From the category archives:

Management

Never do it Again

August 6, 2018

We 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? Here are some dental office examples […]

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IT Budget

July 30, 2018

From TechRepublic: Generally, an IT budget can be divided across various categories, depending on the complexity and sophistication of your department and its structure. At a basic level, you could structure your budget as follows, with each subcategory “rolling up” to the parent to create a total budget: Source: IT budgeting: A cheat sheet – TechRepublic […]

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Tips for Eaglesoft Users

July 26, 2018
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Better and Different

July 24, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Digital analogs only work when they’re better and different, not when they’re almost the same. Source: Better and different | Seth’s Blog As always with Godin it is worth the click to read the whole thing. He makes a point I have been stressing for years. Of course he does […]

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High Tech Consulting

July 12, 2018

Are you having trouble going paperless or figuring out the complex data safety issues and HIPAA. You are not alone. If you want some one on one help contact me directly at LarryEmmott@DrLarryEmmott.com or follow the link below and fill out the online evaluation. There is an assessment tool and a questionnaire to get you […]

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Dentrix Tips and Tricks

July 10, 2018

A great resource for Dentrix users:  Source: Dental Software – Dental Practice Management Software – Dentrix  

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The Hard Thing Rule

July 9, 2018

Another thoughtful Monday Morning Stretch from Katherine Eitel: Angela Duckworth, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance submits that there is a great deal of virtue and momentum gained by doing the hard things. In a boatload of research, she found that natural […]

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Henry Schein creates key software joint venture with Internet Brands

July 5, 2018

From Newsday: Henry Schein Inc. and partner Internet Brands have completed the creation of a joint venture to create and market software for the global dental market, the companies announced Monday… The joint venture, named Henry Schein One, incorporates Henry Schein’s practice-management software for dentists, includingDentrix and Easy Dental, with Internet Brands’ web-based programs such […]

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Creating Custom Appointment Lists in Dentrix

July 3, 2018

With Dentrix G6.6, you can see all your appointment lists (ASAP, Unscheduled, Broken, Open, Pinboard, and Wait/Will Call) together in one place.With this feature, you can combine two or more lists instead of generating them separately like you did in the past. For example, if experience has told you that the most likely candidates to […]

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Excellence or Convienience

July 3, 2018

From Becker’s Hospital Review: Satisfied patients aren’t necessarily loyal ones. Patients are more likely to change providers than they’ve ever been. According to new research from NRC Health and The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, 80% of patients reported that they’d switch providers for ’convenience factors’ alone. Source: Effortless care experiences. Your care experiences are excellent. […]

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The Cost Issue and Questions to ask Yourself

June 19, 2018

Patients do not care about cost when someone else (a third party) is paying for treatment. They do care about quality outcomes and the overall experience of a healthcare encounter. When paying themselves patients have different priorities. How many times have you had patients refuse treatment because their insurance will not cover it? Way too […]

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Getting ROI from Technoloogy

June 18, 2018

One of the best ways NOT to get a payoff on your technology investment is to use the technology to do things just like you did in the past. If you truly are looking for technology to pay off then once you have an electronic schedule set up an online reminder system and stop printing […]

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After the hiccup

June 12, 2018

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Most customer relationships don’t stumble because something went wrong. Your best customers know that mistakes happen. It’s what happens next that can cripple the relationship. Source: After the hiccup | Seth’s Blog I have experienced this multiple times flying American Airlines. Stuff happens but the surly I don’t care attitude […]

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Dispute between California Dental Association, Delta Dental of California settled for $65 million

May 31, 2018

From ADA News: The San Francisco Superior Court granted final approval May 2 of a $65 million class action settlement between the California Dental Association and Delta Dental of California,… …The CDA filed the legal action in August 2013 in response to Delta Dental’s plans to reduce reimbursement rates for their Premier plan by 8 […]

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May 11, 2018
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Dentist Money Show

May 10, 2018

Dentist Money Show Podcast How do get the most from your technology investment? How much should you budget for technology?

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The Three Biggest Mistakes

May 8, 2018

The three biggest mistakes dentists make when attempting to use technology are: Failing to know what is possible and developing a high tech vision or plan. Not getting enough training including ongoing training. Continuing to do things the old way instead of using technology to do things differently.

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Paperless Charts, a process not an event.

May 7, 2018

Going paperless is a process not an event. At first you will need the paper charts on many of your patients as you will be referring to the previous paper entries. As time goes on you will need to refer less and less to the old paper records. After a year all the current x-rays […]

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Computer Use Policy

May 1, 2018

PPP (Professional Protector Plan) the dental liability insurance plan offers a sample computer use policy for their liability policy holders. You can see it here: Computer Use Policy Here is a short sample: Misuse of Clinic computers, networks, and Internet access may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Examples of Misuse […]

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Is it Worth It?

April 24, 2018

It is not enough to have the newest technology, the people in the office, including of course, the dentist must understand the benefits and want to make positive changes. But change involves risk. What if this doesn’t work out the way the sales person says it will? People will only take active steps toward the […]

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