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Flucke’s 10 dental practice predictions for 2014

FluckeFrom DPR:

2. The cloud

This has been a big buzz phrase for a few years and it is only going to continue to grow.

The concept behind “the cloud” is simply using a computer on the Internet to do something rather than doing it on your computer. Online banking, booking airline travel, ordering with Amazon—all of those situations and applications use the cloud…

via Dr. John Flucke’s 10 dental practice predictions for 2014 | Dental Products Report.

John Flucke is a good friend and a very smart guy. I know he is smart because we agree on so many things when it comes to high tech digital dentistry. For example his ten trends for 2014 are very much in alignment with my thinking.

  1. Internet connected equipment
  2. The Cloud
  3. Electronic Health Record
  4. HIPAA
  5. Cone Beam CT
  6. CAD CAM
  7. Security
  8. Backups
  9. No Track Lights
  10. 3D Printing

I agree all ten will be changing and affecting our dental future. The only one I have not considered is the lighting thing but agree he has a good point.

I find it interesting that six of the ten are Internet related and at least three are concerned with data security.

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