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Hack Your Pearly Whites With Super-Smart Toothbrushes From Philips, Oral-B, and More

April 25, 2017

From WIRED: These Bluetooth-connected brushes pair with your smart phone and guide you through the brushing process, showing which teeth to focus on, for how long, and even how fast you should be moving the brush head around. Source: Hack Your Pearly Whites With Super-Smart Toothbrushes From Philips, Oral-B, and More | WIRED More on the […]

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Teens take dental care into their own hands, with questionable results

April 20, 2017

From The Sacramento Bee: Inspired by social media, some people are turning to rubber bands, fishing line and paper clips to perfect their own pearly whites – a practice that orthodontists warn could lead to gum irritation, misalignment and tooth loss.A quick search on YouTube reveals thousands of tutorials about how to straighten teeth without braces, […]

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ADA unveils Find-a-Dentist online search tool for patients

April 18, 2017

The ADA launched April 3 an online search tool aimed to help prospective patients connect with local ADA members. The Association is encouraging ADA member dentists to fill out their Find-a-Dentist online profile, which takes about five minutes, on average, to complete. ADA member dentists with completed profiles, especially those with photos, are prioritized in […]

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The Cost of Recall

April 6, 2017

Do high tech Internet based communications make sense economically? Here is a very conservative estimate of the costs of a traditional paper and phone system. This estimate does not include the time needed to prepare the cards and keep a paper system up to date when appointments and addresses change. Recall Cards: 2500 patients, each gets a card twice […]

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DentistChats – Live Chat

March 30, 2017

Getting potential patients to your website is a challenge. Once they are there converting them from browsers to patients is critical. Live chat is a great way to engage lookers and possibly convert them to customers. The world’s leading professionally managed online chat service exclusively for dentists. Our live chat service is staffed with in-house, college educated, […]

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Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets

March 16, 2017

From ProPublica: Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients’ privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments — which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and massage therapists, among others, have divulged details of […]

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Shop Open

February 28, 2017

When shopping for a digital product let vendors know that open non-proprietary systems are an important buying factor. Ask the sales person if you can transfer the digital impression to any lab of your choice or if you can load the impression into design software of your choice. In many cases the answer will be […]

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Adventure CE for the Whole Team

February 17, 2017

Look HERE for information and Registration. We have priced the event to make it easy to bring the whole team.

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WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT?

February 13, 2017

Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants WhatImplantisThat.com is a FREE resource to the dental profession. We help you identify dental implants by merely looking at your patient’s radiographs. Source: WHAT IMPLANT IS THAT? – Ultimate Guide to Identify Dental Implants This amounts to an online atlas of dental implants with 952 images that a dentist […]

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Organic Results

February 6, 2017

No one really knows the exact process Google (or any other search engine) uses to deliver organic results. At best they are making educated guesses based on observations. Many web companies claim to be able to give you more juice, to improve or optimize your chances of a high search engine ranking. They sell this […]

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How to Crush It on the Top 4 Social Media Platforms

January 26, 2017

From Small Business Trends: You’ve heard it a million times. Entrepreneurs and solopreneurs need to use social media to grow their audience and interact with prospects and clients. It’s true. Social media is one Source: How to Crush It on the Top 4 Social Media Platforms Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus. The article is […]

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Dealing with the wild world of online payments as a business owner

January 23, 2017

Management Tip # 47: Whenever anyone wants to pay you let them. Management Tip # 32: Make it easy for someone to pay you. In today’s world that means online payments. There is no excuse for a dental office not to offer online bill pay. From Mashable: Despite the excitement and ongoing advancement in technology […]

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Google Reviews

January 16, 2017

A recent study found that 84% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations and 7 of 10 consumers will leave a review for a business if they’re asked to do so.  Are your patients leaving reviews on your Google Business Page? Have you asked them? HT Sesame Communications

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How the 404 Error Created the World Wide Web

December 20, 2016

From PM: So where did the number 404 come from? It might sound arbitrary, but it’s not. There are several dozen status codes in Berners-Lee’s hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP. Codes starting with 4 are for user-side errors… Source: How the 404 Error Created the World Wide Web Geeky but interesting.

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7 Tips to Help Manage Customer Reviews

December 19, 2016

From OPEN Forum: The importance of reviews has only grown in the digital age, because many users consult the existing reviews of businesses and brands before ever making a purchase. In fact, consumers can form an opinion after reading just one or two. Source: 7 Tips to Help Manage Customer Reviews | OPEN Forum All […]

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Is Social Media Really Worth It For A Small Business?

November 14, 2016

From B2C: Social media platforms are a powerful tool that can help you market your business, but unless you know how to use it to generate tangible ROI for your business, is it really worth it? Source: Is Social Media Really Worth It For A Small Business? Most people think of social media as Facebook. […]

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Online Reviews Matter

November 8, 2016

Dentists spend large amounts of time and money trying to get the online attention of patients or more importantly potential new patients. Dentists create Facebook pages, tweet , spend big bucks on SEO and even buy keyword ads. All of this time and money is wasted if the dentist has a bad online reputation. Online […]

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The Dark Side of Online Reviews

November 1, 2016

The bad news: A recent Harvard study estimated that 20% of reviews are fake. Negative reviews are often written by individuals who may have never visited your practice. A Dutch study found that 30% of people post online to vent negative feelings and 23% post purely for vengeance. The good news: The Customer Experience Impact Report […]

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CoupDoc online Dental Supplies

October 27, 2016

Another online resource for dentists buying supplies. Dental Supplies and Equipment – Daily Deals on Dental Instrument and Products from CoupDoc. Online dental supply that offers quality dental supplies, dental equipment, dental instruments on great discounts dental auction, dental marketplace. Source: Dental Supplies, Equipment – Daily Deals on Dental Instrument, Dental Auction, Dental Marketplace It […]

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Dental Yelp Reviews and Why You Should Care

October 20, 2016

From My Social Practice: With more than 140 million users, Yelp continues to be one of the premier platforms for online reviews. And people aren’t just browsing: a 2013 Nielsen survey reported that 98 percent of users make purchases at a business after finding them on Yelp, and 90 percent do so within a week. […]

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