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CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface

August 4, 2020

An update on the Cleankeys keyboard. The new glass keyboard CK5 continues the famous Cleankeys® series and impresses users with its smart design and no compromises regarding hygiene. Compact dimensions and a generous touch pad/numpad area make it possible to operate the unit without a PC mouse Source: CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface […]

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UV-C Disinfecting Wand

July 28, 2020
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Donuts?

July 14, 2020

Monitors follow the law of donuts; if one is good two is better and three is even better. Two at the front desk: Schedule and patient chart. Two in the treatment room: One for the patient one for the practice. Three (or more) in the dentists office: Chart, radiographs, photos.  

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3 Things Can Help Your Office Comply with HIPAA Requirements

June 4, 2020

I contributed to this article in Dentrix Magazine: Dentists wrongly think their practice network is just another piece of equipment, such as a dental chair. It’s delivered, they unbox it, and they get it up and running. They forget that their network is a system that needs to be cared for, upgraded, and supported. Source: […]

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Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription policy

May 26, 2020

From 9to5Mac: Smart home company Wink has been accused of extortion by customers furious at an announcement that they will be forced to pay a monthly subscription else their existing products will cease to function. Source: Wink accused of extortion over mandatory subscription policy – 9to5Mac This is another example if the hazy issue of ownership […]

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3 Things Can Help Your Office Comply with HIPAA Requirements

April 13, 2020

From Dental Products Shopper: In the early days of in-office computer use, dental offices had very limited choices for professional IT support. They would rely on just about anyone who was good at computers, including their patient’s nephew. Today, hardware has become more sophisticated, but some dentists make the same unsophisticated mistake. Many practices still […]

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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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Dan’s Word on Hardware

February 10, 2020

I just finished a very informative conversation with Dan Edwards one of my chief go to guys on dental office hardware. Dan is the founder and CEO of Pact One. https://www.pact-one.com/ Dan told me that for the majority of his single site dental clients the most efficient IT system is still a local workstation – […]

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Hardware as a Service: The Vital Decision You Only Have to Make Once

December 10, 2019

From  Dentrix Magazine: TechCentral by Henry Schein One has created OmniCore, which combines physical IT equipment with professional services to ensure that IT hardware, software, and security, including backups, are appropriately managed. With OmniCore, rather than incur the cost to purchase and support your networking hardware, TechCentral retains ownership of it, so they take on […]

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Less than 60 Days Left Until Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7 & Server 2008

November 25, 2019

From TechCentral: On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is retiring Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. When Microsoft retires an operating system, it ceases to maintain it, provide critical patches or provide support for system issues. You might be running one or both of these operating systems. What does “End of Support” mean? If you continue to […]

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What to buy before year end?

November 5, 2019

Where should you spend your one million dollars of section 179 money before the end of the year? Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows businesses to expense certain capital investments. For details regarding the law look here. Complete or upgrade your technology infrastructure. If you still do not have computers in every treatment […]

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ICW Ergonomic Dental Computer, Monitor & Keyboard Mounts

October 29, 2019

ERGONOMIC COMPUTER, MONITOR & KEYBOARD MOUNTS designed to create efficient, comfortable DENTAL workspaces. Superb range of motion, compact, strong and durable. Source: ICW Ergonomic Dental Computer, Monitor & Keyboard Mounts A great resource. Ceiling mounts are the best option for most treatment rooms.

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Google Confirms Achieving Quantum Supremacy

October 24, 2019

From Gizmodo: This morning, Google scientists confirmed in a blog post that their quantum computer had needed just 200 seconds to solve a problem that they claim would take the world’s fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. The team first ran the algorithm last spring using a 54-qubit processor called “Sycamore.” While the achievement is […]

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Leave Windows 7

October 21, 2019

From  Dentrix Magazine: If you haven’t upgraded your network operating system, your patient data is at risk. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2… Unsupported OS Increases Risk Running unsupported operating systems is a data security risk that leaves your office network more vulnerable to […]

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Making it Digital

October 14, 2019

It is possible to turn all the gobs of dead tree (paper) information stuffed in our charts into electronic digital information. YES. There are four ways to create digital information Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information. Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates […]

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New Tariff Increase Could Lead to Computer Shortages

October 10, 2019

From Advanced Automation Blog…Interesting: Waiting to upgrade your Window’s 7 computers could prove to be a fatal mistake. The new 25% tariff increase with China will effect computer parts including motherboards, graphic cards, CPU coolers and even desktop towers. If you wait until the last minute to upgrade you Window’s 7 PC’s there is a good […]

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Electronic Signature Pads

August 20, 2019

Follow the link to a direct source for a number of different electronic signature devices. These can be used for patient signatures on history, consent and HIPAA forms as well as for Dr. and staff sign off on chart entries. ePad

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Speaking the Truth? Not at Best Buy

July 2, 2019

From Katherine Eitel Belt: Then the young Geek said something that tipped the scales for me. “We always tell people that we can look at their computer, but no one will be here to do that until 8:00 in the morning and we already have several on the schedule tomorrow.” So, he had lied then. […]

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From Terrifying to Terrific: The Creative Journey of the Adventure Series

June 20, 2019

This is so cool. From GE Healthcare The Pulse: In the Pirate Adventure, a visual transformation of the equipment that was available before, patients are on a dock. There is a shipwreck and some sand castles in the corner. Children then work on the plank to be scanned.  The Coral City Adventure in the emergency room […]

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Apple’s $999 Mac Pro Display XDR monitor stand is the most Apple thing ever

June 11, 2019

From  ZDNet: But the ultimate Apple accessory, the one that says that money is no object, has to be the new Mac Pro Display XDR monitor stand, priced at a cool $999. Yes, you read that right. The new Mac Pro — starting price $5,999 — doesn’t come with a display, and the 32-inch 6k […]

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