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Management

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Utah’s Merit Medical gives employees on-site dental care

January 16, 2020

From Deseret News: Interesting Since opening in May, the Merit dental clinic — with two part-time dentists, three hygienists and bilingual assistants — has served 1,136 patients with 2,724 appointments, providing more than $340,000 in benefits to employees. Patients don’t pay anything out of pocket and can get up to $3,000 in care per person each […]

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Google defends amassing health data on millions of people

January 9, 2020

“These organizations, like Ascension, use Google to securely manage their patient data, under strict privacy and security standards,” he added. “They are the stewards of the data and we provide services on their behalf.”Known internally as “Project Nightingale,” The Journal reported that Google’s deal involves data such as “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, […]

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Want a better decision? Plan a better meeting

January 7, 2020

The most popular business management article from McKinsey in 2019: Effective meetings produce better business decisions. Yet too many decision meetings are doomed from the get-go. Source: Plan a better decision meeting | McKinsey Three questions to ask before every business meeting. Should we be even having a meeting? What is the meeting for anyway? […]

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Commentary: 10 Healthcare Predictions for 2020

January 2, 2020

From Fortune: Health Care Investors Predict 10 Ways the Industry Will Change in 2020 Source: Commentary: 10 Healthcare Predictions for 2020 | Fortune The predictions have no direct dental components, however they touch on several topics which will influence dentistry. These include data privacy, artificial intelligence and big tech disruptions.

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AADP March 4-7

December 17, 2019

One of the best meetings in dentistry! At AADP meetings, we want to include and honor the spouses or life partners of dentists — people who are intimately and intricately involved in the success of each dental practice and family. So this year at the annual AADP meeting, Skies Wide Open, March 4-7 in Orlando, […]

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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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Walter Reed failed to examine nearly 2K dental CT scans, investigation finds

December 5, 2019

From Becker’s Review: If you read the article it doesn’t really amount to much. Supposedly no pathology was missed and no one was damaged by the failure to read the scans. If that is true, is there really any value to insisting that all CBCT scans be read by a trained radiologist? At this time […]

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The Importance of Google My Business to Your Dental Practice

December 2, 2019

IMHO There is NOTHING more important to promoting a dental office than Google my Business From my friends at TNT Dental: Your Google My Business page is a more important SEO strategy than any other option. It not only allows patients to find your practice, but it helps them find you according to geography and […]

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Ez Dental Charts

November 26, 2019

A new system to create complete chart notes. Click for a free trial. Unbeatable Speed Our innovative check-box approach means your progress notes are done in seconds, not minutes. Legally Robust Co-founded by one of the country’s foremost dental malpractice experts, EZ Dental Charts leverages +25 years of expertise to keep you and your practice out of […]

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How Digital Transformations Succeed

November 21, 2019

Excellent linked article below. It is not dental specific but the basics of digital transformations they discuss absolutely apply to dentistry. The significant finding is that the success of any digital transition is primarily dependent on the people who implement the change not on the products or the process. I have been emphasizing this same […]

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Test Your Dentrix Skills

November 19, 2019

From Dentrix and Henry Schein One: Want to test your Dentrix skills? Try it on us! You’ve already done some online training in the Dentrix Resource Center. Why not take a few Dentrix Essentials tests and show your team what you can do with Dentrix? When you pass a test, you’ll receive a certificate and […]

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Dentrix Tip

November 14, 2019

Printing to the Dentrix Document Center Learn this little-known tip to send electronic documents directly to the Dentrix Document Center. Source: Printing to the Dentrix Document Center – Dentrix Magazine

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“Where does this bus go?”

November 12, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: One approach, which is tempting in the short run, is to wait until people are on the bus and then ask each person where they want to go. Seek to build consensus. Try not to leave anyone out. Source: “Where does this bus go?” | Seth’s Blog As always click […]

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2020 Skies Wide Open with the Rocket Scientist Lt. Col Bill Rothschild

November 7, 2019

AADP 2020 March 4-7 Orlando This is one of the best meetings in dentistry. Follow the link below to listen to a delightful interview with keynote speaker Lt. Col. Bill Rothschild. Click here to listen More information

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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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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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Two buttons on offer

October 29, 2019

From Seth Godin: Every person in your organization needs to wear a button. And they can choose one of two. The choice is up to them, but they have to own it. One button says, “I don’t care.” The other button says, “I’d like to help.” Source: Two buttons on offer | Seth’s Blog As […]

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Training with Purpose

October 28, 2019

All training starts with showing people which icon to click, but training with purpose tells them why they need to push that icon. The final result of training should not be a staff person who simply knows how to use the software, but a staff person who know how using this software will help reach […]

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Making Business Easy

October 24, 2019

Interesting story from Katherine Eitel Belt. Read the whole thing. I appreciate the precious minutes, and sometimes even the hours, that are saved by a company who offers a quick and effortless way to make purchases, return items, process repetitive tasks, and make or change appointments. So why then did it take me almost three […]

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