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Academy of General Dentistry Webinar Aug 20

July 29, 2014

Technology from front to back: Integrating your business and clinical team members to boost efficiency and productivity Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. CDT Creating a great high tech, paperless, digital dental office will never happen by accident. Digital technology is not just a part of practice management but a critical element in every […]

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Cloud Revolution

July 25, 2014
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CBCT Education

July 15, 2014

I am a huge fan of CBCT (Cone Beam CT). The diagnostic information and the ability to preplan surgery, avoid complications and find hidden pathology is amazing. However there are two major problems: Most dentists were never taught how to read a CBCT. We are great with bite wings but CBCT has so much more […]

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Anti-Buzz: Operating Systems

June 14, 2014

Andrew has been writing Anti Buzz for 4 years resulting in almost 200 articles. For the next several weeks we will revisit some of these just in case you missed it:   The Buzz: Operating Systems are a brand, inseparable from the machine they are sold with. The Anti-Buzz: Operating Systems are just mediators, and more interchangeable […]

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Profitability Coaching

May 29, 2014

From Dentrix: Expert advice. Higher profits. Superior results. Profitability Coaching can turn your Dentrix practice management solution into an even bigger and more effective profitability engine—by helping you strengthen the connections between your Dentrix system and your bottom line. via Dental Software – Dentrix Profitability Coaching. One of the best features of electronic records is […]

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The Advantages of Digital Dental Treatment Notes

May 29, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from last August. It is amazing how many dentists will spend enormous amounts of time every day writing, editing and reviewing poorly scribbled, hard to read handwritten notes but will not do a little planning and take a few hours to create digital notes so they never have to […]

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Run a Trigger Month Report

May 28, 2014

HT Jack Abrams from Henry Schein: June is a “Trigger Month” Many patients with dental benefits have a use it or lose it (calendar year) annual benefit. If a patient is not seen for their re-care appointment by June 30th they can lose a preventive appointment later in the year. Run a continuing care report […]

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i-CAT Software Tx Studio Update

May 22, 2014

i-CAT  has just announced a new and enhanced Tx STUDIO™ 5.3 treatment planning software. It is fully integrated to work with the family of i-CAT® cone beam 3D imaging products. Tx STUDIO delivers powerful treatment tools for dentists and dental specialists working with implants, airway, TMD, orthodontics, and surgical procedures, and offers a host of […]

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Heartbleed and Open Source

May 2, 2014

From MIT: The Heartbleed bug was discovered earlier this month in a piece of software called OpenSSL that is widely used to establish a secure connection between Web browsers and servers by managing the cryptographic keys involved. OpenSSL is an “open source” project, meaning that the underlying code is published along with the software. Also, […]

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Anti-Buzz: XP Retired

April 26, 2014

I’m going to keep it simple and practical this week. Last time I mentioned in passing that Windows XP support has ended. I thought I would give a run down of what this might mean for you and others. In anti-buzz fashion, I’ll take the position that I’m trying to talk you down from your […]

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ShadeWave

April 24, 2014

ShadeWave from digital dental camera expert Dennis Braunston is a cloud based software that determines tooth shades using a digital camera and a special shade tab. A digital camera image is made of the patient’s tooth or the one that has been manufactured on the bench. In the image, next to the tooth is our scientifically […]

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REMINDER: XP Support Ends Today

April 8, 2014

Today is the Day If you have computers running Windows XP, and many US dentists do, you should replace them. Microsoft will no longer support XP after today, April 8, 2014. Why is that a problem? The problem is not that your computer might stop working the problem is that the cyberspace is filled with bad […]

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Good Charting Software

April 7, 2014

Good charting software has many features. One of the most important is that is eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data we have stuffed in our patient folders and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. If […]

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Dentrix Ascend

April 4, 2014

From Henry Schein: Cloud Based Dentrix Ascend has completed Beta Testing. – Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, today announced the availability of Dentrix Ascend, its first cloud-based practice management system. Having completed beta testing, Dentrix Ascend features a […]

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Dentrix Tips and Tricks

March 28, 2014

From Dentrix Magazine: Patient/Family Alerts Did you know that when you create patient alerts you can assign them to individual patients, selected family members, or all family members? This can save you from having to re-enter alert information, especially if the alert applies to more than one family member. To create patient/family alerts: Dentrix Magazine […]

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Eaglesoft 17

March 24, 2014
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Opera Communication

February 25, 2014

Minnesota dentist Dr. Bryan Laskin was looking for a communication system for his new office. Old fashioned light systems were tried and true but are also extremely expensive. Newer digital systems were better but none seemed to fit his needs. So he invented a brand new tablet based system he calls OperaDDS. Now he has […]

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Dentrix Tip -Charting Conditions

February 18, 2014

If you want conditions to show on the Graphic Chart, then you can chart them using the ADA CDT condition codes. These codes function like all other procedure codes in Dentrix, allowing you to input a tooth, surface, or quadrant. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Charting Conditions using ADA Condition Codes. As a general rule dentists […]

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Anti-Buzz: Software Bloat

February 15, 2014

In Case You missed it: Anti-buzz re-visited from October.   It’s something we joke about from time to time: Getting a new computer and marveling at how fast it seems, and yet in a few years time it will seem unreasonably slow. When we experience this we ask ourselves if it was the computer that […]

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YAPI Update

February 7, 2014

I ran into my friends from YAPI at the AADGP meeting in Vegas. I had not kept up with their new developments, but should have.  I was very impressed with the new tablet interface. The whole system is designed to facilitate a paperless office and ease patient flow and communication throughout the office. One of […]

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