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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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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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Umbie Dental

June 19, 2015

Umbie, another cloud based dental management software. Dental Practice Management Software | Umbie Dental.

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Appointments Online

February 2, 2015

From The Dentrix Dentist: A new Dentrix G5 Connected partner has applied the “book anytime” concept to dental appointments. LocalMed (www.localmed.com) is the first online scheduling platform that allows patients to find dentists, view real-time availability and book confirmed appointments, 24/7 via The Dentrix Dentist. Sounds like Open Table for dentistry.

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Fast Notes App

December 23, 2014

Interesting New App Fast Notes App. I have long been a fan of the Dentrix auto notes feature. However many dentists seem to have a hard time using it. This new app looks like an interesting approach.

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Predicting the Future

September 2, 2014

Around 1910 French artist Bartolo Villemard published a series of post cards predicting what life would be like in the year 2000. Many are whimsical but a few are surprisingly accurate.  The image above looks a lot like Skype or some other form of video phone call. What he got right is interesting but what he […]

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e-Services Q&D BOE ROI

February 14, 2014

Here is a partial list of the office administrative tasks that could be done with an e-service. Print and mail re-call cards Data entry of patient forms Eligibility calls Update charts Confirmation calls Copy X-rays Data backup Prep and mail claims Take and enter payments Answer phone for routine questions Prepare bills, print and mail […]

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Who Knows What ?

May 16, 2013

This week on Dental Compare: There are six different primary functions found in Practice Management Software. Everybody does not need to know everything but everybody does need to know something. Every dental team member does not need to be a mouse master with intimate knowledge of every click and cranny of the software. However every […]

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Who Owns the Data? Good Question

October 24, 2012

I think the following comment regarding this post from last week is worth highlighting. You are right on target about the PMS companies NOT owning the data in the PMS. So it baffles me that Henry Schein has take the opposite stance with Dentrix G5. If you don’t already know – they have encrypted the […]

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Common Misconceptions About Going Paperless

February 15, 2012

My latest article in Dental Products Report on Going Paperless is available online: Time and again the dental office has everything in place to go paperless but they still make paper just because that is the way they have always done it and they just don’t trust the new system. Dental Products Report – February […]

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Data Mining

January 9, 2012

Data mining is the act of looking for useful relationships in out general business data that can be used to better manage our practice or serve our patients. My article in Dentalcompare “No More Management by Guesswork”  looks at how data mining can work using an online e-service, Action Run.

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Dentalcompare Video

January 5, 2012

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Computer Security

April 13, 2011

I have long had mixed feelings about computer security. On one hand I acknowledge we do need to be aware of the issues and take precautions, on the other hand I am such a Pollyanna when it comes to digital technology I just want it to be wonderful and tend to ignore the seamier aspects […]

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Need some Speed? Upgrade Your Computer Memory

May 6, 2010

Are you handy with a Philips head? Here is a link to a DIY guide to adding RAM. In this age of instant gratification, nothing can frustrate a computer user more than a desktop PC that takes a really looooonnng time to finish a task. But that’s the reality when you’ve been using a system for […]

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How the Tablet Will Change the World

March 24, 2010

Interesting article at the link. I am not ready to buy into all the tablet hype. As the author notes you still need a keyboard to do any real work. …it also represents an ambitious rethinking of how we use computers. No more files and folders, physical keyboards and mouses. Instead, the iPad offers a […]

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