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Dental Practice Technology Assessment

February 9, 2016

How high tech and up to date are You? I have developed an easy to follow assessment tool for dentists or dental team members to use to determine how tech savvy you are. This is a great way to find out how you compare to your peers and to discover areas  of improvement. Using technology […]

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Dentrix Tip – Preventing Procedures from Being Billed to Insurance

February 8, 2016

Did you know you can set up procedure codes so that by default they are not billed to insurance? That way, when you post that code it won’t be included on insurance claims. Source: Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Preventing Procedures from Being Billed to Insurance This is one of those little items that is sooo useful […]

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Dentrix Settles FTC Charges About Encryption

January 5, 2016

Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. (“Schein”), the provider of leading office management software for dental practices, will pay $250,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges it falsely advertised the level of encryption it provided to protect patient data. Source: Dental Practice Software Provider Settles FTC Charges It Misled Customers About Encryption of Patient Data | […]

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The problem with self-driving cars: who controls the code?

December 30, 2015

Cory Doctorow: …if your car has to choose between a maneuver that kills you and one that kills other people, which one should it be programmed to do? Source: If you think self-driving cars have a Trolley Problem, you’re asking the wrong questions / Boing Boing Who controls the code? That is the issue with […]

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Training with Purpose

December 8, 2015

All training starts with showing people which icon to click, but training with purpose tells them why they need to push that icon. The final result of training should not be a staff person who simply knows how to use the software, but a staff person who know how using this software will help reach […]

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Benco Dental and Dental Wings

December 7, 2015

Benco Dental will distribute Dental Wings coDiagnostiX implant-planning software, the DWOS suite of prosthetic design software, and Dental Wings desktop impression and model scanners. Source: Benco Dental will distribute Dental Wings digital dentistry products Welcome to the US.

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Think Different, Think Digital

December 3, 2015

Digital is almost always better.  Digital stuff, whether that is a radiograph, a photo, a text message or even an impression can be sent anywhere in the world using a computer network. That includes your office network, which means we can view a radiograph at various places in the office—anywhere there is a computer. You […]

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How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

December 1, 2015

From Fast Company: Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, clearly see how to select that action, receive unambiguous feedback as to the results of that action, and have the […]

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Sorting and Filtering Progress Notes in Dentrix

November 23, 2015

I often have dentists complain that they find it difficult to find specific items in an electronic patient chart. Things like when did we do that crown on # 3 or what was the treatment plan for the lower right? Usually it transpires that they have a specific custom bit of paper that they are […]

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The Advantages of Digital Dental Treatment Notes

November 17, 2015

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 write in a chart again. Digital progress notes are: […]

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The top 10 Dentrix features you probably aren’t using

November 16, 2015

Dayna Johnson: Have you ever been on the phone with a mom and she wants to know when her three kids and husband are scheduled next for all their future appointments … but you’re not sure what’s the most efficient way to find all these appointments for the entire family? Try the More Information button […]

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Dentrix Mastery Tracks

October 5, 2015

I just read an article from Sally McKenzie about finding great team members. Two things she discussed which dooms dentists to mediocre staff was settling for whoever shows up and failing to test for skills. The Dentrix Mastery program gives dentists a real life tool to evaluate a potential staff member’s Dentrix skill and it gives […]

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Dentrix and Windows 10

October 1, 2015

As a Dentrix customer, both the Windows 10 upgrade and the .net 4.6 change will affect you and your office. In order to capitalize on these new versions and ensure that Dentrix and your other software solutions still function correctly, you need to take action before installing either Windows 10 or .net 4.6. As always, […]

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Simplifeye

September 28, 2015
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PPO Analyzer

September 24, 2015

More wisdom from Dayna the Dentrix Diva . There are four main components to The PPO Analyzer for Dentrix. PPO Production Summary – This will give you production by fee schedule and compare it to your UCR fee schedule and give you a net difference. This is your bottom line PPO write-off. Source: Services – […]

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Use Technology to Save Money

September 15, 2015

Is technology an expense or an asset? In order to maximize productivity use your technology for any task that a machine can do or eliminate; such as pulling charts every day, or phoning every patient to confirm, or printing stuffing and mailing bills or managing inventory and ordering supplies. Every task listed above can be done […]

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Must Have Apps

September 8, 2015
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Office Sway – Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more

August 24, 2015

Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Add your content, and we’ll do the rest. Source: Office Sway – Create and share amazing stories, presentations, and more This is the latest from Microsoft Office. You will need to follow the link for details. I […]

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How to Provide a Better Patient Experience in the Dental Practice

August 21, 2015

From Andy Jensen: Dental management consultants regularly raise a red flag when it comes to how the dentist’s team answers the phone. Most of us can probably share a story or two about less-than-stellar customer service when calling your dentist or other healthcare professional. For a new patient, how that phone call is answered is […]

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ADA assists members in transition to ICD-10

August 18, 2015

From ADA News: After Sept. 30, dentists who take Medicaid patients and those covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act will not be able to use the ninth revision of the International Classification of Diseases, and the ADA is preparing to assist members to transition to the next version. Source: ADA assists members […]

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