AADPA Annual Meeting March 4-7 2020

by Larry Emmott on January 24, 2020

in Dental Speaker,Management

Source: AADPA | Annual Meeting | Dental Meeting | Dental Conference | AADP

One of the best meetings in dentistry.

This organization has had a powerful positive effect on my life. Both personally and professionally.

I will be moderating a panel on Cyber Security with Debi Carr, Janice Hurley and James McQuiggam.

Mark your calendars and register today.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on January 22, 2020

in Dental Art

“Denture Cup” I like the touch of the gold crown on # 31.

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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Omer Reed 1932-2020 RIP

by Larry Emmott on January 21, 2020

in General

If you are a dentist – even though you may not know it – how you practice today was influenced by Dr. Omer Reed. He was a remarkable man, the most non linear thinker I have ever met. He passed away last week leaving us an amazing legacy.

One of Omer’s non linear cutting edge innovations was the “Front Deskless Office.” He was one of the first to see the potential of digital technology and how it would revolutionize dental practice.

However what is most important to me, is that at a very low and dark time in my life Omer simply reached out as a friend. Thank you Omer.

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We Tested Ring’s Security. It’s Awful

by Larry Emmott on January 21, 2020

in Security

From VICE:

Ring lacks basic security features, making it easy for hackers to turn the company’s cameras against its customers.

Source: We Tested Ring’s Security. It’s Awful – VICE

I hope you didn’t get one for Christmas.

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Janice Hurley AADP Preview

by Larry Emmott on January 20, 2020

in Dental Speaker,Management

In this digital era, providing excellent clinical care isn’t the only key to a successful dental practice; in fact, a significant part of a dentist’s success can be chalked up to the image the professional projects to patients and the community.

In this new podcast, Dr. Julie Kellogg talks with Janice Hurley, author of Dental Image Branding: How to Create Optimal Patient Impact. Hurley covers how image can affect a practice, including how team members’ social media accounts can reflect on their employer; successfully responding to negative (and positive!) online reviews; and personal image, including how the way we dress affects how we feel about ourselves and how others regard us.

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AADP Skies Wide Open on March 4-7, 2020, in Orlando 

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From Deseret News: Interesting

Since opening in May, the Merit dental clinic — with two part-time dentists, three hygienists and bilingual assistants — has served 1,136 patients with 2,724 appointments, providing more than $340,000 in benefits to employees. Patients don’t pay anything out of pocket and can get up to $3,000 in care per person each year.

Source: Utah’s Merit Medical gives employees on-site dental care – Deseret News

I find this a bit disturbing. The assumption is that all dentists are the same. A commodity. If a dentist is a dentist is a dentist then why not choose the free one offered by the company?

What about quality of care, customer comfort, continuing care and new technology to improve service?

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Dental Art

January 15, 2020

“Rose Mouth” I do not have a title or an artist for this. To say the least, I find it bizarre. Watercolor flower with a bombed out mouth. 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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We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously

January 14, 2020

From The Spectator: Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I […]

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Google defends amassing health data on millions of people

January 9, 2020

“These organizations, like Ascension, use Google to securely manage their patient data, under strict privacy and security standards,” he added. “They are the stewards of the data and we provide services on their behalf.”Known internally as “Project Nightingale,” The Journal reported that Google’s deal involves data such as “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, […]

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Dental Art

January 8, 2020

“Snow Tooth” For all the dentists in the Midwest. 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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Want a better decision? Plan a better meeting

January 7, 2020

The most popular business management article from McKinsey in 2019: Effective meetings produce better business decisions. Yet too many decision meetings are doomed from the get-go. Source: Plan a better decision meeting | McKinsey Three questions to ask before every business meeting. Should we be even having a meeting? What is the meeting for anyway? […]

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This is happening in dentistry

January 6, 2020
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2019 Data Breach Hall of Shame: These were the biggest data breaches of the year

January 6, 2020

From CNET: The biggest recurrent motif among the major data breaches of 2019 wasn’t the black-hooded hacker in a dark room, digging into a screen full of green text. It was a faceless set of executives and security professionals under the fluorescent lights of an office somewhere, frantically dialing their attorneys and drafting public relations apologies […]

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Commentary: 10 Healthcare Predictions for 2020

January 2, 2020

From Fortune: Health Care Investors Predict 10 Ways the Industry Will Change in 2020 Source: Commentary: 10 Healthcare Predictions for 2020 | Fortune The predictions have no direct dental components, however they touch on several topics which will influence dentistry. These include data privacy, artificial intelligence and big tech disruptions.

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Happy New Year

December 31, 2019
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Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

December 30, 2019

From Krebs on Security: This is disturbing. A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Multiple sources affected say their IT provider, Englewood, Colo. based Complete Technology Solutions (CTS), was hacked, allowing a potent strain […]

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Living in the 21st Century

December 30, 2019

You accidentally enter your password on the microwave. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

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Sweet Tooth

December 27, 2019

Chocolate Dental Pathology Model From my friends at Florida Probe

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