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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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Hacking is only 8%

April 28, 2017

Mysterious Internet hackers from China or Russia are frightening but account for only a small percentage of reported data breaches. The office of Health and Human Services maintains an online listing of all reported medical dental data breaches in the US.  This web page often referred to as “The Wall of Shame” lists every reported […]

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3D Printing in Dentistry

April 27, 2017

Current uses Dental labs currently use 3D printers to print wax templates of prosthetics that they use to fabricate the final prosthesis.”In the very near future, 3D printing will be used to make temporary crowns, bridges, and dentures,” Dr. Chicchon said, noting that this is a year or so away. Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental […]

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Help Going “Paperless”

April 27, 2017

You probably have everything you need to go “paperless” except the knowledge of where to start and what to do next. Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will […]

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You will be Googled

April 27, 2017

Most people – 65-70 % – still star their search for a new dentist by asking for a referral. Any potential new patient, including those with a great personal referral from an existing patient, is going to Google you just to get the address and phone number. In fact many of your existing patients will Google you […]

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Dental Art

April 26, 2017

“Lips” by Miles Aldrich a fashion and art photographer from London. 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.

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Hack Your Pearly Whites With Super-Smart Toothbrushes From Philips, Oral-B, and More

April 25, 2017

From WIRED: These Bluetooth-connected brushes pair with your smart phone and guide you through the brushing process, showing which teeth to focus on, for how long, and even how fast you should be moving the brush head around. Source: Hack Your Pearly Whites With Super-Smart Toothbrushes From Philips, Oral-B, and More | WIRED More on the […]

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New Dental Technology Will Make Going to the Dentist Easier

April 25, 2017

From Reader’s Digest: Sanford’s dentist uses a laser to painlessly remove decay and bond filling to her tooth. The cutting-edge procedure has made traditional fillings a faint, unpleasant memory for the 77-year-old Florida resident. Source: New Dental Technology Will Make Going to the Dentist Easier | Reader’s Digest This is what our patients are reading in […]

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What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash

April 24, 2017

From: Time.com: There are no negotiated rates, no third-party reimbursements and almost no paperwork. “We say, ‘Here’s the price. Here’s what you’re getting. Here’s your bill,’” says Keith Smith, who co-founded the Surgery Center in 1997 Source: What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash | Time.com The linked article is medical not dental and there is […]

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10 Principles of Leading Change Management

April 24, 2017

1. Lead with the culture. Lou Gerstner, who as chief executive of IBM led one of the most successful business transformations in history, said the most important lesson he learned from the experience was that “culture is everything.” Businesspeople today understand this. In the Katzenbach Center survey, 84 percent said that the organization’s culture was […]

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10 things we saw at IDS 2017 that blew us away

April 21, 2017

From Dental Products Report: Some of the most amazing solutions that we experienced at dentistry’s biggest show. Source: 10 things we saw at IDS 2017 that blew us away | Dental Products Report Most of the ten things have to do with 3D digital dentistry. New scanners, 3D printers, new used for mills and applications for […]

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Utah State Dental Convention

April 20, 2017

I am looking forward to presenting on paperless records and digital workflow at the Utah State Dental Convention  next week April 28. Paperless records are just the beginning. Digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient digital workflow, utilizing online communication and electronic services. Digital technology is revolutionizing every aspect of the […]

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Teens take dental care into their own hands, with questionable results

April 20, 2017

From The Sacramento Bee: Inspired by social media, some people are turning to rubber bands, fishing line and paper clips to perfect their own pearly whites – a practice that orthodontists warn could lead to gum irritation, misalignment and tooth loss.A quick search on YouTube reveals thousands of tutorials about how to straighten teeth without braces, […]

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Dental Art

April 19, 2017

“Watercolor Implant” I have no information about this however I like the style and the use of color. I wish I could read the notes written in the right side. 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 […]

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ADA unveils Find-a-Dentist online search tool for patients

April 18, 2017

The ADA launched April 3 an online search tool aimed to help prospective patients connect with local ADA members. The Association is encouraging ADA member dentists to fill out their Find-a-Dentist online profile, which takes about five minutes, on average, to complete. ADA member dentists with completed profiles, especially those with photos, are prioritized in […]

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CSI in Dentistry can Save a Life – April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 18, 2017

Have you seen the CSI type of TV shows where the valiant crime scene detective puts on some funky goggles and then shines an eerie blue light over the scene looking for clues? What they are doing is using an alternative light source or natural fluorescence to reveal details that are hard to detect with […]

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The future is digital—It is not a question of if, but when

April 17, 2017

From Dental Tribune International: The future is digital and that is our focus at IDS. Everything that can go digital will go digital. It is not a question of if, but when. And the move to digital is accelerating. Our role at Henry Schein is to serve as the trusted adviser to our customers as they […]

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Tax Day

April 15, 2017
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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Dentists

April 14, 2017

From Mental Floss: 1. THERE’S A GOOD REASON THEY ASK QUESTIONS WHEN YOU CAN’T TALK.Trying to converse with someone after stuffing their anesthetized mouth full of cotton seems counterintuitive—but there’s a good explanation for it. Source: 15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Dentists | Mental Floss Surprisingly favorable to dentists.

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Carestream Agrees to Sell Dental Digital Business to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Hillhouse/CareCapital

April 14, 2017

From Business Wire: Carestream, working with its parent company, Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX), has entered into an agreement to sell its dental digital business to funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), a leading global private investment firm, and CareCapital Advisors Limited (CareCapital), a specialist investment platform focused on dental and consumer health in Asia and […]

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How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

April 13, 2017

From Longitudes: …additive manufacturing could bend the cost curve in a number of industries, especially healthcare. Source: How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare | Longitudes The primary issue in all healthcare including dentistry is cost. Insurance would not be an issue if people felt they could pay for quality care at a […]

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