I actually received an e-mail recently trying to sell me this chair and unit.
Seriously – this is what vendors think dentists need or want in 2015? For starters the unit has a spit sink of all things. As I recall those grossities were obsolete fifty years ago. The assistant can sit…well nowhere actually. And of course there is no accommodation for modern technology. This design is essentially the same as this vintage Ritter unit shown below from over 100 years ago. There is no accommodation for modern sit down four handed dentistry and digital technology.
Source: Annual Session | Ohio Dental Association | (ODA.org)
I am excited to be presenting four sessions at he upcoming Ohio State Meeting. Topics include: Google, Radiography, e-services and Data Security (HIPAA)
From Boing Boing:
…embedding a ton of crappy, insecure shovelware that would be added to your computer every time you reinstalled the OS…
Lenovo eventually offered a removal tool. This is the second time this year they got caught pre-loading evil crapware to their PCs. This is becoming a pattern.
Source: Lenovo preloaded laptops with reformat-resistant perpetual crapware – Boing Boing
Yet another reason not to buy off the shelf hardware for your dental office. Use an IT pro to set up and support your office computers.
From – Bloomberg View:
If you want good applicants to respond to your job posting, write it as if you were talking to actual human beings. Banish “proactive” and “value added.” Change “interface with” to “work with.” Scuttle “synergy.” Replace “the [job title] will” and “the successful candidate will” with “you will.”…
No, this isn’t a bunch of out-of-touch advice from a pointy-headed English major … it isn’t coming from me. It’s coming from big data.
Source: Big Data Builds a Better ‘Help Wanted’ Ad – Bloomberg View
Very interesting and useful. It seems that potential new employees would rather “work with a team of fellow professionals” than “Interface with synergistic stakeholders.”
Finding great dental team members is always a challenge.
“Dens in Dente” from the CDA Art Exhibit
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.