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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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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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Hinman Dental Society March 19-21

March 6, 2020

I will be presenting sessions on Google Juice, Digital Workflow and Data Security. The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today. Our meeting is known for its Southern Hospitality, extraordinary […]

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Does Texting Violate HIPAA?

March 5, 2020

From Jeff Tonner: Here is the skinny.  “Regular” SMS texting violates federal law if it contains “electronic protected health information” or ePHI.  To comply, a dentist and staff need to employ a HIPAA-compliant app, one that encrypts the message.  Call your text or app provider and ask if their service satisfies HIPAA.  If not, find one […]

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Online Reviews are Key

March 5, 2020

From my friends at TNT Dental: Once you have your social media business pages established, then it’s time to start asking your patients for referrals and reviews. For instance, if you have a Google My Business page, writing a review is as simple as your patient finding you on Google and then selecting “Write a […]

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Domain Name Scam

March 2, 2020

Is this a scam? Almost certainly. I recently received the following e-mail from a company called ids/us: Dear Sir/Madam, One of our customers has applied for the domain name www.drlarryemmott.net. Since you are the owner of www.drlarryemmott.com, we would like to inform you about this registration request. If our customer registers this name, this can […]

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DMscore™ National Study of 54,000 Dental Practices Finds Poor Use of Yelp & Google in Marketing

February 18, 2020

The recent DMscore study reveals that too few dentists optimize their practice’s marketing efforts: -Nationwide, 71% of dentists have a Yelp profile, but 20% of these profiles are “unclaimed” by the practice itself. Businesses that claim their own profiles can exert more control over the way their business is perceived. -Over 33% of dental sites […]

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Janice Hurley at AADP March 5

February 13, 2020

One of the BEST Meetings in Dentistry. I will be hosting a panel on Cyber Security at the AADP Meeting. One of our panelists will be Janice Hurley, her topic: Your Social Media Footprint Matters Answer these three critical questions before you post ANYTHING on social media and you’ll be delighted with the results. Confidently […]

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$25K defamation lawsuit over negative Yelp review refiled against Wilson County woman

February 4, 2020

The attorney for a Murfreesboro doctor has refiled a $25,000 lawsuit against a woman who left a negative Yelp review against him… …”Free speech is important,” said Hirschhorn, “but SLAPP isn’t a get out of jail free card for defamation. The limit to constitutional free speech is that people are liable when they abuse it.” […]

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Woman says she was fired after making pro-Trump comment on Facebook

January 27, 2020

From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Before Robyn Polak attended President Donald Trump’s Jan. 14 rally in Milwaukee, she expressed her support for him on Facebook by posting a “MAGA 2020” comment on a news story about the visit. She said that comment, and possibly a few others like it, got her fired from her job. Polak, a […]

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The Google Tax

December 23, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Because Google has made it ever more difficult for sites to be found, previously successful businesses like Groupon, Travelocity and Hipmunk suffer. As a result, new web companies are significantly harder to fund and build. If you’re dependent on being found in a Google search, it’s probably worth rethinking your […]

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