Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on February 24, 2021

in Dental Art

“Splitmouth Girl” Listed on ETSY as odd home decor.

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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Every Prescription Should be Electronic

by Larry Emmott on February 23, 2021

in Internet,Paperless,Security

From AZDA Inscriptions:

e-Prescribing can reduce errors. Pharmacists are no longer deciphering handwriting. Phone calls, missed calls and voicemails no longer add steps to the process and the potential for your patient’s prescription getting lost or delayed during the game of “Telephone”

AZDA Inscriptions

Mandates are in place or on the way to requite eRx for all controlled substances. However the linked article makes a great case that all Rxs should be electronic. I agree.

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From Dentrix Magazine:

Most people have their phones with them all of the time, and they are constantly checking email and buying things online. Since patients are already doing that, why not send them their billing statement in a way you know they’ll see it and allow them to pay their balance online right then?

With electronic billing statements, patients can see their statement wherever they are and whenever it’s convenient for them, and the same thing is true of online payments. When patients can pay their bill right from the email message they receive, they don’t have to find time to write out a check and mail it or call the office during office hours to make a payment over the phone. They can pay whenever it’s convenient for them, which means you’ll get the payment faster than you would have if you were waiting on their check or their call.

Source: 5 Reasons You Should Be Sending Electronic Billing Statements – Dentrix Magazine

This one reason alone should be enough for you to start using electronic billing and online bill pay. Do you really expect people to write and then mail you a paper check? How 1980s. It baffles me how few dentists are using online bill pay…it is a no brainer.

Follow the link for the other four reasons to be sending e-statements. Then just do it.

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From WIRED:

SO MANY ROBOTS work at Changi General Hospital in Singapore that until recently it wasn’t uncommon to find two delivery bots sitting in a hallway or outside an elevator in a standoff.

Source: As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along | WIRED

I concede it will be necessary for robots to interact with each other.

MORE IMPORTANTLY I would like our applications to interact with each other. This is called interoperability. It is almost nonexistent in dentistry. It is outrageous that we can still not transfer an electronic dental record from one office to another.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on February 17, 2021

in Dental Art

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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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Two Way Conversational Texting

by Larry Emmott on February 16, 2021

in Management,Mobile

This is a direct pull from a Curve ad. However it is worth showing for two reasons. Most of your patients (64%) prefer text messages. Did you know that? Are you providing that? Most patient texting systems are one way only. Curve now has two way texting. I like that a lot.

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Wondering?

February 16, 2021

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. If quitters never win, and winners never quit, than who is the fool who said, “Quit while you’re ahead”? Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations? If pro […]

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US Buys Enough Covid Vaccine Doses To Immunize Almost Every American

February 15, 2021

Good to know: The federal government has inked deals to buy an extra 200 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines, … boosting its orders by 50% and securing enough doses to immunize almost every American. Source: Biden Buys Enough Covid Vaccine Doses To Immunize Almost Every American — But Not Right Away

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Inside the Minds of 3,735 Dental Patients

February 15, 2021

Exclusive research from my friends at TNT Dental. They surveyed over three thousand dental patients to determine what patients are really looking for on a dental practice web page and what features compel them to actually call and make an appointment. Sadly many (perhaps most) web developers just plug you into a template that appeals […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021
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User Error

February 11, 2021
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Dental Art

February 10, 2021

“The Young Dentist” by William Hemsley, a British painter from the late 1800s who specialized in genre paintings. 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 […]

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4 Tips for 2021

February 9, 2021

From  Dentrix Enterprise Blog: 1. UPDATE TO THE ADA 2021 CDT CODESStart the new year right by making sure your practice is using the latest 2021 ADA code changes. Keeping up with these changes can lead to quicker reimbursements and a more accurate list of current dental codes. … Source: 4 Tips to Help You […]

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Association moves to develop unified system to verify coverage, obtain cost estimates in real-time

February 9, 2021

From the ADA: As a result, the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is acting upon a directive from the 2020 House of Delegates to assess the development of a simplified system to verify coverage and obtain patient cost estimates in real-time before treatment begins. Source: Association moves to develop unified system to verify coverage, […]

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CES sees rise in telehealth tech in response to pandemic

February 8, 2021

From Las Vegas Review-Journal: “This year, with all of the digital health products, we’ve seen rapid acceleration of these technologies given the global pandemic,” said Lesley Rohrbaugh, director of market research for the Consumer Technology Association, which owns and presents CES. “It’s definitely a category that has been rising over the past few years. It’s been […]

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Wisdom from Andy Rooney

February 4, 2021

Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney has passed away but used to be on CBS’s 60 Minutes TV show. I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, […]

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Dental Art

February 3, 2021

It looks like Mickey has a toothache. I am not sure what Minnie is doing with the clipboard. She is obviously out of date, she should update to online paperless forms. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art […]

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Lynk raises $24 million to bring knowledge-as-a-service platform to more industries

February 2, 2021

From VentureBeat: Lynk, a “knowledge-as-a-service” platform that connects domain-specific experts with businesses, has raised $24 million to fuel expansion in the U.S.While there are myriad platforms and tools that unlock insights from vast swathes of data, Lynk offers an AI-powered engine that indexes “knowledge domains” and vetted experts to find answers to questions businesses are asking. […]

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New MTB Sculpture

February 1, 2021

“Bottoms Up” More here:

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U.S. lawmakers reintroduce House bill safeguarding access to telehealth

February 1, 2021

I am a huge fan of the concept of telemedicine and teledentistry. I believe it has the potential to reduce costs and improve care to a remarkable degree. This is critical to solving the “Healthcare Crisis”. From  Healthcare IT News: WHY IT MATTERS The bill, which was first introduced in July 2020, would help safeguard […]

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