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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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Are You Ready to get back to work in May?

April 30, 2020

My friends at TNT Dental   have published a very well thought out and presented Six-Step COVID-19 Recovery & Re-Opening Protocol. The protocol includes web page entries and DIY video ideas that you can use to communicate with your patients that you are open, what types of patients you will be scheduling and that you are doing […]

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Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users

April 30, 2020

From VICE: Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor a subset of its users, according to an extraordinary court filing from NSO in an ongoing lawsuit. Source: Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims – VICE Click for the whole […]

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Your Google My Business Profile Can be Great for SEO

April 27, 2020

From  Sesame Communications: First and foremost, ensure that your Google My Business profile is claimed and verified. The verification process tells Google that you are a legitimate business at the correct location(s). Next, make sure that your core business information is correct. Have you changed hours recently or changed office locations? Double-check that this information is […]

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Physicians Should Be Allowed To Practice Across State Lines—and Not Just During a Pandemic

April 21, 2020

From Reason.com: The COVID-19 pandemic is straining all the country’s health care resources right now—including the supply of physicians. In response, nearly all 50 states are temporarily suspending regulations to allow physicians to practice across state lines and to encourage the use of telemedicine, which lets patients interact with doctors remotely via audio or video… …Medical […]

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Zoom privacy and security issues: Here’s everything that’s wrong (so far)

April 14, 2020

From Tom’s Guide: Are you using Zoom yet? It seems that everyone in America who’s been forced to work, or do schoolwork, from home during the coronavirus lockdown is using the video-conferencing platform for meetings, classes and even social gatherings. There are good reasons Zoom has taken off… …But there’s a downside. Zoom’s ease of use makes […]

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With internet usage surging, companies are scrambling to keep it all running

April 6, 2020

From Popular Science: It’s unclear when exactly network usage will peak. Source: With internet usage surging, companies are scrambling to keep it all running | Popular Science Working from home, increased streaming for entertainment and even home schooling have all added to the volume carried over the Internet. Twenty years ago the effects of the pandemic […]

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