Middle seat or the Dentist?

by Larry Emmott on November 17, 2017

in Just for Fun

More than half of of Americans would rather go to the dentist than sit in the middle seat, according to a new survey…

Source: How badly to you hate the middle seat? New survey says you’d rather visit the dentist – Elliott

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6500 and still Counting

by Larry Emmott on November 17, 2017

in Dental Speaker

We have published over 6,500 blog posts in the past 12 years. Plus hundreds of previous posts on a long gone early blog app prior to 2005.

We add to the blog almost every day. The best way to keep up is to subscribe for free using the subscribe via email option in the upper right corner.

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Hybrid Dental Office Backup Service

by Larry Emmott on November 16, 2017

in Hardware,Management,Security

From TechCentral:

With ransomware on the rise and its special taste for healthcare, the risk of losing all practice data is becoming far more likely than it was even 2 years ago. Loss of patient records, financial and accounting information, payroll, and inventory data not only puts the security of confidential patient information at risk, but it also threatens the viability of your the practice you’ve worked so hard to build.

Source: Hybrid Dental Office Backup Service | TechCentral

Hybrid systems provide multiple options for recovery. Back up is too important to leave to chance. Have a qualified dental IT pro set it up for you and be sure he/she includes redundant copies both on and off site.

Ransomware is vile yet it can be thwarted most of the time with good systems.

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Remember Alginate?

by Larry Emmott on November 16, 2017

in CAD CAM

Remember Typewriters? Remember film cameras?

Soon we will be saying remember alginate and PVS?

Digital impressions are to traditional impressions as typing is to word processing. I am using a Trios exclusively for impressions including full mouth impressions and bites for sleep apnea devices and it is marvelous.

One of the best features is that I can easily go back over an area and fix any discrepancies in the digital impression. Try that with alginate or PVS.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on November 15, 2017

in Dental Art

Knife with a bite. Teeth on sheath and handle of knife. Very interesting.

Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks.

Previous “Dental Art” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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The Ten Best States for Dentists

by Larry Emmott on November 14, 2017

in Management

From Becker’d Dental Review

Zippia ranked the following 10 states as the best places for dentists to practice based on categories such as average annual salary and location quotient.

•    Delaware

•    South Carolina

•    Wisconsin

•    North Carolina

•    New Hampshire

•    Alaska

•    Wyoming

•    Kansas

•    South Dakota

•    North Dakota

There does not seem to be a pattern based on location. We have east, west, far west, south and mid west.

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Enhancing The Patient Experience Through Technology

November 14, 2017

From Opera DDS: By identifying technology that can deliver more positive touch points before, during, and after treatment, you’ll be providing a personal, positive influence to all patients. Source: Enhancing The Patient Experience Through Technology It is no longer good enough to be friendly, on time and take insurance. Everybody does that It would be […]

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Dentrix Tip Tuesdays

November 13, 2017

 Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: 2017 A free essential resource for all Dentrix users.

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Guide to Paperless Records

November 13, 2017

A Great Christmas gift for your dentist clients or referrers. Most likely you already have everything you need to go paperless. Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will […]

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Amazon may be quietly positioning itself to take part in healthcare

November 13, 2017

From USA Today: “It’s entirely likely Amazon will play a role in health care. They’re a company that’s been very disruptive to multiple industries,” said Wendell Potter, Source: Amazon may be quietly positioning itself to take part in healthcare Follow the link, read the whole thing. Dr. Alexa is on the way. Medicine (and by […]

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Why Facebook’s dual news feed pilot is a nightmare

November 13, 2017

From MoneyControl: The social network is piloting the idea of splitting its news feed into two, which would effectively result in bucketing of posts from the pages you have ‘liked’ into a separate tab (called ‘Explore’), while updates from your friends and family remain on your primary news feed. However, anyone can advertise with Facebook […]

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Thank You

November 11, 2017
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The Future is Coming…

November 10, 2017

And it will be Annoying Expensive Amazing Some time next week Multiple choice, take your pick.  

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ADA announces collaboration with Chicago-based tech, innovation hub

November 9, 2017

From ADA News: In an effort to help accelerate the development of new technologies that can improve oral health, the ADA announced Oct. 12 it is collaborating with MATTER, a Chicago-based health care technology incubator and industry hub. Source: ADA announces collaboration with Chicago-based tech, innovation hub Good. The ADA is often perceived as being […]

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AI vs Doctors

November 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Source: AI vs Doctors – IEEE Spectrum HT Instapundit, comment AI will continue to get better every day; doctors…not so much.

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Dental Art

November 8, 2017

“Dentist Office” Wingsdomain art and photography. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks. Previous “Dental Art” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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900,000 Facebook Fans- Big Failure

November 7, 2017
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Beginner’s Mind

November 7, 2017

Another insightful article from Katherine Eitel’s LionSpeak: Experience is a good thing, as a teacher and confidence-builder. But experience can also be a curse, especially when applied to your business-thinking. Experience can hold us in old ways of doing things because that’s just the way we’ve always done it. Experience can also keep us in […]

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What You Should Know About the ‘KRACK’ WiFi Security Weakness

November 6, 2017

From Krebs on Security: As scary as this attack sounds, there are several mitigating factors at work here. First off, this is not an attack that can be pulled off remotely: An attacker would have to be within range of the wireless signal between your device and a nearby wireless access point. More importantly, most sensitive […]

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No More DIY Tech Support

November 6, 2017

IT has become as important to a dental office as a compressor and central vac. In other words you can’t do business without it. At one time dentists had to either understand technology well enough to do it yourself or trust their business to an IT start up that had little or no knowledge of […]

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