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Too Many Goals = No Goals at All

September 1, 2020

From Marcus Buckingham: If you overwhelm your people with tons of goals, or many sub-goals, you run the risk of them trying to do everything in a superficial or inadequate way. Instead, try to create total clarity around a few — probably 4-6 a quarter is about right. What is true about goals in general is also […]

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CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface

August 4, 2020

An update on the Cleankeys keyboard. The new glass keyboard CK5 continues the famous Cleankeys® series and impresses users with its smart design and no compromises regarding hygiene. Compact dimensions and a generous touch pad/numpad area make it possible to operate the unit without a PC mouse Source: CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface […]

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Donuts?

July 14, 2020

Monitors follow the law of donuts; if one is good two is better and three is even better. Two at the front desk: Schedule and patient chart. Two in the treatment room: One for the patient one for the practice. Three (or more) in the dentists office: Chart, radiographs, photos.  

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Digital Workflow and Front Desklessness

July 9, 2020

Many years ago in the BC era (Before Computers) when office data was on paper, work flow meant; where does the chart go and who does what task. Once a dental office develops a paperless system digital data can be accessed anywhere there is a computer, in the back, at the front or somewhere in […]

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Dental Office Architecture and Design

November 18, 2019

Michael Unthank, NCARB, DDS is a dentist, a registered professional architect, and a member of the ADA, AGD, AIA & NCARB. As a registered professional architect and dentist, Dr. Michael Unthank speaks both languages fluently. Source: Unthank Design Group | Dental Office Architecture and Design If you are looking to build or update your dental office I have […]

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ICW Ergonomic Dental Computer, Monitor & Keyboard Mounts

October 29, 2019

ERGONOMIC COMPUTER, MONITOR & KEYBOARD MOUNTS designed to create efficient, comfortable DENTAL workspaces. Superb range of motion, compact, strong and durable. Source: ICW Ergonomic Dental Computer, Monitor & Keyboard Mounts A great resource. Ceiling mounts are the best option for most treatment rooms.

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Dental Tech Resolutions for 2019

December 27, 2018

High Tech Dental New Year’s Resolutions 1. Before you purchase new technology resolve to use what you have now more effectively. Chances are you already have some pretty sophisticated technology and you are not getting all you could from it. Plan at least two technology training session for the team and the dentist in the […]

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Cubex Mini

September 25, 2018



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Public & Private

August 21, 2018

Some things seen on the computer monitor are public. Those are things we want the patient to see, their own chart, x-rays, photos or patient education. Other information should not be seen. That would include another patient’s chart or even the daily schedule. That is private. Another way to refer to these is the patient […]

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Keyboard Asepsis

July 28, 2017

Computer keyboards are notorious grunge hideouts. Many studies have found keyboards to be covered with grime and crawling with germs. Incidentally the filthiest keyboards were found in lawyer’s offices, but that is another story. As dentists we have an obligation to keep our treatment room computers clean and germ free. There are various ways of […]

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Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny packs raw power into a small body

July 10, 2017

From SlashGear: Lenovo has taken the wraps off what it says is the smallest ever workstation with ISV certification: the Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny. Source: Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny packs raw power into a small body – SlashGear This is ideal for a dental office. The small size can be put anywhere in a treatment room […]

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Your office is becoming obsolete ?

June 27, 2017

A linkedIn resource all about telecommuting. #WorkFromHome Source: (8) Your office is becoming obsolete | Search | LinkedIn There is nothing dental here. However it is a great look at what is happening in business and the trend to less office time and more virtual time. Many of the tasks that have traditionally been done in […]

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Simplifeye

June 26, 2017
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Waiting Room Video

June 13, 2017

Whitening from Mike Russell on Vimeo. Sample video from Waiting Room Video.

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Where not to put the computer Tower

June 12, 2017

Do not put the treatment room tower on the floor. It is likely to be damaged from cleaning activities; it could easily get wet from spills or mopping and it will pick up lots of dirt and dust. The tower needs to be close to a power supply and allow access in and out for various cables. […]

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An Onsite Secure Storage Option

March 7, 2017

ioSafe Server 5 is a fire- and waterproof, scalable and customizable data protection solution that enhances data security while significantly improving recovery times. Source: ioSafe Products Server5 Overview Another data storage option. This is a fire proof water proof server. The theory is that you can have your data back immediately after a disaster without […]

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This Cute Robot Arm Is Small Enough to Sit on Your Desk

February 15, 2017

This friend could be yours for just a few hundred bucks thanks to a new Indiegogo campaign. Source: This Cute Robot Arm Is Small Enough to Sit on Your Desk Hmmm I see a robot arm like this as a huge help to lab techs or…maybe even as a chairside assistant?

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Dentistry First

January 23, 2017

No matter how much we use technology the prime focus of the dentist and assistant must be delivering dental treatment. When setting up a room all of the ergonomic factors important to four-handed dentistry, the delivery of care, patient comfort and safety must be met before it is appropriate to introduce computers. There is a […]

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Nomad and Aw Shucks

January 20, 2017

Intraoral x-rays have evolved, have you?

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Seven steps to developing a high tech dental office

December 8, 2016

1. Begin with the End in Mind: Have a plan and a goal before you start 2. Establish a technology infrastructure: Integrated practice management software Computers networked in the treatment rooms 3. Add the “Big 2”: Digital images Digital radiography 4. Non-dental programs: Word processing Checkbook Anti virus 5. Use the Internet and e-services: Reminders […]

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