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Keyboard Asepsis

July 28, 2017

Computer keyboards are notorious grunge hideouts. Many studies have found keyboards to be covered with grime and crawling with germs. Incidentally the filthiest keyboards were found in lawyer’s offices, but that is another story. As dentists we have an obligation to keep our treatment room computers clean and germ free. There are various ways of […]

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Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny packs raw power into a small body

July 10, 2017

From SlashGear: Lenovo has taken the wraps off what it says is the smallest ever workstation with ISV certification: the Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny. Source: Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny packs raw power into a small body – SlashGear This is ideal for a dental office. The small size can be put anywhere in a treatment room […]

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Your office is becoming obsolete ?

June 27, 2017

A linkedIn resource all about telecommuting. #WorkFromHome Source: (8) Your office is becoming obsolete | Search | LinkedIn There is nothing dental here. However it is a great look at what is happening in business and the trend to less office time and more virtual time. Many of the tasks that have traditionally been done in […]

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Simplifeye

June 26, 2017
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Waiting Room Video

June 13, 2017

Whitening from Mike Russell on Vimeo. Sample video from Waiting Room Video.

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Where not to put the computer Tower

June 12, 2017

Do not put the treatment room tower on the floor. It is likely to be damaged from cleaning activities; it could easily get wet from spills or mopping and it will pick up lots of dirt and dust. The tower needs to be close to a power supply and allow access in and out for various cables. […]

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An Onsite Secure Storage Option

March 7, 2017

ioSafe Server 5 is a fire- and waterproof, scalable and customizable data protection solution that enhances data security while significantly improving recovery times. Source: ioSafe Products Server5 Overview Another data storage option. This is a fire proof water proof server. The theory is that you can have your data back immediately after a disaster without […]

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This Cute Robot Arm Is Small Enough to Sit on Your Desk

February 15, 2017

This friend could be yours for just a few hundred bucks thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign. Source: This Cute Robot Arm Is Small Enough to Sit on Your Desk Hmmm I see a robot arm like this as a huge help to lab techs or…maybe even as a chairside assistant?

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Dentistry First

January 23, 2017

No matter how much we use technology the prime focus of the dentist and assistant must be delivering dental treatment. When setting up a room all of the ergonomic factors important to four-handed dentistry, the delivery of care, patient comfort and safety must be met before it is appropriate to introduce computers. There is a […]

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Nomad and Aw Shucks

January 20, 2017

Intraoral x-rays have evolved, have you?

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Seven steps to developing a high tech dental office

December 8, 2016

1. Begin with the End in Mind: Have a plan and a goal before you start 2. Establish a technology infrastructure: Integrated practice management software Computers networked in the treatment rooms 3. Add the “Big 2”: Digital images Digital radiography 4. Non-dental programs: Word processing Checkbook Anti virus 5. Use the Internet and e-services: Reminders […]

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Guide to “Computers in the Back”

November 17, 2016

Most US dentists have moved computers into the treatment rooms, but not everybody. If you are one of the hold outs make 2016 the year you upgrade. When you do it do it right before the end of the year in order to score some tax breaks. There is more to it than just buying […]

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Run and hide no more

November 3, 2016

From RDH: Dental hygienists take most of the radiographs in a typical dental office, and experience the frustrations of taking X-rays on a daily basis. Fortunately there is an amazing new technology that eliminates many of the hassles and frustrations of taking radiographs in the traditional way. The Nomad from Aribex is a hand-held X-ray […]

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Cubex

October 13, 2016
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Mini Keyboards

July 19, 2016

Since space is almost always an issue in the treatment rooms smaller keyboards are often a good choice. There are many mini keyboards available. This image shows the basic difference between a standard and a mini keyboard.

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Judy the Juggler

July 18, 2016

Judy the juggler works the front desk for Dr. Paperman. The front desk is the data center of the office. The data is the schedule, financial records and the charts. If the schedule is a paper book the book can only be in one place at one time and can only be accessed by one […]

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Samsung’s wireless earbuds are completely cable-free

June 8, 2016

One neat feature on the IconX is the ambient sound mode. Activate it and you’ll still be able to listen to music, but you’ll also be able to hear what’s happening around you. Samsung says it’s a safety feature for letting users hear traffic around them. Source: Samsung’s fitness-tracking wireless earbuds are completely cable-free These […]

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Monitors in the Treatment Rooms

June 2, 2016

In a dental treatment room space is a valuable commodity. If you set your keyboard at the edge of the counter and your monitor behind your keyboard, your actual usable workspace for dentistry has been greatly reduced. When you add a second patient monitor it is usually impractical to use another cart or cabinet for […]

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Hand Held X-Rays Goes Anywhere.

June 2, 2016

I am a big fan of the Nomad hand held x-ray device from Aribex. Interestingly the inventor, Dr. Clark Turner started out looking for a completely portable x-ray unit for use in missionary work. Nomad can be used in mobile clinics, nursing homes, hospital wards, missionary work, and even forensics. However it is also great […]

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Monitors in the Celing

May 24, 2016

Getting computers in the treatment area is a great first step. However if they are not placed in a way that makes them easy to use they don’t get used and the time and investment is wasted. I am not a fan of monitors or TVs in the ceiling. They are very hard to upgrade, […]

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