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Software

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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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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