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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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Training Training Training

March 13, 2017

Dentrix Webinar: You will learn how to identify what is going well within your practice and where there are opportunities for improvement. Also, you will learn how a personal practice advisor assessment can help you identify and review key metrics in your practice that will help you maximize your patient care as well as your […]

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The Cost of Paper Records

March 7, 2017

A few people still maintain that old fashioned paper records are less expensive than digital paperless records. But that is simply not true. Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $4.40 each. If you have 3000 charts they cost you at least […]

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Technology on the Rocks 2017

January 18, 2017
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Resolutions for 2017

December 31, 2016

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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Riyadh

October 25, 2016

What an experience. I presented to the Saudi Dental Society in Riyadh. We talked about paperless records, digital workflow and using the Internet.

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The Best Tablets of 2016

October 24, 2016

From PCMag.com: Whether you’re looking for an Android, Apple, or Windows tablet, here’s what to consider, along with our top-rated slates. Source: The Best Tablets of 2016 | PCMag.com Tablets have many uses in the dental office. Most commonly they are used in place of a clip board and paper for patients to register and fill […]

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Stuff or Staff?

October 17, 2016

There are three possible outcomes when adding technology to the office; only one of which is good. One: The office buys a new high tech system then throws team members at it with little or no training and no plan for implementation. This all too common approach almost always results in frustrated staff and wasted […]

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Expert Business Strategies

May 5, 2016

From the ADA “Expert Business Strategies”   I contributed a chapter on Paperless Records. I am honored to be included along with Cathy Jameson, Rita Zamora, Roger Levin, Susan Gunn and others. Order Here:

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Dental Practice Technology Assessment

March 23, 2016

How high tech and up to date are You? I have developed an easy to follow assessment tool for dentists or dental team members to use to determine how tech savvy you are. This is a great way to find out how you compare to your peers and to discover areas  of improvement. Using technology […]

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Encrypting the Server

January 29, 2016

The following comes from Scott Wood the CEO of ACS Technologies in California. “There are two basic ways to encrypt your dental practice data on your server. You can use encryption software, like BitLocker or you can use Self-Encrypting Drives (SED). BitLocker and other systems allow the server to reboot without entering a password. Your […]

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Wall of Shame Updated

January 18, 2016

The department of Health and Human Services maintains a website commonly called “The Wall of Shame.” If you are found to have a data breach of more than 500 records your case will be posted on the wall. Here is the updated 2016 version:   The vast majority of the cases are medical including hospitals clinics […]

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Quick Dental Office Hardware Budget

December 17, 2015

Year end is fast approaching. Computers and digital technology has become just as important to a dental office as telephones and cotton rolls. It is good business practice to budget for the coming year. The following is a rough estimate of a fully computerized general dental office with four treatment rooms. Basic Requirements Server                                                                                   $3,500 […]

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Help Going Paperless

November 5, 2015

The conversion process from paper to paperless records requires three different types of help or support. Consultant: This person helps develop the plan, choose vendors, establish a budget, set up office systems, assign tasks and follow up over time to trouble shoot and assure completion of the project. Trainer: This person teaches the office staff […]

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Dentrix Mastery Tracks

October 5, 2015

I just read an article from Sally McKenzie about finding great team members. Two things she discussed which dooms dentists to mediocre staff was settling for whoever shows up and failing to test for skills. The Dentrix Mastery program gives dentists a real life tool to evaluate a potential staff member’s Dentrix skill and it gives […]

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XLDent, Electronic Dental Records with Surface

September 29, 2015

Recently, XLDent completed testing of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in a clinical environment.  We tested the tablet in several dental clinics in both treatment and hygiene rooms.  The feedback was fantastic!  Our test clinicians loved the portability, quality, performance, and ease-of-use. Source: XLDent, Electronic Dental Records, Dental Practice Management Software, EHR, dental technology, dental […]

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ADA Business Resources endorses the Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe for data back-up solution

September 28, 2015

From ADA News: ADA Business Resources announced Sept. 15 that it has endorsed The Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe as the complete data back-up solution for dental offices. Source: ADA Business Resources endorses the Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe for data back-up solution Cloud back-up is now the industry standard. Many dental offices are still […]

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PPO Analyzer

September 24, 2015

More wisdom from Dayna the Dentrix Diva . There are four main components to The PPO Analyzer for Dentrix. PPO Production Summary – This will give you production by fee schedule and compare it to your UCR fee schedule and give you a net difference. This is your bottom line PPO write-off. Source: Services – […]

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Clinical Workstations and the Cloud

June 25, 2015

Cloud based practice management systems have come a long way and I believe the concept of cloud computing has unlimited potential. However practice management is just a small part of how we now use computers in the treatment rooms. Clinical computers are far more than simple data entry business machines, they need to support a host […]

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Cloud Based Dental Imaging Software from Curve Dental

June 9, 2015

Curve Dental is a complete online practice management system. In order to be a complete system Curve offers image management, that is the storage and manipulation of digital images such as radiographs and photos. Curve is a software company; they do not make or sell radiography sensors or cameras. That means their software needs to […]

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