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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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Dentrix KPI Webinar

March 2, 2017

You can never have too much training. If you are responsible for improving the profitability of your dental practice, then don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Jeri Sorenson, Henry Schein Practice Solutions Representative and Dentrix Practice Development Specialist. During this free informative webinar you will learn about how to use key performance indicators (KPI) from your […]

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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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CareCredit Direct

December 29, 2016

CareCredit Direct is a web-based software that allows your patients or clients to: Learn about the CareCredit healthcare credit card. Calculate monthly payments based on promotions you accept. Apply for a CareCredit credit card and get an instant credit decision. Make same-day transactions of any size.¹ Select their promotion from options you accept and get […]

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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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Paperless Horses or Faster Charts?

May 4, 2016

One of my favorite tech sayings from Seth Godin; A car is not merely a faster horse. Why I like it so much is that it is simple, we can all “get it” instantly at a basic level and yet there is a lot more there than the obvious surface idea. For example, I sometimes […]

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Starting at Perfect

April 5, 2016

The expectation from any patient getting a filling, whether it is an indigent getting it free at a Medicaid clinic, a middle class salesman getting it at a typical office paid for by insurance or a well-to-do matron paying top dollar, in cash, at a Beverly Hills boutique practice, all those patients expect a perfect, […]

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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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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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Digital Workflow and Front Desklessness

November 30, 2015

Many years ago in the BC era (Before Computers) when office data was on paper, work flow meant; where does the chart go and who does what task. Once a dental office develops a paperless system digital data can be accessed anywhere there is a computer, in the back, at the front or somewhere in […]

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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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Reports to Maximize Your Practice’s Productivity

November 2, 2015

A Guest blog from Denise Ciardello. The opinions expressed are from Denise not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices.   “What reports should I be looking at daily, weekly and monthly?” I wish I had a […]

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Amazon Sues 1,114 Individual Reviewers For Hire

October 26, 2015

To make sure that the services offered were legit, Amazon dispatched investigators to buy reviews. This led to the rather surreal situation where sellers would explain their strategies for evading detection by Amazon to a representative of Amazon. Source: Amazon Sues 1,114 Individual Reviewers For Hire – Consumerist This is different. Most of the time […]

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Connected Inside Dental Technology

October 20, 2015

I was interviewed by Pam Johnson for the linked article in IDT Magazine. We discuss online lab communication and interoperability, or more accurately the absence of interoperability in dentistry. In our personal and business lives, we have come to expect fast, reliable connectivity that seamlessly allows us to bank online; remotely control our smart homes […]

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Very Large Dental Practices Seeing Significant Growth in Market Share

August 31, 2015

From the ADA Health Policy Institute: Key Messages From 2002 to 2012, market share increased for dental firms with 20 employees or more, while dental firms with fewer than five employees experienced a decline in market share. During the same period, very large dental firms – those with 500 employees or more – also saw […]

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High Tech Consulting

June 24, 2015

Are you having trouble going paperless or figuring out the complex data safety issues and HIPAA. You are not alone. If you want some one on one help contact me directly at LarryEmmott@DrLarryEmmott.com or follow the link below and fill out the online evaluation. There is an assessment tool and a questionnaire to get you […]

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Stuff vs. Solutions

April 16, 2015

A problem I see over and over again with high tech and dentistry is Stuff vs. Solutions. The most visible element of digital technology is the thing; that is the computer, the sensor the big monitor or even the web page. Because these things are so obvious the tendency is to think of technology in […]

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The selfish truth about word of mouth (why referrals don’t happen)

April 13, 2015

A must read from Seth Godin: Of course you will be eagerly and often referring your friends and neighbors to your dentist, insurance broker, lawn mowing guy and that book you just read. Actually, not so much. via Seth’s Blog. He lists six reasons people are reluctant to refer, even if they really like the […]

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Google+ and Search

April 6, 2015

My Inscriptions article is now available online: What happens when you Google your name? What should show up is a box to the right of the organic results that lists your name, phone number, address with a link for directions and office hours topped by an attractive photo. You may also have some users reviews […]

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