Coronavirus Scam Site Checker Tool

by Larry Emmott on April 9, 2020

in Security

From  ProPrivacy.com: This looks like a good resource for all things related to online privacy.

There are hundreds of new websites related to Covid-19 popping up every day. Many of them are malicious in nature. We have created this easy to use tool to help users find out if they can trust a website.

Source: Coronavirus Scam Site Checker Tool | ProPrivacy.com

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on April 8, 2020

in Dental Art

“La Dentista” by Heather Calderon

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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Still True

by Larry Emmott on April 7, 2020

in Just for Fun

Beware of bargains in Parachutes, Brain Surgery and Dentistry.

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by Larry Emmott on April 7, 2020

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Two Reports to Focus on During Down Time

by Larry Emmott on April 6, 2020

in Management

From Dentrix:

The linked article will take you step by step through some of the tasks I suggested you do while we are shut out of the office;

Two Reports to Focus on During Down Time

The world is experiencing challenging times. It can be especially difficult for dentists and dental office managers because dental offices have been ordered to close (other than for patient emergencies) for months. This can cause a lot of financial stress on your dental practice.

Although your practice is unable to generate production by seeing patients, you can still work on your collections to generate some cash flow for your office, using two key Dentrix reports.

Source:  The Dentrix Office Manager Blog: Two Reports to Focus on During Down Time

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From Popular Science:

It’s unclear when exactly network usage will peak.

Source: With internet usage surging, companies are scrambling to keep it all running | Popular Science

Working from home, increased streaming for entertainment and even home schooling have all added to the volume carried over the Internet.

Twenty years ago the effects of the pandemic shutdown would have been much worse. Today we can stay connected, entertain ourselves and even work all in the confines of our houses thanks to the Internet.

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April 3, 2020
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Zoom macOS install ‘shady,’ plus video chats aren’t end-to-end encrypted

April 2, 2020

From Appleinsider: Video conferencing service Zoom reportedly installs itself on Macs by working around Apple’s regular security, and also promotes that it has end-to-end encryption, but demonstrably does not. Zoom’s popularity as a video conferencing tool has soared over the coronavirusIncreased usage of video conferencing app and service Zoom during the coronavirus outbreak is leading […]

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April 2, 2020
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News you can use for April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

Brushing and mouthwash use plummet as people realize that other people can not smell your bad breath on Zoom. TP and bottled water futures crashed after people in lock down reported the water system still working and no detectable increase in bathroom related activities. Dental insurance companies rush to pay up on stalled claims and […]

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Dental Art

April 1, 2020

“What’s Up Doc?” You would be a fool to have him as your 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 […]

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Carestream Dental | Teledentistry

March 31, 2020

A nice tele-dentistry resource from Carestream: Together, Carestream Dental and MouthWatch TeleDent are here to help your practice navigate today’s COVID-19 challenges and beyond. Depending on the needs of your practice, our customized teledentistry solutions inlcude: Online patient portal to share information with patients remotely Secure 2-way patient messaging for screening patients before an appointment […]

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Grandpa was Wrong

March 31, 2020

My grandfather was a dentist practicing in Canada over one hundred years ago. At that time there was an amazing new technology that many dentists were just starting to use. However, according to my grandfather, the technology was really just a trick to fool patients. That technology was X-Ray. Today we look back on the […]

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Privacy Tip

March 31, 2020

From security expert James McQuiggan from AADP Security Panel. When answering security questions such as your mother’s maiden name etc. use made up names. Of course you then have to remember the false names you made up.

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March 30, 2020
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VPN

March 30, 2020

If you are working from home because of the Corona Pandemic you should be using a VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a secure portal that hides your internet communications from others , including your ISP (Internet Service Provider).  From Wikipedia: A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users […]

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Artificial intelligence may not be better than experts at reading medical scans

March 30, 2020

This story is not about…you know what. From UPI.com: A new study casts doubt on claims that artificial intelligence (AI) equals or surpasses the ability of human experts to interpret medical images. Source: Artificial intelligence may not be better than experts at reading medical scans – UPI.com They claim earlier studies were flawed.

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March 27, 2020
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COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

March 26, 2020

From the ADA, includes coding and billing guidance for tele-dentistry Source: COVID-19 Resources for Dentists

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Tele Dental Consult

March 26, 2020

More on working from home during Corona Pandemic shutdown. According to HHS the list below includes some vendors that represent that they provide HIPAA-compliant video communication products and that they will enter into a HIPAA BAA. Skype for Business Updox VSee Zoom for Healthcare Doxy.me Google G Suite Hangouts Meet Dentists may use one of […]

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