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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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Dentrix eNewsletter

October 10, 2019

A GREAT Resource for Dentrix Users Get the latest news, product reviews, and expert tips delivered to you. Focused on the needs of Dentrix users, the Dentrix eNewsletter keeps you in-the-know. Source: Dentrix eNewsletter | Dentrix

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AADPA Annual Meeting March 4-7 2020

October 7, 2019

Source: AADPA | Annual Meeting | Dental Meeting | Dental Conference | AADP One of the best meetings in dentistry. This organization has had a powerful positive effect on my life. Both personally and professionally. Mark your calendars and register today.

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Training Training Training

October 1, 2019

For Dentrix Users Top 4 reasons to attend an Insight Seminar: Fast-track your learning with the need-to-know tools and strategies hand-picked by our Dentrix experts Get our list of new features that will help you optimize your work in Dentrix Discover better ways to organize, track, and present treatment plans Get all these insights packed […]

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Three Rights

September 30, 2019
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Dentists and Patients Disagree

September 19, 2019

A 2015 study in the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry found that dentists and patients evaluating the same smile saw things quite differently. Essentially the dentists were more attuned to esthetics than the patients. I have been astounded at what some patients think is an attractive smile. I especially remember one fellow who was very […]

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Make the Lab Techs Day!

September 10, 2019

A local lab manager  mentioned this idea to me, which once you think about it is so obvious yet I have rarely done it. When you finish a great restorative case…send a copy of the after photo to the lab. The technicians will appreciate seeing their careful work delivered into the mouth of a real […]

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What Will You Never Do Again?

September 10, 2019

  We tend to ask ourselves, what new thing will technology allow me to do today that I couldn’t do yesterday? As natural and as exciting as that question is, it can be a much more meaningful example of the impact of technology to ask yourself what will I never do again?… The point of […]

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Patient handoffs to post-acute care providers still largely a manual process, hindering effective care coordination

August 27, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: Medicine is stuck with a 1980’s “Sneakernet” There is a big push both from the private market and federal policymakers to improve interoperability and open up access to health data through smartphone apps and other digital tools. But on the front lines of healthcare, the way patient information is shared remains largely a manual process done through […]

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Dentrix Training Workshop Scottsdale, AZ

August 19, 2019

Empower your team and increase your office profitability with hands-on Dentrix training workshops. Get away from the distractions of the office and join one of our small hands-on classes for a focused learning opportunity August 23rd in Scottsdale. Introduction To Dentrix is a great course for new team members, those new to the dental field, or for […]

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New Medicare initiative aims to fill holes in patient health records

August 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration seeks to bridge the data gap by connecting Medicare’s Blue Button — a tool that allows Medicare […]

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