A Breakdown of the Second Largest HIPAA Fine to Date – $5.5 Million

August 31, 2017

On February 16, 2017, the Office of Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with Memorial Healthcare System (“MHS”) to settle potential violations of HIPAA. The settlement agreement included a robust corrective action plan and the second largest fine levied against a covered entity to date: $5.5 million. For those keeping […]

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Dental Art

August 30, 2017

“Dental Pinup 2′ This is one of a series of four risque dental posters in classic 1940’s pin up style ala Vargas. It is hard to find sexy dental art. These four images certainly qualify as sexy but the words are a bit raunchy. The other two are even more suggestive, too much? Dental art is […]

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Stop Making Paper

August 29, 2017

Once the system to create a digital patient record is in place, you simply stop making paper. Everything new is electronic; everything from the past is paper. One of the common mistakes dentists make with electronic charting is that they only go part way. Sometimes we miss the obvious, it is the old “can’t see […]

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Global 3D Dental Scanners Market 2017-2021 – Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.24%

August 28, 2017

The global 3D dental scanners market to grow at a CAGR of 10.24% during the period 2017-2021… According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing affordability among people. The rapidly dropping prices of dental scanners as well as increasing availability of low-cost quality dental scanners is enabling dentists to […]

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IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours

August 25, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: A new study, in which IBM Watson took just 10 minutes to analyze a brain-cancer patient’s genome and suggest a treatment plan, demonstrates the potential of artificially intelligent medicine to improve patient care. But although human experts took 160 hours to make a comparable plan,… Source: IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer […]

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The File Room of 2027

August 24, 2017

Today: The dentist has a room filled with charts, radiographs, correspondence, EOBs and all the other records along with endless little white boxes filled with plaster models. Finding the models and records for a case done six years ago requires an exploratory party and soon bears a striking resemblance to a wilderness expedition. But make no mistake about […]

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Dental Art

August 23, 2017

“Max Right” I have no info on this drawing however it is beautifully rendered and very anatomically accurate. 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 […]

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What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

August 22, 2017

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago […]

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20 Questions for your SEO Vendor

August 22, 2017

From DentistryIQ: Here’s the bottom line. If your SEO company cannot articulate and show you what’s it’s doing for your practice, it’s probably not doing that great of a job for you. Source: How mysterious SEO practices can ruin your dental patient flow – DentistryIQ Here are questions 1 and 2: What are the top three […]

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Guide to Paperless Records

August 21, 2017

Most likely you already have everything you need to go paperless. Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer the basic question…Why bother?  It then provides step by […]

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Four Hours of CE, Technology Summit

August 21, 2017

September 16, 2017 Climb For A Cause is partnering with Roseman University College of Dental Medicine Dentists from across North America will converge on Roseman University of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah for a four-hour overview of important new technology tools! Keynote Speaker, Dr. Larry Emmott: The Future is Here and it is Amazing! […]

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40th Annual Conference Academy of LDS Dentists

August 19, 2017

What an honor I am presenting to the 40th annual LDS Dentists Conference Today, August 19. Join us August 18-19 at our annual dental conference where we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary! BYU Campus – Provo, Utah To learn more or to register: ldsdentist.byu.edu ATTENTION […] Source: 40th Annual Conference – August 18 & 19, 2017 […]

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Teeth Whitening Is Big Business, But Do Over-The-Counter Products Really Work?

August 17, 2017

From Health News : NPR: A colleague of hers describes the tooth product aisle in stores as the “dental aisle of confusion,” because there are so many options. “You can easily get bewildered standing there trying to figure out which option is the best,” she says. Source: Teeth Whitening Is Big Business, But Do Over-The-Counter Products […]

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Say What You Want and Expect

August 17, 2017

From Katherine Eitel: Continuing on this week with our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… here’s my fourth suggestion… Suggestion #1:Assume the best.  Suggestion #2:Roll with it.  Suggestion #3:Visualize responsibly.  Suggestion #4: Say What You Want and Expect This one is really pretty easy.  […]

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Dental Art

August 16, 2017

Celebrating Five Years of weekly Dental Art with a return to our first entry from Salvador Dali: “Ruby Lips with Teeth Like Pearls” Here is what I wrote at that time in 2012, To paraphrase Keats: Beauty is tooth, tooth beauty – that is all you need to know Dental art is anything that depicts […]

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Telemedicine predicted to reach 45.6 Million

August 15, 2017

Whether that means obtaining a prescription from your couch or chatting with a therapist for 10 minutes at the office, video chat visits are becoming increasingly common: By 2020 there could be an estimated 45.6 million virtual consultations performed in the U.S., according to data and analysis company IHS Markit. Source: 4 Ways Going to the Doctor […]

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New Code for Caries Detection

August 14, 2017

The American Dental Association (ADA) approved the procedure code D0600 for caries detection effective January 1, 2017. The nomenclature reads: “Non-ionizing diagnostic procedure capable of quantifying, monitoring, and recording changes in structure of enamel, dentin and cementum”. Examination with The Canary SystemTM meets the criteria for using this procedure code. Detection methods using fluorescence or […]

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CE and FUN

August 12, 2017
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This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

August 11, 2017

From Men’s Health: It’s called the Amabrush, and it’s a fully automatic toothbrush that’s supposed to clean those pearly whites in a matter of seconds. Yup, you stick the brush in your mouth, do nothing, and 10 seconds later, you just brushed your teeth. Source: ​Weird or Cool: This Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in […]

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2017 Business of Dentistry Conference

August 10, 2017

The three most important things a dentist can do to get the most from technology: Training, Training, Training EVENT OVERVIEWYour Practice. Your Business: The Dentrix Business of Dentistry Conference is the can’t miss dental industry training event of the year—but training is only the tip of the iceberg. It’s a full-on, immersive experience, packed with […]

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