Guide to Paperless Records

by Larry Emmott on August 21, 2017

in Paperless

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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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Four Hours of CE, Technology Summit

by Larry Emmott on August 21, 2017

in Dental Speaker,Future Tech

September 16, 2017

Climb For A Cause is partnering with Roseman University College of Dental Medicine

Dentists from across North America will converge on Roseman University of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah for a four-hour overview of important new technology tools!

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Emmott: The Future is Here and it is Amazing!

Our line-up includes voices from all sectors of the dental technology industry who will share how to efficiently and effectively grow your practice so you can stay competitive in a market environment where Corporate Dentistry is making inroads.  

Visit  www.ClimbForACause.org/CE for details  on presenters and topics, and to register.

Climb For A Cause, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity providing dental education and treatment to needy children around the world, will be hosting it’s Twentieth Annual Hiking Event of Mt. Timpanogos on Sunday, September 17.

Visit  www.DentistsClimbForACause.org to learn more!

 or for more details call 312-455-9498 and ask for Danny

We look forward to having you join us!

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40th Annual Conference Academy of LDS Dentists

by Larry Emmott on August 19, 2017

in Dental Speaker

What an honor I am presenting to the 40th annual LDS Dentists Conference Today, August 19.

Join us August 18-19 at our annual dental conference where we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary! BYU Campus – Provo, Utah To learn more or to register: ldsdentist.byu.edu ATTENTION […]

Source: 40th Annual Conference – August 18 & 19, 2017 | Academy of LDS Dentists

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From Health News : NPR:

A colleague of hers describes the tooth product aisle in stores as the “dental aisle of confusion,” because there are so many options. “You can easily get bewildered standing there trying to figure out which option is the best,” she says.

Source: Teeth Whitening Is Big Business, But Do Over-The-Counter Products Really Work : Shots – Health News : NPR

This is what our patients are seeing in the news.

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Say What You Want and Expect

by Larry Emmott on August 17, 2017

in Management

From Katherine Eitel:

Continuing on this week with our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… here’s my fourth suggestion…

Suggestion #1:Assume the best. 

Suggestion #2:Roll with it. 

Suggestion #3:Visualize responsibly. 

Suggestion #4: Say What You Want and Expect

This one is really pretty easy.  No matter how much we wish it were different, people just can’t read our minds.  If something needs to get done, be done differently, or is super important to us… we must make those expectations known.  Otherwise, we are likely to have a lot of unmet expectations…

This is from Katherine’s wonderful Monday Morning stretch series. She discusses the importance of stating your wants and expectation in personal situations. However it is equally as true in business situations.

One of the mistakes I see dentists make with technology in the office is that they never create a vision of the high tech office they want and they never tell the team what is expected of them. On the flip side the team needs to feel safe and be willing to tell the dentist what they want and need as well. I have seen dental offices flounder with high tech because a key team member is afraid of the potential changes, she is afraid to tell the doctor so she does everything she can to mess up the technology transition. Usually with the best of intentions, as she believes she is protecting the dentist. Neither has bothered to tell the other what they want and need.

Look back at he list to number one. “Assume the best.” This is also good advice when implementing new technology. All too often either the dentist or the team is leary of the new technology and go into it expecting it to fail. The failure expectations become a self fulfilling prophecy.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on August 16, 2017

in Dental Art

Celebrating Five Years of weekly Dental Art

with a return to our first entry from Salvador Dali: “Ruby Lips with Teeth Like Pearls”

Here is what I wrote at that time in 2012, To paraphrase Keats:

Beauty is tooth, tooth beauty – that is all you need to know

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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Telemedicine predicted to reach 45.6 Million

August 15, 2017

Whether that means obtaining a prescription from your couch or chatting with a therapist for 10 minutes at the office, video chat visits are becoming increasingly common: By 2020 there could be an estimated 45.6 million virtual consultations performed in the U.S., according to data and analysis company IHS Markit. Source: 4 Ways Going to the Doctor […]

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New Code for Caries Detection

August 14, 2017

The American Dental Association (ADA) approved the procedure code D0600 for caries detection effective January 1, 2017. The nomenclature reads: “Non-ionizing diagnostic procedure capable of quantifying, monitoring, and recording changes in structure of enamel, dentin and cementum”. Examination with The Canary SystemTM meets the criteria for using this procedure code. Detection methods using fluorescence or […]

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CE and FUN

August 12, 2017
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This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

August 11, 2017

From Men’s Health: It’s called the Amabrush, and it’s a fully automatic toothbrush that’s supposed to clean those pearly whites in a matter of seconds. Yup, you stick the brush in your mouth, do nothing, and 10 seconds later, you just brushed your teeth. Source: ​Weird or Cool: This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in […]

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2017 Business of Dentistry Conference

August 10, 2017

The three most important things a dentist can do to get the most from technology: Training, Training, Training EVENT OVERVIEWYour Practice. Your Business: The Dentrix Business of Dentistry Conference is the can’t miss dental industry training event of the year—but training is only the tip of the iceberg. It’s a full-on, immersive experience, packed with […]

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Professionals and Managers: You’re Next

August 10, 2017

From City Journal: Here’s the dirty little secret about automation: it’s easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to replace a journeyman electrician. Source: Professionals and Managers: You’re Next | City Journal Another article looking at the future of “professional” jobs and automation. Three amazing technologies are converging that will result in […]

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Dental Art

August 9, 2017

“Open Wide”  For more of Simon Lee’s fantastic sculpture look here BigBlueTree. I love the cat on the floor. 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. […]

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House Calls

August 8, 2017

Doctors are making house calls again. Not exactly a house call as we knew in the past but a digital telemedicine call. Telemedicine is the house call of the digital age. BTW we are using telemedicine for physician consults for sleep patients. Awesome.

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Four Ways to make it Digital

August 7, 2017

It is possible to turn dead tree (paper) information into electronic digital information. There are four ways to create digital information. Enter it Capture it Scan it Import it Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information. Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates […]

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2017 AzDHA Scientific IMPACT Conference

August 4, 2017

I am looking forward to keynoting this amazing conference August 18. Source: 2017 AzDHA Scientific IMPACT Conference – Where We Learn, Grow, & Unite

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Climb for a Cause© Annual Event 2017 September 15-17

August 3, 2017

Mt. Timpanogos, Utah September 15 – 17 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 […]

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Dental Art

August 2, 2017

“Dental Pinup 1′ This is one of a series of four risque dental posters in classic 1940’s pin up style ala Vargas. It is hard to find sexy dental art. These four images certainly qualify as sexy but the words are a bit raunchy. Too much? Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry […]

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Culture for a digital age

August 1, 2017

From McKinsey & Company: Shortcomings in organizational culture are one of the main barriers to company success in the digital age. That is a central finding from McKinsey’s recent survey of global executives Source: Culture for a digital age | McKinsey & Company The report from McKinsey confirms what I have observed over the years. The […]

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Amazon May Be the Next Tech Giant Muscling Into Health Care

August 1, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: CNBC says that the company (Amazon) has set up a team called, cryptically, 1492 that is researching hardware and software projects relating to health care. High on the list of the topics it’s investigating, says the report, are digital medical records, online doctor appointments, and health-related services for its own hardware, including […]

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