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Smile Lite MDP

April 6, 2017

The back of Smile Lite MDP is equipped with a universal adaptor that is adjustable for any model of smartphone having a width between 55-85mm.Smile Lite MDP is a plug and play device that is very easy to use and that doesn’t need any special App, calibration process or specific education. It will allow you […]

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The Best of CES 2017

January 9, 2017

From PCMag.com: The Consumer Electronics Show (now officially simply termed CES) turned 50 this year. And yet, rather than turn stale or start to fade into irrelevance, the 2017 show brought some genuine innovation we haven’t seen in quite a while. Sure, wacky gadgets and pointless prototypes are all over the place at CES, but this […]

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The 12 best Android apps of the year

December 22, 2016

From Mashable: Luckily, the Android community was as reliable as ever at turning out creative, fun and seriously useful apps. Source: The 12 best Android apps of the year None of these are specific to dentistry however many could be used in a dental office. For example there are photo apps and music apps that […]

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December 19, 2016
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Worth a Thousand Pictures

December 12, 2016

A guest blog by Daniel A. ‘Danny’ Bobrow, MBA (finance), MBA (marketing), president of AIM Dental Marketing The opinions expressed are from Danny Bobrow not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices.   For years, we’d asked, encouraged, […]

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Photo Tip

December 9, 2016

A local lab manager  mentioned this idea to me, which once you think about it is so obvious yet I have rarely done it. When you finish a great restorative case…send a copy of the after photo to the lab. The technicians will appreciate seeing their careful work delivered into the mouth of a real […]

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Defining Resolution

November 21, 2016

Line Pairs per Millimeter (lp/mm). This is a measure of resolution, which refers to pairs of lines pressed tighter and tighter together until they eventually merge into a single line. The more lines that can be pressed into a millimeter and still be seen as individual lines, the higher the resolution. This type of resolution […]

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Digital Patient Photos

September 27, 2016

Having a full set of patient images is a huge benefit for treatment planning, actual patient treatment, continuing care and dental-legal documentation. With film, taking processing and storing images was such a time consuming expensive and tedious task we never did it. With digital photography it is fast inexpensive and easy. Every dentist should have […]

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7mm Android Endoscope Waterproof USB Inspection Camera

September 26, 2016

Is there any reason a slightly modified one of these could not be used as an intra-oral camera? 2016 Newest Arrival Model for Android,can take Photo,video and Sound recording, and the photos & video file will directly stored in your Android mobile phone The whole process of record check, convenient observation and follow-up analysis.There’s also […]

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Technology Improves General Practitioner and Specialist Relationships

June 30, 2016

…a study commissioned by the American Association of Endodontists found technological competency to be the #1 reason a general practitioner would choose one specialist over another.  This is surprising, as most people think perceived clinical competency would be the deciding factor. The research underlines that your technology can be influential in capturing business opportunities from […]

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The Grotesque, Mesmerizing Weirdness of #DentistSelfies

April 12, 2016

From  WIRED This has not stopped people the world over from posting more than 8,500 #dentistselfies on Instagram. The images show patients enduring cleanings, fillings, and root canals, often under the influence of novocaine or laughing gas. Source: The Grotesque, Mesmerizing Weirdness of #DentistSelfies | WIRED Check out the article for way too many examples of Dental […]

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Sync Vision

February 29, 2016

From the Chicago Midwinter, the first significant development in intra-oral cameras in many years: SYNC VISION intraoral camera makes medical treatment simple and easy. It increases efficiency and shortens the time of each treatment process. It eliminates patient’s worries about treatment by offering clear communication between the dentist and patient. Source: Welcome to:::: Sync Vision:::: Cordless, […]

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OralEye a Teledentistry App

February 8, 2016

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Digital photography in dentistry

February 2, 2016

From DentistryIQ, Tools and techniques to help your patients and improve your practice : Digital photography can have numerous impacts on your dental practice: Photos can educate patients and improve case acceptance, communicate shade to the dental lab, and improve patients’ confidence following treatment. Source: Digital photography in dentistry: Tools and techniques to help your patients […]

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Dentists and Patients Disagree

September 2, 2015

From JADA: A study in the Autumn 2015 issue of the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry found that dentists, dental students and patients evaluating the same dental appearance made different assessments about its esthetic acceptability. Essentially the dentists were more attuned to esthetics than the patients. I have been astounded at what some patients think […]

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How to Print Great-Looking Photos

August 4, 2015

Digital photos are so easy and inexpensive to take I believe every dentist should include them as part of a complete examination. Photos can be used to improve charting, help with diagnosis and possibly most important are a superb medical legal record in case treatment or treatment results are questioned. These clinical photos never need […]

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Never Understimate the Power of Cosmetic Imaging

August 3, 2015

              Before                                           After

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Good Camera for Patient Photos

July 30, 2015
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Shade ARM

July 10, 2015

Shade ARM (Accurate Reliable Measurement) The New Shade ARM (Accurate Reliable Measurement) provides precision, consistency and predictability in taking digital dental images for shade determination. By holding the shade tabs constant, the distance, angle, position and lighting of your digital dental pictures is locked in. Precision consistency and predictability in taking a tooth shade it […]

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Digital Charting Tip

June 26, 2015

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You […]

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