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Corona Pandemic

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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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Physicians Should Be Allowed To Practice Across State Lines—and Not Just During a Pandemic

April 21, 2020

From Reason.com: The COVID-19 pandemic is straining all the country’s health care resources right now—including the supply of physicians. In response, nearly all 50 states are temporarily suspending regulations to allow physicians to practice across state lines and to encourage the use of telemedicine, which lets patients interact with doctors remotely via audio or video… …Medical […]

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Coronavirus scams on the increase, warn police and FBI

April 21, 2020

From 9to5Mac: Police, consumer organizations and Internet security companies are warning about an increasing number of coronavirus scams, as the FBI says cybercrime reports are up 400% … One scam is a text message claiming you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This one could easily fool people, as it […]

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Minnesota dentists turn to ‘teledentistry’ to treat patients

April 20, 2020

From  kare11.com: So Bryan wants people to know most dental offices are providing emergency care and people can still be evaluated virtually.”It’s really taken off,” said Laskin. Teledentistry has actually been around for several years, but given the times it is of high interest among dentists and orthodontists.They can provide a diagnosis through photos or video. […]

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The Number ONE thing you should do with your shut down down time: Create Clinical Note Templates

April 16, 2020

It is amazing how many dentists will spend enormous amounts of time every day writing, editing and reviewing poorly scribbled, hard to read handwritten notes but will not do a little planning and take a few hours to create digital notes so they never have to write in a chart again. Digital progress notes are: […]

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Another task to complete during the Shutdown – Purging Appointments

April 13, 2020

From Dentrix Tip Tuesdays: The Appointment Book stores data for appointments as far into the past as you have been using Dentrix. After your practice has been using Dentrix for several years, you can accumulate a large amount of data stored in the Appointment Book. You can purge the Appointment Book of data from several years […]

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Coronavirus Scam Site Checker Tool

April 9, 2020

From  ProPrivacy.com: This looks like a good resource for all things related to online privacy. There are hundreds of new websites related to Covid-19 popping up every day. Many of them are malicious in nature. We have created this easy to use tool to help users find out if they can trust a website. Source: Coronavirus […]

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April 7, 2020
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Two Reports to Focus on During Down Time

April 6, 2020

From Dentrix: The linked article will take you step by step through some of the tasks I suggested you do while we are shut out of the office; Two Reports to Focus on During Down Time The world is experiencing challenging times. It can be especially difficult for dentists and dental office managers because dental […]

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VPN

March 30, 2020

If you are working from home because of the Corona Pandemic you should be using a VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a secure portal that hides your internet communications from others , including your ISP (Internet Service Provider).  From Wikipedia: A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users […]

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Tele Dental Consult

March 26, 2020

More on working from home during Corona Pandemic shutdown. According to HHS the list below includes some vendors that represent that they provide HIPAA-compliant video communication products and that they will enter into a HIPAA BAA. Skype for Business Updox VSee Zoom for Healthcare Doxy.me Google G Suite Hangouts Meet Dentists may use one of […]

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