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Larry Emmott

Larry Emmott

1912 E. Medlock Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85016

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About Larry Emmott

Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry and he is considered the leading dental high tech authority in the country. He has over thirty years of experience as a practicing general dentist in Phoenix, AZ. He will have you laughing while you are learning.

He has addressed hundreds of professional groups, has been a featured speaker at every major US dental meeting. He is a regular contributor to leading national magazines and was the high tech columnist for "Dental Products Report" Magazine. He has been a pioneer in online publishing with his blog EmmottonTechnology.com. and he makes frequent radio and television appearances.

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Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry and he is considered the leading dental high tech authority in the country. He has over thirty years of experience as a practicing general dentist in Phoenix, AZ. He will have you laughing while you are learning.

Dr. Emmott was raised in Arizona and attended the University ofArizona. He graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in 1977.

He is also an entertaining award winning professional speakerand seminar leader. He has addressed hundreds of business and professional groups on a variety of subjects, including: Computer Use in the Dental Office, Clinical Applications
of Intra Oral Video,
Practice Management and Marketing for Professionals and Communications. He was a Featured Instructor at the Pride Institute on Technology. He also founded and leads a dental computer users group and maintains a dental users world wide web site.

Dr. Emmott is the monthly technology columnist for Dental Products Report Magazine and has had many articles published in national magazines on High Tech dentistry, practice development, management,
communications and related topics. He is the founder and director of a dental computer users group, and provides high tech dental consulting for dentists and industry. He also produces a monthly newsletter on management and computer use in the dental office distributed via the Internet and he has developed and maintains a computer users Internet web site.

In 1997 he led a group of dental technology consultants and vendors in the development of “Treatment Room 2001”. This unique ongoing project brought together the leading dental technology companies and put them together in a hands on integrated dental office exhibit.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Arizona State Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the prestigious American Academy of Dental Practice Administration as well as other professional associations.  He has spoken to many dental organizations including major regional and national groups such as the Yankee Dental Congress, the Chicago Midwinter, the Hinman and the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration and has beena featured speaker at every ADA technology day.

Among his many awards Dr. Emmott has been recognized by Toastmasters International as an “Accredited Speaker”. This special award recognizes professionalism and outstanding achievement in public speaking and has been presented to only twenty-three people worldwide.

Dr. Emmott makes frequent appearances on radio and television. He has had a number of articles published in national magazines on dentistry, computers, practice development, management, communications and related topics. He also produces a monthly newsletter on management and computer use in the dental office distributed via the Internet. He is an active consultant and he has produced a cassette album for dentists and their staffs entitled The 87 1/2 % Solution.

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Ark-La-Tex

July 22, 2021

I will be presenting to the Ark-La-Tex dental society in Shreveport La on September 10. Topics will include Teledentistry and the fallout from the Covid pandemic.

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Dental Art

June 2, 2021

“Hold Still” Where is the bib? I am not sure of this is a rare sexy dental art image or just another in the endless line of dentistry is awful images. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art […]

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“Last Drop”

June 1, 2021

New Mountain Bike Sculpture. More here:

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ADA Launches Open Access Journal

June 1, 2021

JADA Foundational Science differs from The Journal of the American Dental Association in that it will be entirely online and open access. As an open-access journal, JADA Foundational Science breaks down the barriers to access for scientists of all disciplines who have work relevant to the oral health sciences and aims to create a forum […]

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Memorial Day – Thank You

May 31, 2021
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Reading Radiographs

May 27, 2021

People think reading radiographs is easy. But its not just black and white… There is a lot of gray area.

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Dental Art

May 26, 2021

“Incoming” I always wondered what happened to all the old models once the restoration was delivered. 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” […]

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Henry Schein One Acquires Majority Interest in Jarvis Analytics

May 25, 2021

Henry Schein One, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today that it has acquired an 80% ownership position in Jarvis Analytics, a software company that develops comprehensive business analytics tools to help dental practitioners and their teams use data to diagnose problems, strengthen decision-making, and improve business performance…Dallas-based Jarvis Analytics was founded […]

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COVID-19 infection rate among dentists remains lower than other health professionals

May 25, 2021

Very good news. COVID-19 infection rate among dentists remains lower than other health professionals. ADA study finds 2.6% of dentists had contracted COVID-19 as of November 2020 Source: COVID-19 infection rate among dentists remains lower than other health professionals A May 2020 of healthcare workers including nurses and physicians, found their reported COVID-19 prevalence rate […]

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How to properly store physical HIPAA documents

May 24, 2021

From Medical Economics: ME: If physical copies are converted to electronic records, can the physical copies then be destroyed? Rangel: Yes, you can destroy the paper records after they’re scanned. Usually, after they’ve been reviewed for a certain amount of time, generally speaking, 30 to 60 days, once you can actually qualify that all of […]

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Cowboy Wisdom

May 21, 2021

When the meeting is going on and on and on and everyone needs to repeat what everyone has already said several times: “No cat is ever flat enough to not run over again.”

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Keys to Effective Social Media for Dentists

May 20, 2021

Another good article from my friends at TNT Dental. The heart of social media is what dentists did years ago, long before dental marketing and social media. … years ago, dentists relied on networking and community outreach/involvement to gain patients. Source: Keys to Effective Social Media for Dentists: The Fundamentals | Blog | Best Online […]

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Dental Art

May 19, 2021

I have neither a title or an artists for this painting. However as usual with this era and style of painting I am intrigued by what is going on in the back ground. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future […]

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Selling hours

May 18, 2021

More wisdom from Seth Godin: This might be the workplace question of the decade. Does the boss buy your time or your productivity? Source: Selling hours | Seth’s Blog As always with Godin click through and read the whole thig. Very interesting and something that will definitely be an issue in the dental office of […]

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As Masks Come Off, People Try to Get Their Teeth Straight

May 17, 2021

From Newser: Hmmm very interesting. …many people are hurrying to have their teeth straightened after months of staring at themselves on Zoom calls. One New York orthodontist said new inquiries have risen 50% since fall. And the owner of Invisalign clear aligners said the number of people starting treatment in the first quarter was up […]

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Have We Reached a Vaccination Tipping Point for COVID-19?

May 17, 2021

From Healthline: Before a population can reach herd immunity, an inflection point has to occur — the point where there’s enough immunity, through vaccination and previous infection, that cases begin to decline consistently. Experts suspect the United States hit an inflection point in late April. Cases may continue to steadily decline, especially as vaccination rates […]

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ADA comments on HIPAA Privacy Rule

May 13, 2021

From ADA News: The ADA is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to consider the burdens changes to the HIPAA privacy rule will impose on covered providers, including dentists. Source: ADA comments on HIPAA Privacy Rule Some of the changes OCR is proposing include: These proposed changes include […]

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Dental Art

May 12, 2021

“Brush with Coke” 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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Ohio Medical Center Pays OCR $65K for HIPAA Right of Access Failure

May 11, 2021

From Health IT Security: OCR reached a $65,000 settlement with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, after failing to respond to a patient’s request for access to her medical records, as required by HIPAA. Source: Ohio Medical Center Pays OCR $65K for HIPAA Right of Access Failure Many dentists and dental team members are not […]

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How to Speed Up Your Slow PC and Laptop

May 10, 2021

From technize: One of the ways how to make the laptop run faster is to remove malware. It is surprisingly easy to pick up malware on a modern computer with access to the internet. Not only does malware open your laptop up to potential malicious attacks, but it is a major drain of resources. Source: […]

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