From Business Insider:

Its mission is to make portable, miniature imaging machines that everyone can afford — machines that she dreams will one day harbor the power to do everything from detect tumors in any organ to allow for brain-to-brain communication. If it works, her technology could disrupt the MRI market, where patients spend roughly $24 billion a year on scans,

Source: Former Facebook and Google engineer is testing mini MRI to spot disease sooner on animals – Business Insider

Worth clicking through and reading.

Another effort to use digital high tech to reduce the size, complexity and cost of medical diagnostic machines. One step closer to the Tricorder.

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You don’t know what you don’t know

by Larry Emmott on November 19, 2018

in Management,Paperless,Software

Training Training Training. One of the two biggest mistakes dentists make with high tech is not enough training. In far too many dental offices only one person knows how to use the computer and she doesn’t know much because she is self-taught.

Training is not a one-time event but should be ongoing. If you have not had any computer training in the last 18 months you are almost certainly losing time and money by failing to use your technology effectively.

Using technology effectively starts with training but it requires much more. It is not enough to know which icon to click you must know why you are clicking it. What is the outcome or solution you are expecting from the technology?

If you are a Dentrix user they offer a wide range of training options including webinars, seminars, in office trainers, on demand and coaching.

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This Is What A Mobile Phone Looked Like In 1964

by Larry Emmott on November 16, 2018

in Just for Fun,Mobile

 

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It is better just because it is Digital!

by Larry Emmott on November 15, 2018

in Radiography

One of the most powerful features of a digital record, a digital radiograph, a digital impression or for that matter any digital application is one which is so obvious that it is sometimes ignored. It is an advantage which people with limited experience with digital technology often do not appreciate. That is, just the simple fact that the item is… wait for it… digital.

To digitize anything, including an x-ray or an impression, means to turn the information into the electronic language that a computer can understand. Once that has been accomplished there are three things you can now do with that information; you can store, transmit and enhance the data using a computer and a computer network.

Storage means that the chart, the radiograph or any other digital item can be part of an electronic health record. Without digital diagnostics there is no way to create a paperless record.

Transmission means that the item can be stored in a server computer and viewed instantly at any computer in the office. However beyond that the image could also be viewed instantly by the specialist across town or by the insurance carrier in another state or by a consulting radiologist in another country.

Enhancement means that the dentist can use software to bring out features in the image, analyse the surgical site or design a crown. Enhancement is the most interesting digital advantage and also the advantage which is often overlooked.

A digital impression is to a traditional impression as a digital photograph is to film.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on November 14, 2018

in Dental Art

“Sweet Talking Tooth” After last weeks bizarre image here is a silly one. I love the portrait on the wall behind them, the wallpaper, the sofa, and the mouthwash in the champagne bucket.

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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iPrescribe

by Larry Emmott on November 13, 2018

in Internet,Paperless

From DrFirst:

Easy, Fast, and Intuitive e-prescribingiPrescribe makes prescribing easy and fast. You start the app and send a new prescription or a refill with just a few taps on your phone. No need to wait for your computer to boot, no need to log in to anything to access PDMP data.

Source: iPrescribe | DrFirst

Another e-prescription service. This one works as an app on your smart phone. iPrescribe is well established in medicine but new to dentistry.

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Old Masters

November 13, 2018

I was speaking with a dentist a few years ago (not as many as you might imagine) who was telling me about the insane levels of precision he was learning in a gold study club. There were very precise measurements of powder and liquid, temperatures were carefully controlled to create just the exact amount of shrinkage […]

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Dental Student Dilemmas

November 12, 2018

Do you teach for the present or for the future? I spent a facinating day at the ADEA Dean’s Conference in La Jolla. Dental schools are very interested in using new digital technology and applying it to teaching methods. However at the same time they need to teach dental students how to function in the […]

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Thank You

November 11, 2018
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Dental Gifts on Zazzle

November 9, 2018

Shop for the perfect dental gift from our wide selection of designs, or create your own personalized gifts. Source: Dental Gifts on Zazzle The Holidays are coming.

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How to Keep Your Job – become the MVP of the office.

November 8, 2018

Researchers at Oxford estimate that as many as half the jobs people are doing today will be eliminated by technology. This includes dentists and dental team members. There is one sure fire way to ensure you still have a job during the high-tech revolution. Become the “Practice Technologist.” If a dental staff member believes her job […]

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Dental Art

November 7, 2018

“Teeth Obsession” by Dave Correiu 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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ADEA

November 6, 2018

I am thrilled to be presenting at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Dean’s Conference Nov 11.

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FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking

November 6, 2018

From Health and Human Services (HHS) According to the report, the FDA had not adequately assessed the risk that cybersecurity in medical devices can pose, which is what led to these weaknesses. Source: FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking, HHS report says Digital diagnostics linked to smart phones, smart medical devices, and […]

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At the Brigham, wound patch offers promise

November 5, 2018

From Boston Herald: It mimics skin properties, removes bacteria, helps new cells grow and reduces inflammation. The patch is applied onto the wound like a bandage and stays on for two to eight weeks, depending on the severity of the wound. The patch can be easily applied by patients, and it becomes part of the skin. […]

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November 4, 2018
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Gloom (and doom)

November 2, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Doom is inevitable. Gloom is optional. Gloom has no positive effects on ameliorating doom. Doom happens. Gloom is a choice. Source: Gloom (and doom) | Seth’s Blog

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13 TED Talks that Will Make You Better at Business

November 1, 2018

#12: Seth Godin: How to Get Your Ideas to SpreadMarketing expert and blogger Seth Godin has a really simple but effective theory behind increasing sales and spreading ideas: sell your ideas to the people who love your product, and let them tell their friends. Source: 13 TED Talks that Will Make You Better at Business […]

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Dental Art

October 31, 2018

Dental Art Halloween Edition “Vampire Donuts” Admittedly “food art” is pretty low on the art hierarchy. Never the less it is creative, it does include teeth and it is Halloween. 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 […]

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Anthem to pay $16 million to OCR in HIPAA settlement

October 30, 2018

From ADA News: Anthem has agreed to pay the Office of Civil Rights $16 million dollars to settle potential HIPAA violations after cyberattacks on the company allegedly exposed the electronic protected health information of 79 million people. This is the largest HIPAA settlement in U.S. history, according to a press release from the Department of […]

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