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More evidence ties gum health to stroke risk

February 24, 2017

From UPI: “The higher the level of gum disease, the worse the risk,” explained study author Dr. Souvik Sen, chair of neurology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, in Columbia.Stroke risk rose with the level of gum disease; it was 1.9 times, 2.1 times and 2.2 times higher for people with mild, […]

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The Most Valuable Person in the Dental Office

February 23, 2017

Learn more about this concept and how you can use technology effectively in the dental office at “Technology on the Rocks” The course material will help you run a more effective practice and save you thousands of dollars. That is good, what makes it even better is where you will be learning. Sedona AZ. It […]

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“Right to Repair” Is About a Whole Lot More Than iPhones

February 21, 2017

Apple is preparing to do battle with “Right to Repair” legislation in Nebraska, but there’s more than just phones at stake. Source: “Right to Repair” Is About a Whole Lot More Than iPhones Not dental but worth a read. It seems that if we buy a product we should be able to service it. How […]

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Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

February 7, 2017

From The Economist: One promising approach is to print them. Lots of things are made these days by three-dimensional printing, and there seems no reason why body parts should not be among them. As yet, such “bioprinting” remains largely experimental. But bioprinted tissue is already being sold for drug testing, and the first transplantable tissues are […]

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Aspiring French dentist wins Miss Universe; advocates teaching, toothcare

January 31, 2017

A dental student from Paris was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, Source: Aspiring French dentist wins Miss Universe; advocates teaching, toothcare | Reuters Ok Ok , not high tech but it is dental and it is fun.

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Dentist Best Job in America!

January 12, 2017

Our Best Job rankings include several different industries, so you can find the best job for you in the health care, business or technology industry, for example. Source: The Best Job Rankings | US News Careers # 1 Dentist, of course.

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Wondering—past and future

January 10, 2017

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Wondering about your past, about what might have happened, about bad decisions made and roads not taken… this is a recipe for not much more than regret. But wondering about your future? When we wonder about the future, we get a chance to begin again, to set new goals and […]

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The Best Gadgets Coming in 2017

January 5, 2017

Here are the likely standouts among the smartphones, VR headsets, and smart watches hitting the market this year. Source: The Best Gadgets Coming in 2017

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Dental ultrasound firm S-Ray expands in Seattle to prepare for acquisition or IPO

January 5, 2017

From  Puget Sound Business Journal: S-Ray Inc. is developing its low-cost 3D imaging system with a patented ultrasound technology. The S-Ray system connects to a laptop or tablet and does everything an X-ray does using a simple mouthpiece that scans the teeth with ultrasound sensors rather than radiation and “bitewings” disliked by many patients. Source: Dental […]

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Five Resolutions to Simplify Your Tech Life

January 2, 2017

From NYT: If you are like most people, there are things you do with tech that could use some tweaking. Strengthening your password security, for one, would benefit you tremendously in an era when hacks are rampant. For another, purging the e-junk you have accumulated over the years would help the environment and your sanity. […]

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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2016

We wish you a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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Tech Upgrades Just Aren’t That Great Anymore

December 27, 2016

From Bloomberg View: This week, after four and a half years of faithful service, I finally replaced my old laptop. I will not bore you with the litany of troubles that led to this decision. The only interesting thing about my decision to replace my old 15-inch Macbook Pro is what I chose to replace it […]

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U.S. dental spending increased in 2015

December 22, 2016

Dental spending again increased in 2015, an indication that the dental economy is rebounding from a flat trend that began in the Great Recession, Source: HPI brief: U.S. dental spending sees uptick in 2015 Good to know.

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December 21, 2016
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Which intraoral scanner produces the best fit?

December 20, 2016

From ADA News: To find these results, the ADA Science Institute, in collaboration with the United States Air Force, evaluated the effect of three different finish line designs on the marginal adaptation of CAD/CAM crowns… …”The results show that the newer systems allow more flexibility in restoration margin design and still produce acceptable marginal fit,” […]

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December 15, 2016
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Inaugural List of Dentistry’s 32 Most Influential

December 14, 2016

From Incisal Edge: Very interesting. Measuring “influence” is a little like measuring love, or the water view from an apartment terrace. It’s a formula that includes a few numbers, some guesswork and a whole lot of you-know-it-when-you-see it… …Only 14 of these 32 are actually dentists, a reflection of just how diverse, broad-based and, yes, […]

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December 13, 2016
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