The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017

April 10, 2017

From DPR: Using a set of 11 criteria, we examined the best and worst states to work in a dental practice. Source: The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017 | Dental Products Report Interesting. Like all of these kinds of surveys the results depend on what the authors decided to […]

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5 Famous Dentists: Who are not famous for being dentists

April 7, 2017

There are many famous dentists over the years who you may not have even known were dentists.  From famous gunslingers, to Hollywood stars and prominent athletes Source: 5 Famous Dentists That Rocked the Dental Industry

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The Cost of Recall

April 6, 2017

Do high tech Internet based communications make sense economically? Here is a very conservative estimate of the costs of a traditional paper and phone system. This estimate does not include the time needed to prepare the cards and keep a paper system up to date when appointments and addresses change. Recall Cards: 2500 patients, each gets a card twice […]

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Smile Lite MDP

April 6, 2017

The back of Smile Lite MDP is equipped with a universal adaptor that is adjustable for any model of smartphone having a width between 55-85mm.Smile Lite MDP is a plug and play device that is very easy to use and that doesn’t need any special App, calibration process or specific education. It will allow you […]

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Dental Art

April 5, 2017

Part of a dental art collection by Lithuanian artist Jolanta Prunskaite. 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. All the Dental Art images can be found here on […]

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Digital Diagnosis

April 4, 2017

What is the purpose of a radiograph? At the most basic level a radiograph is a diagnostic tool. However a radiograph does not possess any intrinsic diagnostic knowledge. It only has value because we have learned to interpret features we see on the image to mean the tissue is either healthy or there is a […]

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DrBicuspid-Snapshot™

April 4, 2017

This is a very cool super easy to use tool from Dr. Bicuspid. Get a free practice valuation when you answer a few quick questions. Source: DrBicuspid-Snapshot™ It seems almost too easy. Just a few minutes answering basic questions most dentist know or can easily get from Dentrix and you have a valuation. The makers […]

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Save Money with Flat Rate eClaims

April 3, 2017

One of the truly revolutionary things digital technology and the Internet has been able to do is eliminate the “middle man” to increase efficiency and lower costs. Renaissance Electronic services has done that with e-claims. The product is called “Remote Lite”. The average dental practice spends up to $160 per month on processing claims and […]

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FBI Warns of Cyber Threat to Dental Offices

April 3, 2017

From Network World: The FBI warns that attackers are targeting vulnerable FTP servers used by small medical and dental offices as a way to obtain medical records and other sensitive personal information. Source: FBI warns of attacks on anonymous FTP servers | Network World FTP is an older protocol with known vulnerabilities, however many small […]

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Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth

March 31, 2017

Evidence of pain-killers is just one intriguing detail pulled from a closer look at the DNA in ancient tooth plaque. Source: Prehistoric ‘Aspirin’ Found in Sick Neanderthal’s Teeth Very interesting. This is obviously dental but the opposite of future tech in fact it is prehistoric tech. It is fashionable to proclaim that dental disease is […]

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Digital Charting Tip

March 30, 2017

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You can […]

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DentistChats – Live Chat

March 30, 2017

Getting potential patients to your website is a challenge. Once they are there converting them from browsers to patients is critical. Live chat is a great way to engage lookers and possibly convert them to customers. The world’s leading professionally managed online chat service exclusively for dentists. Our live chat service is staffed with in-house, college educated, […]

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Dental Art

March 29, 2017

“Ambitious Voices” by Santiago Caruso. Dark and bizarre but all his works seems to be that way. 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. All the […]

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Dental Technology Seminar Topics

March 28, 2017

Source: Dental Technology Seminar Topics | Emmott On Technology All this and more at Technology on the Rocks

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OCR responds to ADA question about dental labs and HIPAA

March 28, 2017

From OCR through the ADA, Dental labs do NOT need to sign a BAA for HIPAA: Dental laboratories aren’t required to sign business associate agreements before dental practices share protected health information for treatment of an individual, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, because a dental laboratory meets the […]

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Electronic Dental Record guidance from the ADA

March 27, 2017

From ADA News: The committee earlier this year published ADA Technical Report No. 1030, Dental Provider’s Guide to the Electronic Dental Record, which discusses key concepts of the Electronic Dental Record and provides guidance on implementing an Electronic Dental Record system into dental offices. Source: Electronic Dental Record concepts, guidance for use laid out in […]

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Technology on the Rocks May 18-20

March 27, 2017

12 CE Credits – Great for the whole Team Information and Registration If you are a mountain biker this is a MUST trip for you. Great trails, beautiful scenery and real CE that will help your practice run better. If you are not a biker don’t worry. Sedona has plenty to offer including awesome outdoor […]

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10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017

March 27, 2017

From MIT Technology Review: These technologies all have staying power. They will affect the economy and our politics, improve medicine, or influence our culture. Source: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017 – MIT Technology Review All ten are fascinating, Three are specifically medical; Reversing paralysis, gene therapy and cell atlas. Three others, botnets, quantum computers and facial recognition […]

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I Fell in Love with a Dentist

March 24, 2017
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HIPAA Documentation and Data Safety

March 24, 2017

Compliance IQ Webinar March 29 We will start with some basic technology concepts that will help you understand and use all technology more effectively. We will then show you how to create electronic records that are fast, easy to use, easy to read and will protect you from litigation. Once you have electronic digital records, […]

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