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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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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2017

We wish you a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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Happy Boxing Day

December 26, 2017
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He was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient’s liver

December 22, 2017

From The Washington Post: On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors’ initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious. Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating after he used an electric beam — typically used to seal blood vessels Source: He was a […]

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Hard to Imagine

December 18, 2017

In 1986 I bought 30 MB of storage for $10,000. Today I can buy a Terabyte (TB) thumb drive for $30 (or less). Over 33,000 times more memory for 330 times less money. Or for $10,000 I can buy 250 TB of storage. Moore’s Law in action.

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Who Knows What?

December 4, 2017

There are six separate areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software well. These are: General use of the software: This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific procedure or appointment. Charting: That is entering treatment, creating […]

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Dentist Money Show Podcast

December 4, 2017

I had the wonderful opportunity to record a podcast with Reese Harper and the Dentist Money Show while I was a the GNYDM. The podcasts will be released in the coming months, I will keep you posted.

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Nooo

December 1, 2017
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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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$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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