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Digital Radiography Guide

July 6, 2017

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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Guide to Digital Radiography

June 9, 2016

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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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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There is still time to Dance with Legends

February 14, 2015

There is still time (barely) to sign up for this great meeting. AAPDA is a special organization. I am privileged to be presenting a session on Data Safety, HIPAA, Hackers and Hype. for the 2015 meeting March 4-6 in Tucson. Plus I have been a member for over 25 years and can honestly say the […]

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Henry Schein Tech Summit

August 26, 2014

I was invited by Henry Schein  / Dentrix to participate in a technology summit with many of their top executives and a who’s who of dental consultants and technology leaders. I have tremendous respect for the people they invited and was honored to be included. The meeting was both fun and very informative. As a dentist […]

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A Reading List of Books About Technology’s Impact on People

May 22, 2014

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare from September 2013: “You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.” – Charlie Jones Here are three books that offer an insightful and a highly optimistic look into the future. Abundance: The Future […]

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Interoperability

January 22, 2014

From my January Inscriptions article: Imagine a world in which if you owned a Ford you could only fill up at a Ford gas station with Ford gas. Toyota gas won’t work. You can only drive in the Ford lane and take the Ford off ramp. If the Ford off ramp is closed for repairs you […]

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AADPA 2014

January 16, 2014
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Solea Laser

December 12, 2013

I spent the day with Mike Cataldo the CEO of Convergent dental and David Fantarella, DMD a high tech laser dentist, practicing in North Haven CT. Dr. Fantarella is a beta tester for the Solea hard tissue CO2 laser. He demonstrated it for me on a couple of fillings and a soft tissue crown exposure. […]

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Hiring The Wrong Person

November 5, 2013

Personally I am really good at hiring the wrong person and really bad at firing them. Part of the reason is this: A study done by Rutgers University Graduate School of Business estimated that the turnover cost for a non-professional position is one and a half times that of the person’s annual salary, while the […]

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Dual Entry

September 4, 2013

A simple, inexpensive, yet very powerful component to effective use of technology in the treatment room is multiple inputs. Input refers to any device, which allows the user to access the computer. The most common input devices are a keyboard and mouse. However there are other options as well such as touch pads, track balls, […]

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Eliminate Pesky Impression Gremlins

September 2, 2013

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from last Dec on Digital Impressions. Each of these items: the impression material, the stone, the wax, the investment, the metal, various acrylics and finally the oven fired porcelain has some sort of setting and shape change with time, temperature and humidity. There’s also mechanical distortion if the […]

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Test Your Online Footprint

May 30, 2013

This week on Dentalcompare Even if you scored zero on the quiz you will show up in a search. You will show up in Yellow Pages, Superpages or Yelp and the like. As a zero you are not invisible to the Internet. You just have no influence on what shows up and what others see […]

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Caries Diagnostics Steps Ahead With The Canary System

March 28, 2013

This week on Dentalcompare: If Doctor McCoy on Star Trek had been a dentist he wouldn’t have used a Tricorder he would have used a Canary. via Emmott On Technology: Caries Diagnostics Steps Ahead With The Canary System | Dentalcompare.com. I am using Canary in my office. The science is amazing and the patients love […]

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Top 10 Dentists in Social Media

January 7, 2013

WOW this is so flattering, I am honored. I was chosen as one of the top ten dentists in social media: We kept Dr. Emmott on our list again this year because he connects with everyone – not just dentists – because of his active participation in social media and the laid-back feel to his […]

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Sneak Peak the Boomer

December 13, 2012

Coming in 2013 Boomer is a foot operated computer mouse for those that need to run a computer hands free. Dental, medical or surgical to prevent cross contamination and those who find it difficult to use a hand mouse. via VoltCrowd | Crowd Funding | Start-Ups: Boomer The Foot Mouse.

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News Flash…Nice teeth look better

April 27, 2012

As reported at Dr. Bicuspid (registration required) When looking at images, people perceived those with straight teeth to be 45% more likely than those with crooked teeth to get a job when competing with someone who has a similar skill set and experience. They were also seen as 58% more likely to be successful, as […]

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Topol on The Creative Destruction of Medicine

April 26, 2012

  Topol on The Creative Destruction of Medicine. I read Topol’s book below that the linked video discusses. I found it very interesting. Creative destruction is an economics term that applies to industry changes that destroy one industry while creating a new (and hopefully better) one. The easiest example is that cars destroyed the horse carriage […]

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HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite

December 5, 2011

Dentists often ask about touch screens for the treatment rooms. I am not sure this is a good idea. Touch screens offer some minimal asepsis benefits but require the user to go to the screen to enter data or access something, like an x-ray and I believe the actual work-flow of a treatment room is […]

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Data Safety Top Ten

July 26, 2011

What a nice surprise. I just saw online that an article I wrote back in 2004 on online back up and data safety is listed in the top ten articles in that  subject area.  My article here . 🙂 The article is eight years old which is an eon or so in digital time. Never the less many […]

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