Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on April 14, 2021

in Dental Art

“High Heels” Another in the weird line of teeth and shoes. Examples here and here. This looks painful, appropriate for the day before tax day.

Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks.

Previous “Dental Art” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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The patent “Enhanced Techniques for Determination of Dental Margins in Intraoral Scans” covers a machine learning process applied in Smart Margin and Prep Assess

Source: Pearl gets patent for AI system used in dental restoration

Great, as if dentists aren’t critical enough of each other we will soon have an artificial intelligence telling us how bad our restorations are.

The developers claim that 80% of dental restorations are “sub optimal” and this algorithm will help find out why.

Despite my snark, I like the concept and will be interested to see if it actually works.

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“What we found surprised us a little,” Karen Dunn Lopez, the director of the Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Iowa, said in a statement. “After two and a half years of continuous use, clinicians’ cognitive workload remained very high, and they still found the new EHR system more difficult to use than the prior paper- and computer-based hybrid system.”

Source: Clinician EHR Workload, Cognitive Efforts Double After EHR Adoption

This is sad.

I have had some limited experience using medical EHR software when I did some sleep dentistry and I found it very challenging. Much harder to use than dental software. It did not have to be this way.

Medical EHR systems were not designed by physicians. They were not designed with patient care in mind. They were not designed to facilitate workflow. They were designed to satisfy a “meaningful use” check list that politicians and  bureaucrats  thought was important.

 

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The Rules

by Larry Emmott on April 8, 2021

in Just for Fun

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.

The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

Bill Gates

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on April 7, 2021

in Dental Art

“Molar Map” Yes I agree this is bizarre.

Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks.

Previous “Dental Art” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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From Harvard Gazette:

A digital collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple fetched an eye-popping $69 million at auction last week as a non-fungible token, or NFT, a type of digital file that uses computer networks to prove a digital item’s authenticity, paid for in cryptocurrency. It was a striking sum for something that can so easily be copied and co-opted by anyone with an internet connection, according to many experts,

Source: Harvard curator examines the worth of a digital work of art – Harvard Gazette

Interesting. The curator is very reluctant to accept this as art and justify the absurd selling price. She sees it possibly as a cryptocurrency investment rather than an art investment. Maybe.

Can it be copied? If so is the original as designated by the block chain still worth more. Is it worth 69 million even if it has been copied. Will the owner or anyone for that matter be able to view it in twenty years when the technology has advanced? I cannot access data I stored on a floppy disk twenty years ago.

It relates to an issue I have been discussing for years. In a digital world who owns the data? Do you own a Kindle book that you buy from Amazon? Or do you just own the right to read it on your device? Do you own your digital impression device? What if that device can be rendered useless by a vendor who simply turns off the software connection. “Bricks” it.  It has happened.

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Henry Schein One Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

April 5, 2021

FYI Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc., and Internet Brands, has announced that Mike Baird will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, leading all aspects of Henry Schein One’s business. In his new role of CEO, Mr. Baird will lead the organization in driving growth, developing more seamlessly integrated products, […]

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Codes concerning COVID-19 vaccine administration approved

April 5, 2021

This is nice…but. In reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Code Maintenance Committee accepted and approved the inclusion of eight pandemic-related CDT procedure codes in CDT 2021 during its virtual annual session in March. Source: Codes concerning COVID-19 vaccine administration approved The new codes are for vaccinations and diagnostics. I would like […]

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News for April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

A female patient in Casper Wyoming is reported to have said to her dentist, “I’d rather go to the dentist that have a baby.” A patient in Detroit told his hygienist, “I know my gums bleed when you clean my teeth because my gums are inflamed. I could prevent that with better brushing and flossing.” […]

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Dental Art

March 31, 2021

“Happy Easter” This is creative, it does include a tooth…is photoshop art? Could be. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks. Previous “Dental Art” images can […]

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5G in the US: Why the network of the future has not yet delivered on the revolution that we were promised.

March 30, 2021

Interesting. In 2020, 5G speeds in the US did not come anywhere close to the 10 Gbps commonly associated with the latest cellular technology. The data collected from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020 by our speed test , which measures the quality of Internet connections on millions of devices yearly, shows that 5G […]

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Negative Yelp Review

March 30, 2021

From Jeff Tonner: A nurse-patient recently trashed a dentist on-line and then engaged her friends (non-patients) to pile on. The dentist successfully convinced Yelp to remove all posts – no small feat. His methodology follows. He first studied the Yelp criteria it considers when asked to take down reviews. For the non-patients, the dentist found […]

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Dental Implant Identification Service

March 29, 2021

New service Spotimplant to identify an implant based on a submitted x-ray. AI-based | Spotimplant How Does It Work? 1. Upload an x-ray image showing an unknown implant to identify 2. Our AI will analyze the image, and our implantology experts will review the results 3. You will receive your identification report shortly Source: Dental Implant […]

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Exposed admin password leads to massive surveillance camera breach at hundreds of businesses

March 25, 2021

From VentureBeat: This is not good. A small group of hackers viewed live and archived surveillance footage from hundreds of businesses — including Tesla — by gaining administrative access to camera maker Verkada Source: Exposed admin password leads to massive surveillance camera breach at hundreds of businesses | VentureBeat Dental offices are vulnerable to the same […]

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Dental Art

March 24, 2021

“Dog Tooth Brush” This is a charming image by American illustrator Frances Hunter Tipton. The original illustration was for a gum massaging toothbrush. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give […]

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Planning a Return to the Office

March 23, 2021

Do you have a plan for office work of the future? Policies about the mix of remote and in-office work have ramifications beyond short term cost and efficiency. Because of what we’ve gone through over the past year, we are about to enter a new era in the evolution of organizations. Decisions that CEOs make […]

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81% of Americans working from home miss in-person meetings and conventions

March 22, 2021

From Hotel Business: A new survey by APCO Insight affirms that Americans working from home are eager to return to in-person meetings and conventions. The survey finds that even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81% of professionals who attended in-person meetings and conventions before the pandemic miss doing so and would be just as […]

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Private dental practice operating costs: 7 statistics

March 22, 2021

From Becker’s: Good to know. Seven statistics on yearly expenses at dental private practices in 2019 based on data from the American Dental Association and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average annual gross billings Average gross billings per owner dentist (general practitioner): $742,490 Average gross billings per owner dentist (specialty): $1,059,890 Source: Private dental practice […]

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Can your website do this?

March 18, 2021

From a Sesame Communications promotion: • Online Appointment Booking: New and existing patients can quickly book appointments on your website that sync with your Dentrix PMS • Virtual Waiting Room + Tap-to-Text: Deliver a safe and effective virtual waiting room experience for patients and staff • Custom Design, Branding & Copywriting: Help your practice’s website […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2021

And Dental Art

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