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Comments and volunteers sought for digital radiography standard

September 27, 2016

From ADA News: The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment a standard related to digital radiography. The committee also is seeking volunteers for Working Group 12.1 on Digital Imaging to participate in the development of the standard, Proposed American National Standards Institute/ADA Standard No. 1094 for Quality Assurance for […]

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The Goal of an Implant

September 22, 2016

“The goal of implant placement is not the implant it is the tooth we replace.” This gem is from Scott Ganz. When you hear or read it your reaction will probably be; well, of course…duh. It isn’t particularly new or seemingly even insightful. It seems too obvious to be insightful. However the fact that it should […]

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Listening

September 12, 2016

Listening is fundamentally a sign of respect.

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September 11, 2016
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Just because you’re right…

August 25, 2016

Wisdom from Seth Godin: You may be right, but that doesn’t mean that people will care. Or pay attention. Or take action. Just because you’re right, doesn’t mean they’re going to listen. It takes more than being right to earn attention and action. Source: Seth’s Blog: Just because you’re right… Yeah but… in my case […]

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There is no shame worse than poor teeth in a rich world

August 23, 2016

Some interesting social observations: ‘Don’t get fooled by those mangled teeth she sports on camera!’ says the ABC News host introducing the woman who plays Pennsatucky. ‘Taryn Manning is one beautiful and talented actress.’ This suggestion that bad teeth and talent, in particular, are mutually exclusive betrays our broad, unexamined bigotry toward those long known, […]

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Seven Data Breach Lessons

August 12, 2016

Seven Data Breach Lessons Over the many years of studying the data breach experiences of more than 2,000 organizations, the research has revealed the following seven megatrends: Source: Cost of a Data Breach 2016 All seven megatrends are worth knowing however # 5 is most significant for dentists: 5. Highly regulated industries such as health care […]

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Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

August 8, 2016

From The Washington Post: The AP looked at the most rigorous research conducted over the past decade, focusing on 25 studies that generally compared the use of a toothbrush with the combination of toothbrushes and floss. The findings? The evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very low” quality, and carries “a moderate to large […]

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Old NYC – Grid

August 2, 2016

OldNYC shows 40,000 historical images from the New York Public Library’s Milstein Collection on a map. Find photos of your apartment, work, or favorite park! Source: Old NYC – Grid This has nothing to do with dentistry, it is just very cool in a geeky kind of way. Using old photos from last century developer […]

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A Medical Mystery of the Best Kind: Major Diseases Are in Decline

July 18, 2016

From NYT: Something strange is going on in medicine. Major diseases, like colon cancer, dementia and heart disease, are waning in wealthy countries, and improved diagnosis and treatment cannot fully explain it. Scientists marvel at this good news, a medical mystery of the best sort and one that is often overlooked as advocacy groups emphasize […]

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Judy the Juggler

July 18, 2016

Judy the juggler works the front desk for Dr. Paperman. The front desk is the data center of the office. The data is the schedule, financial records and the charts. If the schedule is a paper book the book can only be in one place at one time and can only be accessed by one […]

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Independence Day

July 4, 2016
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Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

June 23, 2016

From WSJ: Microsoft Corp. agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp. for $26.2 billion, in a bet the professional social network will give a jolt to the software giant’s widely used Office portfolio of productivity applications.The deal—the largest in Microsoft’s history—is CEO Satya Nadella’s latest move to revitalize a company that was viewed not long ago as […]

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ADA Members can access technical reports at no cost

June 23, 2016

Nice resource from the ADA: Internet security, digital imaging and electronic health records are all subjects of ADA technical reports, and are available for download at no cost to members.“Don’t let the moniker ‘technical report’ scare you off,” said Dr. Terry O’Toole, vice chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice. “Technical reports, frequently referred […]

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Social Engineering Phone Hack

June 21, 2016

Are your dental team members savvy enough to catch something like this?

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People are spending much less time on social media apps

June 15, 2016

From CNBC: Facebook’s Instagram saw the biggest year-over-year drop — usage was down 23.7 percent this year, closely followed by Twitter (down 23.4 percent), Snapchat (down 15.7 percent) and Facebook (down 8 percent), the study found. Source: People are spending much less time on social media apps, said report. Hmmm, very interesting. I am not […]

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Flag Day

June 14, 2016
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Standards pioneer, ADA volunteer dies

June 7, 2016

Dr. Mark Diehl, a longtime ADA volunteer credited as a pioneer of dental informatics, died April 18 after an illness. He was 70. Dr. Diehl “was involved in dental informatics since the initiation of the discipline,” said Sharon Stanford, director of Standards for the ADA Center for Informatics and Standards, Source: Standards pioneer, ADA volunteer […]

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Monitors in the Treatment Rooms

June 2, 2016

In a dental treatment room space is a valuable commodity. If you set your keyboard at the edge of the counter and your monitor behind your keyboard, your actual usable workspace for dentistry has been greatly reduced. When you add a second patient monitor it is usually impractical to use another cart or cabinet for […]

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May 30, 2016
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