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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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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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Digital dentistry: The new state of the art — Is it disruptive or destructive?

July 6, 2020

From  ScienceDirect: Following is the summary of this scientific article by E. Dianne Rekow, King’s College, London. Digital innovations have unquestionably disrupted dentistry. With these innovations, patient experience has improved. More restoration options are available delivering longer lifetimes, and better esthetics. Fresh approaches are bringing greater efficiency and accuracy, capitalizing on the interest, capabilities, and skills of […]

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Forms

May 28, 2020

Do you have online forms? Or do you just have forms that are online?

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The Captive Dentist

May 4, 2020

Imagine a world in which—if you owned a Volkswagen­—you could only fill up at a Volkswagen gas station using Volkswagen gas. Ford gas won’t work. You can only drive in the Volkswagen lane and take the Volkswagen off ramp. If the Volkswagen off ramp is closed for repairs, you can’t take the Ford or Toyota off ramp. That whole […]

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April 20, 2020



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The Number ONE thing you should do with your shut down down time: Create Clinical Note Templates

April 16, 2020

It is amazing how many dentists will spend enormous amounts of time every day writing, editing and reviewing poorly scribbled, hard to read handwritten notes but will not do a little planning and take a few hours to create digital notes so they never have to write in a chart again. Digital progress notes are: […]

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Digital Workflow

March 19, 2020

In many ways work flow is data flow. In the past when the data was on paper or film or even a plaster model, it (the data) could only be in one place at a time and moving it from place to place was time consuming and relatively expensive. Thus we assigned work to a […]

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A GREAT new resource from Carestream Dental

March 12, 2020

Download free educational materials, infographics and more to share the Digital Dentistry Difference story, and see the difference it makes for your patients and your business. Source: Home – Carestream Dental

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Hinman Dental Society March 19-21

March 6, 2020

I will be presenting sessions on Google Juice, Digital Workflow and Data Security. The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition, providing dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, laboratory technicians and dental office staff with the latest and most comprehensive continuing education in dentistry today. Our meeting is known for its Southern Hospitality, extraordinary […]

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Number One Paperless Mistake

February 6, 2020

The biggest mistake dentists make with digital charting is they only go part way. For example: They use a paper chart in the treatment room during diagnosis to mark future treatment. Then they take the paper chart to the computer and enter everything again. They will use the computer to create an estimate, insurance forms […]

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 Using Electronic Prescriptions for Dentrix Users

January 28, 2020

From The Dentrix Office Manager Blog: Using Electronic Prescriptions: In Florida, and as of January 1, 2020, a new law became effective that requires prescribing doctors to send all prescriptions electronically. Arizona, Iowa, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island also have mandates that took effect January 1, 2020; and in September 2018, California passed a […]

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Ez Dental Charts

November 26, 2019

A new system to create complete chart notes. Click for a free trial. Unbeatable Speed Our innovative check-box approach means your progress notes are done in seconds, not minutes. Legally Robust Co-founded by one of the country’s foremost dental malpractice experts, EZ Dental Charts leverages +25 years of expertise to keep you and your practice out of […]

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Dentrix Tip : Adding Surface/Quadrant Information to Multi-Codes

October 22, 2019

Adding Surface/Quadrant Information to Multi-CodesDuring the course of a single day, you routinely use procedure codes that require additional tooth information (such as surfaces, quadrants, etc). Do you get tired of entering this same information every time you post a procedure? Dentrix allows you to create multi-codes with this information already stored, which will save […]

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Making it Digital

October 14, 2019

It is possible to turn all the gobs of dead tree (paper) information stuffed in our charts into electronic digital information. YES. There are four ways to create digital information Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information. Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates […]

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Digital Charting Tip

September 24, 2019

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You can […]

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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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Electronic Signature Pads

August 20, 2019

Follow the link to a direct source for a number of different electronic signature devices. These can be used for patient signatures on history, consent and HIPAA forms as well as for Dr. and staff sign off on chart entries. ePad

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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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Digital Workflow 1100% Better

June 6, 2019

Digital Workflow starts with paperless charts however to be truly effective, save time and money the next step is to use e-services to do routine daily tasks like calling to confirm or taking payments. Paper workflow takes eleven times more time than digital workflow. Does that mean one person could do the job of eleven? […]

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