Electronic Dental Record guidance from the ADA

by Larry Emmott on March 27, 2017

in Paperless

From ADA News:

The committee earlier this year published ADA Technical Report No. 1030, Dental Provider’s Guide to the Electronic Dental Record, which discusses key concepts of the Electronic Dental Record and provides guidance on implementing an Electronic Dental Record system into dental offices.

Source: Electronic Dental Record concepts, guidance for use laid out in report

The report may be downloaded at no cost to members available from the ADA catalog at ebusiness.ada.org

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Technology on the Rocks May 18-20

by Larry Emmott on March 27, 2017

in Dental Speaker

12 CE Credits – Great for the whole Team

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If you are a mountain biker this is a MUST trip for you. Great trails, beautiful scenery and real CE that will help your practice run better.

If you are not a biker don’t worry. Sedona has plenty to offer including awesome outdoor activities, shopping, spas and art galleries on every corner.

Exercise your mind, body and spirit.

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

by Larry Emmott on March 27, 2017

in Future Tech

From MIT Technology Review:

These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture.

Source: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 – MIT Technology Review

All ten are fascinating, Three are specifically medical; Reversing paralysis, gene therapy and cell atlas. Three others, botnets, quantum computers and facial recognition will impact dentistry directly. And the other two are just cool.

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I Fell in Love with a Dentist

by Larry Emmott on March 24, 2017

in Just for Fun

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Compliance IQ Webinar March 29

We will start with some basic technology concepts that will help you understand and use all technology more effectively. We will then show you how to create electronic records that are fast, easy to use, easy to read and will protect you from litigation. Once you have electronic digital records, the advantages are astounding, including many online e-services which patients will love and that will save the office thousands of dollars. However as amazing as digital records are they are much more vulnerable to

Source: HIPAA Documentation and Data Safety

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The Tiny Robots Will See You Now

by Larry Emmott on March 23, 2017

in Future Tech

From IEEE Spectrum:

With new design advances, nanorobots are inching closer to medical use

Source: The Tiny Robots Will See You Now – IEEE Spectrum

Absolutely amazing! Imagine nanobots examining enamel for decay then fixing it, then disapearing.

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Practice in Your Pocket

March 23, 2017

Another “Dashboard”. I like this one as it includes overhead pulled from Quickbooks and has an app version for use on a smart phone:

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Dental Art

March 22, 2017

“Molar Pinup” That is definitely a tooth although the woman looks more like a nurse than a dental assistant. At least some guy’s fantasy nurse. This is one of very few sexy dental art photos. I have a few more that are actually a bit naughty. Maybe later. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth […]

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Thanks Patrick

March 21, 2017

A wonderful testimonial from Technology on the Rocks veteran Patrick McGibbon

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Mary Otto, on the Dentistry-Medicine Divide

March 21, 2017

From The Atlantic: Doctors are doctors, and dentists are dentists, and never the twain shall meet. Whether you have health insurance is one thing, whether you have dental insurance is another. Your doctor doesn’t ask you if you’re flossing, and your dentist doesn’t ask you if you’re exercising. In America, we treat the mouth separately from […]

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Common “Paperless” Mistake

March 20, 2017

A common mistake dental offices make regarding digital records is to gather digital information, such as photographs, but store it in separate dental software that is not part of the patient’s digital record. To be most effective the digital information must be all part of the same record using either a fully integrated system or linking each […]

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Beauty and the Technologist: Why Mastering Technology is the Key to Future Dental Practice Success

March 20, 2017

From Dentalcompare.com: Researchers at Oxford estimate that as many as half the jobs people are doing today will be eliminated by technology. This includes dentists and dental team members. There is one sure fire way to ensure you still have a job during the high-tech revolution. Become the “Practice Technologist.” Source: Beauty and the Technologist: Why […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2017
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Emotionally Attractive

March 16, 2017

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Most of the time, though, our success is based on something we have far more control over: our emotional attractiveness. Source: Seth’s Blog: Emotionally attractive Read the whole thing.

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Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

March 16, 2017

From ProPublica: Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of […]

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Dental Art

March 15, 2017

“Misplaced Models” Either a very clever use of old models, alginate and dental stone or a freshman dental students nightmare. 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. […]

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Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

March 14, 2017

From Mirror Online: Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster. Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human […]

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Thanks Mark

March 14, 2017

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Training Training Training

March 13, 2017

Dentrix Webinar: You will learn how to identify what is going well within your practice and where there are opportunities for improvement. Also, you will learn how a personal practice advisor assessment can help you identify and review key metrics in your practice that will help you maximize your patient care as well as your […]

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Why is there any difference?

March 13, 2017

Interesting. Also interesting that the number has gone up since 2005.

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