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Paperless

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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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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Training Training Training

October 6, 2016

A critical step in developing a successful paperless record (or any new technology system) is training. Every team member, including the dentist, must understand and use the computers. You will never get full value from your technology investment without training. One of the major technology mistakes dentists often make is to take off and go golfing […]

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Guide to “Going Paperless”

August 19, 2016

2016 is the year to “Go Paperless” Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Make it your goal – paperless in 2016. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer the basic question…Why bother?  It then provides step by step help in setting […]

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Ways to eliminate scanning

August 10, 2016

Does your front office have a basket over flowing with papers with a sign on it that reads “TO BE SCANNED?” Source:  The Dentrix Office Manager: Give your scanner a break . . . two ways to eliminate scanning Good advice in the attached article by Dayna Johnson. What she is basically saying is that […]

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Protect Your Clinical Notes from Tampering

July 25, 2016

In Dentrix, providers can use the clinical notes in the Patient Chart to keep thorough, clear dental records that are signed and dated. Signing a clinical note moves it into history, meaning it can no longer be edited or deleted. However, if changes need to be made, you can post an addendum to the note. […]

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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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Thinks digital records cost too much

July 1, 2016
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“Paperless” Mistake

June 21, 2016

One of the common mistakes dentists make with electronic charting is that they only go part way. For example: The office may use a paper chart in the treatment room during diagnosis to mark future treatment. Then they take the paper chart to the computer and enter everything again. They will use the computer to […]

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