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Henry Schein to settle anti-trust class action for $39m

September 11, 2018

“We categorically and emphatically deny any wrongdoing, and we have made a business decision in the best interests of the Company to engage in settlement discussions to avoid long, distracting litigation and the additional use of resources. We have a long history of serving customers with integrity and honesty, and we have earned our reputation […]

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Notice First

September 7, 2018
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A Sharp Transformation has Occurred

September 6, 2018

Peter Drucker, the dean of American management theorists wrote; “Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society all together rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, and its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. […]

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US Internet Speed Has Gone From 12th To 6th Fastest Since End Of Net Neutrality

August 28, 2018

Hmmm Since the repeal of “net neutrality” took effect on June 11, the U.S. internet speed has gone from 12th to 6th fastest in the world. Source: US Internet Speed Has Gone From 12th To 6th Fastest Since End Of Net Neutrality | The Daily Caller

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Facebook Stock Plunge

July 30, 2018

From NYT: …investors responded Thursday by hammering the stock of Facebook, one of the world’s most valuable companies. Shares of the social media giant fell 19 percent, wiping out roughly $120 billion of shareholder wealth, Source: Facebook’s Stock Plunge Shatters Faith in Tech Companies’ Invincibility – The New York Times Hmmm Related: For Facebook and Twitter, […]

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High Tech Consulting

July 12, 2018

Are you having trouble going paperless or figuring out the complex data safety issues and HIPAA. You are not alone. If you want some one on one help contact me directly at LarryEmmott@DrLarryEmmott.com or follow the link below and fill out the online evaluation. There is an assessment tool and a questionnaire to get you […]

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Throat clearing isn’t necessary

June 28, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: The first paragraph, where you lay out what’s about to happen. The half-apology you use to preface your comments at the meeting. The email that takes a paragraph or two to get to the point… You can skip those. Source: Throat clearing isn’t necessary | Seth’s Blog As always with […]

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Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value?

June 26, 2018

From McKinsey & Company: Blockchain’s core advantages are decentralization, cryptographic security, transparency, and immutability. It allows information to be verified and value to be exchanged without having to rely on a third-party authority. Rather than there being a singular form of blockchain, the technology can be configured in multiple ways to meet the objectives and commercial […]

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Flag Day

June 14, 2018
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How to Change Your Computer Name

June 12, 2018

From PCMag.com: Is your Windows computer stuck with a name you don’t particularly like? A new PC sports a name courtesy of the vendor, but you can change it. Whatever version of Windows you’re running—Windows 10, 8.1, or 7—you can modify the computer name to something of your own liking. Source: How to Change Your Computer […]

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

June 11, 2018

I am reading this now, about half way through and highly recommend it.

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AADSM

June 1, 2018
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Memorial Day – Thank You

May 28, 2018
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VR is poised to revolutionize dentistry

April 26, 2018

From DrBicuspid: (login required) A complicated case is scheduled for tomorrow. You’ve already looked over the scans and come up with a treatment plan, but you still want a little extra preparation. So you load a file on your computer, slip on your virtual reality headset, and run through the case from start to finish. […]

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Is it Worth It?

April 24, 2018

It is not enough to have the newest technology, the people in the office, including of course, the dentist must understand the benefits and want to make positive changes. But change involves risk. What if this doesn’t work out the way the sales person says it will? People will only take active steps toward the […]

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Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

April 23, 2018

From NYT: Credit card networks are finally ready to concede what has been obvious to shoppers and merchants for years: Signatures are not a useful way to prove someone’s identity. Later this month, four of the largest networks — American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa — will stop requiring them to complete card transactions. Source: […]

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How Does Dental Insurance Work?

April 20, 2018

From Investopedia: Yearly Maximum While most medical insurance policies have yearly out-of-pocket maximums, the majority of dental policies cap the amount of annual coverage. Coverage maximums typically range from $750 to $2,000 per year and generally speaking, the higher the monthly premium, the higher the yearly maximum. Source: How Does Dental Insurance Work? | Investopedia What […]

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STOP making Paper

April 17, 2018

Almost certainly you have everything you need to “go paperless” right now. The only thing holding you back is that you are afraid to STOP MAKING PAPER. Examine what you are still doing on paper. Most likely you are scribbling paper chart notes, writing paper prescriptions and using paper forms. All of these can be done […]

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April 5, 2018
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High Tech Reporting Needs its Muckrakers

April 2, 2018

From NRO: Apple, Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook are the world’s five largest companies in terms of stock value. Together they have market capitalization of about 3 trillion dollars, about the net worth of the entire country of Switzerland. …Yet today’s Silicon Valley and related high-tech companies are largely exempt from such traditional regulations. […]

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