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Your smartphone screen is probably disgusting

March 12, 2019

“Mobile phones have become veritable reservoirs of pathogens as they touch faces, ears, lips and hands of different users of different health conditions,” researchers observed in a 2009 study of bacteria removed from personal calling devices. Source: Your smartphone screen is probably disgusting. Here’s how to clean it The linked article is interesting. It outlines how our […]

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Free Mobile App can help dentists during office medical emergencies

January 29, 2019

From ADA News: Dentists could benefit from using a free mobile application developed by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology… …After downloading the app, users choose from one of three provider level options: dentist using only local anesthesia or nitrous oxide or minimal and moderate sedation, dentist providing moderate intravenous sedation or dentist providing deep […]

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This Is What A Mobile Phone Looked Like In 1964

November 16, 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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Dental Apps for Android Users

July 24, 2018

Source: dental – Android Apps on Google Play

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All the best apps of 2018. (So far.)

July 13, 2018

From Mashable: If you can’t remember the last time you downloaded a new app you loved, you’re long overdue for a home screen refresh. Luckily, we’re halfway through 2018, and the last six months have been filled with plenty of new apps and games worth your attention. Source: All the best apps of 2018. (So […]

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Hmmm

June 8, 2018

 Phone app and case detects weapons and bad guys.

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Handheld Asepsis

May 22, 2018

Computer hardware is crawling with germs! The worst offenders in the techno germ category are handheld devices. We take them everywhere, are constantly touching them, pass them around to others, sneeze on them, sweat on them, and then we hold them against our face and mouth. Numerous studies have confirmed our handhelds are a prime […]

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The world’s first blockchain toothbrush lets you mine coins by brushing your teeth

April 3, 2018

From TechNode: …we are just now beginning to see what silly creative ways will this technology be applied. The newest example from China is a blockchain-based toothbrush by Shenzhen-based 32Teeth, Source: The world’s first blockchain toothbrush lets you mine coins by brushing your teeth · TechNode This brush mines crypto-currency for you while you brush. It also […]

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From app store to drug store, digital health is redefining pharma’s pipeline

March 29, 2018

From STAT: Backed by a growing body of evidence, software is itself becoming a prescription for diseases ranging from depression to heart disease, and drug companies are starting to take notice. In the past couple years, many have quickly ramped up their investments in digital startups, infusing software-based therapies into pipelines once dominated by traditional […]

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The best tech of 2017

December 28, 2017

From Mashable: More than any year in recent memory, 2017 saw the launch of many (mostly) gimmick-free tech products. Source: The best tech of 2017 None of the 25 best tech items listed has a direct dental application however many could be used by dentists and dental team members. For example the Surface Laptop/Tablet, various […]

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Mobile Reminders Work

November 2, 2017

The effect of using mobile applications for improving oral hygiene in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances: a randomised controlled trial. Source: The effect of using mobile applications for improving oral hygiene in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances: a randomised controlled trial: Journal of Orthodontics: Vol 44, No 3 Follow the link for the whole journal […]

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Ph App

September 26, 2017

Here is a smartphone app to test the Ph of your saliva.    

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We are using Telemedicine

July 31, 2017

Tele medicine or tele dentistry is the use of technology to provide medical diagnosis or treatment from afar. That means a patient could sit in his/her living room and see the doctor through a teleconference like Skype or FaceTime. The patient never leaves the house however the doctor doesn’t need to travel either. The Doctor […]

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Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes

April 10, 2017

From ADA News: Teledentistry will for the first time be included in the ADA’s Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT Code).  The Code Maintenance Committee approved two codes relating to the process during its March 9 meeting at ADA Headquarters. Source: Code Maintenance Committee OKs teledentistry, A1c codes It’s a start. The codes are […]

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Dentalfone – From the Chicago Midwinter

February 27, 2017

On of the dentists at my Chicago lecture told the group that 80% of the people accessing his web pages were doing so with a mobile device. Patients love their smartphones. Your image on mobile is everything. The battle over patients using smartphones in your office is over – the patient won. How can you […]

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11 technologies to watch in 2017

January 30, 2017

Much like The Force, technology surrounds us, penetrates us and binds together our galaxy, which is why it’s so hard to identify which technologies might have the most significant impact in the coming year. Source: 11 technologies to watch in 2017 All of these developing technologies with the possible exception of driverless cars will have […]

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This phone has a built-in tricorder. Really.

January 26, 2017

From Mashable: Well, another Star Trek gadget is on the verge of becoming common. The tricorder — the device that Spock and Dr. McCoy would use to analyze all kinds of objects and materials on the show — is becoming a real thing. And it’s coming to smartphones. Source: This phone has a built-in tricorder. […]

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