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Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human doctors

March 14, 2017

From Mirror Online: Making the decision on whether or not a patient has cancer usually involves trained professionals meticulously scanning tissue samples over weeks and months.But an artificial intelligence (AI) program owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, may be able to do it much, much faster. Source: Google’s artificial intelligence can diagnose cancer faster than human […]

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Scientists have found a drug that regenerates teeth, and it could reduce the need for fillings

January 12, 2017

From ScienceAlert: Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, and it now appears to improve the tooth’s natural ability to heal itself. It works by activating stem cells inside the tooth’s pulp centre, prompting […]

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Peter Drucker, the dean of American management theorists, wrote

December 6, 2016

“Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society all together rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, and its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. And the people born into that world cannot even […]

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The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | The Digital Image Stream

December 6, 2016

From Carestream: We could make bold outlandish predictions that are exciting but unlikely to come true next year. Any dentist looking to plan ahead would be disappointed. The best alternative is to point out trends and predict how those trends will impact dentistry in the coming years. Source: The Future of Dentistry is ‘Amazing’ | […]

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S-Ray in the News

May 9, 2016
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Biomimetic dental prosthesis

October 6, 2015

HT ADA News: …a group of researchers led by André Studart, Professor of Complex Materials, has developed a new procedure that mimics the natural model almost perfectly. The scientists were able to produce a tough, multi-layered material based on the construction principle of teeth or seashells, Source: Biomimetic dental prosthesis | EurekAlert! Science News This […]

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Smart Mouth Guard Could Detect Teeth Grinding

July 9, 2015

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you’re grinding your teeth, tell your dentist and even help you stop doing it. …the next version of the guard, currently under development, may be able to tell when an athlete is becoming dehydrated […]

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Stem-Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth Right In Your Mouth

July 7, 2015

Dr. Jeremy Mao, the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, has unveiled a growth factor-infused, three-dimensional scaffold with the potential to regenerate an anatomically correct tooth in just nine weeks from implantation. Source: Stem-Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth Right In Your Mouth | Popular Science

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Navident, Implant Guide System

June 2, 2015

This is an amazing implant targeting system that is easy to use in one visit. It was developed by a couple of brain surgeons in Canada. BTW it turns out the dental device needs more precision than the brain surgery device. 🙂 Navident has undergone extensive testing and is expected to be available in the […]

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The machine can do better than human anesthesiologists

May 27, 2015

From Washington Post: Anesthesia is tricky. It’s often compared to flying a plane – keeping a patient hovering in just the right plane of consciousness. It’s called depth of hypnosis. Surgeons don’t want patients writhing on the table. And patients don’t want to be aware of the operation. Of course, no one wants patients to […]

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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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MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad

May 5, 2015

Is this cool or what? The researchers envision NailO helping people control wireless devices when their hands are full—for example, answering the phone when they’re cooking, or inspecting a circuit board’s layout on a computer while holding a soldering iron. via MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad – IEEE Spectrum. The obvious dental use would be in the clinical […]

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Charter Oak Connecticut

May 4, 2015

I will be presenting two sessions later this week May 7  in Connecticut. The morning session is an overview of the many digital technologies that are changing dentistry and the afternoon in on paperless records.

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Independent Clinical Study Finds the Canary System to Be Superior to Bitewing Radiography

March 26, 2015

…found The Canary System® to exhibit superior performance compared to bitewing radiography for the detection of proximal caries. via Oral Health Journal – Independent Clinical Study Finds the Canary System to Be Superior to Bitewing Radiography. This is huge! It is easy to see how the Canary System would be useful for occlusal caries detection. […]

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Lab on a chip turns smart phones into mobile disease clinics

February 16, 2015

Amazing! Researchers have designed a cheap, easy-to-use smart phone attachment that can test patients for multiple deadly infectious diseases in 15 minutes. via Lab on a chip turns smart phones into mobile disease clinics | Science/AAAS | News. Another step closer to the Tricorder. The killer dental app for computers in the 90s was charting and […]

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Windows 10 hands-on: Cortana leads a feature-packed update

February 5, 2015

From Mashable: Is Windows 10 lovable? With the venerable operating system still in previews, it’s too early to say, though we now know that’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s goal: “We want to make people love Windows on a daily basis.” In my brief hands-on experience with what’s being commonly referred to as the “Consumer Build,” […]

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3D Printing for Surgery

February 3, 2015

From NYT: Before he operated on Violet, Dr. Meara wanted a more precise understanding of her bone structure than he could get from an image on a screen. So he asked his colleague Dr. Peter Weinstock to print him a three-dimensional model of Violet’s skull, based on magnetic resonance imaging pictures. New York Times This […]

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Augmedix raises $16 million to make Google Glass a must-have for doctors

January 22, 2015

Augmedix has announced a $16 million Series A funding round as the company looks to build out its Google Glass-powered medical tools for doctors. via Augmedix raises $16 million to make Google Glass a must-have for doctors. Google Glass isn’t dead yet. The potential for dentists and physicians to use hands free wearable computers is […]

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Sharp Sticks and Canaries

December 18, 2014
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