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Dental Office Computer Workstations

October 18, 2018

From  TechCentral: Your OmniCore computer network comes complete with a virtualized server, network-attached storage (NAS), a business-grade wireless access point and firewall and hybrid data backup, all contained in a sleek, mobile, low-profile rack that can easily be rolled into an office. With OmniCore, TechCentral will provide, monitor and maintain your network for a low, […]

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Considerations On Cost Disease

October 16, 2018

From Slate Star Codex: The cost of health care has about quintupled since 1970. It’s actually been rising since earlier than that, but I can’t find a good graph; it looks like it would have been about $1200 in today’s dollars in 1960, for an increase of about 800% in those fifty years. Source: Considerations On […]

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How Formerly Independent Doctors Were Pushed Out of Business

October 11, 2018

From Reason: “Is the independent doctor disappearing?” U.S. News & World Report asked earlier this summer. The answer is: yes—and to a significant extent, that’s a result of deliberate policy. Your doctors didn’t jump out of business; they were pushed. Source Reason According to the article only 33% of physicians own their own practice. That compares to 80% […]

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AADPA Annual Meeting March 6-9, 2019

October 9, 2018

This is THE meeting you must attend to grow yourself in ways you won’t get at other meetings. Source: AADPA | Annual Meeting | Dental Meeting | Dental Conference | AADP Mark your calendar this is one of the best meetings in dentistry!

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ADA Oct. 11 webinar-electronic payments

October 2, 2018

A free Oct. 11 webinar, “ERA/EFT Implementation: How To For Your Practice,” will address the benefits of, and steps to implement, electronic alternatives to paper explanation of benefits and reimbursement checks. Source: Oct. 11 webinar to focus on smoothing the move to electronic payments

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Sunset for Windows 7 & Server 2008

October 2, 2018

From Advanced Automation Blog: Microsoft Windows will be ending extended support for Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7 desktop operating systems in January 2020. Since Windows will no longer provide security patches for these operating systems, HIPAA requires that this software be replaced or retired prior to the sunset date. You can use the section 179 […]

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Dentrix Smart Image

October 1, 2018

Dentrix G7 and Dentrix Smart Image are the first products launched by Henry Schein One, the company formed by Henry Schein and Internet Brands to deliver better integrated software solutions for dentists. Dentrix Smart Image allows practitioners to access 2D, 3D and CAD/CAM images from the Dentrix Chart, while linking images with CDT codes that […]

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CDA Presents 2018: Emmott advances digital workflow discussion

September 28, 2018

From Dr. Bicuspid, a nice write up on my CDA presentation “Digital Workflow” Four steps are involved when converting to a digital workflow, according to Dr. Emmott.”Many practices are interested in trying it but are very frightened about the process,” he said. The four steps of going paperless start with paper and end up digital: A […]

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Be the Leader

September 27, 2018

The dentist will never get the full benefit of the technology system unless they take the lead and actively use the computer. The improvements in office efficiency and the benefits from easy access to practice and financial data will easily pay for the system and ultimately increase office income. It is unbelievable how many dentists not […]

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Cubex Mini

September 25, 2018



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Zoom & Skype call tips (the secrets of video conferences)

September 24, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin…great advice: If you’ve ever joined more than three people on a Skype or Zoom conference call, I hope you’ll appreciate these tips, and perhaps share them: Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill most of it. Use an external microphone or headset. When you’re not talking, hit mute. […]

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High Tech ROI – Time on Task

September 24, 2018

Do you need more staff or do you need to be more efficient? According to Sally McKenzie one way to determine this is to evaluate how much time patients spend at the front desk. Check in and check out should take about 10 minutes per patient. If the practice sees 15-22 patients a day, the […]

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Henry Schein One

September 20, 2018

  “With the creation of Henry Schein One, we have advanced our dental business strategy by bringing together the leaders in dental software and web-based applications to build a powerful new engine that will enable dental professionals to be more efficient and to enhance their ability to deliver high-quality care to patients,” said Stanley M. […]

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What is XaaS (Anything as a Service)?

September 18, 2018

XaaS is a general, collective term that refers to the delivery of anything as a service. It recognizes the vast number of products, tools and technologies that vendors now deliver to users as a service over a network — typically the internet — rather than provide locally or on-site within an enterprise. Examples of XaaS […]

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Uber for Hygienists

September 17, 2018

 Interesting. Biteline is a startup on the east coast that hooks up dental offices with hygienists and assistants looking for a part time gig.

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A Sharp Transformation has Occurred

September 6, 2018

Peter Drucker, the dean of American management theorists wrote; “Every few hundred years throughout Western history, a sharp transformation has occurred. In a matter of decades, society all together rearranges itself – its worldview, its basic values, its social and political structure, its arts, and its key institutions. Fifty years later a new world exists. […]

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The 2 Most Important Metrics For Your Practice

September 3, 2018

From DentistChats Blog: Vanity metrics give people a nice ego boost, but… … we’ll save them for another (life) time. It’s incurably wasteful to efficiently measure things that don’t need to be measured at all. If you’re the type of person who prefers to cut the fluff and get straight to the heart of what actually matters, this article […]

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

August 30, 2018

From Eaglesoft support: If you are a current DemandForce/Sesame user, the interface with Eaglesoft will no longer work after Oct 31, 2018. Please reach out to eServices Sales at 800.294.8504 to further discuss the many options available. Source: Support Home Page Who owns the data? It seems the powers that be at Eaglesoft have decided that […]

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The truth about logos

August 17, 2018

From Seth Godin: Here’s a simple test: Ask a few people to name a logo they like. With very few exceptions, people will choose a logo that’s associated with a brand they admire. That’s because what makes a good logo is a good brand, not the other way around. Source: The truth about logos | […]

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Trump Administration Requires Hospitals To Post Standard Prices Online

August 14, 2018

From The Daily Caller: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require hospitals to update their online price list annually starting Jan. 1, reported The Hill. Before the new rule, CMS required that hospitals share prices with people who requested them.CMS said the rule was made to “encourage price transparency,” according to The Hill. […]

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