The Hinman Dental Society

by Larry Emmott on September 22, 2017

in Dental Speaker

I will be presenting next year at the wonderful Hinman Meeting in Atlanta.

The High Tech Paperless Office 3/22/2018, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Speaker(s): Lawrence Emmott Keyword(s): CommunicationDental AssistingPractice ManagementTechnology Google Juice for Dentists 3/22/2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Speaker(s): Lawrence Emmott Keyword(s): CommunicationPractice ManagementSocial MediaTechnology Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless 3/23/2018, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Speaker(s): Lawrence Emmott Keyword(s): CommunicationDigital DentistryPractice ManagementTechnology Google Juice for Dentists 3/

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Own Your Own Name

by Larry Emmott on September 21, 2017

in Digital Marketing,Internet

weburlIf you have not done this yet run, don’t walk, to your nearest domain registry and register your name as a web domain. My favorite registry is Go Daddy.

Type your name into the box and see if it available. If it is buy it immediately. It should cost no more than $30.00 and will likely be much less.

If you have a common name type it in and add your initial. If it is still not available add dds to the end and or dr to the beginning. For example robertjonesdds or drrobertjones. Immediately buy any that are available. For now only consider domains with the dot com suffix. There are dozens of other options like dot co or dot net but the public overwhelmingly prefers dot com.

Don’t stop with your actual name but register your practice name and any variations you can think of.

Once you own a domain it is yours for life as long as you pay the annual registration fee. You can use it yourself or sell it in the future.

Have your web site provider set up a system so that all these domains will re-direct to your primary dental office site. You are not limited to one domain but can have any number all directed to one primary site.

 

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on September 20, 2017

in Dental Art

“Rainbow Lips” This is a very common theme, close up of lips with some kind of drip coming off. Interesting. Examples here, here, and here.

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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Digital Diagnostics

by Larry Emmott on September 19, 2017

in Diagnostics

The core of hi tech diagnostics is the ability to scientifically measure a physiologic condition and then to convert those measurements to a digital format for analysis and recording. The result is a highly accurate and consistent measurement.

Traditional methods of diagnosis are often little more than highly educated subjective guesses. To become a good diagnostician requires training, skill and experience. No random man on the street can pick up an explorer or look at a film radiograph and detect decay. However any old man on the street can look at a computer screen and see that the green part is healthy and the red part is decayed.

Since most dentists have spent years developing these subtle diagnostic skills, and they are justifiably proud of them, they tend to reject technology that suddenly makes those skills obsolete. They confuse method with results.

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Text your Patients

by Larry Emmott on September 18, 2017

in Digital Marketing,Internet,Management

Some numbers from Solution Reach:

  • 75% of patients would prefer receiving appointment reminders via text
  • Text message response rates are 209% higher than those from phone calls
  • The average practice could save up to 2 hours a day on phone calls by using text conversations
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Greater New York Dental Meeting

by Larry Emmott on September 15, 2017

in Dental Speaker

Source: Course: Google and Internet Presence: Juice for Dentists | Greater New York Dental Meeting

I am honored to be presenting three courses at the Greater New York Meeting in November.

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MOVING !

September 14, 2017

Blogging will be light for a few days…I am moving.

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Dental Art

September 13, 2017

Jackson Pollack’s Molar ??? 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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Phishing

September 12, 2017

Some phishing tips from Ted Takahashi at T2 Consulting: These scams work by tricking you into clicking a link or attachment that either infects your computer with malware or takes you to a page that looks legit, but isn’t, and illegally steals your private information. Phishing scams and Ransomware are widespread and getting worse. Phishme […]

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Why is Health Insurance so Complicated?

September 12, 2017

Dental insurance does not even pretend to be real insurance covering us from a catastrophic loss. It is purely a pre-pay of some very basic procedures. Why all of this is even an issue is that medical care is simply way too expensive. The best hope for reducing cost and improving care is technology.

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DentalCareLinks

September 11, 2017

Here is another online dental referral system. What makes this one special is the price…FREE. DentalCareLinks.com is a cloud-based platform where you can invite colleagues to join, share patient information, and transfer or receive HIPAA compliant data with just a few secure clicks. Your staff will appreciate the ease, simplicity and time savings. You’ll agree […]

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September 11, 2017
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Wisdom?

September 8, 2017

Light travels faster than sound.  This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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From Shopper to New Patient; Online Chat

September 7, 2017

Getting potential new patients to your web site is just the first step. You then need to convert them from surfers to patients. Research shows that visitors who chat are 7.5 times more likely to complete a purchase than visitors who don’t chat.Chat also leads to greater customer satisfaction and more frequent repeat business. But […]

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Top Dental & Oral Health Blogs You Must Read In 2017

September 7, 2017

Very Cool, “Emmott on Technology” has been chosen as a top dental blog. His blog offers an interesting perspective on using technology in the dental industry. A little different to many blogs here – which is why I like it. Source: Top Dental & Oral Health Blogs You Must Read In 2017 Follow the link […]

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Dental Art

September 6, 2017

I love this. Sadly I do not have a title or artist. It reminds me of the massive red-rock cliffs in Sedona or Moab. 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 […]

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Dentacoin Wants To Be Bitcoin For Teeth, But It’s A Bit Absurd

September 5, 2017

From Digital Trends: Called Dentacoin, it pitches itself as a way to improve dental health, cut out insurance companies as middle men, and foster cooperation between dentists and patients. Source: Dentacoin Wants To Be Bitcoin For Teeth, But It’s A Bit Absurd | Digital Trends As much as I love all things digital and try very […]

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Is this computer geek a hacker who harassed an FBI agent, or a hero trying to secure the internet?

September 5, 2017

The Justin Shafer story keeps getting more bizarre. He has been arrested not for hacking, as Patterson accused him of dong, but for harassing an FBI agent. Here is my article from June 2016 when he was raided by the FBI. Now this from Dallas News: Shafer is behind bars in the Dallas area not because […]

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Paper to Paperless

September 4, 2017

I believe the conversion process from paper to paperless records requires three different types of help or support. Consultant: This person helps develop the plan, choose vendors, establish a budget, set up office systems, assign tasks and follow up over time to trouble shoot and assure completion of the project. Trainer: This person teaches the office staff […]

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A Breakdown of the Second Largest HIPAA Fine to Date – $5.5 Million

August 31, 2017

On February 16, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Memorial Healthcare System (“MHS”) to settle potential violations of HIPAA. The settlement agreement included a robust corrective action plan and the second largest fine levied against a covered entity to date: $5.5 million. For those keeping […]

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