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Creating a Paperless Dental Practice

April 24, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from December 2013. One of the fastest growing trends in dental tech is “going paperless.” Creating paperless electronic patient records is not only possible with current technology it is highly desirable. How? What do you need to get started? Integrated Practice Management Software: The first essential element is software. Look at […]

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Why Healthcare Costs so Much and How Technology Can Save Money

April 17, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from October 2013. Imagine going down to the Chevy dealer and picking out a new car, selecting the color and all the options, including the engine, transmission and fancy wheels, but when you ask the salesman how much the car will cost he won’t tell you? “We don’t know […]

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What Will You Never Do Again?

March 27, 2014

In case you missed it: From Dentalcompare Nov 2012. We ask ourselves, what new thing will technology allow me to do today that I couldn’t do yesterday? As natural and as exciting as that question is, it can be a much more meaningful example of the impact of technology to ask yourself what will I […]

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Your Online Reputation is the Key

March 20, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from Sept 2012. Google yourself. What do you see? Are you happy with it? Like it or not this is the way most of the public will know about you. Existing patients are likely to Google you just to get your phone number. Most prospective new patients will Google […]

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Practice Safeguard, an eService for Detecting Fraud

March 6, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from July. …the same systems that make sharing information quick and easy also make it quick and easy for people to steal from us.” However if you continue with that thought we also should be able to use the power of digital information to quickly and easily track […]

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Untangling the Latest HIPAA Requirements – Part III

February 17, 2014

In case you missed it: Part three of my series on HIPAA from Dentalcompare. Actually there is a get out of jail free card that could save you: data encryption. Otherwise you are guilty. Even if there is no evidence that your data has actually been used or anyone has experienced any harm, you are […]

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Untangling the Latest HIPAA Requirements – Part II

February 10, 2014

In case you missed it: Part two of my HIPAA series in Dentalcompare. Protecting your patient’s privacy is important. Dentists have an obligation to honor patient confidentiality, and the digital age has made that obligation harder to fulfill. In addition you are expected to comply with the HIPAA privacy rules which have only a vague […]

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Untangling HIPAA Part I

February 3, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare November HIPAA part one. I have never met a dentist who did not believe that he or she had a professional obligation to keep patient information confidential. Dentists want to “do the right thing” and abide by privacy rules. The new HIPAA omnibus rules that went into effect September 23 […]

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Responsive Dental Websites

January 27, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare October At this time we are using three distinct screen sizes, traditional desktop monitors, tiny smart phones, and in the middle tablets such as the iPad. In general we can think of the three screens in this way: Desktops are for work and productivity; Smartphones are for communication; Tablets […]

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How the Internet Works

January 23, 2014

This week Dentalcompare: Just as you do not need to understand the intricacies of an auto transmission to drive a car, you do not need to understand the arcane details of the Internet to use it. On the other hand a basic understanding will help you use it more effectively and avoid potential problems. via […]

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Keeping Your Machines Germ Free

January 16, 2014

This week at Dentalcompare: The worst offenders in the techno germ category are handheld devices. We take them everywhere, are constantly touching them, pass them around to others, sneeze on them, sweat on them, and then we hold them against our face and mouth. Numerous studies have confirmed our handhelds are a prime source of […]

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Fearless High Tech Dental Predictions for 2014 – Cont’d

January 13, 2014

In case you missed it: From Dentalcompare Dec 26. A small-town Georgia dentist, Dr. Leonard McCoy became the first US dentist to employ the oral Quad-corder. It is like a Tri-corder but one better. Dr. McCoy placed the smartphone connected sensor in the patients mouth for 23.6 seconds. The phone launched the data into the […]

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Dental Technology Resolutions for 2014

January 9, 2014

This week at Dentalcompae: As you appease your guilty conscience with resolutions for self-improvement in the coming year here are some dental high tech resolutions to consider. via Emmott On Technology: Dental Technology Resolutions for 2014 | Dentalcompare.com.

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Fearless High Tech Dental Predictions for 2014

January 6, 2014

In case you missed it: From Dentalcompare Dec 26. On October 22, 2014 the Smithsonian Museum of American History opened a new exhibit; a ¾ scale diorama depicting the office of Dr. James Spackleman, the only dentist in America without a website. “We wanted to capture Dr. Spackleman now before he disappeared altogether into the […]

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Fearless High Tech Dental Predictions for 2014

December 26, 2013

This week at Dentalcompare: Here, presented in a “News from the Future” style are my 2014 predictions for the future of dentistry. via Emmott On Technology: Fearless High Tech Dental Predictions for 2014 | Dentalcompare.com.

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Predicting 2013 and Dental Technology

December 23, 2013

In case you missed it: From Dentalcompare January. It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, so said Yogi Berra via Emmott On Technology: Predicting What 2013 Will Mean for Dental Technology | Dentalcompare.com. I made six predictions about the year 2013 back in January. Read the article to see how I did. […]

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The Basics of Creating a Paperless Dental Practice

December 19, 2013

This week at Dentalcompare: One of the fastest growing trends in dental tech is “going paperless.” Creating paperless electronic patient records is not only possible with current technology it is highly desirable…If you want to join the trend and start using electronic records what do you need to get started? via Emmott On Technology: The […]

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The Top 10 Dental Product Categories of 2013

December 17, 2013

The categories on this list reflect a mix of the most exciting technologies on their way to changing the industry and the backbone technologies already powering dental practices. via The Top 10 Dental Product Categories of 2013 | Dentalcompare.com. Half are high tech, including CBCT and lasers.

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Putting Operatory Monitors in Their Place

December 16, 2013

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from August: A second much better solution is multiple monitors. The private practice monitor is placed at the 12 to 2 o’clock position behind the patient for the assistant and the public patient monitor is placed at 5 or 9 o’clock for the patient and dentist. …Dual monitors allow […]

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Technology Investments and Section 179 Tax Breaks

December 9, 2013

This week at Dentalcompare: Year end is the time we traditionally evaluate our past performance and plan for the coming year. It is also the time of year dentists scramble to take advantage of tax breaks. This year is no different. via Emmott On Technology: Dental Technology Investments and Section 179 Tax Breaks | Dentalcompare.com.

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