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Corona Pandemic

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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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“Is it safe?” enviraSAFE

June 11, 2020

“Is it safe?” Reliably Validate the Effectiveness of your Cleaning and Disinfection Procedures for You, Your Customers, and Your Employees Source: Data Analysis to Validate and Improve Disinfection and Infection Prevention – enviraSAFE Your patients are ready to come back following the pandemic lock down, but they want to be sure that it is safe […]

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COVID-19 Resources for Dental Offices

June 1, 2020

Another resource for dentists dealing with the pandemic shut down and re-opening from Golden Proportions Marketing: Use these COVID-19 resources to help your dental office navigate the uncertainty surrounding the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation. Source: COVID-19 Resources for Dental Offices – Dental Marketing – Golden Proportions Marketing

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OralEye teledentistry Network 

May 28, 2020

Provide Virtual Checkups For Patients Using Your Computer Source: OralEye Network | Join Today and start using teledentistry Another teledentistry resource.

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Social Media Campaign

May 21, 2020

Source: DTA-Lanmark360-Image2.jpg (9832×5657) The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) in collaboration with Lanmark360 have developed a lively and compelling social media-based campaign that dentists and their staff can use to stay in contact with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign features five 20-second animated videos, available at www.PostsForMyPatients.com which convey timely oral health and wellness […]

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Work From Home (WFH) Guidelines

May 19, 2020

The following guidelines are from Jeff Broudy, the CEO of PCIHIPAA Unlike Telehealth, where OCR has announced softening of the HIPAA Rules, when working from home, healthcare providers face cyber-security and HIPAA challenges.  Below are tips to consider to help keep patient data private and secure while working from home. Review your Company’s Workstation Use Policy, […]

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Parking Lot Check In

May 18, 2020

Parking Lot Check In is a simple and easy to use web app that helps your staff track customers who arrive for appointments without having them enter your business. Let customer safely wait in their cars and easily notify them when you’re ready to see them. Source: Parking Lot Check In – Home Follow the […]

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‘Dental Cupid’ Makes Pandemic-Era Matches Between Emergency Patients And Dentists

May 14, 2020

So Abdul and his team set to work, and in three days and three all-nighters, they created an online directory of dentists who provide emergency care, including where they’re located, their specialities, and whether they accept Medicaid and other forms of insurance.” If you believe you have a dental emergency and have not been able […]

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Large Increase in Cyber-Attacks & Phishing Scams, Don’t Be Fooled

May 12, 2020

From Advanced Automation: In the last few weeks, we have seen a surge of cyber-attacks and phishing emails circulating, Hackers know that many people are working from home, and using new apps and/or processes for the first time. Users being out of their normal element are much more susceptible to deception. Here are some tips: […]

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Henry Schein Thrive Practice Recovery Program

May 7, 2020

Now we face a new future, in which a visit to the dental office will be a very different experience. To make sure patients and staff are safe, practices will need to implement new standards of care. And Henry Schein is here to guide you every step of the way. We can help you safely […]

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ADA

May 7, 2020

“It’s not about the next 30 days. It’s about executing a proactive plan now to secure a different outcome 90-120 days from now.”

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Dental Art

May 6, 2020

“Corona Crazy”  This water color by Arizona dentist Eric Curtis was on the cover of the May issue of the AzDA journal “Inscriptions”. Eric is the long time editor of “Inscriptions”. 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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Are You Ready to get back to work in May?

April 30, 2020

My friends at TNT Dental   have published a very well thought out and presented Six-Step COVID-19 Recovery & Re-Opening Protocol. The protocol includes web page entries and DIY video ideas that you can use to communicate with your patients that you are open, what types of patients you will be scheduling and that you are doing […]

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