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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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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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Understanding Line Pairs per Millimeter

July 7, 2020

Line Pairs per millimeter or LP/mm is a resolution measurement commonly used to evaluate digital radiography sensors. LP/mm is a measurement of spatial resolution, that is how small a space can you perceive. Spatial resolution is important if you want to see a very small item such as the tip of an endo file on […]

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Digital dentistry: The new state of the art — Is it disruptive or destructive?

July 6, 2020

From  ScienceDirect: Following is the summary of this scientific article by E. Dianne Rekow, King’s College, London. Digital innovations have unquestionably disrupted dentistry. With these innovations, patient experience has improved. More restoration options are available delivering longer lifetimes, and better esthetics. Fresh approaches are bringing greater efficiency and accuracy, capitalizing on the interest, capabilities, and skills of […]

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Independence Day

July 4, 2020
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New Phone

July 2, 2020

I just upgraded my smart phone to the new Samsung Galaxy S20. The new phone is very nice, the camera is awesome. It is set up for 5G…whatever. However the best part was the transition. I was not looking forward to it as my past experiences have been less than ideal. This time it went […]

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Dentists – Wearing masks before it was cool!

July 2, 2020
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Canada Day

July 1, 2020
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Dental Art

July 1, 2020

“Brass Tooth” What are we seeing reflected in the shiny surface? 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 […]

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TikTok: Beneath Its Fun Exterior Lies A Sinister Purpose

June 30, 2020

From Forbes: Disturbing. TikTok is a lesson in irresponsibility, dangerous by design. And not simply by carelessness, mistake or default: this is a deep and patent irresponsibility, a philosophy focused on the constant capture of all kinds of user data. In short, not recommendable for children or adults, particularly thanks to its sinister and addictive […]

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Picky vs difficult

June 25, 2020

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Picky people have consistent preferences and standards. Difficult people change their preferences frequently, and often in response to who is presenting to them or the mood they’re in. It’s pretty easy to figure out which makes for a better client or colleague. Source: Picky vs difficult | Seth’s Blog

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Dental Art

June 24, 2020

“Dentist” Johann Christian Schoeller Austrian artist circa 1800. 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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Ten Truths

June 23, 2020

I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong. There is great need for a sarcasm font. Google Map directions really needs to start on # 5.  I’m pretty sure I know […]

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ADA In Person Meeting Cancelled

June 23, 2020

The ADA and FDA have made the difficult decision not to move forward with ADA FDC 2020 as an in-person meeting, originally scheduled for October 15–18 in Orlando. Source: Important Information & Dates | ADA FDC Annual Meeting 2020

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The Internet of Things Has a Consent Problem

June 22, 2020

The Internet of Things (IOT) has a consistent problem with security. From  IEEE Spectrum: IoT companies should tell users what information their devices are gathering and how they’re using it Source: The Internet of Things Has a Consent Problem – IEEE Spectrum Read the whole thing. Most people would be shocked to discover all the […]

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Happy Father’s Day

June 21, 2020
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Virtual health: The next frontier of care delivery

June 18, 2020

From  McKinsey: For the past 10 to 15 years, virtual health has been heralded as the next disrupter in the delivery of care, but there has been minimal uptick in adoption. The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing against structural barriers that had previously slowed health system investment in integrated virtual health applications. Source: Virtual health: The […]

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