Digital Technology Guide 2019

by Larry Emmott on October 17, 2019

in General

From Burkhart Dental Supply: Another resource.

Are you ready to unleash digital? Our team created an at-a-glace guide to digital techonlogy – including which FOV is right for me plus ROI benefits.

Source: Digital Technology Guide 2019 – Burkhart Dental Supply

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If your patient has a question or needs a follow up outside of the office, they can send you high quality photos of their teeth through our HIPAA compliant software.

Source: Toothpic Pro – Start Offering Teledentistry in your dental practice

If you plan to have a thriving leading edge practice in the next decade you need to be looking into teledental solutions right now.

Toothpic pro is a good place to start.

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Dental Art

by Larry Emmott on October 16, 2019

in Dental Art

“Water Mouth” I sadly do not have a title or an artist for this one. However I really like the use of splatter and the vertical lines to create the image.

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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This is what your patients are reading in the NYT.

Among the latest innovations: The use of digital scanners and 3-D printers to offer same-day crown replacements, smart toothbrushes that talk back to you via a phone app when you’ve missed an area while brushing, lasers that eliminate the need for an anesthetic, and digital tools that detect oral cancer.

Source: Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? – The New York Times

What will you say when your patient asks for one of these advanced technologies mentioned in the article? High tech is already a practice differentiater.

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Generational Tech

by Larry Emmott on October 15, 2019

in Just for Fun

calculatorMany years ago I remember sitting with my mother helping her balance her checkbook.  We entered all the checks and subtracted to get the balance. I quickly did it by hand but then grabbed a calculator to check my math. My mother approached it from the opposite end. She used a calculator but then did it again by hand because she did not trust the calculator.

My parents’ generation used technology but did not really trust it.

My generation trusts technology more than we do error prone humans.

My children’s generation says, “What’s a checkbook?”

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Making it Digital

by Larry Emmott on October 14, 2019

in Hardware,Paperless

It is possible to turn all the gobs of dead tree (paper) information stuffed in our charts into electronic digital information. YES. There are four ways to create digital information

Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information.

Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates or captures information (usually images) into an electronic format. In dentistry the best examples would be digital photographs and digital radiographs

Scan it: A scanner is a hardware device that converts hard copy paper or film into soft copy digital information

Import it:  Data import does not create new digital information. It is a function that allows users to add already existing digital information to a patient record. The difference between scanning and importing is that scanning starts with a piece of paper. Importing never goes through a paper phase.

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New Tariff Increase Could Lead to Computer Shortages

October 10, 2019

From Advanced Automation Blog…Interesting: Waiting to upgrade your Window’s 7 computers could prove to be a fatal mistake. The new 25% tariff increase with China will effect computer parts including motherboards, graphic cards, CPU coolers and even desktop towers. If you wait until the last minute to upgrade you Window’s 7 PC’s there is a good […]

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Dentrix eNewsletter

October 10, 2019

A GREAT Resource for Dentrix Users Get the latest news, product reviews, and expert tips delivered to you. Focused on the needs of Dentrix users, the Dentrix eNewsletter keeps you in-the-know. Source: Dentrix eNewsletter | Dentrix

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Dental Art

October 9, 2019

“Berry” 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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Southwest Dental Conference

October 8, 2019

I will be presenting two sessions in Dallas Thursday October 10 Source: Southwest Dental Conference

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Doctor Alexa Will See You Now: Is Amazon Primed To Come To Your Rescue?

October 8, 2019

From Kaiser Health News: But a flood of new opportunities are emerging since Alexa won permission to use protected patient health records controlled under the U.S. privacy law known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Before, Alexa had been limited to providing generic responses about medical conditions. Now that it can transmit private […]

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New art exhibition explores strange history of dentistry and its links to Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

October 7, 2019

Artist Anna Dumitriu has created the new exhibition to explore the cultural and psychological impact of dentistry inspired by Birmingham Dental Hospital’s existing collection of historic artefacts. Anna said: “When I first began this project I had no idea just how truly fascinating and, at times, downright bizarre the history of dentistry was, let alone […]

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AADPA Annual Meeting March 4-7 2020

October 7, 2019

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. Mark your calendars and register today.

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October 4, 2019
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Speaking in Halifax on Saturday

October 4, 2019
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2019 Internet Statistics, Trends & Data

October 3, 2019

\ Online UsersAs of January 2019, the UAE, along with Andorra, Aruba, Bermuda, Iceland, and Qatar, were jointly ranked first in the rank of countries with the highest internet penetration rate, with an internet penetration rate of 99%.(DataReportal; We Are Social; Hootsuite, 2019)English is the most common language used on the internet as of March […]

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Dental Art

October 2, 2019

“Stand Up Dentistry” I believe this is a posed photo. Maybe not. Nevertheless I love her expression and body language as well as the old time equipment including the short cone x-ray device. NOTE: the complete absence of proper finger rests. A sure sign off a posed photo not a real dentist. Dental art is […]

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Training Training Training

October 1, 2019

For Dentrix Users Top 4 reasons to attend an Insight Seminar: Fast-track your learning with the need-to-know tools and strategies hand-picked by our Dentrix experts Get our list of new features that will help you optimize your work in Dentrix Discover better ways to organize, track, and present treatment plans Get all these insights packed […]

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3 Marketing KPIs That Affect Your Practice’s Success

October 1, 2019

From Dental Marketing & Practice Management | Sesame Communications: 3 Marketing KPIs That Affect Your Practice’s SuccessNews flash – there are other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) than Return on Investment (ROI) and cost! Source: 3 Marketing KPIs That Affect Your Practice’s Success – Dental Marketing & Practice Management | Sesame Communications The three are: Conversion Rate […]

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Three Rights

September 30, 2019
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