Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on January 20, 2021

in Dental Art

Another fun painting by Andrey Shishkin,  a contemporary Russian painter who creates realistic works of historical subjects.  I am not sure if this is a dentist or an apothecary? Is he preparing a medicine for the toothache patient or is he preparing a shot of whiskey for himself? Whatever, I love the sly look on his face.

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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Software update from Carestream:

Typically, shiny or reflective surfaces, such as metal, full ceramic brackets and crowns and resins, would need to be sprayed with powder or microetched so as not to interfere with the digital scan. However, the new anti-reflective mode optimizes scanning shiny or reflective surfaces, eliminating a step in the process,…

…security is a concern whenever working with digital files, so CS ScanFlow v1.0.3 includes access to secure digital impression file conversion tools via cloud-based Microsoft Azure.

Follow this link for the full press release.

Source: Latest Updates to CS ScanFlow Helps Makes Scanning Faster, More Secure and Sharable

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Best UV Phone Sanitizers 2020

by Larry Emmott on January 19, 2021

in General,Hardware,Management,Mobile

UV Phone sanitizers are suddenly hot. I suggest you get a few and provide phone sanitizing as a free extra to all your patients. The patients will appreciate this, especially during the pandemic and it gets the phone out of their hands during the appointment. I suggest you have the sanitizer in the treatment room where the patient can see it. That will add to the the interest and more importantly reduce the anxiety we all seem to feel when our phones are out of out control.

Below is a buyers guide.

From iMore:

Of all the UV sanitizing devices we’ve seen, this specialized gadget from PhoneSoap is the most convenient. It zaps away bacteria and virus germs, charges your device, and functions wirelessly! Any object you put inside this magic box will come out squeaky clean—keys, headphones, your favorite fidget spinner—you name it. The best part is that any device that supports Qi wireless charging will be charged simultaneously while it is cleaned. The sanitizing process takes about 10 minutes.

Source: Best UV Phone Sanitizers 2020 | iMore

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Dealing with 2020

by Larry Emmott on January 15, 2021

in Dental Speaker,Just for Fun

Take life with a grain of salt…  Plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.

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Less than 5%

by Larry Emmott on January 14, 2021

in Future Tech,General

According to Eric Topol huge amounts of medical data pour in constantly from medical records, continuous output wearable sensors, whole-genome sequencing, hi-res images and more. Processing and understanding this data has the potential to dramatically improve the human condition. By most estimates we have processed only a tiny fraction of it, 5% or less.

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“Touchless” Forms

by Larry Emmott on January 14, 2021

in Management,Paperless

When a new patient walks into Dr. Retro’s office, the first thing that happens is Judy, the receptionist, hands the patient a stack of forms, a scuffed-up clipboard, and a pen tied onto the clip with dental floss.

“Fill these out,” she says to the patient, “and be sure and sign every page.”

Eventually, Judy collects the forms and while the patient waits she starts typing the patient’s name and other data into the computer. Then, the forms go into a chart. They are the first entry in what will soon become a mass of paper.

There is a better way.

It is possible to gather all the data online away from the office in such a manner that the patient does not need to be in the waiting room, does not need to touch anything and the team member does not need to touch a clipboard or even touch the keyboard. In fact the team member does not need to be in the office, he/she could be working from home.

A web based system puts the same paper forms as you would use on the clipboard onto a web site as digital forms. The patient fills out the forms from home or office. Once the forms are filled in the data then transfers to the dental office and eventually to the patient’s electronic record. In order to do this the office needs to have complete paperless records, practice management software that can accept web based information and a well designed practice web page.

Online forms in pdf format do not count. The patient needs to download the form, print it, fill it by hand, remember to bring it to the office, and a team member needs to enter the data. It is essentially the same as the old clipboard.

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Dental Art

January 13, 2021

“Blue Tooth” 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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Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says

January 12, 2021

A poll taken the week of Dec. 14 found patient volume was estimated at 78 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels. Source: Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says That is good news, kind’a. With average US overhead at 73% most offices are barely breaking even.

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Deep Medicine; What I am reading right now

January 11, 2021
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XDR

January 11, 2021

Is it as good as film? Wrong question. Is it diagnostic? What makes a digital radiograph diagnostic? It is a combination of image and software. Dentists tend to focus on the sensor and the final image but it is the software that matters more – or at least as much – as the sensor when […]

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New MTB Sculpture

January 7, 2021

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Dental Art

January 6, 2021

“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 me a link. Thanks. Previous “Dental Art” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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Three MUST Have Digital Tools for Dental Practice

January 5, 2021

Every dental practice should have had these online digital tools before the Covid 19 pandemic. Now the pandemic has forced us to consider no touch and even no appointment processes. Patients appreciate the ability to do business with you from home now even more than they did before. Online Bill Pay: This is so simple and […]

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Four Types of Teledentistry

January 4, 2021

From Teledent: Four Types of Teledentistry Live Video (Synchronous) Best described as a two-way interaction between patient and dentist, using audiovisual technology. Store and Forward (Asynchronous) Recorded health information, such as radiographs, photos, video, digital impressions or photomicrographs that is transmitted through a secure electronic communications system. The practitioner then uses the information to evaluate […]

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Dental Art

December 30, 2020

“Diamond Grill” A bit of bling for the new year. I imagine this will look striking with your New Year’s outfit but the dental anatomy is appalling. 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 […]

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Happy Boxing Day

December 26, 2020
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2020
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Dental Art

December 23, 2020

“Santa’s Incisors” Merry Christmas 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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