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Utah State Dental Convention

April 20, 2017

I am looking forward to presenting on paperless records and digital workflow at the Utah State Dental Convention  next week April 28. Paperless records are just the beginning. Digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient digital workflow, utilizing online communication and electronic services. Digital technology is revolutionizing every aspect of the […]

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Save Money with Flat Rate eClaims

April 3, 2017

One of the truly revolutionary things digital technology and the Internet has been able to do is eliminate the “middle man” to increase efficiency and lower costs. Renaissance Electronic services has done that with e-claims. The product is called “Remote Lite”. The average dental practice spends up to $160 per month on processing claims and […]

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Digital Charting Tip

March 30, 2017

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You can […]

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Electronic Dental Record guidance from the ADA

March 27, 2017

From ADA News: The committee earlier this year published ADA Technical Report No. 1030, Dental Provider’s Guide to the Electronic Dental Record, which discusses key concepts of the Electronic Dental Record and provides guidance on implementing an Electronic Dental Record system into dental offices. Source: Electronic Dental Record concepts, guidance for use laid out in […]

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HIPAA Documentation and Data Safety

March 24, 2017

Compliance IQ Webinar March 29 We will start with some basic technology concepts that will help you understand and use all technology more effectively. We will then show you how to create electronic records that are fast, easy to use, easy to read and will protect you from litigation. Once you have electronic digital records, […]

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Thanks Patrick

March 21, 2017

A wonderful testimonial from Technology on the Rocks veteran Patrick McGibbon

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Common “Paperless” Mistake

March 20, 2017

A common mistake dental offices make regarding digital records is to gather digital information, such as photographs, but store it in separate dental software that is not part of the patient’s digital record. To be most effective the digital information must be all part of the same record using either a fully integrated system or linking each […]

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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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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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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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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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Guide to Paperless Records

January 13, 2017

Make a New Year’s Resolution. 2017 is the year you will go paperless. Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer the basic question…Why bother?  It then provides […]

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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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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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Paperless Thoughts

November 14, 2016

Dead tree (paper) data can only be in one place at a time. There is only one paper appointment book, only one paper chart, only one film radiograph. As a result if one of the pieces is missing, say the chart is in the back (or just lost in a stack on the doctor’s desk) […]

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In Case You Missed It, OnDemand Webinars

October 28, 2016

If you missed the October 12 Webinar “Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless” you can watch it on demand here: Source: OnDemand Webinars | Dental Marketing & Practice Management| Sesame CommunicationsDental Marketing & Practice Management| Sesame Communications Paperless records are just the beginning; digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient – digital […]

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Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless Free Webinar

October 9, 2016

Webinar October 12 The course is this coming Wednesday, you still have plenty of time to sign up. Sponsored by Sesame Communications October 12 2016 – 11:00 am PST Paperless records are just the beginning; digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient – digital workflow – utilizing online communication and electronic […]

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