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Three MUST Have Digital Tools for Dental Practice

January 5, 2021

Every dental practice should have had these online digital tools before the Covid 19 pandemic. Now the pandemic has forced us to consider no touch and even no appointment processes. Patients appreciate the ability to do business with you from home now even more than they did before. Online Bill Pay: This is so simple and […]

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Brave Browser Review 2020

December 15, 2020

From Crypto Coin: Future of Private Web Browsing? The internet is an integral part of daily life in many ways. The brave browser offers users a way to browse the internet ad-free, by simply limiting your data exposure to advertisers. Algorithms or algo’s can’t identify you because tracking data is not sent to them, so […]

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Management in the Cloud

November 23, 2020

The cloud is the future of dentistry, and cloud-based practice management software offers practices a variety of benefits: Data stored in the cloud is accessible 24/7, even when you are away from the office. Automatic updates reduce maintenance because you always have the latest version of your software. Automatic backups to the cloud help protect […]

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How customer reviews can help your SEO

November 5, 2020

From GoDaddy Blog: Customer reviews drive buying decisions. In fact, nearly 95% of shoppers read online reviews before making a purchase, and 72%of people won’t take action until they read reviews about a business. Those shiny little stars are mission-critical to your business success, Source: How customer reviews can help your SEO – GoDaddy Blog The […]

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Cheat Sheet: Social Media Image Sizes

November 3, 2020

From my friends at Sesame Communications. This is a great help. Source: Cheat Sheet: Social Media Image Sizes – Dental Marketing & Practice Management | Sesame Communications

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Exclusive Research: Inside the Minds of 3,735 Dental Patients

November 2, 2020

From my friends at TNT Dental: Due to the amazing work of TNT’s Market Research Team during the pandemic, we can use the results of an exclusive survey of 3,735 patients across the United States to provide an objective, 5-step guide to answering this question (Do I need a new website?). Now, we can make […]

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New App Makes It Easier and Faster to Share Cases

October 20, 2020

The new Imaging Case and Collaboration (ICC) app from Carestream Dental is the easy-to-use platform that makes sharing cases more secure and straightforward. From the GP to the specialist to the lab—even practices within the same network, such as a DSO setting—ICC makes it easier to connect oral health care providers for closer collaboration, getting […]

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What Caused The Massive Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Outage? Here’s What We Know

October 5, 2020

From Forbes: Cloud-based Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Teams, went down across a swathe of the U.S. yesterday. Users of Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Exchange, Sharepoint, OneDrive and Azure also reported they were unable to login. Instead, they were presented with a “transient error” message informing them there was a problem signing them in. Source: What […]

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Working from Home in Dentistry

September 21, 2020

Dental office jobs that could be done from home via telecommuting; Answer the phones, and do everything else that follows after you answer: Update charts including health histories based on patient filling in online forms. Send insurance claims Send statements Enter payments Pay bills Order Supplies Run reports Manage recall Manage e-services I am sure […]

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How to get more Google customer reviews

September 15, 2020

From GoDaddy Blog: Online customer reviews have emerged as one of the most important digital marketing tools, especially for small businesses that want to compete with much larger corporations. The best part is, your company does not have to do much of the work except encourage customers to leave their favorable impressions about your business on […]

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Important Online Safety Tips for Employees Who Work from Home

September 14, 2020

Online safety has become an increasingly important topic in our ever-changing digital world, but people who work from home need to be especially vigilant in taking digital security seriously. Not taking necessary precautions could not only slow down your productivity, it could also have major business ramifications. Our guide explains everything you need to know […]

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How to Clean Up Your Social Media Accounts Without Deleting Them

September 10, 2020

From Gizmodo: Good to know There are many reasons to avoid wanting a social media digital paper trail of your entire life. Maybe there are posts there you think your new employer won’t like, or that your new partner’s parents won’t like, or even ones that you don’t believe in anymore. But wiping the slate […]

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Can your recall reminder system do this? 

September 3, 2020

Fill last-minute appointments with rapid waitlist messaging…automatically remind patients to pre-register, sign consents, pre-medicate and follow pre and post op care instructions. From PBHS The above is a direct quote from a PBHS ad. I have not used that system and have not talked with anyone who has so I am not necessarily recommending it. […]

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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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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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Dental Marketing Dashboard (DMD)

June 2, 2020

From  AIM Dental Marketing: Following nearly five years of testing and development,AIM Dental Marketing‘s Dental Marketing Dashboard (DMD)is now available to solo and group practice owners, dental support organizations, and dental consultants… …The motivation behind DMD is to address a persistent challenge faced by dentist and practice consultant alike; how to easily and simply, and […]

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Forms

May 28, 2020

Do you have online forms? Or do you just have forms that are online?

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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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Parking Lot Check In

May 18, 2020

Parking Lot Check In is a simple and easy to use web app that helps your staff track customers who arrive for appointments without having them enter your business. Let customer safely wait in their cars and easily notify them when you’re ready to see them. Source: Parking Lot Check In – Home Follow the […]

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‘Dental Cupid’ Makes Pandemic-Era Matches Between Emergency Patients And Dentists

May 14, 2020

So Abdul and his team set to work, and in three days and three all-nighters, they created an online directory of dentists who provide emergency care, including where they’re located, their specialities, and whether they accept Medicaid and other forms of insurance.” If you believe you have a dental emergency and have not been able […]

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