From Becker’s Review: If you read the article it doesn’t really amount to much. Supposedly no pathology was missed and no one was damaged by the failure to read the scans. If that is true, is there really any value to insisting that all CBCT scans be read by a trained radiologist?

At this time the pathologists and radiologists assert that all scans should be read by an expert and they make some good points as to why. However in my experience most scans are not being submitted for investigation by a specialist. Is that a breach of standard of care? or is it just lazy? Or is is actually OK if it makes no difference to the patients?

The best high tech solution will be for a trained AI to do a preliminary evaluation of all CBCTs and identify any that need additional evaluation.

Radiologists at Bethesda, Md.-based Walter Reed National Military Medical Center failed to read and diagnose nearly 2,000 dental scans, according to an internal investigation cited by The Wall Street Journal.

Source: Walter Reed failed to examine nearly 2K dental CT scans, investigation finds

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on December 4, 2019

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“POP Art” Very rare, sexy dental art. Happy Holidays.

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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IMHO There is NOTHING more important to promoting a dental office than Google my Business

From my friends at TNT Dental:

Your Google My Business page is a more important SEO strategy than any other option. It not only allows patients to find your practice, but it helps them find you according to geography and ranking.People are already mobile; they’re now completing online searches on the go, so why not provide them a Google My Business page that makes it easier for them to find the information they’re looking for…on the go?!

Source: The Importance of Google My Business to Your Dental Practice | Blog | Best Online Marketing Companies for Dentists | Custom Dental Websites | (877) 868-4932

Having a robust Google my Business presence helps with the “three pack” which is arguably the most important piece of real estate on a Google search page.

It is also critical when someone googles the dentist’s name after they get a referral. For that reason be sure you have a Google my business page for both your practice name and the doctor’s name. Get TNT to help with this.

Finally a strong Google my Business will help you show up on a map search, which is how 40% of people search for a local business.

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Happy Thanksgiving

by Larry Emmott on November 28, 2019

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on November 27, 2019

in Dental Art

“Ballet Tooth” Alas I could not find a Thanksgiving themed dental art work. However this one shows lots of imagination.  as an aside can you imagine extracting that thing…in one piece.

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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FromZDNet:

Travelers are advised to avoid using public USB power charging stations in airports, hotels, and other locations because they may contain dangerous malware,

Source: Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations | ZDNet

Uhm…maybe.

An update to the article indicates the threat is mostly theoretical and may be nothing to worry about. Interesting read none the less.

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Ez Dental Charts

November 26, 2019

A new system to create complete chart notes. Click for a free trial. Unbeatable Speed Our innovative check-box approach means your progress notes are done in seconds, not minutes. Legally Robust Co-founded by one of the country’s foremost dental malpractice experts, EZ Dental Charts leverages +25 years of expertise to keep you and your practice out of […]

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Less than 60 Days Left Until Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7 & Server 2008

November 25, 2019

From TechCentral: On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is retiring Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. When Microsoft retires an operating system, it ceases to maintain it, provide critical patches or provide support for system issues. You might be running one or both of these operating systems. What does “End of Support” mean? If you continue to […]

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How Digital Transformations Succeed

November 21, 2019

Excellent linked article below. It is not dental specific but the basics of digital transformations they discuss absolutely apply to dentistry. The significant finding is that the success of any digital transition is primarily dependent on the people who implement the change not on the products or the process. I have been emphasizing this same […]

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Dental Art

November 20, 2019

“Number 14” Not sure what this is or who made it. It might even be a dental school tooth morphology project. Whatever, it is beautifully rendered and photographed. 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 […]

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Test Your Dentrix Skills

November 19, 2019

From Dentrix and Henry Schein One: Want to test your Dentrix skills? Try it on us! You’ve already done some online training in the Dentrix Resource Center. Why not take a few Dentrix Essentials tests and show your team what you can do with Dentrix? When you pass a test, you’ll receive a certificate and […]

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Dental Office Architecture and Design

November 18, 2019

Michael Unthank, NCARB, DDS is a dentist, a registered professional architect, and a member of the ADA, AGD, AIA & NCARB. As a registered professional architect and dentist, Dr. Michael Unthank speaks both languages fluently. Source: Unthank Design Group | Dental Office Architecture and Design If you are looking to build or update your dental office I have […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Reports July 2019 Phishing Attack-Related Breach

November 14, 2019

Hmmm. Most significant data breaches in medicine and dentistry are not individual dentists but medical and dental plans. From Health IT Security: Delta Dental of Arizona is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that their personal and medical data was potentially breached by a phishing attack in July.On July 8, the dental insurer discovered suspicious […]

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Dentrix Tip

November 14, 2019

Printing to the Dentrix Document Center Learn this little-known tip to send electronic documents directly to the Dentrix Document Center. Source: Printing to the Dentrix Document Center – Dentrix Magazine

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Dental Art

November 13, 2019

“Eggs with teeth and tongues” I do not have an artist or actual name for this. All I can say is ewww. 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 […]

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“Where does this bus go?”

November 12, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: One approach, which is tempting in the short run, is to wait until people are on the bus and then ask each person where they want to go. Seek to build consensus. Try not to leave anyone out. Source: “Where does this bus go?” | Seth’s Blog As always click […]

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Thank You

November 11, 2019
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Manage the Present

November 8, 2019

Create the Future

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Doesn’t think he needs a web page

November 7, 2019

 

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2020 Skies Wide Open with the Rocket Scientist Lt. Col Bill Rothschild

November 7, 2019

AADP 2020 March 4-7 Orlando This is one of the best meetings in dentistry. Follow the link below to listen to a delightful interview with keynote speaker Lt. Col. Bill Rothschild. Click here to listen More information

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