Resolutions for 2018

January 2, 2018

As you appease your guilty conscience with resolutions for self-improvement in the coming year here are six dental high tech resolutions to consider. Do the HIPAA basics. The new HIPAA omnibus rules went into effect September of 2013. Full compliance is ideal but can be overwhelming. On the other hand you do have a professional […]

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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2017

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

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The best tech of 2017

December 28, 2017

From Mashable: More than any year in recent memory, 2017 saw the launch of many (mostly) gimmick-free tech products. Source: The best tech of 2017 None of the 25 best tech items listed has a direct dental application however many could be used by dentists and dental team members. For example the Surface Laptop/Tablet, various […]

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Top Sites in United States

December 28, 2017

According to Alexa of the top ten sites in United States four are social media, in order, YouTube, Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. The other six are, in order, Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Ebay and Netflix. Source: Top Sites in United States – Alexa

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Dental Art

December 27, 2017

“Party Shoes” Imagine wearing these to a New Year’s Eve party. This is another in a long line of tooth shoe combinations but it is the first with ultra expensive Jimmy Choo. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental […]

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Happy Boxing Day

December 26, 2017
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2017
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He was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient’s liver

December 22, 2017

From The Washington Post: On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors’ initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious. Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault by beating after he used an electric beam — typically used to seal blood vessels Source: He was a […]

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A point of view

December 21, 2017

That’s the difference between saying, “what would you like me to do,” and “I think we should do this, not that.” Source: Seth’s Blog: A point of view More wisdom from Seth Godin, read the whole thing.

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Coming Soon

December 21, 2017

A technology to watch in the coming years is Telemedicine or if you prefer Teledentistry. That is the use of remote sensing and communications tools to provide medical and dental services from a distant location. We are already doing this in a limited fashion. For example, digital radiographs can easily be sent to a radiologist […]

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Dental Art

December 20, 2017

“Model Christmas Tree” Dental Art Christmas 2017, found on Pinterest. I am not sure if this is clever or weird. Whatever it shows a dentist or tech with too much time on his hands. 🙂 Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions […]

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Closing the Year in Dentrix

December 19, 2017

As the end of the year approaches, dental offices begin the process of closing their fiscal year in Dentrix. The Dentrix Customer Support team wants to help make that process as easy as possible by providing some helpful advice and tips. This article provides information we have found to be helpful in addressing three common […]

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Gifts for Dentists and Hygienists on Pinterest

December 18, 2017

3D Nightlight Toothbrush Cookie Cuter Lots more at the link…Merry Christmas. Source: (369) Pinterest

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Hard to Imagine

December 18, 2017

In 1986 I bought 30 MB of storage for $10,000. Today I can buy a Terabyte (TB) thumb drive for $30 (or less). Over 33,000 times more memory for 330 times less money. Or for $10,000 I can buy 250 TB of storage. Moore’s Law in action.

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The Reboot Poem

December 15, 2017

Don’t you wish when life is bad and things just don’t compute, That all we really had to do was stop and hit reboot? Things would all turn out OK, life could be so sweet If we had those special keys Ctrl, Alt, and Delete Your boss is mad, your bills not paid, your wife, […]

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Buy Now Save Taxes

December 14, 2017

Good news, if you have or are considering purchasing equipment this year!  Section 179 allows you to deduct up to $500,000 of the purchase price.  Important, this is only for items purchased and installed in the 2017 Calendar Year. In other words before December 31, 2017. Go to www.section179.org  to find out more information. I suggest you […]

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3D-printed Mouthpiece Promises to Floss Your Whole Mouth in Just One Bite

December 14, 2017

From Geek.com …a company called Blizzident wants to simply that part of your oral hygiene routine. How? By 3D-printing you a crazy customized flossing device. They call it (logically enough) 3D-Flosser, and they say it can floss your entire mouth in seconds. All you have to do is bite down and release and you’re done. […]

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Dental Art

December 13, 2017

“Star Wars Dentist” Looking forward to the latest installment “The Last Jedi” coming out Friday. I always thought the ideal dentist would have eight arms. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me […]

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Celebrating the 20th Annual Leaders in CE

December 12, 2017

From Dentistry Today: For 20 years now, our December issue of Dentistry Today has directed the spotlight on some of the top leaders in continuing education and dental consulting. What an honor to be included in the Dentistry Today Leaders in CE. Dentistry has always valued education and we are blessed to have so many fine […]

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No Remakes

December 12, 2017

FYI: We have been using a 3 Shape Trios to take full mouth impressions for SomnoDent sleep appliances since August. We have delivered well over 100 appliances with zero remakes. In fact we have had zero adjustments. The digital impressions are remarkably reliable and of course the patients love them compared to the standard six […]

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