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Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes

April 10, 2017

From ADA News: Teledentistry will for the first time be included in the ADA’s Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code).  The Code Maintenance Committee approved two codes relating to the process during its March 9 meeting at ADA Headquarters. Source: Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes It’s a start. The codes are […]

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Dentalfone – From the Chicago Midwinter

February 27, 2017

On of the dentists at my Chicago lecture told the group that 80% of the people accessing his web pages were doing so with a mobile device. Patients love their smartphones. Your image on mobile is everything. The battle over patients using smartphones in your office is over – the patient won. How can you […]

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11 technologies to watch in 2017

January 30, 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies might have the most significant impact in the coming year. Source: 11 technologies to watch in 2017 All of these developing technologies with the possible exception of driverless cars will have […]

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This phone has a built-in tricorder. Really.

January 26, 2017

From Mashable: Well, another Star Trek gadget is on the verge of becoming common. The tricorder — the device that Spock and Dr. McCoy would use to analyze all kinds of objects and materials on the show — is becoming a real thing. And it’s coming to smartphones. Source: This phone has a built-in tricorder. […]

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Wearable Tech May Know You’re About To Get Sick

January 19, 2017

During tests on wearable tech to discover how they could be used in health matters, professor Micheal Snyder noticed the readings showed a higher than usual heart rate, higher skin temperature, and lower blood oxygen levels. The unusual activity was striking because he felt fine. The sudden onset of a low fever convinced him to […]

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The Best of CES 2017

January 9, 2017

From PCMag.com: The Consumer Electronics Show (now officially simply termed CES) turned 50 this year. And yet, rather than turn stale or start to fade into irrelevance, the 2017 show brought some genuine innovation we haven’t seen in quite a while. Sure, wacky gadgets and pointless prototypes are all over the place at CES, but this […]

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CareCredit Direct

December 29, 2016

CareCredit Direct is a web-based software that allows your patients or clients to: Learn about the CareCredit healthcare credit card. Calculate monthly payments based on promotions you accept. Apply for a CareCredit credit card and get an instant credit decision. Make same-day transactions of any size.¹ Select their promotion from options you accept and get […]

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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 to Turn a USB Stick into an Ultra Portable PC

December 19, 2016

Not only do portable apps let you hop between computers easily, they also keep your main machines clear of clutter and almost as speedy as when you first booted them up. If you’re yet to dive into the wonderful world of portable apps, here’s how you can get started. Source: How to Turn a USB […]

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The Patient Journey

December 15, 2016
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Dental Emergency Smartphone App

November 3, 2016

From Medical Xpress: A team mentored by Thankam Thyvalikakath, DMD, PhD, now of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and of the Regenstrief Institute, has developed and tested a novel mobile application enabling smartphones to capture and transmit images from inside the mouth, along with details on the dental emergency, to provide the information dentists […]

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Galaxy Note 7

October 16, 2016

This is not good. Saw this waiting for my flight to a speaking engagement.

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Galaxy Note 7: Going Down in Flames

October 14, 2016

Hmmm, from CNN: The South Korean tech giant announced this week it was killing off its flagship Note 7 smartphone. The move came after reports kept emerging of the devices catching fire — even after Samsung  had promised customers that replacement phones it was providing were safe… …But even more pain could be yet to […]

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High Tech House Calls

September 30, 2016

From NYT: REMEMBER when doctors made house calls? While only a relative handful of doctors still offer them, there is growing evidence that comprehensive home medical care could be a viable alternative to the attendant woes and soaring expenses of institutional health services,… …At the heart of the home care renaissance is a combination of […]

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Galaxy Note 7 Owners, Take Note: Samsung May Remotely Deactivate Unexchanged Units After Sept. 30

September 13, 2016

From Tech Times: …Samsung’s way to ensure the safety of its customers, the company could remotely deactivate recalled Galaxy Note 7 units that have not been exchanged for new ones after Sept. 30. Source: Galaxy Note 7 Owners, Take Note: Samsung May Remotely Deactivate Unexchanged Units After Sept. 30 : TECH : Tech Times It […]

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How Foursquare knew before almost anyone how bad things were for Chipotle

May 5, 2016

From The Washington Post: Chipotle announced its first loss as a public company Tuesday. But two weeks earlier, an unlikely source —the social media app Foursquare — had beat Chipotle to the punch, predicting in a blog post that the burrito maker’s sales would drop nearly 30 percent. Chipotle made it official Tuesday afternoon — reporting a drop of 29.7 percent. […]

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Next 3, 5 and 10 years

March 1, 2016

From Vijay Sika: The way people consume healthcare and providers connect with patients is rapidly changing with new technologies arming consumer with information like never before. Mobile devices are more personal, more powerful and more sure than ever before. They are indispensable for doctors and patients alike and they are compatible with privacy regulations. Source: […]

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OralEye a Teledentistry App

February 8, 2016

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Diagnosis by Smartphone? – There’s an App for That

January 28, 2016

From Dentistry Today: Researchers at the University of Western Australia and the Australian e-Health Research Center developed a store-and-forward telemedicine platform called Remote-I to assist in oral disease screening, using an image acquisition Android application. Source: Diagnosis by Smartphone? There’s an App for That | Dentistry Today Another step to true teledentistry. Here is another example of this […]

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Beyond Fitbit: medical-grade wearables

January 7, 2016

From  Reuters: A new wave of wearable computing devices that detect and monitor serious diseases is moving from the laboratory to the market, potentially transforming the treatment of conditions ranging from epilepsy to diabetes and creating business opportunities estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars. Source: RPT-INSIGHT-Beyond Fitbit: The quest to develop medical-grade […]

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