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DIY YouTube Dentistry

September 28, 2016

A piece in the American Student Dental Association’s September issue discusses how the YouTube culture is spreading do-it-yourself dentistry. In one example a video seen nearly 2.2 million times shows a young woman using a do-it-yourself method for a cavity. Source: ASDA News September 2016 I use YouTube all the time for DIY projects. I love […]

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ARIZONA Dentists Google Course Sept 30

September 26, 2016

I will be presenting a hands on course Friday September 30 for the Arizona AGD Google Juice for Dentists Staff members are invited to attend for Free Friday, September 30, 2016 from 8am – 12noon Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown: 4000 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix Google Juice: Using the Internet Effectively Are you paying a […]

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ADA Credentialing Service launches nationally

September 21, 2016

From ADA News: The new technology, powered by the Wonderbox Technologies Enterprise System, allows member dentists to enter their credentials into a securely designed portal through ADA.org. This information will be available by request to all payers, including insurance companies, federal agencies, hospitals and employers. Source: ADA Credentialing Service launches nationally This is great and […]

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Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

September 20, 2016

Hmmm Over the past year or two, someone has been probing the defenses of the companies that run critical pieces of the Internet. These probes take the form of precisely calibrated attacks designed to determine exactly how well these companies can defend themselves, and what would be required to take them down. We don’t know […]

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Great Responsive Web Sites

September 16, 2016
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Your Email Is Never Going to Be Safe

September 15, 2016

From John C. Dvorak, PCMag.com:  Good Advice This should be taught in school. After you write an email, read it and ask yourself: “Do you want the whole world to read this document?” Then ask “How damaging would it be if they did?” It’s the answer to the second question that is important. Source: Your Email […]

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Eighty Seven

August 30, 2016

87% of search engine traffic goes to the first five results,

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She opened the patient file and you won’t believe what happened next!

August 29, 2016

Facebook to publishers: Stop posting clickbait From Mashable: If there’s one constant at Facebook it’s that your News Feed will change.The company is once again adjusting the algorithm that powers News Feed. The changes are (again) aimed at reducing the amount of “clickbait” in users’ feeds. Facebook is using two key factors to define clickbait […]

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Top Internet populations by country

August 16, 2016

From Next Big Future: Internet live stats has the online Internet population by country projected to the end of 2016 China 721 million 52% penetration 2.2% annual growth India 462 million 35% penetration 30% growth USA 287 million 89% penetration 1.1% growth Brazil 139 million 66% penetration 5% growth Source: Next Big Future: Top Internet populations […]

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What Makes a “Good” Dental Website?

August 11, 2016

We are still learning what a “good” dental web site should look like and how it should function. I believe we spend far too much time and money on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) hoping to snag a random surfer and not nearly enough time on creating a site that spurs a visitor to action or just as […]

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Nineteen Percent

August 4, 2016

Here is a screen shot of page one of Google from the Denver area with the keyword dentist. The primary thing to notice is that only 19% of the page one results are the so called “organic” results from the famous Google algorithm that determines results based on key words. Second notice that many of […]

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OperaDDS Makeover

August 4, 2016

I am a fan of OpersDDS. They just announced the following: The updates to OperaDDS include: The look. OperaDDS is really getting a makeover. Both our website and our application dashboard will be getting a facelift to make your experience top-notch. The features. Wish to speak directly to your patients? RECARE has your back! Secure patient emailing […]

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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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Data is not Information

July 21, 2016

I was on a bike tour with a large medical data processing group. Talking with them about what they did this phrase came out repeatedly: “Data is not information.” As dentists using computers we generate a lot of data. However if we cannot assemble that data into a meaningful format it has little value. Beyond […]

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ADA, Wonderbox create comprehensive credentialing website

July 5, 2016

From ADA News: the ADA announced June 8, the creation of a new, centralized dental credentialing database, which was developed in an effort to help simplify the credentialing process and reduce administrative burdens for dentists. The new technology, powered by the Wonderbox Technologies Enterprise System, allows member dentists to enter their credentials into a securely […]

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7 Patient Communication Hacks for the Digital Dental Office

July 5, 2016

From Naomi Cooper at the Sesame Communications Blog: 7 Patient Communication Hacks for the Digital Dental Office Patient communication is the core of every successful dental practice. Today, most practice management systems come standard with basic patient communication functionality. Source: 7 Patient Communication Hacks for the Digital Dental Office | Dental Marketing & Practice Management| Sesame CommunicationsDental […]

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Net Neutrality: Government Control of Your Internet Service

June 25, 2016

From National Review: Title II regulations, created to police the Ma Bell monopoly, transform the Internet from a virtually unregulated, private system of networks into a quasi-public utility subject to conflicting common-carrier precedents, bureaucratic designs, and interminable waiver proceedings. Source: Net Neutrality: Government Control of Your Internet Service | National Review An interesting look at a […]

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We’re Online. It’s Just What We Do Now

June 22, 2016

From iDENTiwrite: The Wall Street Journal reports that we Americans no longer spend most of our time in front of the television. Instead, we’re on our computers, tablets, and smartphones. Source: We’re Online. It’s Just What We Do Now. – iDENTiwrite That is true for me I am online far more than I watch TV.

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10 Internet Trends to Watch in 2016

June 20, 2016

Slideshow from PCMag.com: The Internet is a fickle beast that evolves at an annoyingly breakneck pace. This is a frustrating (but unavoidable) challenge that comes with doing business in 2016. Source: 10 Internet Trends to Watch in 2016 – Slideshow from PCMag.com Few of the trends seem to have a direct effect on dentistry, never […]

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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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