Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on August 27, 2014

in Dental Art

Brusher

“Brusher”  ?? I do not have an artist or a title for this one. I like the realism even if it is a bit gross. I believe this is colored pencil but am not sure.

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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Henry Schein Tech Summit

by Larry Emmott on August 26, 2014

in Dental Speaker

I was invited by Henry Schein  / Dentrix to participate in a technology summit with many of their top executives and a who’s who of dental consultants and technology leaders. I have tremendous respect for the people they invited and was honored to be included.

The meeting was both fun and very informative. As a dentist interested in high tech it is very nice to see a big company like Henry Schein take such an interest in the thoughts of the dentists and consultants who live it every day.

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Sensors for Dummies

by Larry Emmott on August 26, 2014

in Radiography

A corded sensor has three basic elements. First is a scintillator. When x-rays impact the scintillator it fluoresces, creating a very precise pattern of light.

Many, but not all, sensors have an optical fibre. It transmits the light from the scintillator screen to the chip and protects the chip from x-rays.

A solid state computer chip receives the light and converts it into a digital electronic signal. This is the same basic chip technology that a digital camera uses to convert light into a digital photo. There are two different types of chip in use; they are CCD (Charged Couple Device) and CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).

These two chip types function differently but both produce good images of diagnostic quality.

More information about digital radiography in the dental office.

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Go with a Pro

by Larry Emmott on August 26, 2014

in Just for Fun

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Who does your IT? Don’t go “Cheapo” this is an essential part of your office hire a pro.

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Dentrix Ascend Cloud Based Management Software

by Larry Emmott on August 25, 2014

in Software

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Tablet, Laptop and now fully functional desktop…all in one.

…it hadn’t supplanted my go-to Lenovo laptop — until now. And that’s all thanks to its new $199.99 docking station

If you own a Surface Pro 3, I consider this dock a must-have device. It simply completes the picture of a no-compromises tablet and ultraportable hybrid.

via Docking Station Makes Surface Pro 3 Indistinguishable From a Desktop [REVIEW].

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I have been really impressed with the Surface Pro and aching to get one…but…They are a bit pricey and sadly many dental applications are not optimized for Windows 8. Never the less this new option makes me want one even more.

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Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Experts Disagree

August 24, 2014

When it comes to the best way to brush your teeth, experts do not agree. via Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? Experts Disagree – NYTimes.com. So much for the science is settled.

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Anti-Buzz: The End of Large Software

August 23, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it.   I have spent many of my recent articles trying to make some sense of the smartphone/tablet boom, but what I haven’t done is really dig […]

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Schein Opens New Utah Headquarters Featuring “Center Of Excellence”

August 22, 2014

From WSJ: Henry Schein, Inc. announced today the grand opening of a new headquarters building for its Practice Solutions business in American Fork, Utah, that will offer practitioners a state-of-the-art training facility on digital dentistry. The 100,000-square-foot, environmentally friendly facility features a “Center of Excellence” equipped with high-quality digital dental equipment and technology from Henry […]

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PPO Analyzer for Dentrix

August 22, 2014

From DPR: There are four main components to The PPO Analyzer. PPO Production Summary – This will give you production by fee schedule and compare it to your UCR fee schedule and give you a net difference. This is your bottom line PPO write-off. PPO Patient Demographics – This will give you total number of patients […]

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Taking X-rays Off the Wall

August 21, 2014

In case you missed it. Here is a Dentalcompare article from March2013 about one of my favorite products - Nomad. The NOMAD, a hand held x-ray unit from Aribex, looks like a big ray gun from an old sci-fi film. There is a body, a pistol grip and a cone or barrel that emits the x-rays. […]

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5 Tips on Choosing the Right Desk Grommet

August 20, 2014

From Cabelorganizer: While they may seem like mere pieces of plastic or rubber at first glance, you’ll find that they actually come in a world of different sizes, shapes and materials, and can carry out a few functions that you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to. via 5 Tips on Choosing the Right Desk Grommet.

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Dental Art

August 20, 2014

“Watermelon Mouth” A nice summer time option. 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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Dental Integrators Association

August 19, 2014

Need an experienced dental IT company to set up and maintain your computers? Here is a nice resource. Dental Integrators Association | Dental Integrators Association.

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Reminder: Academy of General Dentistry Webinar Tomorrow Aug 20

August 19, 2014

Technology from front to back: Integrating your business and clinical team members to boost efficiency and productivity Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. CDT Creating a great high tech, paperless, digital dental office will never happen by accident. Digital technology is not just a part of practice management but a critical element in every […]

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Whitening Simulator Pro ®

August 19, 2014

Very Interesting: The world’s first whitening simulator® for dental websites via Whitening Simulator Pro ® – The world’s first whitening app for dental websites. The web site is very professional and the simulator works well. I uploaded my photo and got this result. The idea is that you embed the simulator in your practice web […]

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Dentrix Tip Refreshing Reports for Real-Time Information

August 18, 2014

When you generate a report in Dentrix, the settings and filters you use for the report are stored in the report that is sent to the Batch Processor. However, the actual report data is compiled when you view the report, so if you leave a report in the Batch Processor, you can view updated information […]

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Presenting Ideal Dental Treatment

August 18, 2014

We would all like to believe that humans make decisions based on facts and logic. If we just educate people about what they need, they will do it. Of course it doesn’t work that way at all. If education and telling worked, everyone would floss, no one would smoke and we’d all be at our […]

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Facebook’s New Mandatory Messenger App Raises Concerns

August 17, 2014

Worth reading: Facebook Messenger App. It’s always been OPTIONAL but coming soon to your Facebook experience….it won’t be an option…it will be mandatory if you care to send messages from your phone. via Facebook’s New Mandatory Messenger App Raises Concerns « The New Bull @ 100.3.

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Anti-Buzz: Modeling the World

August 16, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it. The Buzz: You can’t beat human intuition. The Other-Buzz: You can’t beat the hard truth of math. “The plural of anecdote is not data” – an […]

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