News from April 1, 2018

by Larry Emmott on April 1, 2018

in Dental Speaker,Just for Fun

Facebook has once again changed their privacy and disclosure policies. The new default privacy setting or the “Full Monty” will go into effect next week. (Breaking News: The policy was already put into effect last month and you just weren’t told.) Users can opt out of the Full Monty for the Fig Leaf level of privacy by following a simple 53 step process.

Spinoma, the leading maker of high tech 3D digital systems for dentistry announced that none of their systems: radiographs, impressions, cat scans, lab devices, milling machines and all the rest would work with merge or exchange data with any device from any other company. This policy effectively keeps all users as prisoners within the Spinoma system. Spinoma claims this is in the best interests of the dentist. No joke, they actually say that on days other than April 1

A patient in Eugene Oregon told her hygienist Betsy Smithers that she knows her bleeding gums are not normal and if she was brushing and flossing properly her gums would not bleed. The hygienist would not confirm or deny the allegation.

US dental students returning from a field trip to the Moscow Institute for Advanced Dental Studies were detained by FBI and DOJ officials. The students were suspected of Russian occlusion.

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has suspended all HIPAA data breach investigations. According to high ranking government officials the OCR data base has been taken hostage by ransomware. An OCR investigator reportedly replied to a bogus e-mail promising larger… body parts. Sadly there are no funds appropriated to pay the ransom.

 

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