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Office Design

Touchscreen vs. Mouse

May 3, 2016

It would be nice to eliminate mouse and keyboard inputs and as such eliminate the asepsis issues associated with these devices by using a touch screen. Fabulously successful tablets, like the iPad, have made touchscreens popular. The new Microsoft OS Windows 10 is designed specifically to work with touchscreens. (Sadly far too many dental applications have not […]

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Hold Still

March 29, 2016

Have you ever done this? You carefully place a film, the patient bites winces and wiggles, you position the cone, then re-position when it starts to drift, run from the room, push the button, wait for the beep, run back, the patient hands you the film, the cone seems to have drifted again but you […]

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Treatment Room Monitors

March 28, 2016

Where to put the treatment room computer monitors is a dilemma for many offices. Monitors need to be positioned so that the assistant can access it easily to input data, such as chairside charting, while maintaining contact with the dentist and patient. They also need to be close enough for the dentist to view radiographs […]

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Titan Elite Ceiling Mount

March 14, 2016

From ICW: The Titan Elite Ceiling Mount allows an LCD to be securely mounted from the ceiling, pulled down when needed, then stowed up and out of the way when not in use. Source: Titan Elite Ceiling Mount – ICW Dental This double articulated ceiling mounted design is my favorite for treatment room monitors that […]

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Space Share, DentalPort

March 7, 2016

This is a very interesting new company I saw at the Midwinter. I think this is a great idea.

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Yelling Down the Hall – OperaDDS

March 3, 2016
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Fit and finish

February 4, 2016

More wisdom from Seth Godin: It’s pretty clear that the design of the egg carton isn’t going to change the flavor of the omelette. Except, of course, it does. Source: Seth’s Blog: Fit and finish People make judgments based on the things they see and feel. Then they defend those judgments. Patients have no way […]

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Where do I put the Computer?

January 21, 2016

Do not put the 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. It needs to be close to a power supply with access in and out for various cables and as far […]

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Nomad Value

December 8, 2015

There are some great tax reasons to purchase dental equipment NOW before the end of the year. One of my favorites is the Nomad. Watch the video below to see how it works and can save you a bunch of money.

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Digital Workflow and Front Desklessness

November 30, 2015

Many years ago in the BC era (Before Computers) when office data was on paper, work flow meant; where does the chart go and who does what task. Once a dental office develops a paperless system digital data can be accessed anywhere there is a computer, in the back, at the front or somewhere in […]

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Why Not use this as a Dental Chair?

November 4, 2015
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Nanostructures Could mean Touchless Displays

October 23, 2015

…the answer continues to be a swipe, but one in which you don’t actually need to touch the screen with your finger. Researchers call these no-contact computer screens touchless positioning interfaces (TPI). Source: Novel Nanostructures Could Usher in Touchless Displays – IEEE Spectrum This is a long way from practical application but the concept, that is a touch-less […]

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Hand-held X-Ray device making dental scans easier

October 22, 2015

My friends at Nomad are in the news: A technician in a Salt Lake dental clinic takes X-rays using a new-generation hand-held device. She doesn’t leave the room but simply stays with the patient and pushes the button. Source: Hand-held X-Ray device making dental scans easier | KSL.com Check out the video at the link. […]

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Accessory Resources

October 13, 2015

Installing computers in the dental office is not the same as installing them in a general business cubical farm. However there are many creative solutions and accessories that make the task easier and the result more efficient and more attractive. However many of the best accessories are fairly specialized and are not easy to find […]

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Nomad Benefits

October 6, 2015

One of my favorite products is the Nomad handheld x-ray machine. The Nomad is obviously economical and flexible but it is not so obviously a great benefit to certain patients. For example, wheelchair patients. In the past wheelchair bound patients would either have to transfer to the dental chair, which was often very difficult or […]

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New Overhead Arm – ICW Dental

September 30, 2015

ICW’s Overhead Arm mount is ideal for dental practices. The arm rotates, swivels and tilts to easily position a monitor for precise viewing angles during patient consultation, education and entertainment. The arm stows up and out of the way during procedures, causing less interference with other dental equipment. Source: Overhead Arm – ICW Dental An […]

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XLDent, Electronic Dental Records with Surface

September 29, 2015

Recently, XLDent completed testing of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in a clinical environment.  We tested the tablet in several dental clinics in both treatment and hygiene rooms.  The feedback was fantastic!  Our test clinicians loved the portability, quality, performance, and ease-of-use. Source: XLDent, Electronic Dental Records, Dental Practice Management Software, EHR, dental technology, dental […]

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Simplifeye

September 28, 2015
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e-Art

September 25, 2015

What a creative way to display art in the dental office. It will allow you to be creative and demonstrate an image of being future focused and high tech.

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6 steps to better home (and Dental Office) Wi-Fi

September 1, 2015

When Americans were recently asked what slice of life they couldn’t live without, Wi-Fi came in second – behind food – and, yes, ahead of sex! Source: 6 steps to better home Wi-Fi | The Charlotte Observer Of course the six steps also apply to better WiFi in the dental office. The most basic step […]

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