Speeding Ticket

by Larry Emmott on August 22, 2019

in Just for Fun

This is one of those meme messages that has been floating around for a while. Probably not true but it is the kind of thing you wish were true. Also notice there is a dental connection  🙂

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Two Texas Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on Highway 77, just south of Kingsville, Texas. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the town of Kingsville. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour and climbing. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then it suddenly turned off.

Just then a deafening roar over the mesquite tree tops on  Highway 77 revealed that the radar had in fact, locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low-flying exercise near its Naval Air home base location in Kingsville, Texas.

Back at the Texas Highway Patrol Headquarters in Corpus Christi the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the U. S. Naval Base Commander in Kingsville for shutting down his equipment.

The reply came back in true USMC style:

“Thank you for your letter . . .
“You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down.”

“Furthermore, an air-to-ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment’s location.”

“Fortunately, the marine pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position on the side of Highway 77, south of Kingsville.” “The pilot suggests you cover your mouths when swearing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech.”

“Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left molar. It appears the filling is loose.

Also, the snap is broken on his holster.”

Semper Fi

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on August 21, 2019

in Dental Art

“Oh What Big Teeth You Have” Red Riding Hood as a dentist.

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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Electronic Signature Pads

by Larry Emmott on August 20, 2019

in Hardware,Paperless

Follow the link to a direct source for a number of different electronic signature devices. These can be used for patient signatures on history, consent and HIPAA forms as well as for Dr. and staff sign off on chart entries.

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Dentrix Training Workshop Scottsdale, AZ

by Larry Emmott on August 19, 2019

in Management,Software

Empower your team and increase your office profitability with hands-on Dentrix training workshops. Get away from the distractions of the office and join one of our small hands-on classes for a focused learning opportunity August 23rd in Scottsdale.

Introduction To Dentrix is a great course for new team members, those new to the dental field, or for those individuals proficient in a different software. This course will help you become familiar with the essential Dentrix features that will help you work more effectively in the practice. 8:00am-10:00am  $99

Treatment Planning & Case Presentation is an excellent course for any position in the office entering or presenting treatment plans. Learn how to create, customize, present and manage patient treatment plans for improved education, case acceptance and documentation. We will cover ordering cases, alternate case options, referring cases, clinical notes and consents.10:00 am-11:30am $79

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From WSJ:

Wearable blood-sugar monitors deliver round-the-clock glucose readings—and relief from the daily grind of finger-stick blood testsB

Diabetes patients are increasingly using electronic skin patches and their phones, instead of pricking their fingers, to do the complex job of managing a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans.

Source: For Many Diabetes Patients, Skin Patches and Phones Are Replacing Finger Pricks – WSJ

The so called healthcare crisis is not a crisis in care it is a crisis in affordability. This is exactly the way technology will reduce costs and solve the crisis.

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Southwest Dental Conference

by Larry Emmott on August 15, 2019

in Dental Speaker

I will be presenting two sessions in Dallas October 10

Source: Southwest Dental Conference

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Advances In Artificial Intelligence Threaten Safety, Privacy Of Our Health Data

August 15, 2019

From Study Finds: Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley say their findings show the regulations written within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 may be outdated and are incapable of keeping Americans’ health data safe and private with the progress made by AI developers… …They say that AI can now use […]

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Dental Art

August 14, 2019

“Scaler” Photo by Adrian Jebara 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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Five Step Web Check

August 13, 2019

Phone number and address on the front page Have your phone number and address in easy to read format in the upper right-hand corner of every page. Many if not most of the people who visit your page (including existing patients) want to give you a call. Make it easy for them. Google by name […]

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New Medicare initiative aims to fill holes in patient health records

August 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration seeks to bridge the data gap by connecting Medicare’s Blue Button — a tool that allows Medicare […]

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What Makes a Good Review – And a Good Review System?

August 8, 2019

A Guest blog from David Evans of Ceatus Media Group. The opinions expressed are from David Evans 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. ——————————————————————————————- Reviews now can make or break a dental practice. Negative reviews […]

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Dental Art

August 7, 2019

“Photo Op” Sensodyne seems to be sponsoring this, the sign says “Come and have a photo with the Giant Molar”. I can’t help but notice the absolutely abominable dental anatomy. The “artist” obviously did not use an actual molar as a model. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or […]

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Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Dermatologists

August 6, 2019

From Study Finds: …an artificial intelligence program trained to identify and diagnose skin cancer in humans proved to show greater accuracy when pitted against dermatologists. Researchers from the U.S., Germany, and France used an AI system called the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to detect skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas […]

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Healthcare breaches reported in May exposed data on 2 million people

August 1, 2019

From Modern Healthcare: Nearly 2 million people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month, more than double the number whose data was exposed in April-reported incidents.But May had fewer breaches reported than April, which marked the highest number of healthcare breaches reported in a single month since HHS’ Office […]

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Dental Art

July 31, 2019

“Endo Prayer” An obvious take off on the famous Albrecht Duerer etching. There is an artist’s signature, sadly I can not read it. 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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Alexa and HIPAA

July 30, 2019

From Los Angeles Times: She told me the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, aka HIPAA, the federal medical-privacy law passed in 1996, never anticipated a scenario in which people would willingly disclose confidential medical information to a private company via a voice-activated computer in their living room. “HIPAA doesn’t apply to Amazon in this situation,” […]

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Can AI solve the GREAT Dentist’s Dilemma?

July 29, 2019

From WSJ: (To read the full article you need a WSJ subscription) Companies that provide business support to dentists are starting to use artificial intelligence to analyze X-ray images and automate certain steps in common procedures, pointing to the technology’s cost-cutting potential. Source: AI Can Lead to Lower Dentist Bills – WSJ This is still preliminary, […]

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HIPAA Compliant Email | PBHS SecureMail | Secure Email Service | HIPAA Compliant Email for Dental & Healthcare Providers

July 25, 2019

Endorsed by ADA Member Advantage: PBHS offers a HIPAA compliant email solution for dental & healthcare organizations to send secure messages that comply with HIPAA. Call ☎ 855-932-4232. Source: HIPAA Compliant Email | PBHS SecureMail | Secure Email Service | HIPAA Compliant Email for Dental & Healthcare Providers Secure Drop™ is a drag and drop, […]

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Dental Art

July 24, 2019

“Yellow Gums” This looks like a photoshop type of image. Not sure how it was made but I like the colors. 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 […]

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Blink & You’ll Miss It: AI Solves Rubik’s Cube – In A Fraction Of A Second!

July 23, 2019

From Study Finds: Now, researchers from the University of California have created an extraordinary artificial intelligence system capable of solving the Rubik’s Cube — in a fraction of a second. Source: Blink & You’ll Miss It: AI Solves Rubik’s Cube – In A Fraction Of A Second! – Study Finds Another amazing AI story. Not only […]

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