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Corona Pandemic

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Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says

January 12, 2021

A poll taken the week of Dec. 14 found patient volume was estimated at 78 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels. Source: Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says That is good news, kind’a. With average US overhead at 73% most offices are barely breaking even.

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Three MUST Have Digital Tools for Dental Practice

January 5, 2021

Every dental practice should have had these online digital tools before the Covid 19 pandemic. Now the pandemic has forced us to consider no touch and even no appointment processes. Patients appreciate the ability to do business with you from home now even more than they did before. Online Bill Pay: This is so simple and […]

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The shift to virtual and home care: An interview with Annie Lamont

December 7, 2020

Interesting, from McKinsey: “There is no doubt that the patient–provider experience during the past several months has accelerated virtual models of care by five to ten years. …Hospital systems have been the drivers of our healthcare system. Our nurses and doctors in those hospitals have been heroes throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. But the reality is […]

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Coronavirus

November 24, 2020

From NYT: Thousands of medical practices have closed during the pandemic, according to a July survey of 3,500 doctors by the Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit group. About 8 percent of the doctors reported closing their offices in recent months, which the foundation estimated could equal some 16,000 practices. Another 4 percent said they planned to […]

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Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation

September 22, 2020

From McKinsey: As more healthcare companies start to implement automation technologies, the ability to coordinate across the organization in achieving scale will be a major determinant of success. Source: Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation | McKinsey Another thoughtful analysis from McKinsey. The linked article looks at many business sectors, not just medicine/dentistry and analyses how […]

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Important Online Safety Tips for Employees Who Work from Home

September 14, 2020

Online safety has become an increasingly important topic in our ever-changing digital world, but people who work from home need to be especially vigilant in taking digital security seriously. Not taking necessary precautions could not only slow down your productivity, it could also have major business ramifications. Our guide explains everything you need to know […]

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Up to 90% of People Testing Positive for Covid-19 Are NOT Infectious

September 1, 2020

From NYT: This is VERY GOOD News Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus. Most of these people are […]

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How US companies and people are adjusting to the pandemic

August 24, 2020

From McKinsey and Company: A nationwide survey measures views on mental-health impacts, safety measures, and new working models. Faced with the persistent threat of COVID-19, companies and people in the United States must make tough decisions about when to return to workplaces and resume normal activities. To help address the issues they face, McKinsey conducted […]

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Malicious cyber actor using phishing emails to spoof SBA’s COVID-19 relief webpage

August 20, 2020

From CDA: Be cautious. Individuals and small-business owners should watch for suspicious or unexpected emails that appear to be from the Small Business Administration or that direct the recipient to the SBA’s website for COVID-19 relief. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in an Aug. 12 alert shared Friday by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights […]

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It’s Over

August 20, 2020

Is the Covid 19 pandemic over? From j.b. handley blog: …it’s becoming even more clear that the “H.I.T.” of COVID-19 is very likely in the 10-20% range, rather than the 60-70% range that was originally thought. It would be impossible to overstate the importance of this difference, because it supports exactly WHY COVID-19 has already reached […]

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WHO Said What!! How to respond

August 17, 2020

A nice marketing resource from Danny Bobrow of AIM Dental Marketing In the wake of the World Health Organization’s 8-3-20 admonition concerning non-emergency dental visits, we recommend you considering communicating with your patients to assuage any concerns they might have, which could cause them to reconsider making or keeping their appointment with you. You will […]

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Covid and The Canary

August 11, 2020

Dr. Stephen Abrams is a dentist in Toronto, he is also the creator of The Canary System a revolutionary system to detect changes in the crystalline structure of dental enamel. This allows us to detect early decay, enamel dysplasia and even early fractures which are undetectable using conventional diagnostic procedures. Recently he wrote me the following […]

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CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface

August 4, 2020

An update on the Cleankeys keyboard. The new glass keyboard CK5 continues the famous Cleankeys® series and impresses users with its smart design and no compromises regarding hygiene. Compact dimensions and a generous touch pad/numpad area make it possible to operate the unit without a PC mouse Source: CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface […]

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Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms?

August 3, 2020

From  Reuters: Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before symptoms appear, when they can unknowingly spread the disease. Source: Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms? – Reuters The linked article hits many of my hot buttons regarding future […]

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UV-C Disinfecting Wand

July 28, 2020
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Coronavirus deaths by state

July 24, 2020

Track the latest numbers on deaths in U.S. states and territories. Updated daily. States and territories Reported deaths Deaths, last seven days Deaths per 100,000 in population New York 33,408 121 171 New Jersey 15,707 153 176 Source: Coronavirus deaths: U.S. map shows number of fatalities compared to confirmed cases New York and New Jersey […]

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Dentists – Wearing masks before it was cool!

July 2, 2020
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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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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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The Challenges of Pandemic Dental Care

June 15, 2020

From NYT. Generally a positive article worth reading as it lets us know what the general lay public is being told regarding dentistry and Covid. On March 20, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York ordered nonessential businesses closed, a colorful sign appeared in the window of my dentist’s office. It reads, “We are […]

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