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Internet

What does “Cloud” really mean?

June 15, 2017

Cloud refers mostly to three things. Cloud is often used simply as another word for Internet. Cloud storage refers to storing data on a computer somewhere on the Internet not on the computer in your office. People store photos, music and even patient records online. Cloud Computing is the sexiest meaning of cloud where the […]

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AGD Impact | Privacy and Social Media

June 6, 2017

Source: AGD Impact | Academy of General Dentistry  (subscription required) I am thrilled and honored to have an article in the latest AGD Impact magazine. The topic is HIPAA and patient privacy with Social Media. Excerpt: Photos and video are another area of potential concern. Patients need to sign a specific release (more on that […]

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5 steps for managing your reputation online

May 18, 2017

From New Dentist Blog: …reviews are a part of operating any kind of business in the 21st century, what can you do? With some help from the ADA Practical Guide to Internet Marketing, here are five steps for managing your reputation online: Source: 5 steps for managing your reputation online | New Dentist Blog Online […]

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From our “Friends” at Yelp

May 16, 2017

6 Online reviews matter.

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365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry

May 10, 2017

A new book from Rachel Mele: 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry.  It includes post suggestion for every day of the year along with descriptions of how to make the post engaging with links to live examples. Source: Book — Rachel Mele, Speaker

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ADA promulgating information on helping dentists make their websites accessible

May 10, 2017

From ADA News:  Completely Missing The Point The law has been construed, in some instances, to require that such accessibility be extended to websites offering services to the public. Source: ADA promulgating information on helping dentists make their websites accessible What did he say? “has been construed” that means there is no clear construction. It […]

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Sanctioned Austin ADA attorney now targeting dental websites

May 8, 2017

People really dislike going to the dentist. Never the less dentists are held in much higher regard than lawyers. Read the linked article and you will see why. From KXAN.com: Omar Weaver Rosales’ “demand” letters and threats of litigation are a new twist to a familiar pattern, according to longtime civil rights attorney Jim Harrington. […]

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Medici lets you text your physician, dentist, vet and therapist from one platform

May 2, 2017

From MedCity News: Medici launched today (Apr 24) as messaging app that gives patients the opportunity to text all their doctors — no really, all their doctors — from a single platform. And if they feel the need for video communication, patients can press a button to activate the video chat feature. Source: Medici lets you text your physician, […]

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You will be Googled

April 27, 2017

Most people – 65-70 % – still star their search for a new dentist by asking for a referral. Any potential new patient, including those with a great personal referral from an existing patient, is going to Google you just to get the address and phone number. In fact many of your existing patients will Google you […]

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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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