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Dentrix Tip

May 17, 2016
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Our software must get better

April 21, 2016

More wisdom from Seth Godin: As software gets more successful, the instinct is to hire more people to work on it (which increases complications and errors dramatically) and to be ever more conservative as well (don’t mess with what’s working). Source: Seth’s Blog: Our software must get better As always he makes some great points, it […]

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Apple, Android and Microsoft products are not Compatible.

April 12, 2016

Who knew? The fact that windows PC products won’t work with Apple, Apple doesn’t work with Android  and vice versa is just the most visible compatibility battle. In dentistry we are plagued with proprietary systems that refuse to play together. Digital impressions, digital x-rays and even digital records can’t be transferred from one system to […]

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 What is the difference between the WebSync and the eSync?

March 31, 2016

From Dentrix Office Manager: Doctor asks his front desk manager, Tina, “What is that spinning globe thing that runs on my computer at 4 p.m. every day?” Tina replies, “I have no idea, I just abort it when it comes up. It’s so annoying.” The doctor then asks, “Is it something with Dentrix?” and Tina […]

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Dental Practice Technology Assessment

March 23, 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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Another Web Based Dental Practice Management Software

March 22, 2016

Total Dental® is an affordable cloud or web based dental software that is an ONC Certified EHR. Total Dental® is a state of the art dental practice management system designed specifically for Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) and large groups but works well for a smaller office too! Source: Web Based Dental Practice Management Software Total Dental […]

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How To Disable The “Get Windows 10” Notifications and auto Upgrade

March 21, 2016

This article from last week discussed the problems windows users are facing with automatic upgrades to windows 10. For dentists this could be a disaster. Many dental applications do not run properly on windows 10. If your machine secretly upgrades some night you could come in the next day and be unable to take a […]

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Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades

March 15, 2016

From PC World: This is all part of Microsoft’s plan, of course. Last October, the company announced that it would reclassify Windows 10 as a “Recommended” update from older versions starting in early 2016, at which point many more users would get the upgrade without explicit permission. That reclassification began on February 1, and auto-upgrades […]

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Yelling Down the Hall – OperaDDS

March 3, 2016
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Training Options for Your Dental Practice – Dentrix

February 22, 2016

I am always ranting – on and on – that dentists  and the dental team need more training on technology. If you are a Dentrix user follow the link below for a complete rundown of your training options. These include webinars, online classes, seminars and in my opinion the best in office one on one training. […]

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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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