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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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Technology on the Rocks 2017

January 18, 2017
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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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Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless Free Webinar

October 9, 2016

Webinar October 12 The course is this coming Wednesday, you still have plenty of time to sign up. Sponsored by Sesame Communications October 12 2016 – 11:00 am PST Paperless records are just the beginning; digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient – digital workflow – utilizing online communication and electronic […]

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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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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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Dentrix Tip – Preventing Procedures from Being Billed to Insurance

February 8, 2016

Did you know you can set up procedure codes so that by default they are not billed to insurance? That way, when you post that code it won’t be included on insurance claims. Source: Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Preventing Procedures from Being Billed to Insurance This is one of those little items that is sooo useful […]

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Paper Charts are NOT Free

January 27, 2016

Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like x-rays and photographs can […]

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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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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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Interactive “Smart” Forms

October 20, 2015

When we consider using online forms our first notion is to simply copy the paper forms we have always used in a digital format like a pdf. However once you start thinking digital and electronic the forms can become so much more. Forms can now be smart and interactive. For example, Men do not become […]

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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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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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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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Annual Session | Ohio Dental Association

August 27, 2015

Source: Annual Session | Ohio Dental Association | (ODA.org) I am excited to be presenting four sessions at he upcoming Ohio State Meeting. Topics include: Google, Radiography, e-services and Data Security (HIPAA)  

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Encrypted email means dental providers can easily exchange secure messages

August 17, 2015

A Guest blog from Christine Alfano. The opinions expressed are hers 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. _____________________________________________________________________________ By Christine Alfano As the need for dental practices to share Protected Health Information (PHI) grows so […]

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Customizing Ledger Colors in Dentrix G6

June 19, 2015

Dentrix Tip: Customizing Ledger Colors in Dentrix G6 The Dentrix G6 Ledger has alternating shaded rows to make it easier to read individual line items. You can customize the color of that alternate row shading. via Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: Customizing Ledger Colors in Dentrix G6.

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Leading the way up Mount Olympus

June 15, 2015

What an honor and a privilege. I was interviewed by Dr. Steve Broe for his new book on leadership “Leading the way up Mount Olympus”.   It is available on Amazon Kindle for a very limited time for just 99 cents .

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Third Generation Online Referrals

May 20, 2015

First generation attempts to create digital referral slips simply recreate the paper form in an electronic format, usually pdf. The referring dentist needs to download and print the form then fill in the information (patient name, practice information, tooth #, diagnosis etc.) by hand. The patient takes the form to the specialist and the data […]

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An Uber for Doctor Housecalls

May 7, 2015

From NYT: Heal is a smartphone app similar to the on-demand car service Uber, but instead of a car, a doctor shows up at your door. Users download the app and then type in a few details such as address and the reason for the visit. After adding a credit card and a request for […]

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