Time Lapse Ortho

by Larry Emmott on July 21, 2017

in Cameras,Digital Marketing,Just for Fun

Very cool. This is a great use of video for marketing.

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Who Pays US Taxes?

by Larry Emmott on July 20, 2017

in General

From Ullmann and Co.

The income tax burden on higher-income tax filers has gone up, according to IRS statistics. The top 1% of individual filers paid 39.5% of all federal income taxes in 2014, the most recent year the Revenue Service has analyzed. That’s up from 37.8% in 2013. Higher-income tax filers also reported 20.6% of total adjusted gross income, also an increase from the prior year.  Tax filers with adjusted gross income (AGI) of at least $465,626 qualify as the top 1% of earners.

The top 5% of tax filers paid 59.97% of total federal income tax and accounted for 35.96% of all adjusted gross income. They each had AGI of at least $188,996. The top 10% of tax filers, those with AGIs of $133,445 or more, accounted for 70.9% of the total federal tax burden while earning approximately 47.2% of individuals’ total adjusted gross income.

The bottom 50% of tax filers paid only 2.75% of the total federal income tax in 2014.

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Guide to Paperless Records

by Larry Emmott on July 20, 2017

in Paperless

book

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 answer the basic question…Why bother?  It then provides step by step help in setting up a paperless office, including the eight essentials that need to be in place before you get started, four ways to digitize stuff, and front deskless workflow. There is even a budget and financial analysis that shows how your current paper system is costing you over $40,000!

“How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer all your questions, provide a plan and show you how to save money… all delivered in a fun and easy to understand style.

Follow the link to order your copy today.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on July 19, 2017

in Dental Art

Cute

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 Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor

by Larry Emmott on July 18, 2017

in Future Tech

From MIT Technology Review:

A team of researchers at Stanford University, led by Andrew Ng, a prominent AI researcher and an adjunct professor there, has shown that a machine-learning model can identify heart arrhythmias from an electrocardiogram (ECG) better than an expert…

…“I’ve been encouraged by how quickly people are accepting the idea that deep learning can diagnose at an accuracy superior to doctors in select verticals,”

Source: The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor – MIT Technology Review

All is proceeding as I have foreseen.

Diagnosis lends itself to computerization in three ways. First the machine can detect minuscule changes in a physiological state that are below the threshold of our senses. Second machines can remember everything and compare to a vast storehouse of differential options much faster than a human.  Finally machine learning allows it to get better. The more data we have the better the results.

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CareCredit Payment Calculator

by Larry Emmott on July 18, 2017

in General,Internet,Management

This online payment calculator from CareCredit is a great example of how simple online services can be used in the dental office. Rather than taking the time and expertise of an office financial manager to look up finance plan options then create a document to show a patient this online version is pre-set with the plan options; the user just types in the desired amount of financing.

Plus; what if the patient said, “That’s great, in fact it is so good I will do the other side too and I can put down $2,000 so what will my payment options be now?” In the past we just didn’t know, without writing things down, knowing the plan options, then doing some math.

With the online calculator the process is so simple patients will be able to see various options and make better choices.

CareCredit® Healthcare Finance – Payment Calculator (Financing for Cosmetic Surgery, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Veterinary & More).

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Juell™ 3D-2 Printer

July 17, 2017

From Voxel Dental Solutions: JUELL 3D Flash OC allows you to produce models for orthodontic aligners, guides and castable parts for a fraction of what it would cost to outsource. Source: Juell™ 3D-2 Printer – Voxel Dental Solutions A 3D printer for dental applications for about $15,000

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Millennials’ expectations regarding dental care are changing

July 17, 2017

From Dental Tribune International: …are all crucial, other factors are also important, particularly among millennials. Of the last, 40 percent in the study cited the dentist’s website as “very important,” compared with just 14 percent of baby boomers. Furthermore, the millennials included expected to be able to schedule or change appointments on the website and would […]

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Climb for a Cause© September 15-17, 2017

July 14, 2017

Climb for a Cause© is a mountain trekking retreat with the purpose of raising awareness and generating needed resources to support oral health education and treatment projects domestically and abroad. Join a remarkable group of dentists, dental team members, industry experts, and speakers for a transformational experience at one of the most beautiful destinations in the […]

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Top 10 KPIs to Predictively Grow Your Private Dental Practice

July 13, 2017

From Kirk Behrendt via BlueIQ : The Top 10 Dental KPIsFirst of all, data is the key to running a successful business and predictively growing it. Because data tells us how to make good business decisions. So, if you want to improve any aspect of your practice, it starts with gathering the right data. Without further ado, […]

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Nine Tips for Great Video

July 13, 2017

From You Tube: Open with a hook Capture your viewers’ attention in the first 5 seconds with something fun, interesting or engaging. Getting Started with You Tube: The other eight tips are: Get viewers to act Be yourself Grab a friend Use cue cards Click it Choose a location Showcase your business The most important […]

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Dental Art

July 12, 2017

Porcelain Figurine: Interesting and different as the figure is a woman, a rather elegant woman, but the same old same old as she has an extracted tooth in her hand. I suppose it is wishful thinking that she would be manipulating a 3D implant image. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in […]

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July 11, 2017

“Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving” ~Albert Einstein~ HT Dan Edwards

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Business violated Americans with Disabilities Act with inaccessible website

July 11, 2017

From ADA News: For what is believed to be the first time, a court has ruled that failure to make a website accessible to people with disabilities violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Source: Court: Business violated Americans with Disabilities Act with inaccessible website The business cited in the linked article was not a dental […]

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Global Oral Health Summit

July 10, 2017

Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit is a collaborative learning experience, uniting oral health professionals across all specialties and skill levels. Attendees learn new ways to tackle everyday challenges. They discover the latest industry trends and explore innovations in diagnostic techniques. Source: Global Oral Health Summit – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

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How Drones Could Become the New Ambulances for Heart Attack Patients

July 10, 2017

Time is one of the most daunting hurdles for health care professionals rushing emergency treatment to a heart attack patient who isn’t near a hospital. But a team of researchers thinks drones could one day become a high-tech and convenient solution to the problem, A team of scientists from the Center for Resuscitation Science at […]

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Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny packs raw power into a small body

July 10, 2017

From SlashGear: Lenovo has taken the wraps off what it says is the smallest ever workstation with ISV certification: the Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny. Source: Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny packs raw power into a small body – SlashGear This is ideal for a dental office. The small size can be put anywhere in a treatment room […]

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HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

July 7, 2017

Interesting Resource HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). Source: HIMSS – Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society | HIMSS

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Digital Radiography Guide

July 6, 2017

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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Why You Can’t Visit Your Doctor Virtually And Why That Might Be Changing

July 6, 2017

From Wealthy Doctor: Most doctors today communicate with their patients the same way the Greek physician Galen did 2,000 years ago: one on one, in person. Why is that? One reason is unwise legislation. Another is resistance to change by the American Medical Association and state medical societies. A third reason is Medicare, whose payment practices […]

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