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Technology Costs Too Much

March 24, 2020

One of the primary reasons dentists cite for not using advanced technology is that it costs too much. On the other hand, one of the primary benefits dentists cite when they do use advanced technology is cost savings. Obviously there’s a gap here between perception and reality. Which is true?  Does technology cost too much? […]

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Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

March 19, 2020

From HHS Office of Civil Rights March 17, 2020 We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency. We are especially concerned about reaching those most at risk, including older persons and persons with disabilities. – Roger Severino, OCR Director. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at […]

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The West Is One Real Crisis Away From a Skynet-Style Surrender of Privacy

March 16, 2020

From Belmont Club: As the outbreak spreads in the West, some will demand the creation of an equivalent system — in the interests of public health, of course. It is here where the absence of public policy treating private data as property and speech will be most felt. Google is already able to provide exactly the […]

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A GREAT new resource from Carestream Dental

March 12, 2020

Download free educational materials, infographics and more to share the Digital Dentistry Difference story, and see the difference it makes for your patients and your business. Source: Home – Carestream Dental

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Convergent Dental Announces New Sleep Application Providing Immediate Relief for Snorers

March 10, 2020

Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of the industry-leading 9.3 µm CO2 all-tissue Solea® laser, is excited to announce a rapid relief treatment for the 90+ million adults who snore.“We are thrilled to announce an all-new, easy to administer protocol for dentists who participate in, or are eager to enter, the growing field of dental sleep medicine,” […]

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Highest Paying Jobs in 2020

February 25, 2020

From US News Careers: If a good salary is important to you, check out our list of the highest-paying jobs. They’re the best-paying jobs from our 2020 Best Jobs list, and each has an average salary of more than $100,000. Source: Highest Paying Jobs | Best Jobs Rankings | US News Careers Four of the top […]

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7 best cities for dental tourism in 2020

February 20, 2020

Interesting. Do people traveling to Budapest or maybe Istanbul or wherever believe they are getting better, higher quality treatment than they could get back home? Patients Beyond Borders partnered with Medical Departures to determine the best cities for medical tourism in 2020. The list is based on cities’ healthcare rankings, available transportation, savings and other […]

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Oh Yeah, It’s a Phone Too

February 11, 2020

One of the fundamental changes that digital technology has produced is so subtle we often don’t even acknowledge it yet it is so substantial that it has altered everything. Once the basic capacity is in place a digital device can do many many that is to say many tasks. The most obvious example is a […]

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More than a third of U.S. healthcare costs go to bureaucracy

January 30, 2020

From  Reuters: Over one third of all healthcare costs in the U.S. were due to insurance company overhead and provider time spent on billing,…“The average American is paying more than $2,000 a year for useless bureaucracy,” said lead author Dr. David Himmelstein, Source: More than a third of U.S. healthcare costs go to bureaucracy – […]

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Omer Reed 1932-2020 RIP

January 21, 2020

If you are a dentist – even though you may not know it – how you practice today was influenced by Dr. Omer Reed. He was a remarkable man, the most non linear thinker I have ever met. He passed away last week leaving us an amazing legacy. One of Omer’s non linear cutting edge […]

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Utah’s Merit Medical gives employees on-site dental care

January 16, 2020

From Deseret News: Interesting Since opening in May, the Merit dental clinic — with two part-time dentists, three hygienists and bilingual assistants — has served 1,136 patients with 2,724 appointments, providing more than $340,000 in benefits to employees. Patients don’t pay anything out of pocket and can get up to $3,000 in care per person each […]

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We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously

January 14, 2020

From The Spectator: Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I […]

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No Dental Questions

December 23, 2019

Here are the top 10 health-related questions consumers asked Google: How to lower blood pressure What is keto? How to get rid of hiccups How long does the flu last? What causes hiccups? What causes kidney stones? What is HVP? How to lower cholesterol How many calories should I eat a day? How long does […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
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How Digital Transformations Succeed

November 21, 2019

Excellent linked article below. It is not dental specific but the basics of digital transformations they discuss absolutely apply to dentistry. The significant finding is that the success of any digital transition is primarily dependent on the people who implement the change not on the products or the process. I have been emphasizing this same […]

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Thank You

November 11, 2019
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