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Buffalo Grove dentist seeks more than $4 million in damages over alleged smear campaign

November 5, 2019

From Cook County Record: A Buffalo Grove dentist is asking for more than $4 million in damages, claiming a former marketing executive from Des Plaines is using her expertise to engage in an internet smear campaign against him and his endodontics practice. According to the May 21 Cook County Circuit Court filing, Dr. Robert Goldberg filed […]

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Ace of Online Referral Mangement

November 4, 2019

A Guest blog from David Wolf of  Dentalcarelinks. The opinions expressed are from David Wolf not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices. ——————————————————————————————- Is it better to be the Jack of All trades or the Ace […]

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B.G.

October 25, 2019

It is hard to remember how different life was just a few years ago in the B.G. era. That is Before Google.

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2019 Internet Statistics, Trends & Data

October 3, 2019

\ Online UsersAs of January 2019, the UAE, along with Andorra, Aruba, Bermuda, Iceland, and Qatar, were jointly ranked first in the rank of countries with the highest internet penetration rate, with an internet penetration rate of 99%.(DataReportal; We Are Social; Hootsuite, 2019)English is the most common language used on the internet as of March […]

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Your website: The real front door to your practice

September 24, 2019

From New Dentist Blog: Websites, like real-world practices, also have to comply with legal requirements. An effective website is a work in progress, one that requires regular updates to keep it working the way you want it to, so that it’s accurate, welcoming and in compliance. Source: Your website: The real front door to your practice […]

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Google Has My Dead Grandpa’s Data And He Never Used The Internet

September 17, 2019

It turns out Google has info connecting me to my grandma (on my dad’s side) who’s alive and well but has never had the internet, and my grandpa (on my mom’s side), who recently passed away in March 2019 and also never had the internet. … my grandpa and my grandma’s name and address, respectively. […]

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New Survey Reveals Americans Choose Dentists Based on Online Reviews

September 16, 2019

From Markets Insider: Survey Question & Findings The survey asked 1,500 Americans the following question: You are searching for a new dentist near you on Google, and you get several options to choose from, which will you most likely pick? The one with the best online reviews The one closest to me The top ranked one […]

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SmileSnap | Dental Virtual Consultation Software App and Practice Patient Analytics

August 26, 2019

SmileSnap is the Leading Virtual Consultation Software and App for the Dental Industry. Grow your practice and start more patients with our patient analytics and metrics dashboard. Source: SmileSnap | Dental Virtual Consultation Software App and Practice Patient Analytics I just talked to the developers of this new service. I like a lot of the […]

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Five Step Web Check

August 13, 2019

Phone number and address on the front page Have your phone number and address in easy to read format in the upper right-hand corner of every page. Many if not most of the people who visit your page (including existing patients) want to give you a call. Make it easy for them. Google by name […]

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What Makes a Good Review – And a Good Review System?

August 8, 2019

A Guest blog from David Evans of Ceatus Media Group. The opinions expressed are from David Evans not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices. ——————————————————————————————- Reviews now can make or break a dental practice. Negative reviews […]

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Young adults prefer online health information

July 11, 2019

From Reuters: Young adults may be more likely than older folks to go online to find health information, and less likely to view tobacco products as “very harmful,” according to survey results compiled to inform U.S. Food and Drug Administration Source: Young adults see less harm in tobacco products, prefer online health information – Reuters The […]

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UChicago SUED for providing Google with sensitive patient data

July 8, 2019

From Campus Reform: A former University of Chicago medical patient filed a class-action lawsuit against the University of Chicago and Google, claiming that the University of Chicago Medical Center is giving private patient information to the tech giant without patients’ consent. About two years ago, the university medical center partnered with Google with the hope […]

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Don’t be evil

July 1, 2019
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Don’t Trust Libra, Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency

June 27, 2019

From The Atlantic: Facebook, one of the world’s most distrusted companies, wants us to trust its new Libra cryptocurrency, which, it hopes, will be used by billions of people around the world. We shouldn’t. Libra will almost exactly replicate all the problems generated by Facebook’s social network. Those problems can in turn be traced to the […]

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‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations?

June 25, 2019

From New Dentist Blog: ‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations? Source: ‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations? – New Dentist Blog You can click through to read all the reasons friending patients is a bad idea including references to the ADA code of ethics. However the bottom line is simply: Don’t do […]

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Cloud Based Dental Practice Management Software | CareStack

June 17, 2019

Here is another cloud based practice management system. CareStack™ is a cloud based platform that combines dental practice management, patient engagement and data analytics. Source: Cloud Based Dental Practice Management Software | CareStack They have struck up a deal with Darby, which is good. I looked at the the web site and it is very […]

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Get Rid Of A Website That Doesn’t Make You Money

June 10, 2019

From Patient News Blog: Is your current dental marketing provider tweaking your live website on an ongoing basis to create a better user experience? Are they tracking the behaviour of users and making educated design decisions to make it easier for your patients and prospects to engage with you? After the home page entry point […]

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Tell Ten?

June 7, 2019

Remember the old saying, a satisfied customer will tell two or three people, but a dissatisfied one will tell 8 or 10?  Clearly it was written before Facebook and Twitter.

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HHS guidance clarifies HIPAA liability with use of 3rd-party health apps

June 4, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: The Trump administration is pushing the healthcare industry to be a part of the smartphone economy, but there has been some confusion about whether healthcare providers and their health IT vendors would be held accountable for how patients use their health data. To address this, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of […]

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Facebook Disease Prevention Maps Take on Health Epidemics

May 23, 2019

From Fortune: Facebook wants to help fight infectious diseases like measles by introducing maps that health organizations can use to prevent and respond to outbreaks. The disease prevention maps, which debuted Monday, provide detailed information such as population density, the movement of people in real time, and network connectivity across regions. The point is to give […]

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