Disaster Relief

by Larry Emmott on May 28, 2015

in General

FYI: Henry Schein has a disaster relief hotline for dentists and other healthcare professionals who need help coping with the terrible storms and flooding that continue to ravage states in the South Central part of the U.S.

800-999-9729

 

TEXAS-FLOODING

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NBC News Reports on Medical Records Hacks

by Larry Emmott on May 28, 2015

in Paperless,Security

This is what your patients will be seeing.

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Hand Held Exposure

by Larry Emmott on May 28, 2015

in Radiography

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Dental personnel are understandably worried about radiation exposure when using a hand held X-Ray generator like the Nomad. However as the chart above shows the exposure levels are quite low when it is used properly. Note the protection from the special scatter shield shown below.

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NOTE: Not all the hand held devices available have the same level of safety as the Nomad.

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by Larry Emmott on May 28, 2015

in Just for Fun

prehistoric Googling

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From Washington Post:

Anesthesia is tricky. It’s often compared to flying a plane – keeping a patient hovering in just the right plane of consciousness. It’s called depth of hypnosis. Surgeons don’t want patients writhing on the table. And patients don’t want to be aware of the operation. Of course, no one wants patients to die, a distinct possibility if too much of an anesthesia drug is delivered.

The iControl-RP aims to thread that needle by using an EEG to scan a patient’s brain waves to make sure the sedation is adequate. And it looks at heart and breathing rates and blood oxygen levels to make sure the patient is not slipping too deeply into sleep. The machine’s algorithm makes all the medical decisions that a doctor usually does.

via ‘We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists’ – The Washington Post.

Another step to robodoc. No job is safe from automation.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on May 27, 2015

in Dental Art

S Curren

“S ” This reminds me of an Escher print with the teeth seeming to turn back in themselves. It can also be seen as just a mandibular S.

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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Science is often flawed, Update

May 26, 2015

UPDATE: From the NYT Related:Economists like to say there are no bad people, just bad incentives. The incentives to publish today are corrupting the scientific literature and the media that covers it. Until those incentives change, we’ll all get fooled again. Also worth reading From Vox: Right now, taxpayers fund a lot of the science […]

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Apple HomeKit will start shipping in June

May 26, 2015

From Mashable: The framework, which will streamline communication between the iPhone and a home device, gives users the ability to control locks, lights, cameras, doors, thermostats, plugs and switches at home, all via corresponding apps via Apple says HomeKit products will start shipping in June. These will be fun for home use but why not […]

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Tru-Image – Interactive Diagnostic Imaging

May 26, 2015

Tru-Image – Interactive Diagnostic Imaging. I love this product, lower radiation, better images, easy to use. It isn’t really high tech it is more like mid tech. Check it out.

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Thank You

May 25, 2015
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Digital Center of Excellence

May 24, 2015

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and Henry Schein, Inc. have announced the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence. The School of Dentistry’s new center, anticipated to open in the next 12 months, will serve as a digital dentistry training hub for students, faculty and alumni, enhancing dental education and demonstrating how […]

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Diagnosis then Treatment

May 22, 2015

SNODENT stands for Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry. What it is intended to do is to establish standard diagnostic criteria and definitions and then create a standard digital format that can be used by everybody as part of a digital electronic medical / dental record. The concept is great, but. As a general rule dentist have […]

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Deleting (or just fixing) a Google+ Page

May 21, 2015

Many dentists have a Google+ page that is in serious need of revision or simply needs to be deleted. For example the dentist is listed as doing business at an old location where they worked as an associate. Even worse the actual owner of the practice is not listed by Google+ but the long gone […]

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Third Generation Online Referrals

May 20, 2015

First generation attempts to create digital referral slips simply recreate the paper form in an electronic format, usually pdf. The referring dentist needs to download and print the form then fill in the information (patient name, practice information, tooth #, diagnosis etc.) by hand. The patient takes the form to the specialist and the data […]

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Dental Art

May 20, 2015

“Blue Tooth ” Before it was a wireless standard it was…well what was it? The name of the tenth-century viking lord Harald Bluetooth. I assume he got the name from a non vital anterior that turned blue, as they do after an severe blow. Those viking lords were always doing battle and it is likely Harald got […]

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Why go Paperless? What I have now works and doesn’t cost a thing.

May 19, 2015

Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like x-rays and photographs can […]

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How can you remove an inappropriate review from Google+?

May 19, 2015

Follow these steps to remove a Google+ user review. Log into your Google Account Go to http://support.google.com/business Click ‘Contact Us’ Select ‘Photos, reviews, or business summaries’ Click on ‘Inappropriate reviews’ You can either Email or Request a call. Either way request a call so you can discuss the inappropriate review with a person. Inappropriate does […]

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Fuzzy no More

May 18, 2015

One of the best things about a digital x-rays is that they are…wait for it…they are…digital! That means we can use diagnostic software to examine and possibly enhance the image and improve our diagnostic efficiency. Most dentists believe that digital radiography is all about the sensor, but when it comes to diagnosis it is all […]

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