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Practice in Your Pocket

March 23, 2017

Another “Dashboard”. I like this one as it includes overhead pulled from Quickbooks and has an app version for use on a smart phone:

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Beauty and the Technologist: Why Mastering Technology is the Key to Future Dental Practice Success

March 20, 2017

From Dentalcompare.com: Researchers at Oxford estimate that as many as half the jobs people are doing today will be eliminated by technology. This includes dentists and dental team members. There is one sure fire way to ensure you still have a job during the high-tech revolution. Become the “Practice Technologist.” Source: Beauty and the Technologist: Why […]

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Training Training Training

March 13, 2017

Dentrix Webinar: You will learn how to identify what is going well within your practice and where there are opportunities for improvement. Also, you will learn how a personal practice advisor assessment can help you identify and review key metrics in your practice that will help you maximize your patient care as well as your […]

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Dentrix KPI Webinar

March 2, 2017

You can never have too much training. If you are responsible for improving the profitability of your dental practice, then don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Jeri Sorenson, Henry Schein Practice Solutions Representative and Dentrix Practice Development Specialist. During this free informative webinar you will learn about how to use key performance indicators (KPI) from your […]

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11 technologies to watch in 2017

January 30, 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies might have the most significant impact in the coming year. Source: 11 technologies to watch in 2017 All of these developing technologies with the possible exception of driverless cars will have […]

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What You Need to Know – Part Two

January 24, 2017

There are six distinct areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software effectively. These are: General use of the software: This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific procedure or appointment. Charting: That is entering treatment, creating […]

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What You Need to Know – Part One

January 19, 2017

There are six distinct areas that the doctor and staff will need to understand in order to use practice management software effectively. These are: General use of the software: This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific procedure or appointment. Charting: That is entering treatment, creating […]

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The 12 best Android apps of the year

December 22, 2016

From Mashable: Luckily, the Android community was as reliable as ever at turning out creative, fun and seriously useful apps. Source: The 12 best Android apps of the year None of these are specific to dentistry however many could be used in a dental office. For example there are photo apps and music apps that […]

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How to Turn a USB Stick into an Ultra Portable PC

December 19, 2016

Not only do portable apps let you hop between computers easily, they also keep your main machines clear of clutter and almost as speedy as when you first booted them up. If you’re yet to dive into the wonderful world of portable apps, here’s how you can get started. Source: How to Turn a USB […]

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Dentrix Profitability Coaching

November 22, 2016
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DentrixDoesIt

November 10, 2016

Another great online resource for Dentrix Users. Source: DentrixDoesIt – YouTube

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TRAINING Dentrix Webinar

October 24, 2016

This hits two of my hot button issues: Training, most dentists and dental teams do not have the training they need to use their technology effectively. Training needs to be an ongoing process not a one time even. Data, we generate valuable data simply as a byproduct of doing business. this data can be used […]

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Dentrix Tip – Financial Notes

September 20, 2016

Has the doctor offered a friends and family discount? Has the patient agreed to pay her balance in three months? Have you agreed to a refund or to apply a previous payment to future treatment? These and many more situations come up with fees and payments. The last thing you want to do is forget […]

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You do not know what you do not know

August 29, 2016

…they now know something that is so simple but makes such a huge impact on their day. Source:  The Dentrix Office Manager Dayna Johnson More often than not when I talk with a dentist or dental team member who complains about how awkward or time consuming it is to do some task with Dentrix I find […]

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Charts in the Cloud, who owns the data?

August 2, 2016

When we buy a paper book or a DVD video what we are really doing is assuring access to that “content” whenever we want. If we want to read it or view it we just go to the shelf and get it. But if we can just go to the Internet and get it streamed […]

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Microsoft Windows 10 Review & Rating

July 27, 2016

From PCMag: The Anniversary Update, while not in any way an overhaul, adds impressive capabilities and helpful design updates, many of which were prompted by a tremendous amount of user feedback. Source: Microsoft Windows 10 Review & Rating | PCMag.com The linked article has a long list of Win 10 features any user should know. […]

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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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Woman Sues Microsoft for Windows 10 Upgrade wins $10,000 Judgement

July 7, 2016

From PJ Media: …Goldstein attempted to reach Microsoft’s customer support department to fix the problem, but that apparently didn’t work, so she decided to take Microsoft to court. She sought compensation for lost wages and to cover the cost of a new computer. As it would happen, Goldstein won the case, earning a $10,000 judgement, Source: […]

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Complete Patient Clinical Notes at Your Fingertips

June 6, 2016

Dentrix Tip: Complete Patient Clinical Notes at Your FingertipsMany doctors and hygienists like to review their past clinical notes about a patient at the beginning of their appointment. That way they can see any notes they made about the patient’s health or treatment in the past. Source: Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Complete Patient Clinical Notes at […]

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Warning: Microsoft is hacking your computer

June 1, 2016

Windows 10 as malware: Pop-ups often appear when you visit malicious websites and when you click the “X” to close them, malware is installed on your computer. Well, Microsoft just tweaked its Windows 10 upgrade alert pop-up so that the update is triggered when clicking the X, PC World explains… The Get Windows X app […]

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