From  IEEE Spectrum:

It could even pave the way for a painfree, bloodless method of prescreening people for diabetes in the future, according to its inventors.

Source: Cheap, Rugged, Sweat-Sensing Skin Patch Hints at Bloodless Testing – IEEE Spectrum

Another non invasive sensor taking the place of time consuming and expensive lab tests.

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by Larry Emmott on December 8, 2016

in General

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seven1. Begin with the End in Mind:

  • Have a plan and a goal before you start

2. Establish a technology infrastructure:

  • Integrated practice management software
  • Computers networked in the treatment rooms

3. Add the “Big 2”:

  • Digital images
  • Digital radiography

4. Non-dental programs:

  • Word processing
  • Checkbook
  • Anti virus

5. Use the Internet and e-services:

  • Reminders
  • Web Page
  • Billing

6. Add advanced dental applications:

  • CAD CAM
  • Digital Diagnostics
  • Computerized probes

7. Keep a future focus; be open to evolving technologies:

  • Internet
  • 3D Images
  • Mobile
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Technology on the Rocks: NEW DATE

by Larry Emmott on December 7, 2016

in Dental Speaker,Just for Fun

New Date: The next Technology on the Rocks Adventure CE program is scheduled for May 18-20, 2017 in beautiful Sedona Arizona.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on December 7, 2016

in Dental Art

Art of Esthetic Dentistry Ronadro

“The Art of Esthetic Dentistry” This is one pf many fine art dental sculptures available in the Ronadro Collection. They make wonderful gifts for the dentist in your life.

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.

All the Dental Art images can be found here on Pinterest.

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drucker“Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society all together rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, and its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. And the people born into that world cannot even imagine the world in which their own grandparents were born. Our age is in such a period of transformation. If history is a guide the transformation will be complete in 2010 to 2020.”

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The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | The Digital Image Stream

December 6, 2016

From Carestream: We could make bold outlandish predictions that are exciting but unlikely to come true next year. Any dentist looking to plan ahead would be disappointed. The best alternative is to point out trends and predict how those trends will impact dentistry in the coming years. Source: The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | […]

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Guide to Paperless Records

December 5, 2016

The gift for the dentist who has everything…except a paperless office Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book get started before the end of the year. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer the basic question…Why bother?  It […]

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Sort by price

December 5, 2016

From Seth Godin: Low price is the refuge for the marketer who doesn’t have anything more meaningful to offer. Source: Seth’s Blog: Sort by price Technology is a powerful tool to differentiate yourself from the crowd. If you have something more to offer you no longer have to be the cheapest in order to compete.

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December 2, 2016
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This $5 Device Can Hack Into Your Computer Even If It’s Locked

December 2, 2016

From PM: With all the data you keep on your laptop, it makes sense you wouldn’t want someone poking around in there. But so long as you make sure to lock your computer with a password whenever you walk away from it, what could really go wrong? A lot. A whole heck of a lot. […]

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December 1, 2016

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

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Dental Art is More than Just Pictures of Teeth

December 1, 2016

In case you missed it – this article is a repeat however it is still timely and fun. Dentistry is not exactly a common theme in the traditional fine arts of painting and sculpture. Yet with the help of Google we can find many examples of dental art. I have collected these and started a […]

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November 30, 2016
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Dental Art

November 30, 2016

“Pirates Teeth” A unique gift for the dentist in your life, just in time for the Holidays. These interesting dental carvings made from inlaid drift wood are created by RDA, Penny Raper. If you are interested call her at 615-473-6599 or penny.rapper@yahoo.com Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic […]

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Futurist Predicts How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Our Lives

November 29, 2016

From  PJ Media: One of the most significant new technologies being developed by scores of companies around the world is artificial reality. You may hear it described as virtual reality, augmented reality, or mixed, but don’t let the terms confuse you. Source: Futurist Predicts How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Our Lives | PJ Media The […]

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Employees Ignore Security Policies At Alarming Rate Says New Study

November 29, 2016

From Lorne Lavine The Digital Dentist: The statistics are alarming. According to a survey conducted by Data Privacy firm CEB, fully 90% of employees admit to rational noncompliance for the sake of convenience. Two thirds say that they regularly email company files to personal email addresses so they can work from home. Source: Employees Ignore […]

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6 Proven Tactics to Get More SEO Traffic to Your Website

November 28, 2016

From CyberNaira: With 93% of online experiences begin with a search query, and 70% of links users clicks on the search result pages are from the organic result, definitely, you should incorporate marketing tactics that will influence Google organic SEO traffic into your business strategies. Source: 6 Proven Tactics to Get More SEO Traffic to Your Website […]

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Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation

November 28, 2016

From The New York Times: Responding to This: And dentists know from a range of evidence, including clinical experience, that interdental cleaning is critical to oral health and that flossing, properly done, works. Yet the notion has taken hold that such expertise is fatally subjective and that only randomized controlled trials provide real knowledge. Source: Flossing […]

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‘The Internet Era of Fun and Games Is Over’

November 25, 2016

From The Daily Dot: Internet pioneer Bruce Schneier issued a dire proclamation in front of the House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee Wednesday: “It might be that the internet era of fun and games is over, because the internet is now dangerous.” Source: Bruce Schneier: ‘The Internet Era of Fun and Games Is Over’ […]

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