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EvoDent

December 7, 2017

EvoDent was one of the more impressive 3D printers I saw at GNYDM. It has wide distribution in Asia but is new to the US. The primary use of 3D printers in dentistry remains with dental labs, However there are many uses for it in a dental office, including temps and splints or any device […]

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How to Keep Your Job

November 27, 2017

Researchers at Oxford estimate that as many as half the jobs people are doing today will be eliminated by technology. This includes dentists and dental team members. There is one sure fire way to ensure you still have a job during the high-tech revolution. Become the “Practice Technologist.” If a dental staff member believes her job […]

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Robot Surgeons Worse By Pretty Much Every Metric

November 20, 2017

Researchers at Stanford University took a look at data from 416 hospitals between 2003 and 2015, which should have given them a decent enough sample size to get a good idea of what was going on. What they found was that by just about every metric you want to use, the robot-assisted surgeries just aren’t […]

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Amazon may be quietly positioning itself to take part in healthcare

November 13, 2017

From USA Today: “It’s entirely likely Amazon will play a role in health care. They’re a company that’s been very disruptive to multiple industries,” said Wendell Potter, Source: Amazon may be quietly positioning itself to take part in healthcare Follow the link, read the whole thing. Dr. Alexa is on the way. Medicine (and by […]

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ADA announces collaboration with Chicago-based tech, innovation hub

November 9, 2017

From ADA News: In an effort to help accelerate the development of new technologies that can improve oral health, the ADA announced Oct. 12 it is collaborating with MATTER, a Chicago-based health care technology incubator and industry hub. Source: ADA announces collaboration with Chicago-based tech, innovation hub Good. The ADA is often perceived as being […]

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AI vs Doctors

November 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Source: AI vs Doctors – IEEE Spectrum HT Instapundit, comment AI will continue to get better every day; doctors…not so much.

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Stunning AI Breakthrough – One Step Closer to the Singularity

October 30, 2017

From Gizmodo: Incredibly, it took AlphaGo Zero (AGZ) just three days to train itself from scratch and acquire literally thousands of years of human Go knowledge simply by playing itself. The only input it had was what it does to the positions of the black and white pieces on the board. In addition to devising […]

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Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

October 10, 2017

From SFGate: In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease. Why does one sibling get sick but not another? Why […]

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3-D printing could deliver dentistry to Astronauts

October 2, 2017

From CNN: Werkheiser’s department at NASA also works with universities and small businesses that are working on printable medical solutions for the future. Printable designs will be able to help astronauts with dental care, custom casts for fractures and sprains, sustainable tips for thermometers, vitamins, antibiotics, skin grafts and even food. Source: 3-D printing could be […]

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Robot Places First Fully Automated Dental Implant

September 26, 2017

From Time.com: In China, a robot dentist installed two dental implants for a woman last Saturday, in what could be the world’s first fully automated dental implant surgery, reports the South China Morning Post. Human doctors supervised the whole procedure but did not actively intervene. Source: China: Robot Conducts First Fully Automated Dental Implant | Time.com […]

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Smartphone Heart Monitor Beats Doctors at Diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation

September 25, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: A new study that tested the Kardia Mobile heart monitor, made by AliveCor, found that the device detected more cases of the dangerous heart condition atrial fibrillation than general practitioners offering routine care… …To use the Kardia device, the user presses two fingers of each hand against an electrode pad. The device records […]

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IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours

August 25, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: A new study, in which IBM Watson took just 10 minutes to analyze a brain-cancer patient’s genome and suggest a treatment plan, demonstrates the potential of artificially intelligent medicine to improve patient care. But although human experts took 160 hours to make a comparable plan,… Source: IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer […]

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What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

August 22, 2017

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago […]

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Four Hours of CE, Technology Summit

August 21, 2017

September 16, 2017 Climb For A Cause is partnering with Roseman University College of Dental Medicine Dentists from across North America will converge on Roseman University of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah for a four-hour overview of important new technology tools! Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Emmott: The Future is Here and it is Amazing! […]

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Telemedicine predicted to reach 45.6 Million

August 15, 2017

Whether that means obtaining a prescription from your couch or chatting with a therapist for 10 minutes at the office, video chat visits are becoming increasingly common: By 2020 there could be an estimated 45.6 million virtual consultations performed in the U.S., according to data and analysis company IHS Markit. Source: 4 Ways Going to the Doctor […]

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This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

August 11, 2017

From Men’s Health: It’s called the Amabrush, and it’s a fully automatic toothbrush that’s supposed to clean those pearly whites in a matter of seconds. Yup, you stick the brush in your mouth, do nothing, and 10 seconds later, you just brushed your teeth. Source: ​Weird or Cool: This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in […]

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Professionals and Managers: You’re Next

August 10, 2017

From City Journal: Here’s the dirty little secret about automation: it’s easier to build a robot to replace a junior attorney than to replace a journeyman electrician. Source: Professionals and Managers: You’re Next | City Journal Another article looking at the future of “professional” jobs and automation. Three amazing technologies are converging that will result in […]

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House Calls

August 8, 2017

Doctors are making house calls again. Not exactly a house call as we knew in the past but a digital telemedicine call. Telemedicine is the house call of the digital age. BTW we are using telemedicine for physician consults for sleep patients. Awesome.

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Amazon May Be the Next Tech Giant Muscling Into Health Care

August 1, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: CNBC says that the company (Amazon) has set up a team called, cryptically, 1492 that is researching hardware and software projects relating to health care. High on the list of the topics it’s investigating, says the report, are digital medical records, online doctor appointments, and health-related services for its own hardware, including […]

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What Happens When Automation Comes For Highly Paid Doctors?

July 27, 2017

From Wealthy Doctor: Radiologists, who receive years of training and are some of the highest paid doctors, are among the first physicians who will have to adapt as artificial intelligence expands into health care… …there can be as many as 1,000 images for one scan. The work can be tedious, making it prone to error. The […]

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