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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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Why Your Online Reputation Matters (and How to Handle Good and Bad Reviews)

June 26, 2018

From my friends at TNT Dental: Even if your practice doesn’t have a website (and if that’s the case, you need to give us a call at TNT Dental today!), your practice is online… and, people are talking about it. You have two choices: put your head in the sand and ignore it, or embrace […]

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Is Your Hardware Ready for a Dentrix Upgrade?

June 25, 2018

From Dentrix Magazine: Dentrix is a powerful, full-featured practice management software—but it’s only as good as the hardware it runs on. When you use outdated hardware in your practice, it can cause crashes and delays that bring headaches and can hurt your business. Hardware or Software Problem?Computer problems can be hard to diagnose—most often we […]

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HIPAA Hackers and Hype Webinar July 12

June 25, 2018

Overview: HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. Learn what PHI, CE, NPP, BA and Exempt mean and why it matters.Understand the critical elements of risk assessment,the six basic steps to compliance and four critical important real world measures dentists should be taking beyond the paperwork that can make an actual […]

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America’s Most Famous Dentist

June 22, 2018

This photo is supposed to be “Doc” Holliday posing as a dentist, the profession he practiced before turning to gambling, gun-slinging and everlasting fame standing next to Wyatt Earp at the OK corral. According to the Dental Museum the photo was discovered in an abandoned trunk and facial recognition software was used to authenticate it.

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What is an e-Service?

June 21, 2018

A good example of a common and easily understood e-service is sending appointment reminders to patients. The dentist could assign a team member to look up every patient on the schedule for the next day, record their phone number and e-mail address then go to a texting or e-mail program and individually send texts and […]

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Dental Art

June 20, 2018

“Mirror” Again I have no title or artist. I really like the technique here it shows great skill in using light and negative space. The swirls are interesting. 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 […]

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Data Safety

June 19, 2018

Before dawn a panel truck silently backs up to the dental office door. A cat burglar picks the lock and a team of thieves surge into the office. They wrestle fifteen filing cabinets into the truck then take off to a secret warehouse where dozens of outlaw clerks await. The clerks page through each chart […]

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The Cost Issue and Questions to ask Yourself

June 19, 2018

Patients do not care about cost when someone else (a third party) is paying for treatment. They do care about quality outcomes and the overall experience of a healthcare encounter. When paying themselves patients have different priorities. How many times have you had patients refuse treatment because their insurance will not cover it? Way too […]

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Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals.

June 18, 2018

From The Washington Post: Clarke and Martucci represent a growing number of patients treated with virtual-reality distraction for pain in a hospital setting. Cedars-Sinai has used the technology on more than 2,500 patients since 2016, more than any other hospital in the world. Source: Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals. […]

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Getting ROI from Technoloogy

June 18, 2018

One of the best ways NOT to get a payoff on your technology investment is to use the technology to do things just like you did in the past. If you truly are looking for technology to pay off then once you have an electronic schedule set up an online reminder system and stop printing […]

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Facebook bug affected 14 million people’s privacy settings

June 14, 2018

From Mashable: The advertising giant wants you to believe that you’re in control of what data you share, and who you share it with. We know that’s mostly an illusion… from May 18 to May 22, a Facebook bug automatically set a host of users’ new post settings to “public” regardless of their selected setting. It […]

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Dental Art

June 13, 2018

“Close Up” The lighting and the unusual angle of the shot make this art as opposed to snap shot. Note the healthy gingiva. 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 […]

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After the hiccup

June 12, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Most customer relationships don’t stumble because something went wrong. Your best customers know that mistakes happen. It’s what happens next that can cripple the relationship. Source: After the hiccup | Seth’s Blog I have experienced this multiple times flying American Airlines. Stuff happens but the surly I don’t care attitude […]

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How to Change Your Computer Name

June 12, 2018

From PCMag.com: Is your Windows computer stuck with a name you don’t particularly like? A new PC sports a name courtesy of the vendor, but you can change it. Whatever version of Windows you’re running—Windows 10, 8.1, or 7—you can modify the computer name to something of your own liking. Source: How to Change Your Computer […]

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On the Road

June 11, 2018

I went to the AADSM meeting in Baltimore. Good meeting however I started the week with a trip to the dental museum. Very well done, even my wife who is not a dentist enjoyed the visit. Then I ended the week with a trip to the beach biking the Delaware shore. That is an old […]

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

June 11, 2018

I am reading this now, about half way through and highly recommend it.

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Wisdom?

June 8, 2018

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together.

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Hmmm

June 8, 2018

 Phone app and case detects weapons and bad guys.

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