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Management

Thanks Patrick

March 21, 2017

A wonderful testimonial from Technology on the Rocks veteran Patrick McGibbon

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Mary Otto, on the Dentistry-Medicine Divide

March 21, 2017

From The Atlantic: Doctors are doctors, and dentists are dentists, and never the twain shall meet. Whether you have health insurance is one thing, whether you have dental insurance is another. Your doctor doesn’t ask you if you’re flossing, and your dentist doesn’t ask you if you’re exercising. In America, we treat the mouth separately from […]

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Beauty and the Technologist: Why Mastering Technology is the Key to Future Dental Practice Success

March 20, 2017

From Dentalcompare.com: Researchers at Oxford estimate that as many as half the jobs people are doing today will be eliminated by technology. This includes dentists and dental team members. There is one sure fire way to ensure you still have a job during the high-tech revolution. Become the “Practice Technologist.” Source: Beauty and the Technologist: Why […]

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Training Training Training

March 13, 2017

Dentrix Webinar: You will learn how to identify what is going well within your practice and where there are opportunities for improvement. Also, you will learn how a personal practice advisor assessment can help you identify and review key metrics in your practice that will help you maximize your patient care as well as your […]

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Why is there any difference?

March 13, 2017

Interesting. Also interesting that the number has gone up since 2005.

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A Leap of Vision

March 9, 2017

Many dentists:  have viewed technology as an endless and unwanted expense that often causes more trouble than it’s worth. However if dentists start looking at their technology as not just a local machine but as a component in the big picture; then computer technology and information integration makes more sense. The computer and digital information […]

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Great Systems Require Great Training

March 9, 2017

If you have a great handpiece does that make you a great dentist? Of course not you need to know how to use it; you need to be a master clinician you need the hands of a master. The same is true with technology, just having a great technology system isn’t enough you need to […]

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The Cost of Paper Records

March 7, 2017

A few people still maintain that old fashioned paper records are less expensive than digital paperless records. But that is simply not true. Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $4.40 each. If you have 3000 charts they cost you at least […]

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Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says Bank CEO

March 6, 2017

From WSJ: Within three decades, artificial intelligence will be smarter than the human brain, supersmart robots will outnumber humans and over a trillion objects will be connected to the internet, says SoftBank’s CEO. Source: Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO – WSJ What is true for business in general is […]

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Technology on the Rocks

March 6, 2017

Information and Registration If you are a mountain biker this is a MUST trip for you. Great trails, beautiful scenery and real CE that will help your practice run better. If you are not a biker don’t worry. Sedona has plenty to offer including awesome outdoor activities, shopping, spas and art galleries on every corner.

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Dentrix KPI Webinar

March 2, 2017

You can never have too much training. If you are responsible for improving the profitability of your dental practice, then don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Jeri Sorenson, Henry Schein Practice Solutions Representative and Dentrix Practice Development Specialist. During this free informative webinar you will learn about how to use key performance indicators (KPI) from your […]

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Mission Critical Failure

February 27, 2017

In dentistry we rely on a number of mission critical systems. If these critical systems fail we cannot do dentistry. This includes the air compressor, the central vac and maybe even the curing light. Most dentists have an emergency plan to back up a failure in a mission critical system. You may have a small […]

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Chicago Midwinter Feb 23-25

February 20, 2017

Source: Course Catalog I will be presenting three session in Chicago this week. Digital workflow: Beyond Paperless (two versions) and Google Juice: Using the Internet Effectively

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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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Adventure CE for the Whole Team

February 7, 2017

Bring the whole team; Sedona is a magical place that everyone will love. We have priced this event to make this easy for you to do with deep discounts for each team member attending with a doctor. Make Technology on the Rocks a reward trip or a retreat for the team. Registration and Information

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Going Paperless Training

January 27, 2017

Basic training on using your Practice Management System is not enough. You need to have Going Paperless Training. The leading Practice Management Systems (Dentrix, EagleSoft) do things differently so you need specific training from a certified trainer on your system. However do not allow the trainer to set the agenda. If you want to go […]

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What You Need to Know – Part Two

January 24, 2017

There are six distinct areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software effectively. 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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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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What You Need to Know – Part One

January 19, 2017

There are six distinct areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software effectively. 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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Price Transparency Is Nice. Just Don’t Expect It to Cut Health Costs

January 3, 2017

From NYT: In Los Angeles and San Francisco, one analysis found, mammography prices vary by over a factor of five — from a low of $128 to almost $700. Prices for IUDs and lower-back M.R.I.s vary by a factor of three. An examination of Massachusetts health care prices found nearly a fourfold variation in M.R.I. […]

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