• 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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  • CE Hours: Do We Really Need Them?

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Mar 12, 2018, 09:00 AM
    Do you face struggles in obtaining your continuing education hours?
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  • Dixie the Dachshund Puppy

    Finding a Therapeutic Outlet with the Family Dog

    • by Frank Conaway, DMD, MAGD
    • Mar 5, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Always keep the channels of communication open. Even if it’s your pet, it is good to talk about what is happening in your practice and in your life.
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  • Unwelcome Oversight

    • by Andy Alas, DDS
    • Feb 27, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Have you ever felt as if someone was watching you while working in your operatory? I know I have. And it’s because there are always people watching you. No, they are not in the operatory with you, but they might as well be. They are the ever-present representatives of your insurance company.
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  • What is the Lifetime Value of a Dental Patient?

    • by Duke Aldridge, DDS, MBA, MAGD, DICOI, MICOI, FMISCH
    • Feb 20, 2018, 08:00 AM
    Dr. Aldridge discusses the average lifetime cost of a patient.
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  • Deciphering Caries and Cancer Risk Factors

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Feb 16, 2018, 08:00 AM
    We’ve all heard this question at some point in our careers: “Doc, why does my spouse who never flosses or brushes as much as I do have no cavities, and I floss daily, do all the right things and yet always seem to need dental work?”
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  • Use Dental Meetings to Combat the “February Patient Slowdown”

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI FICD, FADI
    • Feb 7, 2018, 09:19 AM
    The first February event is what I’ve termed the “February Patient Slowdown.”
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  • To Open or Close? That is the Question.

    • by Larry Stanleigh, DDS, BSc, MSc, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Jan 30, 2018, 09:00 AM
    Were you open for business between the Christmas and New Year holidays?
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  • Make a 2018 Resolution for Both Yourself and Your Practice

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Jan 26, 2018, 09:00 AM
    New Year’s Eve causes each of us to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the uncharted waters of the next.
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  • Early Retirement From Dentistry: A Distant Wish or an Achievable Goal?

    • by Zeynep Barkat, DMD, FAGD
    • Jan 19, 2018, 09:00 AM
    We love our field and work hard. We ought to apply that same fervor to investments that will ultimately fund the last chapter of our lives.
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  • What Does the Appearance of Your Office Convey About the Cleanliness and Organization of Your Business?

    • by Duke Aldridge, DDS, MBA, MAGD, DICOI, MICOI, FMISCH
    • Jan 12, 2018, 09:00 AM
    We should always strive to create a positive first impression so every patient is comfortable and believes that they are in a state-of-the-art dental office.
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  • The AGD Fellowship Examination

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Dec 18, 2017, 08:00 AM
    They told me about the Fellowship program, that it had been in place for many years and had gained recognition worldwide as a prestigious demonstration of a continued commitment to advancing ourselves as general dentists.
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  • Five Fun Ideas on How to Give Back

    • by Pamela Marzban, DDS, FAGD, LVIF 
    • Dec 13, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Giving back to society is what I consider food for the soul. If you want to give back but are not sure where to start, here are some options we've done at our office and truly enjoyed.
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  • Praise For Our Patients Who Travel Far For Their Dental Home

    • by Zeynep Barakat, DMD, FAGD
    • Dec 11, 2017, 08:00 AM
    Since we live in a world where we prefer everything to be within easy reach or to be delivered to us directly, how far would any of us travel for our dental care?
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  • Patient Communication Ideas for the Modern Era

    • by Eric G. Jackson, DDS, MAGD, FICOI, FICD, FADI
    • Dec 4, 2017, 09:00 AM
    These days it’s the little things that truly separate an average dental practice from a great one. All patients like the idea of a meticulous dentist performing pain-free, minimally invasive dentistry with skill and precision.
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  • Exercise and the Brain

    • by Larry Stanleigh, BSc, MSc, DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FPFA
    • Nov 27, 2017, 08:00 AM
    We accept that our physical health can have ups and downs. Sometimes we’re healthy and robust, and sometimes we come down with an acute problem that requires us to stop and look after ourselves.
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