Year End Radiography Special

by Larry Emmott on November 24, 2014

in Radiography

If you are still putting off getting digital radiography in your office now is the time. Take advantage of your 179  tax break and install it before the end of the year.

If you still have questions about what to buy and are worried about cost, patient acceptance and all the other issues dentists discuss then I suggest you get my comprehensive guide to “Digital Radiography”. To make it easier I am offering a 40% off year end special.

The guide exposes nine myths about digital radiography and answers 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.

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“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.

Use the coupon code EOT59 to get 40% off the list price.

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whoisThis is a potential problem first pointed out to me by my friends at TNT Dental:

Your domain name is a business asset

It has value. It is as much a part of your business as the name, the logo, and the client list. You should always be in control of your domain name. Never let anyone else register it for you. If you ever decide to sell the business, the domain name is a part of the assets included with the business.

via What to do if your web designer registers your domain in their name – Massage Therapy World.

The problem arises when a dentist (or any small business owner) contracts with a web designer to create a business web page and the web company registers the domain in their name not in the name of the dentist. There are several well known web site companies in dentistry who do this routinely. The linked article explains it all well.

To find out who owns your domain you can look it up using an online data base called Whois. Just follow the link, type in your domain (that is your web site address such as drjones.com) and submit. Look for Registrant.

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Hands Off the Web

by Larry Emmott on November 23, 2014

in Internet

This past week, we witnessed the occurrence of two events with the capacity to reshape the Internet for the worst. First, the White House offered a full-throated endorsement “for the strongest possible rules” in support of “net neutrality,” which would prevent telecommunications suppliers from offering their customers priority services in exchange for higher rates.

The second was the response of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson that his company was going to step back from investing billions of dollars in building out its own GiGaPower fiber network until it received greater clarity from the FCC as to what the rules of the game will be going forward. 

via Hands Off the Web | Hoover Institution.

“Net Neutrality” sounds good but in practice means government regulations to fix something that isn’t broken.

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From Wired:

Turns out it wasn’t just in our heads: Data from app performance monitor Crittercism showed iOS 8’s crash rate was 60 percent higher than iOS 7 during their respective first months on handsets.

via It’s Official—iOS 8 Is Apple’s Buggiest Release to Date | WIRED.

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From Vox:

The White House had previously said in September 7.3 million people  were enrolled in insurance coverage through the marketplaces. An analysis of those enrollments, provided to Bloomberg by the House Oversight and Government Committee, shows that as many as 400,000 of those plans were just for dental coverage and not medical plans.

…Without counting the dental plan sign-ups, the White House falls below federal projections of 7 million sign-ups in 2014. House Republicans have charged that the White House was trying to hide the actual enrollment numbers.

via White House wrongly counted dental plans in Obamacare enrollment numbers – Vox.

Dentistry turns out to be a big part of Obamacare. At least a big part of making it look better than it is.

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Holidays are Coming

by Larry Emmott on November 22, 2014

in General

Please do me a favor: When you shop at Amazon, just click through one of my links first. You’ll support EOT at no cost to yourself. I appreciate it, especially this time of year!

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How do Patients Find You?

November 22, 2014

Two thoughts: Word of mouth or in other words a personal referral is still the way most people find a dentist. Contrary to what some web sellers are telling us the population does not generally find a dentist with a random search. However, even when they get a word of mouth referral most people still […]

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3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want

November 21, 2014

From TechCrunch: The first reason you can’t just ask customers what they want is that they aren’t always attuned to what they really need. Steve Jobs famously said, “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” via 3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want | TechCrunch. I first […]

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Computer/Wi-Fi Humor

November 20, 2014

Worth a click just for giggles: Funny Technology – Computer/Wi-Fi Humor – Community – Google+.

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Facebook is cracking down on ‘overly promotional’ posts from brands

November 20, 2014

From Mashable: Facebook announced that it intends to crack down on “promotional content” from brands, citing feedback on Friday from users who complained about too much hucksterism in their News Feeds. Such content was showing up in the form of status updates from brands that consumers had Liked at one time or another. Starting in […]

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Dentrix Mastery Tracks

November 20, 2014

Having great technology won’t help your office unless you know how to use it. For many years I have been urging dentists to get more training on how to use their software. Dentrix offers a number of training options. Their newest option (introduced at the ADA in October) is Mastery Tracks. I like it for […]

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Data Breach

November 19, 2014

Interesting stat: 22% of reported medical/dental data breaches are paper information not digital. For example charts tossed in a dumpster instead of shredded. BTW it is not good enough to shred them you need documentation from the shredding company.

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Dental Art

November 19, 2014

“Triptych Smile” 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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Technology and Change

November 18, 2014

A new article is available. Inscriptions—November 2014.

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Expert Business Strategies

November 18, 2014

From the ADA “Expert Business Strategies”   I contributed a chapter on Paperless Records. I am honored to be included along with Sally McKenzie, Cathy Jameson, Rita Zamora, Roger Levin and others. Order Here:

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Healthgrades Video

November 18, 2014
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The lazy person’s guide to personal branding

November 17, 2014

From Mashable: Thanks to the Internet, everyone can present a shiny, online version of themselves as a quick way to cash in. Personal brands are no longer just for stars like Oprah or Beyoncé. It’s an important way to set yourself apart from the loud voices crowding online culture. via The lazy person’s guide to […]

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Then and Now

November 16, 2014

We’ve come a long way. In 1951, Univac, the first commercial computer, made its way into computer history. It was 25 feet by 50 feet, weighed 8 tons, and cost close to $1 million. It had a processing speed of 2.25 megahertz (MHz) and a memory capacity of 1,000 words. Today, 63 years later, for less than $500 […]

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NOMAD Pro 2 Safety

November 15, 2014

I am a huge fan of the hand held X-Ray machine Nomad. I can’t imagine why any dentist building or remodeling an office would use anything else. OK – I can imagine one reason, it just does not seem safe to be in the room while taking radiographs. Of course the people at Nomad are […]

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The cost of the Internet

November 15, 2014

I pay about $63 a month for Internet service. (If you are wondering why I pay so much when there are ads everywhere touting Internet for $19.95 the answer is that my connection speed is something like twenty times faster :-)) My hardware that is the computer network and modem cost me around $2000 and […]

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