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Teledentistry App – Grin

October 27, 2020

Dvora Brandstatter used to drive her son Elchanan half an hour to the orthodontist and back every month to make sure his braces were working properly. Now, from the comfort of her home in Bergenfield, New Jersey, she attaches a special scope to her smartphone camera, opens an app and inserts the contraption into the […]

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Dental Implant Surgery with Yomi’s advanced robotic assistance

October 13, 2020

Surgical robotics have transformed multiple medical disciplines, and enabled early adopters to differentiate their practices and become the recognized leaders in their fields.Yomi is the first and only dental robotic system for implant surgery. Nothing is more accurate or precise than Yomi when it comes to placing implants. Source: Dental Implant Surgery with Yomi’s advanced […]

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Boston Dynamics Is Putting Legged Robots in Hospitals

October 6, 2020

From  IEEE Spectrum: For the past eight months, Boston Dynamics has been trying to find ways in which their friendly yellow quadruped, Spot, can provide some kind of useful response to COVID-19. The company has been working with researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts to use Spot as a telepresence-based extension for […]

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Dental AI Council

October 1, 2020

Leaders from across the dental industry announced the formation of the Dental AI Council (DAIC), an organization devoted to helping define the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry through research and education. DAIC members represent all major industry constituencies, including practitioners, dental service organizations, equipment manufacturers, practice management software providers, insurance carriers, laboratories and universities. As […]

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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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Too Many Goals = No Goals at All

September 1, 2020

From Marcus Buckingham: If you overwhelm your people with tons of goals, or many sub-goals, you run the risk of them trying to do everything in a superficial or inadequate way. Instead, try to create total clarity around a few — probably 4-6 a quarter is about right. What is true about goals in general is also […]

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XJet and Straumann partner to scale up ceramic Additive Manufacturing for dentistry

August 18, 2020

From 3D Printing Industry: Material jetting specialist XJet has announced a global partnership with dentistry leader Straumann to advance the capabilities of its AM technology for dentistry applications. The duo intends to develop the XJet Carmel 1400 system currently used at the Straumann headquarters in Basel, Switzerland to begin producing end-use ceramic parts. Source: XJet and […]

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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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How business leaders (and dentists) can plan for the next normal

July 28, 2020

From McKinsey: The figures for telemedicine and virtual health are just as striking. Teladoc Health, the largest US stand-alone telemedicine service, reported a 50 percent increase in service in the week ending March 20, and is adding thousands of doctors to its network. The Federal Communications Commission is spending $200 million to improve connectivity between patients […]

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Telehealth: A post-COVID-19 reality?

July 16, 2020

From McKinsey: COVID-19 has caused a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth. Consumer adoption has skyrocketed, from 11 percent of US consumers using telehealth in 2019 to 46 percent of consumers now using telehealth to replace cancelled healthcare visits.1 Providers have rapidly scaled offerings and are seeing 50 to 175 times2 3 4 the number […]

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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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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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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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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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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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How Negative News Distorts Our Thinking

May 12, 2020

From Psychology Today: Exposure to consistent, sensationalized pessimism and negativity has become the norm for those keeping up with the news. This matters, because research shows us that what we see on the news can significantly impact our mental health. Source: How Negative News Distorts Our Thinking | Psychology Today The media thrives on negativity. The […]

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Teledentistry by PBHS | Virtual, Online Dental Consultation

April 23, 2020

Another Tele-dentistry option from PBHS. They are primarily a web site and marketing company offering this as an added service. PBHS SecureVideo provides unlimited encrypted, HIPAA-compliant teledentistry consultations right through your desktop, iOS and android devices. It includes secure two-way clinical chat, screen sharing and file transfers. Source: Teledentistry by PBHS | Virtual, Online Dental […]

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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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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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Zoom privacy and security issues: Here’s everything that’s wrong (so far)

April 14, 2020

From Tom’s Guide: Are you using Zoom yet? It seems that everyone in America who’s been forced to work, or do schoolwork, from home during the coronavirus lockdown is using the video-conferencing platform for meetings, classes and even social gatherings. There are good reasons Zoom has taken off… …But there’s a downside. Zoom’s ease of use makes […]

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