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Jun 5, 2017, 11:14 AM
    Cross-training is a way of life for the modern athlete, and no one in Chicago’s professional sports scene more illustrates that than Jake Arrieta, pitcher for the World Champion Chicago Cubs.
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  • Lend an Ear to a Fellow Dentist

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Jun 5, 2017, 11:10 AM
    It’s midweek, and you have a schedule that somehow just went way south. A staff member just informed you of a situation that will affect your schedule.
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  • What Do You Sell?

    • by Duke Aldridge, DDS, MBA, MAGD, DICOI, MICOI, FMISCH
    • Jun 5, 2017, 11:04 AM
    Today’s dental economy is rapidly changing, and the dentist owner is challenged to remain current in every facet of his or her business, both clinically and operationally.
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  • Sleep Apnea: Our Journey to Be Recognized as Physicians of the Oral Region

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Jun 5, 2017, 09:27 AM
    We dentists started as barber surgeons, with teeth as disposable as hair. The oral region was glossed over as unimportant by the medical community for thousands of years.
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