Useless Knowledge

by Larry Emmott on July 31, 2014

in Just for Fun

The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com. The domain name was registered on March 15, 1985, by Symbolics Technology, Inc.

For the role of Mike Brady, the father on TV’s The Brady Bunch in the 1970s, Robert Reed was ultimately selected. However, a strong contender for the patriarchal part was actor Gene Hackman.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, was the first published novel ever to have been written on a typewriter.

The character of the Professor on Gilligan’s Island was named Roy Hinkley. The Skipper was named Jonas Grumby. Both names were used only once in the entire series, on the first episode.

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mobileheromobileheromobileheromobileheromobileheroIn case you missed it: Dentalcompare from December 2013.

Imagine trying to read this page if it was shrunk to the size of a postage stamp.

Have you ever gone to a website using your smartphone only to find it is impossible to read or navigate because the phone attempts to fit the standard webpage into the tiny phone screen? After several frustrating minutes of resizing, waiting for the site to load, scrolling and looking for navigation buttons you give up…

Using responsive web design, a website detects the device on which it is being viewed and reformats itself to fit the screen. You do not want to create a different web page for different device screens. One website with the same content for all devices makes it easier for search engines to index a website, improving SEO. Responsive design uses a single website that is formatted for different devices.

At this time we are using three distinct screen sizes, traditional desktop monitors, tiny smart phones, and in the middle tablets such as the iPad.

via Emmott On Technology: Get Responsive With Your Dental Practice Website | Dentalcompare.com.

Mobile search has grown to equal desktop search. Patients are looking you up on their smart phones, both existing patients and possible new patients.

When they look you up on a smart phone they are not looking for lovely before and after photos or even online forms they are looking for the phone number and address, so make these big and easy to use with large thumb friendly buttons.

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Guide to Digital Radiography

by Larry Emmott on July 30, 2014

in Radiography

Digital Radiography is one of the most exciting and fastest growing technologies in dentistry. It is also the area with the most misinformation. I constantly talk with dentists who either do buy digital for the wrong reasons or don’t buy for the wrong reasons.

My comprehensive technology guide, “Digital Radiography” exposes nine myths about digital radiography and it will answer the basic question…Why bother? It then provides step by step help choosing and then setting up digital x-rays.

You will learn about; the five part imaging chain, the sensor wars, image enhancement and much more. And what will come as a complete shock to most dentists… there is even a budget and financial analysis that shows how digital radiography is actually cheaper than film.
“Digital Radiography” 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.

RadPages

Digital Radiography.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on July 30, 2014

in Dental Art

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“Dentalphone” Is this art? It may not be art but it is interesting. I love the little coronoid process on the case.

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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agd_logoTechnology from front to back: Integrating your business and clinical team members to boost efficiency and productivity

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. CDT

Creating a great high tech, paperless, digital dental office will never happen by accident. Digital technology is not just a part of practice management but a critical element in every aspect of clinical dentistry including radiographs, impressions, 3D imaging and the Internet

via Online CE Opportunities | Academy of General Dentistry.

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by Larry Emmott on July 29, 2014

in General

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Security Risk Assessment Tool

July 28, 2014

From the Federal Health IT site The SRA Tool takes you through each HIPAA requirement by presenting a question about your organization’s activities. Your “yes” or “no” answer will show you if you need to take corrective action for that particular item. There are a total of 156 questions. Resources are included with each question […]

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QueueDr – Fill cancellations instantly!

July 28, 2014

I just saw a demo of a new online service for dentists called QueueDr: How QueueDr works Doctor’s office adds patients to waitlist in QueueDr web app. If an appointment is cancelled or opens up… Doctor’s office presses “Fill appointment” in QueueDr. All interested patients receive text about opening. First patient to text back wins […]

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The Case for Concierge Medicine

July 27, 2014

From The Atlantic: In the trade-off between more patients and more personalized care, growing numbers of physicians are choosing the latter. …The concierge model of practice is growing, and it is estimated that more than 4,000 U.S. physicians have adopted some variation of it. Most are general internists, with family practitioners second. It is attractive to physicians […]

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Why Your Facebook Page Reach is Decreasing

July 27, 2014

From TechCrunch: The surplus of content and lack of space forces Facebook into the role of the ‘bad guy’ for filtering the feed in an attempt to show the most relevant posts (plus some ads). And so far, Facebook has done a terrible job of communicating how and why it filters the News Feed. via Why […]

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Anti-Buzz: Patient Records Revisited

July 26, 2014

  Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. BIG NEWS, We may have to wait a bit longer for some new Anti Buzz articles as Andrew just became a new father. Congratulations. That […]

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The Ten Most Common Mistakes Dentists Make Using Technology

July 25, 2014

No training No follow up training Dentist doesn’t get training No training on updates Not enough training Lack of training Little training Self training Poor training Won’t pay for training

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Cloud Revolution

July 25, 2014
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Training and More Training is the Key to New Technology

July 24, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from 2012. I often have a dentist or dental team member say to me something like, “It would be great if Dentrix just did xyz.” “Well,” I tell them “it does do xyz.” “You’re kidding. How long has it done xyz?” “At least three or four years.” The second […]

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Jibo the “Social” Robot

July 23, 2014

From MIT: Jibo’s body and face are simple but emotionally expressive, and the robot responds to simple voice commands. …a social robot plays that role on your behalf. You can ask Jibo to take a picture, and he goes into cameraman mode. But he’s also got autonomy, so he’s able to track faces and see […]

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Dental Art

July 23, 2014

“Tooth Puller” This painting also called “Cavadenti” is generally attributed to Michelangelo Caravaggio an Italian Baroque painter from around 1600. Many art scholars do not believe he painted it, although it is certainly similar to his style. What this painting does demonstrate is the typical scene we see with most early paintings of dentists. That […]

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Does Tech Improve Your Quality of Life?

July 22, 2014

Regardless of what the naysayers believe about human interaction and social media, the data shows us that the abundance of technology is actually increasing the abundance of happiness all over the world. via Peter Diamandis — Does Tech Improve Your Quality of Life?.

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Living in the 21st Century

July 22, 2014

You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

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What is Better Than a New Patient?

July 21, 2014

From an informative marketing blog Definet: Courting a new customer costs anywhere between five to ten times the cost of retaining an existing one, and 80% of a company’s future revenue comes from just 20% of the existing customer base. via Definet Contact — Total Marketing Solution. The article recommends we stay in touch with […]

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Amazon Officially Unveils Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service

July 21, 2014

The service promises access to 600,000 books in the Kindle reading library that members can read on their Kindle ereaders and tablets, iOS and Android devices and on Windows and Mac desktops and laptops. The service will also offer unlimited access to 2,000 audio books from Audible. …For roughly $119 a year, Kindle Unlimited customers […]

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