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VR is poised to revolutionize dentistry

April 26, 2018

From DrBicuspid: (login required) A complicated case is scheduled for tomorrow. You’ve already looked over the scans and come up with a treatment plan, but you still want a little extra preparation. So you load a file on your computer, slip on your virtual reality headset, and run through the case from start to finish. […]

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Is it Worth It?

April 24, 2018

It is not enough to have the newest technology, the people in the office, including of course, the dentist must understand the benefits and want to make positive changes. But change involves risk. What if this doesn’t work out the way the sales person says it will? People will only take active steps toward the […]

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Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

April 23, 2018

From NYT: Credit card networks are finally ready to concede what has been obvious to shoppers and merchants for years: Signatures are not a useful way to prove someone’s identity. Later this month, four of the largest networks — American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa — will stop requiring them to complete card transactions. Source: […]

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How Does Dental Insurance Work?

April 20, 2018

From Investopedia: Yearly Maximum While most medical insurance policies have yearly out-of-pocket maximums, the majority of dental policies cap the amount of annual coverage. Coverage maximums typically range from $750 to $2,000 per year and generally speaking, the higher the monthly premium, the higher the yearly maximum. Source: How Does Dental Insurance Work? | Investopedia What […]

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STOP making Paper

April 17, 2018

Almost certainly you have everything you need to “go paperless” right now. The only thing holding you back is that you are afraid to STOP MAKING PAPER. Examine what you are still doing on paper. Most likely you are scribbling paper chart notes, writing paper prescriptions and using paper forms. All of these can be done […]

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April 5, 2018
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High Tech Reporting Needs its Muckrakers

April 2, 2018

From NRO: Apple, Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook are the world’s five largest companies in terms of stock value. Together they have market capitalization of about 3 trillion dollars, about the net worth of the entire country of Switzerland. …Yet today’s Silicon Valley and related high-tech companies are largely exempt from such traditional regulations. […]

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No. 1 healthcare provider Americans want to see more often? Dentist tops the list

March 26, 2018

Good to know. Dentists topped the list of healthcare providers Americans want to see more often, followed by primary care physician, 29 percent, and dermatologist, 23 percent. Source: No. 1 healthcare provider Americans want to see more often? Dentist tops the list

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STL (file format)

March 22, 2018

From Wikipedia: STL (an abbreviation of “stereolithography”) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems.[1][2][3] STL has several after-the-fact backronyms such as “Standard Triangle Language” and “Standard Tessellation Language”.[4] This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided […]

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Human Ancestors Had the Same Dental Problems as Us–Even without Fizzy Drinks and Sweets

March 12, 2018

Taking a break from the future of dentistry to look at the history of dentistry. From Scientific American: In fact, cavities have now been found in tooth fossils from nearly every prehistoric hominin species studied. They were probably caused by eating certain fruits and vegetation as well as honey. These lesions were often severe, as in the case […]

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Ethisphere® Institute World’s Most Ethical Companies

February 19, 2018

Henry Schein has been chosen for the seventh year in a row. Since 2007, Ethisphere has honored the World’s Most Ethical Companies who recognize their critical role to influence and drive positive change in the business community and societies around the world and work to maximize their impact wherever possible. Source: Companies – Ethisphere® Institute […]

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Promising dental informatics standard researchers sought for award

February 15, 2018

From ADA News: ADA members, including dental student members, who have completed original standards-related research and who have a dental degree earned after 2013 or are pursuing an additional degree or specialty are encouraged to apply for the Robert H. Ahlstrom New Investigator Award. The award, named after the first chairman of the ADA Standards […]

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Best States

February 8, 2018

Hmmm For all the details here is the original story.

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February 6, 2018
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February 2, 2018
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Dental professionals invited to ADA standards committee meetings

January 30, 2018

Interested dental professionals are invited to the upcoming ADA meetings where they will help develop dental standards… The Standards Committee on Dental Informatics meets Feb. 19-21 at ADA Headquarters, preceding the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, which is Feb. 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Source: Dental professionals invited to ADA standards committee meetings

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The case for breaking up Big Tech

January 29, 2018

Hmmm From Axios: Why it matters: In a year where the biggest tech companies have been widely criticized, regulators may have more inclination than ever to look at their business practices. “I’ve become 100 percent convinced that its time to break these companies up,” Galloway said, speaking at the DLD18 conference in Munich. “I want to […]

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Getting paid what you deserve

January 18, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Getting paid what you deserve You never do.Instead, you get paid what other people think you’re worth. That’s an empathic flip that makes it all make sense. Source: Seth’s Blog: Getting paid what you deserve If you read the post at the link Godin further makes the point that people will […]

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Revisions sought for standard related to clinical terminology

January 8, 2018

From ADA: Dental professionals are invited to review and suggest revisions to a diagnostic code set developed in part by the ADA. Revised ANSI/ADA Standard No. 2000.1 SNODENT (Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry) was approved by the American National Standards institute as an American National Standard in November 2017. The ADA has established a maintenance process […]

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January 5, 2018
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