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Just for Fun

Hmmm?

February 3, 2017

A bus station is where a bus stops.  A train station is where a train stops.  On my desk, I have a work station.

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Aspiring French dentist wins Miss Universe; advocates teaching, toothcare

January 31, 2017

A dental student from Paris was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, Source: Aspiring French dentist wins Miss Universe; advocates teaching, toothcare | Reuters Ok Ok , not high tech but it is dental and it is fun.

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Pick Two

January 6, 2017

HT Katherine Eitel

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Generational Tech

January 5, 2017

Many years ago I remember sitting with my mother helping her balance her checkbook.  We entered all the checks and subtracted to get the balance. I quickly did it by hand but then grabbed a calculator to check my math. My mother approached it from the opposite end. She used a calculator but then did […]

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Then and Now

December 23, 2016

We’ve come a long way. In 1951, Univac, the first commercial computer, made its way into computer history. It was 25 feet by 50 feet, weighed 8 tons, and cost close to $1 million. It had a processing speed of 2.25 megahertz (MHz) and a memory capacity of 1,000 words. Today, 65 years later, for less […]

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The 12 best Android apps of the year

December 22, 2016

From Mashable: Luckily, the Android community was as reliable as ever at turning out creative, fun and seriously useful apps. Source: The 12 best Android apps of the year None of these are specific to dentistry however many could be used in a dental office. For example there are photo apps and music apps that […]

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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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Technology on the Rocks: NEW DATE

December 7, 2016

New Date: The next Technology on the Rocks Adventure CE program is scheduled for May 18-20, 2017 in beautiful Sedona Arizona.

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December 1, 2016

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

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Dental Art is More than Just Pictures of Teeth

December 1, 2016

In case you missed it – this article is a repeat however it is still timely and fun. Dentistry is not exactly a common theme in the traditional fine arts of painting and sculpture. Yet with the help of Google we can find many examples of dental art. I have collected these and started a […]

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Wisdom

November 18, 2016

I used to be indecisive.  Now I’m not so sure.

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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2016
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Artificial Intelligence?

October 13, 2016

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. – B. F. Skinner Artificial???  I’d settle some actual intellignce now and then?

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The Rules

October 7, 2016

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. Bill Gates

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Smartybrush – Innovative New Gadgets for Smart Homes

September 23, 2016

Smartybrush forms a personal timetable for the person to brush their teeth. It provides periodic recommendations on how to take care of oral health. The cleaning, movements, pressing force and frequency of brushing can all be set. In addition, it is integrated with an ultrasonic sensor which evaluates the quality and condition of the teeth. Furthermore, if the brush senses any improper brushing, […]

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Roentgen’s Lab

September 12, 2016

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Europe. I managed to drop by the lab in Wurzburg where Roentgen discovered X-Rays in 1895.  

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Lead, Follow or get out of the Way

September 8, 2016
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Go with a Pro

August 22, 2016

Who does your IT? Don’t go “Cheapo” this is an essential part of your office, hire a pro. Here is a good resource: DIA Or for Henry Schein customers Tech Central.

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No Chairside Monitor?

August 5, 2016
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Old NYC – Grid

August 2, 2016

OldNYC shows 40,000 historical images from the New York Public Library’s Milstein Collection on a map. Find photos of your apartment, work, or favorite park! Source: Old NYC – Grid This has nothing to do with dentistry, it is just very cool in a geeky kind of way. Using old photos from last century developer […]

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