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Digital Technology Guide 2019

October 17, 2019

From Burkhart Dental Supply: Another resource. Are you ready to unleash digital? Our team created an at-a-glace guide to digital techonlogy – including which FOV is right for me plus ROI benefits. Source: Digital Technology Guide 2019 – Burkhart Dental Supply

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Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? – The New York Times

October 15, 2019

This is what your patients are reading in the NYT. Among the latest innovations: The use of digital scanners and 3-D printers to offer same-day crown replacements, smart toothbrushes that talk back to you via a phone app when you’ve missed an area while brushing, lasers that eliminate the need for an anesthetic, and digital […]

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM renew pledge to support health data interoperability

September 26, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: The six companies and competitors—Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce—announced a renewed commitment to interoperability at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference. The companies also are throwing their sizable weight behind recent interoperability proposed rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Paper Charts are NOT Free

September 17, 2019
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New Medicare initiative aims to fill holes in patient health records

August 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration seeks to bridge the data gap by connecting Medicare’s Blue Button — a tool that allows Medicare […]

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Ebooks Purchased From Microsoft Will Be Deleted This Month Because You Don’t Really Own Anything Anymore

July 16, 2019

From Gizmodo: Anyone who bought ebooks through the Microsoft Store is in for a rude shock in the coming days… All of your books are going to be deleted this month.Microsoft announced in April that it would stop selling ebooks and that any books the company already sold would stop working in early July because […]

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Don’t Trust Libra, Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

June 27, 2019

From The Atlantic: Facebook, one of the world’s most distrusted companies, wants us to trust its new Libra cryptocurrency, which, it hopes, will be used by billions of people around the world. We shouldn’t. Libra will almost exactly replicate all the problems generated by Facebook’s social network. Those problems can in turn be traced to the […]

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ADA seeks participants for SNODENT review

June 21, 2019

The American Dental Association is seeking qualified individuals to join an ADA canvass committee to consider approval of the 2019 revision of the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry. ANSI/ADA Standard No. 2000.2 for SNODENT was approved by the American National Standards Institute as an American National Standard in 2018,and it is revised annually. SNODENT provides a […]

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Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study

June 14, 2019

From Maxim: We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, Source: Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study – Maxim Good […]

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Memorial Day – Thank You

May 27, 2019
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Grumpy RIP

May 24, 2019
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“All of Us” Offers Online Tool for Participant Health Data Analytics

May 23, 2019

The NIH “All of Us” research program has launched a beta version of an online data dashboard that will allow researchers to access approved health data from consenting participants.The Data Browser tool includes patient-reported health data, EHR data, and other biometrics that will support population health research across a variety of domains. Source: “All of […]

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Teledentistry

May 2, 2019

From Wikipedia: Teledentistry is the use of information technology and telecommunications for dental care, consultation,[1] education, and public awareness (compare telehealth and telemedicine). Source: Teledentistry – Wikipedia I think this is too basic. We are already doing remote diagnosis of digital radiographs and new digital diagnostic devices will continue to revolutionize how we diagnose. Patients can […]

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What patients think about digital medicine

April 30, 2019

Follow the link for a very interesting survey. Accenture Survey The number one digital item patients like is a practice web page. Hmmm.    

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Bottlenecks

April 4, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: It would be difficult to water your lawn without a nozzle. The bottleneck creates pressure that allows you to reach further. But in an organization, a bottleneck can be a real problem. Source: Bottlenecks | Seth’s Blog I think the dental high tech connection is obvious. Nothing happens in a […]

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University to unveil ‘blue plaque’ to celebrate dentists who invented the airbag

March 25, 2019

The University of Birmingham will unveil a new plaque to celebrate the work of two dentists, whose work has saved thousands of lives.On Monday 18thMarch, 100 years since the two dentists filed the patent for the airbag, the blue plaque will be unveiled at a special event at the University’s School of Dentistry. Source: University […]

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