“Folk Art” A hand carved and painted molar. It was most likely a sign hung outside a dentist’s office in the 1800s.
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.
RoboForm, LastPass, and other password managers would not have defended your individual passwords from the Heartbleed bug. But they make the cleanup process a whole lot easier.
via Beyond Heartbleed: Why you need a password manager – CNET.
I have been a happy Roboform user for many years. As the linked article states I used it to quickly (relatively quickly) update and change passwords on my online profiles at numerous sites. Roboform will generate new passwords and then store them for you.
Another feature I really like that I use almost every day is the auto fill function. It will fill in online forms for you with all the usual info, name, address, phone number and even credit card numbers. A great time saver.
Be sure your office web site domain names are registered to you or your business. Sometimes web site providers will register the names to themselves. This is convenient for them but bad for the dentist. If the web provider owns the domain they have control. This can result in problems if you ever want to change web providers or even worse if the provider you are using goes out of business.
In order to check to see if you own your existing name there is a service called whois that will tell you who owns every registered Internet domain name. You can find whois at the bottom of the Go Daddy home page.
Type in the name you want to check followed by a captcha to prove you are human and you will see who owns the name. If you thought you owned it but find your web company is the registered owner, ask them politely to transfer the registration to you.
James Kouzes and Barry Posner have been studying leaders for 25 years. Based on responses from 75,000 people worldwide these four traits consistently emerge. These are the four most common traits we look for in someone we will willingly follow.
Honest. Honesty is selected 90 percent of the time, emerging as the single most important factor. If people are going to willingly follow someone – whether into battle or into the boardroom – they first want to know that the person is worthy of their trust.
Forward-looking. About 70 percent of respondents select the ability to look ahead, having a sense of direction and a concern for the future. Whether we call that ability a vision, dream, calling, goal or agenda, leaders must know where they’re going if they expect others to willingly join them. They have to have a point-of-view about the envisioned future, and they need to connect that point of view to the hopes and dreams of constituents.
Inspiring. People expect their leaders to be enthusiastic, energetic, and positive about the future. Beyond having a dream, a leader must communicate the vision in ways that encourage people to sign on for the duration, excite them about the cause, and make the context meaningful. Whatever the circumstances, when leaders breathe life into our dreams and aspirations, we’re more willing to enlist in the movement.
Competent. To enlist in a cause, people must believe that the leader is competent to guide them. They must see the leader as having relevant experience and sound judgment. If people doubt the person’s abilities, they’re unlikely to join in the crusade. Leadership competence refers to the leader’s track record and ability to get things done. Such competence inspires confidence that the leader will guide the organization in the direction it needs to go.
A problem I see over and over again with high tech and dentistry is Stuff vs. Solutions. The most visible element of digital technology is the thing; that is the computer, the sensor the big monitor or even the web page. Because these things are so obvious the tendency is to think of technology in terms of these things, in other words “stuff”. If you have the stuff you are high tech.
Having stuff is nice but the real value of technology is when it can be used to provide a solution. Technology by itself has no value it only has value when it used to enhance our systems both human systems and clinical systems.
A human system for example is the work flow needed to schedule a patient, remind them of an appointment, and get the proper information to the dentist regarding that patient. A clinical system would be capturing a diagnostic aid like a radiograph or detecting decay.
If a dental office has a good PMS (Practice Management System) like Eaglesoft or Dentrix that is stuff. Following the human system example above many offices will use the PMS to schedule, then call the patient to remind them and then dig out a paper chart from the files to record and transfer information about the patient. They may have stuff, but do not have a good solution.
On the other hand if the office uses the PMS to make an appointment then connects to a web service to send an e-reminder and gets a complete patient record with a single mouse click from any computer in the office; that is a solution.
The office with good high tech solutions will get much more value from technology that those offices who just buy stuff.
Buying stuff is easy (as long as you have the money :-)) Developing and implementing solutions takes a lot more effort.
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