Creating Custom Appointment Lists in Dentrix

July 3, 2018

With Dentrix G6.6, you can see all your appointment lists (ASAP, Unscheduled, Broken, Open, Pinboard, and Wait/Will Call) together in one place.With this feature, you can combine two or more lists instead of generating them separately like you did in the past. For example, if experience has told you that the most likely candidates to […]

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Excellence or Convienience

July 3, 2018

From Becker’s Hospital Review: Satisfied patients aren’t necessarily loyal ones. Patients are more likely to change providers than they’ve ever been. According to new research from NRC Health and The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, 80% of patients reported that they’d switch providers for ’convenience factors’ alone. Source: Effortless care experiences. Your care experiences are excellent. […]

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Why You’re losing money with PPC ads without realizing it

July 2, 2018

If you’ve been running an ad campaign with Google adwords, Facebook or any online source but you’re not getting the business that you expected, you have to find out why.  After all, people have been building successful businesses with google Adwords so why is it not working for you? In order to find out you […]

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User Error

June 29, 2018
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Throat clearing isn’t necessary

June 28, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: The first paragraph, where you lay out what’s about to happen. The half-apology you use to preface your comments at the meeting. The email that takes a paragraph or two to get to the point… You can skip those. Source: Throat clearing isn’t necessary | Seth’s Blog As always with […]

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A team of AI algorithms just crushed humans in a complex computer game

June 28, 2018

From MIT Technology Review: This is an important and novel direction for AI, since algorithms typically operate independently. Approaches that help algorithms cooperate with each other could prove important for commercial uses of the technology. AI algorithms could, for instance, team up to outmaneuver opponents in online trading or ad bidding. Collaborative algorithms might also cooperate […]

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Dental Art

June 27, 2018

“Three Lines” This is commercial art and therefore looked down upon by some. However I love the way the artist has captured the essence of a tooth with three simple sweeping lines. 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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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

June 26, 2018

From McKinsey & Company: Blockchain’s core advantages are decentralization, cryptographic security, transparency, and immutability. It allows information to be verified and value to be exchanged without having to rely on a third-party authority. Rather than there being a singular form of blockchain, the technology can be configured in multiple ways to meet the objectives and commercial […]

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Why Your Online Reputation Matters (and How to Handle Good and Bad Reviews)

June 26, 2018

From my friends at TNT Dental: Even if your practice doesn’t have a website (and if that’s the case, you need to give us a call at TNT Dental today!), your practice is online… and, people are talking about it. You have two choices: put your head in the sand and ignore it, or embrace […]

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Is Your Hardware Ready for a Dentrix Upgrade?

June 25, 2018

From Dentrix Magazine: Dentrix is a powerful, full-featured practice management software—but it’s only as good as the hardware it runs on. When you use outdated hardware in your practice, it can cause crashes and delays that bring headaches and can hurt your business. Hardware or Software Problem?Computer problems can be hard to diagnose—most often we […]

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HIPAA Hackers and Hype Webinar July 12

June 25, 2018

Overview: HIPAA compliance consists largely of having the right forms and signatures. Learn what PHI, CE, NPP, BA and Exempt mean and why it matters.Understand the critical elements of risk assessment,the six basic steps to compliance and four critical important real world measures dentists should be taking beyond the paperwork that can make an actual […]

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America’s Most Famous Dentist

June 22, 2018

This photo is supposed to be “Doc” Holliday posing as a dentist, the profession he practiced before turning to gambling, gun-slinging and everlasting fame standing next to Wyatt Earp at the OK corral. According to the Dental Museum the photo was discovered in an abandoned trunk and facial recognition software was used to authenticate it.

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What is an e-Service?

June 21, 2018

A good example of a common and easily understood e-service is sending appointment reminders to patients. The dentist could assign a team member to look up every patient on the schedule for the next day, record their phone number and e-mail address then go to a texting or e-mail program and individually send texts and […]

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Dental Art

June 20, 2018

“Mirror” Again I have no title or artist. I really like the technique here it shows great skill in using light and negative space. The swirls are interesting. 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 […]

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Data Safety

June 19, 2018

Before dawn a panel truck silently backs up to the dental office door. A cat burglar picks the lock and a team of thieves surge into the office. They wrestle fifteen filing cabinets into the truck then take off to a secret warehouse where dozens of outlaw clerks await. The clerks page through each chart […]

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The Cost Issue and Questions to ask Yourself

June 19, 2018

Patients do not care about cost when someone else (a third party) is paying for treatment. They do care about quality outcomes and the overall experience of a healthcare encounter. When paying themselves patients have different priorities. How many times have you had patients refuse treatment because their insurance will not cover it? Way too […]

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Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals.

June 18, 2018

From The Washington Post: Clarke and Martucci represent a growing number of patients treated with virtual-reality distraction for pain in a hospital setting. Cedars-Sinai has used the technology on more than 2,500 patients since 2016, more than any other hospital in the world. Source: Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals. […]

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Getting ROI from Technoloogy

June 18, 2018

One of the best ways NOT to get a payoff on your technology investment is to use the technology to do things just like you did in the past. If you truly are looking for technology to pay off then once you have an electronic schedule set up an online reminder system and stop printing […]

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