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Radiography

Guide to Digital Radiography

June 9, 2016

What is your excuse? Digital Radiography is no longer new; it has been on the market for close to thirty years. If you are not using it you probably have a convincing personal excuse. On the other hand you could compare film x-ray users to a dentist still using a belt driven handpiece in 1995, […]

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Hand Held X-Rays Goes Anywhere.

June 2, 2016

I am a big fan of the Nomad hand held x-ray device from Aribex. Interestingly the inventor, Dr. Clark Turner started out looking for a completely portable x-ray unit for use in missionary work. Nomad can be used in mobile clinics, nursing homes, hospital wards, missionary work, and even forensics. However it is also great […]

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Digital Radiography Training

May 10, 2016

There are three separate areas that will require training for the doctor and staff in order to use digital radiography well. These are: General use of the software. This would include how to open it, how to find a patient, how to find a specific radiograph and how to copy or print the images. How […]

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CEREC SIROWORLD

April 14, 2016

Interesting meeting with some great presenters. SIROWORLD is a place filled with engaging conversations about the equipment, skills, and practices you already implement and those you’d like to explore.  It’s a place to share and learn from your collective experiences as well as to hear from top expert clinicians.  It’s a place to collaborate on […]

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The Captive Dentist

April 7, 2016

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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Hold Still

March 29, 2016

Have you ever done this? You carefully place a film, the patient bites winces and wiggles, you position the cone, then re-position when it starts to drift, run from the room, push the button, wait for the beep, run back, the patient hands you the film, the cone seems to have drifted again but you […]

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Dental Practice Technology Assessment

March 23, 2016

How high tech and up to date are You? I have developed an easy to follow assessment tool for dentists or dental team members to use to determine how tech savvy you are. This is a great way to find out how you compare to your peers and to discover areas  of improvement. Using technology […]

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Dexis for Dentrix Ascend

March 3, 2016

New at the Chicago Midwinter: Dentrix Ascend the cloud computing practice management system from Henry Schein now has a much needed new feature. Cloud based radiography. Cloud based digital radiography has been a challenge. The speed of data transfer has limited the effectiveness of cloud based systems such that most dentists used a locally installed […]

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Digital Radiography Myths

February 11, 2016

Most US dentists have installed a digital x-ray system yet there are way too many myths that still persist Myth: It will cost $40,000 for a digital x-ray system. Fact: It is quite possible to get a digital x-ray system for $12,000 or less. A good name brand sensor will cost about $8,000 and good […]

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Nomad Value

December 8, 2015

There are some great tax reasons to purchase dental equipment NOW before the end of the year. One of my favorites is the Nomad. Watch the video below to see how it works and can save you a bunch of money.

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Benco Dental and Dental Wings

December 7, 2015

Benco Dental will distribute Dental Wings coDiagnostiX implant-planning software, the DWOS suite of prosthetic design software, and Dental Wings desktop impression and model scanners. Source: Benco Dental will distribute Dental Wings digital dentistry products Welcome to the US.

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Think Different, Think Digital

December 3, 2015

Digital is almost always better.  Digital stuff, whether that is a radiograph, a photo, a text message or even an impression can be sent anywhere in the world using a computer network. That includes your office network, which means we can view a radiograph at various places in the office—anywhere there is a computer. You […]

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Harriet the Harried Dental Assistant

October 29, 2015

In case you missed it here is a link to a classic article from last year in Dentalcompare. It is intended to be fun and funny however you may recognize some things that actually happen in your office. If you are still waiting to convert to digital radiographs read this. Back with the patient Harriet […]

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Hand-held X-Ray device making dental scans easier

October 22, 2015

My friends at Nomad are in the news: A technician in a Salt Lake dental clinic takes X-rays using a new-generation hand-held device. She doesn’t leave the room but simply stays with the patient and pushes the button. Source: Hand-held X-Ray device making dental scans easier | KSL.com Check out the video at the link. […]

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Nomad Benefits

October 6, 2015

One of my favorite products is the Nomad handheld x-ray machine. The Nomad is obviously economical and flexible but it is not so obviously a great benefit to certain patients. For example, wheelchair patients. In the past wheelchair bound patients would either have to transfer to the dental chair, which was often very difficult or […]

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Ohio Meeting September 17-18

September 8, 2015

Source: Annual Session | Ohio Dental Association | (ODA.org) I am excited to be presenting four sessions at he upcoming Ohio State Meeting. Topics include: Google, Radiography, e-services and Data Security (HIPAA)  

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DICOM

August 20, 2015

DICOM stands for Digital Image Communication in Medicine. It is an international standard for digital radiography that covers everything from hospital CAT Scans to dental periapicals. It is the DICOM standard that assures the reliable transfer of images from one system to another. The DICOM standard also calls for the transfer of essential data along […]

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Printing a Digital X-Ray

August 12, 2015

The secret to printing digital x-rays can be found in an old Nike ad. Just Don’t Do It When you hand a printed radiograph to an experienced (old) dentist the first thing he/she does is hold it up to the light to look through the solid paper. That makes as much sense as printing it […]

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Direct Integration Technology

August 11, 2015

Clio DI Digital X-ray Sensors feature patent-pending technology that provides seamless integration of Clio Digital X-ray sensors into popular imaging software unlike ever before. Until now, integration of 3rd party sensors into popular imaging software was impossible or required complicated bridging. Source: DI Technology – SOTA Imaging I have been ranting about closed systems in dentistry […]

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Still waiting for digital x-rays

July 30, 2015
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