“To take the leap of faith and trust myself enough to start my own solo practice has, without a doubt, been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.”
Gainesville Dentistry Co., Gainesville, Florida
In 2022 — eight years after graduating dental school — Gregory M. Feldman, DMD, MAGD, opened his own practice, Gainesville Dentistry Co.
“To take the leap of faith and trust myself enough to start my own solo practice has, without a doubt, been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done,” Feldman said. “Coming into work every day to help patients achieve amazing results in my own practice has been a thrill for me! We transformed an outdated practice into a beautiful,
inviting space and have received high praise from everyone who has come to visit us.”
As a young practice owner, Feldman is facing some new challenges, including competition with corporate dentistry.
“Corporations have become adept at disguising themselves as locally owned private practices,” Feldman said. “The best way to address this is to provide the highest quality dental care we can and hope that there will always be a space for privately run dental practices.”
Although achieving practice ownership was a major goal, Feldman said his proudest professional accomplishment was earning his MAGD only four years out of dental school.
The demands of practice ownership have not deterred Feldman from continuing his dental education. His dedication to continuing education (CE) is the reason Kim Stanley, dental hygienist at Gainesville Dentistry Co., nominated Feldman to the “10 Dentists to Watch” list.
“[Feldman] has already completed over 1,500 hours of CE since graduating in 2014,” Stanley said. “He was one of the youngest dentists to earn his FAGD and did so in the minimum amount of time allowed after dental school. The very next year, he earned his MAGD.”
What’s next for Feldman? AGD’s Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition. It’s a goal he no doubt enjoys working toward.
“I am extremely passionate about being a continual student of dentistry,” Feldman said. “When you love to learn about a subject, it’s easy to be excited about adding knowledge every day.”