Guide to “Going Paperless”

by Larry Emmott on July 31, 2015

in Paperless

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Is it really possible to go paperless? How can I turn all this junk into a digital record? And why should I even bother?

The fact is that it is possible to create a completely paperless dental record. And going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars.

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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Curving and Jiving

by Larry Emmott on July 31, 2015

in Management,Software

Curve Dental with Jive Call Notification Call Out July 2015The good people at Curve Dental have announced a new feature, an application that allows the dental team members to see who’s calling before they pick up the phone. Basically, it’s like caller ID except that the dental team sees more than just a a name and number; they also see the patient’s picture and current status appear within the practice management software. And with just one click they can view all of the patient’s record.

Curve has partnered with Jive Communications a cloud based telephone VOIP provider.

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Good Camera for Patient Photos

by Larry Emmott on July 30, 2015

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Still waiting for digital x-rays

by Larry Emmott on July 30, 2015

in Just for Fun,Radiography

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Cubex

by Larry Emmott on July 29, 2015

in Management,Office Design,Software

I have been a huge fan of Cubex for years.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on July 29, 2015

in Dental Art

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“Big Brother” Street art in Nizhny Novgorod by Russian artist Nikita Nomerz

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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Windows 10 Coming July 29

July 28, 2015
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New Patients are Wonderful…But

July 28, 2015

The cost of acquiring one new patient is estimated to be $280. Generating ten new patients a month or 120 per year will cost you, on average, $33,600. It costs five to ten times more to create a new patient than to retain an existing one. For most dentists marketing is all about “the new […]

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Three Types of Dental Websites

July 27, 2015

Most dentist, about 70% at last count, have a practice web site. However very few are using their site effectively. Dynamic content with patient interaction is far superior to the typical site which is often little more than an electronic brochure. As I see it there are three levels to dental office web site participation. 1: Barely There. […]

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Everything from 1991 Radio Shack Ad Now on Your Phone

July 27, 2015

There are 15 electronic gimzo type items on this page, being sold from America’s Technology Store. 13 of the 15 you now always have in your pocket. Source: Everything from 1991 Radio Shack ad I now do with my phone | Trending Buffalo One of the collateral benefits of digital technology is that devices are […]

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The Word of the Future

July 27, 2015

“Disintermediation.” Great word, isn’t it?,, It’s hard to remember — and even harder to believe — but not terribly many years ago, the only sources of news were the major networks and major newspapers, along with a few special-audience magazines Source: What Would the ‘One Word’ to a Graduate Be Today? | PJ Media What […]

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Planning

July 26, 2015

“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”   Benjamin Franklin HT Hugh Doherty

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Five Critical Steps to Using Technology

July 24, 2015

More wisdom from Dayna Johnson at Dentistry IQ: There are five critical things to consider when purchasing a new piece of technology, whether it’s for the clinical area or business side of your dental practice. These will not only help bring the technology to life, but will also make sure your team is as efficient […]

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Hide Those Wires

July 23, 2015
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The history of ^shift 3 = pound, AKA #

July 23, 2015

The hashtag (#) had a difficult start in life seeing as it served no real purpose until bell technology placed it onto the keypad of touch tone phones. Source: The history of ^shift 3 = pound, AKA # — HubSpider Blog It actually has a formal name…Octathorp.

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More Advanced Diagnostics

July 23, 2015

One of the high tech areas that I am most excited about is diagnostics. I believe we are just scratching the surface of diagnosis and using sensors to detect pathology like McCoy on Star Trek. The Canary System is an advanced caries detection device that uses laser energy to detect changes in the crystalline structure […]

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Self-Driving Cars May End the Fines That Fill City Coffers

July 22, 2015

From Wired: Once the car’s in charge, it’s a safe bet we won’t do things like speed, run reds, park illegally, or drive drunk. And that means we won’t be fined for doing those things. Source: Self-Driving Cars May End the Fines That Fill City Coffers | WIRED Technology and unintended consequences.

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Dental Art

July 22, 2015

“Dino Dent” This image is so whimsical. I love it but sadly have no information such as the artist (I can’t make out the signature) or even the title. Notice the picture hanging on the wall. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any […]

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Scientists discover evidence of rudimentary dentistry from 14,000 years ago

July 21, 2015

Amazing: Ancient humans were performing rudimentary dentistry on each other 14,000 years ago, Italian scientists have discovered – 5,000 years earlier than previously thought. Source: Scientists discover evidence of rudimentary dentistry from 14,000 years ago – Telegraph

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Performance Review

July 21, 2015

One of the best things about digital data is that it can easily be gathered for reports and comparisons. Below are screen shots of the CareCredit Performance Review with explanations. Most offices have no idea how well (or how poorly) they are utilizing CareCredit. This report will show you how you are doing and help […]

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