Happy Thanksgiving

by Larry Emmott on November 26, 2020

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Thanksgiving turkey

We live in such times of abundance, rejoice and be thankful.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on November 25, 2020

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“Smiling Turkey” More lame and in this case creepy food art. But it is Thanksgiving tomorrow. (A rerun from a few years ago, There is limited Thanksgiving themed dental art.)

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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Mountain Bike Sculptures

by Larry Emmott on November 24, 2020

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Unique multimedia Mountain Bike Sculptures by Larry Emmott

Each piece is 8 to 10 inches high. $295 Ea. (Plus Shipping and Handling)

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From NYT:

Thousands of medical practices have closed during the pandemic, according to a July survey of 3,500 doctors by the Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit group. About 8 percent of the doctors reported closing their offices in recent months, which the foundation estimated could equal some 16,000 practices. Another 4 percent said they planned to shutter within the next year.

Source: Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Coronavirus – The New York Times

The linked article is about physicians not dentists. It would be interesting to know if dentists are experiencing the same issues and leaving the profession. I found this article from an ADA Morning Huddle link, but no word from the ADA regarding dental retirements. However most of the physicians in the NYT article who were leaving medicine were solo or small group practitioners. The same practice type as the vast majority of dentists.

What the article fails to address is how many more physicians are leaving now compared to other years. That would be significant information.

It is a personal tragedy for every dentist whose private practice fails or who is forced into early retirement. On the other hand it is an opportunity for those dentists who can stay in business, as the patients of the dentist who has left will need to find a new dental home.

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Management in the Cloud

by Larry Emmott on November 23, 2020

in Internet,Management,Software

The cloud is the future of dentistry, and cloud-based practice management software offers practices a variety of benefits:

  • Data stored in the cloud is accessible 24/7, even when you are away from the office.
  • Automatic updates reduce maintenance because you always have the latest version of your software.
  • Automatic backups to the cloud help protect your practice data and keep it safe.
  • Practice data is available on the device of your choice—Mac, PC or iPad—because you access your practice management software through an Internet browser.

Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental Social networking

The above comes directly from a Dentrix Ascend ad. Yes, it is a marketing piece, never the less the advantages to cloud based management systems are real and will change how we do the business of dentistry.

One of the primary after-effects of the Covid pandemic will be increased work from home and Tele-medicine. Cloud based management systems will simplify both of these activities.

Any change of the practice management system has multiple problems associated with it. At this time a practice that has been using the original server based Dentrix platform for many years and is using it effectively has little to gain by switching to the cloud based Ascend. Ascend is quite different from the original Dentrix. On the other hand a new practice or a practice upgrading from other less robust systems should consider a cloud based system.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on November 18, 2020

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“Caddy Mouth” Look closely, this is a custom tail light on a vintage fifties Cadillac.  Yes there is a mighty fin just above the photo.

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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Inactivating vs. Archiving a Patient in Dentrix

November 16, 2020

From  The Dentrix Office Manager Blog: If you’ve attempted to contact a patient who is due for Continuing Care, has outstanding treatment, hasn’t been seen for eighteen months, and they haven’t responded after multiple attempts, I would suggest sending them a letter and changing their status to Inactive in the Family File. Source:  The Dentrix […]

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Deleting your Facebook account permanently deletes your entire paid Oculus VR library

November 12, 2020

From CNET: If you delete Facebook and have an Oculus VR headset, you’ll lose your entire paid gaming library. And you won’t be able to get your Oculus VR games back if you make a new account, Source: Deleting your Facebook account permanently deletes your entire paid Oculus VR library – CNET Another instance of the […]

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Thank You

November 11, 2020
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If You Connect It, Protect It

November 10, 2020

From Norton: How to live more securely in a connected world: If You Connect It, Protect It The phrase “If You Connect It, Protect It” is a call to secure any object that’s connected to the internet. This applies to the Internet of Things — IoT, for short — everyday objects that can connect to the internet and share data with […]

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Market Update That May Affect You

November 9, 2020

From Burkhart Dental Supply: Equipment is getting very hard to obtain for a 2020 installation. A-dec, DCI, Belmont, and some others are not producing any more equipment this year. This is the earliest in the year I’ve seen this happen in quite some time. In addition, many companies already have long backorders. Technology seems to […]

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How customer reviews can help your SEO

November 5, 2020

From GoDaddy Blog: Customer reviews drive buying decisions. In fact, nearly 95% of shoppers read online reviews before making a purchase, and 72%of people won’t take action until they read reviews about a business. Those shiny little stars are mission-critical to your business success, Source: How customer reviews can help your SEO – GoDaddy Blog The […]

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Dental Art

November 4, 2020

“Going to Pot” Cute but not much can be said about the dental anatomy. 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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Cheat Sheet: Social Media Image Sizes

November 3, 2020

From my friends at Sesame Communications. This is a great help. Source: Cheat Sheet: Social Media Image Sizes – Dental Marketing & Practice Management | Sesame Communications

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Exclusive Research: Inside the Minds of 3,735 Dental Patients

November 2, 2020

From my friends at TNT Dental: Due to the amazing work of TNT’s Market Research Team during the pandemic, we can use the results of an exclusive survey of 3,735 patients across the United States to provide an objective, 5-step guide to answering this question (Do I need a new website?). Now, we can make […]

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Happy Hallowen

October 31, 2020
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October 29, 2020

After more than twenty five years of helping dentists and dental team members understand and use digital technology I find that the biggest barrier to the use of technology is resistance to change.

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Dental Art

October 28, 2020

“The divine instrument pass” 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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Teledentistry App – Grin

October 27, 2020

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the […]

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Year End tax savings for your patients

October 22, 2020

What’s the Difference: HSA vs FSA? Both a health savings account (HSA) and a flexible spending account (FSA) allow you to pay for medical care with pre-tax dollars, which reduces the cost. With healthcare accounting for 8.1% of the average American’s monthly spending, according to The Ascent, these tax shelters are an important financial tool. […]

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