Drug Dealers vs. Computer Dealers

November 3, 2017

Drug Dealers: Refer to their clients as “users” “The first one’s free!” There’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market. Their product causes unhealthy addictions. Computer Dealers: Refer to their clients as “users” “Download a free trial version!” There’s tons of cash in the 14- to 25-year-old market. Social media, smart phones and […]

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Yes, Technology can Pay for Itself

November 2, 2017
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Mobile Reminders Work

November 2, 2017

The effect of using mobile applications for improving oral hygiene in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances: a randomised controlled trial. Source: The effect of using mobile applications for improving oral hygiene in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances: a randomised controlled trial: Journal of Orthodontics: Vol 44, No 3 Follow the link for the whole journal […]

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Greater New York Dental Meeting

November 2, 2017

Source: Course: Google and Internet Presence: Juice for Dentists | Greater New York Dental Meeting I am honored to be presenting three courses at the Greater New York Meeting November 28 and 29.

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Data Exchange Interoperability

November 1, 2017

The problem we solve: Health information exchanges (HIEs) aggregate patient data across health organizations within a given geographic region. Information in HIEs can be incredibly helpful to a physician providing care for a patient, because it often adds important data that are not available in the physician’s electronic health record (EHR). However, the physician typically […]

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Dental Art

November 1, 2017

“Chocolate Chip Vampire” OK, I know, decorated cookies are pretty low on the art scale. Nevertheless they are a good choice for Halloween. 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 or give […]

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Happy Hallowen

October 31, 2017
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Get Stellar Reviews and Not Violate HIPAA

October 31, 2017

From Frontier Marketing: For most business owners, responding to negative reviews left online by irate customers is simply a matter of replying directly to the reviews themselves. For medical practitioners, this process is complicated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Source: Get Stellar Medical Reviews & Not Violate HIPAA – Medical Reputation […]

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50 Things You Didn’t Know Dentrix Could Do!

October 30, 2017

Are you using the full power of Dentrix® to simplify your life?Why not? In just a few hours, you can learn 50 tips and tricks that smart practices use to simplify work that is currently wasting your time. Source: Seminar With Great Insight to Dentrix Software | Dentrix Training, Training, Training I consistently run into […]

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Stunning AI Breakthrough – One Step Closer to the Singularity

October 30, 2017

From Gizmodo: Incredibly, it took AlphaGo Zero (AGZ) just three days to train itself from scratch and acquire literally thousands of years of human Go knowledge simply by playing itself. The only input it had was what it does to the positions of the black and white pieces on the board. In addition to devising […]

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If Only

October 27, 2017

I hit the CTRL key but I’m still not in control!

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$261,149

October 27, 2017

The average dental school debt is $261,149, according to American Dental Education Association.

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ADA collaboration seeks to help streamline credentialing process for dentists

October 26, 2017

From ADA News: In an effort to reduce administrative burdens for dentists, the ADA and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) are partnering to help streamline the credentialing process for dentists and participating organizations, such as payers, hospitals and employers. Source: ADA collaboration seeks to help streamline credentialing process for dentists This is great! […]

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Carestream Dental Helps Doctors Make ‘Smart Choices

October 26, 2017

Intelligent scanning features, such as real-time feedback, are just a few of the updates to the CS 3600’s acquisition software algorithms. Rather than attempting multiple rescans or rendering an image only to find holes in the dataset, useful guides and feedback increase efficiency and enhance scan quality. If a scan lacks detail and requires additional […]

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Dental Art

October 25, 2017

“Watcher Man” More street art by Russian artist Nikita Nomerz. 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 or give me a link. Thanks. Previous “Dental Art” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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How to handle online negative reviews

October 24, 2017

From ADA News: But what happens if a dentist finds that a patient has posted an unfavorable review? Can they do anything about it? …“Proceed carefully, if you decide to proceed at all,” the module warns. “Commercial speech is protected speech so, in most cases, the best response is to not respond.” Source: How to […]

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Ransombear

October 24, 2017
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Word of Mouth at the speed of Light

October 23, 2017

Remember the old saying; A satisfied customer will tell two or three people, but a dissatisfied one will tell 8 or 10?  Clearly it was written before Facebook, Google and Twitter. Now a dissatisfied patient will write a review that can be read by thousands.

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Oppositional

October 23, 2017

More wisdom from Seth Godin: When someone is frequently naysaying a proposal or a situation, it’s tempting to figure out how to make them happy. What can you change to find a compromise, how can you listen to their objections and respond in a way to gain their approval? It might be, though, that being […]

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Facebook’s Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline

October 23, 2017

From Electronic Frontier Foundation: Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation. When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice. Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default. Today, it has become a platform where […]

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