The Reboot Poem

by Larry Emmott on December 15, 2017

in Just for Fun

Don’t you wish when life is bad

and things just don’t compute,

That all we really had to do

was stop and hit reboot?

Things would all turn out OK,

life could be so sweet

If we had those special keys

Ctrl, Alt, and Delete

Your boss is mad, your bills not paid,

your wife, well she’s just mute

Just stop and hit those wonderful keys

that make it all reboot

You’d like to have another job

but you fear living in the street?

You solve it all and start a new,

Ctrl, Alt, and Delete.

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Buy Now Save Taxes

by Larry Emmott on December 14, 2017

in CAD CAM,Hardware,Management,Radiography

Good news, if you have or are considering purchasing equipment this year!  Section 179 allows you to deduct up to $500,000 of the purchase price.  Important, this is only for items purchased and installed in the 2017 Calendar Year. In other words before December 31, 2017. Go to www.section179.org  to find out more information.

I suggest you consider year end technology investments in this order:

  • Network
  • Radiography
  • Camera
  • Cad Cam
  • CBCT

PS: You would be a fool to take this as tax advise, blah blah blah consult your tax adviser to determine your personal situation. 🙂

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From Geek.com

…a company called Blizzident wants to simply that part of your oral hygiene routine. How? By 3D-printing you a crazy customized flossing device. They call it (logically enough) 3D-Flosser, and they say it can floss your entire mouth in seconds. All you have to do is bite down and release and you’re done.

Source: 3D-printed Mouthpiece Promises to Floss Your Whole Mouth in Just One Bite – Geek.com

I am not sure if this is brilliant or nuts. It is a creative use of customized 3D printing.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on December 13, 2017

in Dental Art

“Star Wars Dentist” Looking forward to the latest installment “The Last Jedi” coming out Friday. I always thought the ideal dentist would have eight arms.

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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Celebrating the 20th Annual Leaders in CE

by Larry Emmott on December 12, 2017

in Dental Speaker

From Dentistry Today:

For 20 years now, our December issue of Dentistry Today has directed the spotlight on some of the top leaders in continuing education and dental consulting.

What an honor to be included in the Dentistry Today Leaders in CE. Dentistry has always valued education and we are blessed to have so many fine presenters on so many important topics.

Source: Celebrating the 20th Annual Leaders in CE | Dentistry Today

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No Remakes

by Larry Emmott on December 12, 2017

in Scanners,Theraputics

FYI: We have been using a 3 Shape Trios to take full mouth impressions for SomnoDent sleep appliances since August. We have delivered well over 100 appliances with zero remakes. In fact we have had zero adjustments. The digital impressions are remarkably reliable and of course the patients love them compared to the standard six minutes of gagging they are used to.

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Ransomware Defense Every Dental Practice Needs

December 11, 2017

From Dental Product Shopper: …according to this report, healthcare is the single most targeted industry because victims are most likely to pay ransoms. This is a disturbing revelation for a couple of reasons. On one hand, it indicates that healthcare businesses, dental practices included, have outdated or compromised security protections. In addition, and perhaps more egregiously, […]

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Websites that Work!

December 11, 2017

What makes for a “good” website? There are many techie, marketing or even aesthetic answers to the question. However what really matters is, does the website convert web browsers into patients? No matter how much you spend getting people to the site or how pretty and “with it” the site is that money is wasted […]

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Marketing

December 8, 2017

Dental Marketing BG (Before Google)

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The top 5 concerns for dentists

December 7, 2017

The following concerns rank among the most pressing for dentists, according to the American Dental Association’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality. 1. Claim rejection. Dentists often have questions around the following four CDT codes: D4341 and D4342 for periodontal scaling and root planing; D4910 for periodontal maintenance; and D2950 for core buildups. 2. […]

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EvoDent

December 7, 2017

EvoDent was one of the more impressive 3D printers I saw at GNYDM. It has wide distribution in Asia but is new to the US. The primary use of 3D printers in dentistry remains with dental labs, However there are many uses for it in a dental office, including temps and splints or any device […]

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Dental Art

December 6, 2017

“Bugs’s Waiting Room” What’s up doc? 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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Hinman 2018

December 5, 2017

  Source: 2018 Speakers – Dr. Lawrence Emmott I am honored to be presenting four sessions at the 2018 Hinman in Atlanta. Follow the link, registration starts today.  

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Who Knows What?

December 4, 2017

There are six separate areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software well. These are: General use of the software: This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific procedure or appointment. Charting: That is entering treatment, creating […]

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Dentist Money Show Podcast

December 4, 2017

I had the wonderful opportunity to record a podcast with Reese Harper and the Dentist Money Show while I was a the GNYDM. The podcasts will be released in the coming months, I will keep you posted.

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Nooo

December 1, 2017
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Guide to Paperless Records

November 30, 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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People are getting locked out of their Google Docs, and it’s bad

November 30, 2017

From Mashable: It turns out that even your private documents can be censored online. This morning, a ton of users reported being locked out of completely innocuous Google Docs for “inappropriate content.” Source: People are getting locked out of their Google Docs, and it’s bad Google claims the problem was the result of a big […]

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Nexa3D, BEGO and XYZprinting Form Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the Transformation of Digital Dentistry

November 30, 2017

Nexa3D, the maker of ultra-fast Stereolithography professional-grade 3D printers, BEGO, the leading provider of digital and traditional dental materials, 3D printers and services together with XYZprinting, the world’s leading desktop 3D printer brand, today announced the groundbreaking three-way partnership designed to transform digital dentistry… …”This comprehensive three-way strategic alliance is designed to accelerate dental market access […]

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Dental Art

November 29, 2017

“Tooth Under Construction: Charles Fazzino 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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