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Stop giving the insurance companies so much power

June 29, 2015

Dentrix Diva Dayna Johnson: When I am training out in the field, I ask the team, “What do you do with these reports?” The most common answer is “Nothing” or “I don’t know”. These reports give you the information you need to be in charge of your claims and attachments, but you need to know […]

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Dentists can review proposed technical report on dental practice management systems

June 29, 2015

From ADA News: The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI) has approved for circulation and commentary the proposed revision of ADA Technical Report No. 1055 for Computer Hardware and Software Guidelines for Dental Offices. Source: Dentists can review proposed technical report on dental practice management systems

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Customizing Ledger Colors in Dentrix G6

June 19, 2015

Dentrix Tip: Customizing Ledger Colors in Dentrix G6 The Dentrix G6 Ledger has alternating shaded rows to make it easier to read individual line items. You can customize the color of that alternate row shading. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Customizing Ledger Colors in Dentrix G6.

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Umbie Dental

June 19, 2015

Umbie, another cloud based dental management software. Dental Practice Management Software | Umbie Dental.

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Cloud Based Dental Imaging Software from Curve Dental

June 9, 2015

Curve Dental is a complete online practice management system. In order to be a complete system Curve offers image management, that is the storage and manipulation of digital images such as radiographs and photos. Curve is a software company; they do not make or sell radiography sensors or cameras. That means their software needs to […]

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Windows 10 build with slightly less ugly icons

June 4, 2015

From Ars Technica: The most visible of these changes is some new icons. Earlier Windows 10 builds included some icons that were, frankly, monumentally ugly. The new icons look somewhat better, From top to bottom: Windows 8.1 icons, old Windows 10 icons, new build  Windows 10 icons via Windows 10 build 10130 rolled out with […]

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Diagnosis then Treatment

May 22, 2015

SNODENT stands for Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry. What it is intended to do is to establish standard diagnostic criteria and definitions and then create a standard digital format that can be used by everybody as part of a digital electronic medical / dental record. The concept is great, but. As a general rule dentist have […]

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Dentrix Tip: Using the New Dentrix G6 List Manager

May 15, 2015

One of the new features introduced in Dentrix G6 is the List Manager. When you create custom lists in Dentrix you can now view the data in the List Manager without having to merge the data. From the List Manager you can sort the data, access patient information from other Dentrix modules, and print the […]

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Secrets of the Windows Control Panel

May 14, 2015

From PC Mag: Consider this a quick-and-dirty intro to some of the less obvious things you should know about accessing the Control Panel—which is, really, just a virtual folder full of applets in a single location within Windows. via Secrets of the Windows Control Panel | PCMag.com. The linked article is a basic primer on […]

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Dentrix Tip Document Center

May 3, 2015

The Document Center allows you to view documents for a single patient or an entire family. Use Views to see a list that contains all documents for every member of the family without having to select a new patient and switch between patients. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Viewing Documents for an Entire Family in the […]

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Eaglesoft Money Finder

May 1, 2015

Simply put, it’s a reporting method. It queries your Eaglesoft patient base, using a variety of preset categories, and produces a list of patients who meet your pre-defined criteria. It gives you the flexibility of allowing you to choose your own criteria as well, an extremely effective feature when marketing to your existing patient base. […]

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Dentrix Practice Advisor Free Assessment

April 30, 2015

I believe this service from Dentrix is outstanding. If you are attending the CDA this week be sure to check it out. Dentrix Practice Advisor Free Assessment.

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Are You Being Restricted by Your Software’s TWAIN Compatibility Policy?

April 29, 2015

Grrr, This is the kind of thing that makes me want to re-boot the dental tech industry into next week. TWAIN is the universal communication protocol that allows software to open files captured with another device… While the majority of software developers play fair, allowing any image to be opened within the program, not everyone is […]

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Dentrix Tip – Creating Clinical Note Templates

April 23, 2015

Tired of typing the same clinical note information over and over again? Set up custom Clinical Note Templates to prompt you to add important information such as dates, type and amount of anesthetic used, and type of materials used to ensure your notes are detailed and accurate. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Creating Clinical Note Templates. […]

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You need annual practice management software training

April 20, 2015

There was a time when the purchase of a new piece of software came with a user’s manual the size of a phone book. Now, both phone books and instruction manuals are all but extinct. Instruction duties have been transferred to trainers, online classrooms and tutorials. Unfortunately many dentists don’t take advantage of training opportunities, […]

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Advantages of “Going Paperless”

April 14, 2015

From XLDent: By eliminating paper records, you reduce the chance of losing a note or misplacing a file. Progress notes will automatically queue when charting common procedures, saving time and offering you the ability to record more detail than a hand written note. Clinical notes can be sorted by tooth number, making it faster for […]

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Only One is Good

April 8, 2015

There are three possible outcomes when adding technology to the office only one of which is good. One: The office buys a new high tech system then throws team members at it with little or no training and no plan for implementation. This all too common approach almost always results in frustrated staff and wasted […]

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Please Choose One – EHR

April 8, 2015

Why physicians are rebelling against Electronic Health Records (EHR) Please choose one: The three words blink in front of me on the computer screen. via Please Choose One | The Health Care Blog.

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What if the Internet Goes Down?

April 6, 2015

Andy Jensen of the web based dental management system Curve Dental answers the question: What happens if the Internet goes down? First, how often does this happen? I live in a somewhat suburban-rural area. They still drive cattle up the canyon next to my home every spring. (On that day my car is the one […]

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Paperless…Chartless? What’s the Difference?

April 2, 2015

More good advice from Dayna the Dentrix Diva. If your office sends the patient paper forms to fill out before their appointment, sends the patient a PDF attachment of your new patient forms, or if you send your patients to your website where they have to download a PDF form, your office is ”chartless” not […]

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