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$261,149

October 27, 2017

The average dental school debt is $261,149, according to American Dental Education Association.

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How to handle online negative reviews

October 24, 2017

From ADA News: But what happens if a dentist finds that a patient has posted an unfavorable review? Can they do anything about it? …“Proceed carefully, if you decide to proceed at all,” the module warns. “Commercial speech is protected speech so, in most cases, the best response is to not respond.” Source: How to […]

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Ransombear

October 24, 2017
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Oppositional

October 23, 2017

More wisdom from Seth Godin: When someone is frequently naysaying a proposal or a situation, it’s tempting to figure out how to make them happy. What can you change to find a compromise, how can you listen to their objections and respond in a way to gain their approval? It might be, though, that being […]

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First impressions of the iPhone X

October 16, 2017

Video from Mashable: The iPhone X is the probably the most anticipated device. And while it’s set to launch next month, and if you’re looking to get your hands on one, might be best to get your pre-order in as soon as you can. Source: First impressions of the iPhone X

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October 13, 2017
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The First Web Apps: 5 Apps That Shaped the Internet as We Know It

September 28, 2017

Interesting history for computer geeks “Most of the hackers we knew used this program called X Windows, where you could be using a program that was running on some remote machine, but it would be drawing stuff on your screen,” said Graham. “All the brains were on the server.” “Could we just treat the browser […]

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MOVING !

September 14, 2017

Blogging will be light for a few days…I am moving.

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September 11, 2017
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Top Dental & Oral Health Blogs You Must Read In 2017

September 7, 2017

Very Cool, “Emmott on Technology” has been chosen as a top dental blog. His blog offers an interesting perspective on using technology in the dental industry. A little different to many blogs here – which is why I like it. Source: Top Dental & Oral Health Blogs You Must Read In 2017 Follow the link […]

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Dentacoin Wants To Be Bitcoin For Teeth, But It’s A Bit Absurd

September 5, 2017

From Digital Trends: Called Dentacoin, it pitches itself as a way to improve dental health, cut out insurance companies as middle men, and foster cooperation between dentists and patients. Source: Dentacoin Wants To Be Bitcoin For Teeth, But It’s A Bit Absurd | Digital Trends As much as I love all things digital and try very […]

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Teeth Whitening Is Big Business, But Do Over-The-Counter Products Really Work?

August 17, 2017

From Health News : NPR: A colleague of hers describes the tooth product aisle in stores as the “dental aisle of confusion,” because there are so many options. “You can easily get bewildered standing there trying to figure out which option is the best,” she says. Source: Teeth Whitening Is Big Business, But Do Over-The-Counter Products […]

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CE and FUN

August 12, 2017
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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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Climb for a Cause© Annual Event 2017 September 15-17

August 3, 2017

Mt. Timpanogos, Utah September 15 – 17 Climb for a Cause© is a mountain trekking retreat with the purpose of raising awareness and generating needed resources to support oral health education and treatment projects domestically and abroad. Join a remarkable group of dentists, dental team members, industry experts, and speakers for a transformational experience at one […]

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Technology Costs Too Much

July 27, 2017

One of the primary reasons dentists cite for not using advanced technology is that it costs too much. On the other hand, one of the primary benefits dentists cite when they do use advanced technology is cost savings. Obviously there’s a gap here between perception and reality. Which is true?  Does technology cost too much? […]

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The Three Rights of a Good Dentist

July 24, 2017

Know the right thing to do. Clinical judgement and diagnostic ability. 2. Do the right thing. Integrity, do what is best for the patient. 3. Do it right. Clinical skill, excellence in execution.

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Who Pays US Taxes?

July 20, 2017

From Ullmann and Co. The income tax burden on higher-income tax filers has gone up, according to IRS statistics. The top 1% of individual filers paid 39.5% of all federal income taxes in 2014, the most recent year the Revenue Service has analyzed. That’s up from 37.8% in 2013. Higher-income tax filers also reported 20.6% […]

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CareCredit Payment Calculator

July 18, 2017

This online payment calculator from CareCredit is a great example of how simple online services can be used in the dental office. Rather than taking the time and expertise of an office financial manager to look up finance plan options then create a document to show a patient this online version is pre-set with the plan […]

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Climb for a Cause© September 15-17, 2017

July 14, 2017

Climb for a Cause© is a mountain trekking retreat with the purpose of raising awareness and generating needed resources to support oral health education and treatment projects domestically and abroad. Join a remarkable group of dentists, dental team members, industry experts, and speakers for a transformational experience at one of the most beautiful destinations in the […]

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