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.

  • Keep Your Practice Fresh and Vibrant With an Annual Spring Cleaning

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI FICD, FADI
    • May 9, 2018, 09:40 AM
    Dr. Jackson shares his tips to keeping his practice bright and fresh.
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    Selling Your Practice: Part 1

    • by Andy Alas, DDS
    • May 8, 2018, 09:27 AM
    In the first installment of this series, Dr. Alas discusses the lessons he learned when it comes to selling your practice.
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    Improv Comedy and Life Skills

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Apr 23, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Dr. Stanleigh shares how he gives back outside of the dental community.
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  • Serving the Profession of Dentistry

    • by Frank Conaway, DMD, MAGD
    • Apr 16, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Dr. Conaway shares how he gives back to the profession of dentistry.
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  • What I Wish I’d Known in Dental School

    • by Neil J. Gajjar, BSc, DDS, MAGD, FADI, FPFA, FICD, FACD, Cert. IV Sedation
    • Apr 9, 2018, 08:41 AM
    AGD President-Elect Dr. Neil Gajjar shares what he wishes he knew in dental school.
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  • Thoughts on Conversations with Celebrities

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Apr 2, 2018, 08:00 AM
    We have celebrities of our own in the dental field, and we revere them for what they do for our patients and our careers. There are many amazing clinicians, lab technicians and other dental professionals who we mortals would love to meet personally. But what would we say if we had only a few minutes with them alone?
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  • Hire a Consultant Who Has Walked in Your Shoes

    • by Duke Aldridge, DDS, MBA, MAGD, DICOI, MICOI, FMISCH
    • Mar 26, 2018, 08:00 AM
    There is an old saying: “You know what you know, but you don’t know what you don’t know.” Dentists like you and I are no different. Dental consultants, who have both clinical and business experience, are able to help us know what we don’t know.
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  • Four Signs to Know When It's Time to Let Go

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF
    • Mar 19, 2018, 09:00 AM
    What's truly more arduous? Hanging on to the wrong team members and dealing with the deleterious and detrimental ramifications or just recognizing when it's time to let go and move on?
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