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Larry Emmott

Larry Emmott

1912 E. Medlock Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016

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About Larry Emmott

Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry and he is considered the leading dental high tech authority in the country. He has over thirty years of experience as a practicing general dentist in Phoenix, AZ. He will have you laughing while you are learning.

He has addressed hundreds of professional groups, has been a featured speaker at every major US dental meeting. He is a regular contributor to leading national magazines and was the high tech columnist for "Dental Products Report" Magazine. He has been a pioneer in online publishing with his blog EmmottonTechnology.com. and he makes frequent radio and television appearances.

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Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry and he is considered the leading dental high tech authority in the country. He has over thirty years of experience as a practicing general dentist in Phoenix, AZ. He will have you laughing while you are learning.

Dr. Emmott was raised in Arizona and attended the University ofArizona. He graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 1977.

He is also an entertaining award winning professional speakerand seminar leader. He has addressed hundreds of business and professional groups on a variety of subjects, including: Computer Use in the Dental Office, Clinical Applications
of Intra Oral Video,
Practice Management and Marketing for Professionals and Communications. He was a Featured Instructor at the Pride Institute on Technology. He also founded and leads a dental computer users group and maintains a dental users world wide web site.

Dr. Emmott is the monthly technology columnist for Dental Products Report Magazine and has had many articles published in national magazines on High Tech dentistry, practice development, management,
communications and related topics. He is the founder and director of a dental computer users group, and provides high tech dental consulting for dentists and industry. He also produces a monthly newsletter on management and computer use in the dental office distributed via the Internet and he has developed and maintains a computer users Internet web site.

In 1997 he led a group of dental technology consultants and vendors in the development of “Treatment Room 2001”. This unique ongoing project brought together the leading dental technology companies and put them together in a hands on integrated dental office exhibit.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the prestigious American Academy of Dental Practice Administration as well as other professional associations.  He has spoken to many dental organizations including major regional and national groups such as the Yankee Dental Congress, the Chicago Midwinter, the Hinman and the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and has beena featured speaker at every ADA technology day.

Among his many awards Dr. Emmott has been recognized by Toastmasters International as an “Accredited Speaker”. This special award recognizes professionalism and outstanding achievement in public speaking and has been presented to only twenty-three people worldwide.

Dr. Emmott makes frequent appearances on radio and television. He has had a number of articles published in national magazines on dentistry, computers, practice development, management, communications and related topics. He also produces a monthly newsletter on management and computer use in the dental office distributed via the Internet. He is an active consultant and he has produced a cassette album for dentists and their staffs entitled The 87 1/2 % Solution.

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Four Steps to Data Security

May 21, 2018

There are four steps every dentist needs to take immediately to protect patient confidentiality. At the most basic level, set up and enforce the use of passwords. Ideally you should have secret, individual, eight character passwords for each team member to log onto their computer. You should then have completely different passwords for each person […]

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May 18, 2018
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A new machine learning tool could flag dangerous bacteria before they cause an outbreak

May 17, 2018

A new machine learning tool that can detect whether emerging strains of the bacterium, Salmonella are more likely to cause dangerous bloodstream infections rather than food poisoning has been developed. The tool,…greatly speeds up the process for identifying the genetic changes underlying new invasive types of Salmonella that are of public health concern. Source: A new machine […]

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New Demo Video for Meeting Planners

May 17, 2018

Here is a five minute demo for meeting planners looking for a high tech dental speaker.

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Dental Art

May 16, 2018

“Match Set”  Looks like wooden teeth and a burning match. ??? I don’t know either. I cannot read the signature. 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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When Impressions go Wrong

May 15, 2018

Consider the lowly impression and the number of times there is a chance for an impression to go wrong. That is for it to distort or in some other way betray us from the moment it is taken until the restoration is ready to deliver. Each of these materials; the impression materials, the stone, the […]

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Can Blockchain Fix the Opioid Epidemic?

May 15, 2018

From Bloomberg: Digital currencies have been accused of worsening the opioid crisis because they make it easier to buy and sell drugs anonymously. Now Intel Corp. and the pharmaceutical industry are planning to fight fire with fire. The chipmaker, working with health companies, aims to use so-called blockchain technology — similar to the one that underpins […]

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The Advantages of Digital Dental Treatment Notes

May 14, 2018

It is amazing how many dentists will spend enormous amounts of time every day writing, editing and reviewing poorly scribbled, hard to read handwritten notes but will not do a little planning and take a few hours to create digital notes so they never have to write in a chart again. Digital progress notes are: […]

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May 11, 2018
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“It Could be Millions”

May 10, 2018

Do you remember this TV commercial from a few years ago? The room is filled with bedraggled executives and managers. It is obvious they have been working for hours, the room is a mess, costs are off, ties are loosened and the conference table is overflowing with papers, files, binders and reports. They are looking […]

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Dentist Money Show

May 10, 2018

Dentist Money Show Podcast How do get the most from your technology investment? How much should you budget for technology?

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Dental Art

May 9, 2018

“Horror Dentist” Wow, just wow. The lighting and attention to detail is amazing. Sadly the theme of dentist as sadistic torturer is all too common. 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 […]

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Dental Security Researcher, Justin Shafer, At The Center Of Emoji-Gate Heading Home After 8 Months in Jail, Feds Drop Five Felony Charges

May 8, 2018

From Techdirt: The security researcher who was at the center of an audacious and disturbing government demand to unmask several Twitter accounts on the basis of an apparently menacing smiley emoji contained in one of them is now facing zero prison time for his supposed harassment of an FBI agent. Justin Shafer, who was originally facing […]

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Dentrix Tip: Updating Patient Information While Scheduling an Appointment

May 8, 2018

While you are in the middle of scheduling a patient’s next appointment, he tells you that he has a new address. Did you know that you don’t have to close out of the Appointment Book (and lose the appointment information you’ve already entered) to edit his address information? Source: Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Updating Patient Information […]

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The Three Biggest Mistakes

May 8, 2018

The three biggest mistakes dentists make when attempting to use technology are: Failing to know what is possible and developing a high tech vision or plan. Not getting enough training including ongoing training. Continuing to do things the old way instead of using technology to do things differently.

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Paperless Charts, a process not an event.

May 7, 2018

Going paperless is a process not an event. At first you will need the paper charts on many of your patients as you will be referring to the previous paper entries. As time goes on you will need to refer less and less to the old paper records. After a year all the current x-rays […]

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Study: Online reviews of plastic surgeons

May 7, 2018

From UPI.com: The actual headline used for the article was, Online reviews of plastic surgeons are unreliable. I lopped of the unreliable part because if you read the article the authors do not really make the case that reviews are unreliable. They just state that reviewers take things like customer service into account rather than pure […]

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May 4, 2018
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Facebook reveals long-secret rules it has used to police its site

May 3, 2018

Facebook on Tuesday released a rule book for the types of posts it allows on its social network, giving far more detail than ever before on what is permitted on subjects ranging from drug use and sex work to bullying, hate speech and inciting violence. Source: Facebook reveals long-secret rules it has used to police […]

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Just a Few of the Amazing Things AI Is Doing in Healthcare

May 3, 2018

From Singularity Hub: Among the examples cited in his interview, Jacobstein referenced a 2017 breakthrough at Stanford University where an AI system was used for skin cancer identification. To train the system, the team showed a convolutional neural network images of 129,000 skin lesions. The system was able to differentiate between images displaying malignant melanomas and […]

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