Doom scrolling

by Larry Emmott on August 6, 2020

in Management

More wisdom from Seth Godin:

Being informed is a virtue. It helps us make better decisions and encourages us to take action. Getting hooked on an endless scroll of media inputs is not the same as being informed. There’s …

Source: Doom scrolling | Seth’s Blog

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A study looking into the accuracy of digital scanning devices. Primescan and CS3700 were the most accurate.

A careful statistical analysis was performed. Results. PRIMESCAN® showed the highest congruence between SB MEs and LF, with the lowest mean absolute deviation (25.5 ± 5.0 μm), immediately followed by CS 3700® (27.0 ± 4.3 μm); the difference between them was not significant (p = 0.1235).

Source: JCM | Free Full-Text | Congruence between Meshes and Library Files of Implant Scanbodies: An In Vitro Study Comparing Five Intraoral Scanners | HTML

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on August 5, 2020

in Dental Art

“The Dentist” by Andrey Shishkin,  a contemporary Russian painter who creates realistic works of historical subjects. I especially like the patient’s hand clutching the white coat and the maniacal look in the dentist’s eye.

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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An update on the Cleankeys keyboard.

The new glass keyboard CK5 continues the famous Cleankeys® series and impresses users with its smart design and no compromises regarding hygiene. Compact dimensions and a generous touch pad/numpad area make it possible to operate the unit without a PC mouse

Source: CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface | washable-keyboards.com

Just in time for the Covid Pandemic.

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From  Reuters:

Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before symptoms appear, when they can unknowingly spread the disease.

Source: Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms? – Reuters

The linked article hits many of my hot buttons regarding future tech in medicine and dentistry. It is also up to the second relevant as it provides a potential break through in Covid 19 diagnosis.

it seems that researches could identify people who had contracted Covid 19 based on changes in heart rate before any of the overt symptoms were apparent. Click the link for the details.

Reportedly researches could detect 80% of users who had Covid 19 based on wearable data. What the article does not state is how many false positives were detected. In other words did Fitbit data suggest a person had Covid who in fact did not? In many ways a large percentage of false positives is a bigger problem than the 20% who had it who did not receive the early warning diagnosis from their wearable.

The potential to improve the human condition with this type of technology is awesome. Would it not be fantastic if our health could be constantly monitored by that big data AI in the cloud and potential diseases detected and treated early? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we knew we had early asymptomatic Covid and we could avoid infecting the rest of the family? Would it not be great if the doctor in sky knew everything about us and could remind (not nag…remind) us to get more sleep, loose a few pounds and skip that extra six pack of Bud?

Okay you see the problem. Who has access to all that extremely personal health information? Is it safe?

RELATED: Garmin a major supplier of GPS and other wearable devices has suffered a MAJOR cyber attack.

 

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Today is G.V.Black’s Birthday

by Larry Emmott on August 3, 2020

in General

The Founder of Modern Dentistry.

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Answer First, Story Second

July 30, 2020

More wisdom from Katherine Eitel Belt of  Lion Speak: Randy stopped me. And then gave me a piece of communication advice that I found simple and profound: Give the answer first. Then, tell the story. He had asked me a straightforward question, and I was deep into my story before I ever came close to answering it. He rightly […]

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Dental Art

July 29, 2020

“Dear Agony” by Evelina Kremsdorf another artwork that depicts dentistry as dark evil and painful. However if you look closely the chair is not a dental chair it is a barber’s chair. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental […]

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UV-C Disinfecting Wand

July 28, 2020
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How business leaders (and dentists) can plan for the next normal

July 28, 2020

From McKinsey: The figures for telemedicine and virtual health are just as striking. Teladoc Health, the largest US stand-alone telemedicine service, reported a 50 percent increase in service in the week ending March 20, and is adding thousands of doctors to its network. The Federal Communications Commission is spending $200 million to improve connectivity between patients […]

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Data breach lawsuit against pediatric dental center dropped, judge cites lack of evidence

July 27, 2020

From Becker’s: The lawsuit, dismissed July 16, alleged that the more than 391,000 patients whose data was affected are facing distress and financial losses due to their personal data being in insecure hands. However, U.S. District Judge Austin Huffaker dropped the case because the plaintiffs could not prove their data had been misused. Source: Data […]

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Coronavirus deaths by state

July 24, 2020

Track the latest numbers on deaths in U.S. states and territories. Updated daily. States and territories Reported deaths Deaths, last seven days Deaths per 100,000 in population New York 33,408 121 171 New Jersey 15,707 153 176 Source: Coronavirus deaths: U.S. map shows number of fatalities compared to confirmed cases New York and New Jersey […]

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Dental Art

July 22, 2020

“Stipling” Is this a photo? Or what? Whatever it is what takes it from the realm of everyday dental photography to art is the lighting, the angle of the image, the depth of color all of which creates a very dramatic feeling. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or […]

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Hi Tech Diagnostics

July 21, 2020

How do you find decay? Poke the tooth with a sharp stick? How do you pick a shade? Hold up a paint chip and pick what looks the best? How do you measure a perio pocket? Push in a dip stick? How do you check for TMJ problems? Put your fingers over the joint and […]

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Telehealth: A post-COVID-19 reality?

July 16, 2020

From McKinsey: COVID-19 has caused a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth. Consumer adoption has skyrocketed, from 11 percent of US consumers using telehealth in 2019 to 46 percent of consumers now using telehealth to replace cancelled healthcare visits.1 Providers have rapidly scaled offerings and are seeing 50 to 175 times2 3 4 the number […]

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Tax Day

July 15, 2020

Sure it is great we got a 3 month extension but as we all know the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes.

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Dental Art

July 15, 2020

“Floss” She needs some flossing instruction. I am not sure what the message here is supposed to be however I like it, especially the extra red lips. 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 […]

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Donuts?

July 14, 2020

Monitors follow the law of donuts; if one is good two is better and three is even better. Two at the front desk: Schedule and patient chart. Two in the treatment room: One for the patient one for the practice. Three (or more) in the dentists office: Chart, radiographs, photos.  

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Digital Workflow and Front Desklessness

July 9, 2020

Many years ago in the BC era (Before Computers) when office data was on paper, work flow meant; where does the chart go and who does what task. Once a dental office develops a paperless system digital data can be accessed anywhere there is a computer, in the back, at the front or somewhere in […]

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Dental Art

July 8, 2020

“Star Spangled Lips” Dental art for the 4th of July! 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 […]

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