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7 best cities for dental tourism in 2020

February 20, 2020

Interesting. Do people traveling to Budapest or maybe Istanbul or wherever believe they are getting better, higher quality treatment than they could get back home? Patients Beyond Borders partnered with Medical Departures to determine the best cities for medical tourism in 2020. The list is based on cities’ healthcare rankings, available transportation, savings and other […]

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Oh Yeah, It’s a Phone Too

February 11, 2020

One of the fundamental changes that digital technology has produced is so subtle we often don’t even acknowledge it yet it is so substantial that it has altered everything. Once the basic capacity is in place a digital device can do many many that is to say many tasks. The most obvious example is a […]

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More than a third of U.S. healthcare costs go to bureaucracy

January 30, 2020

From  Reuters: Over one third of all healthcare costs in the U.S. were due to insurance company overhead and provider time spent on billing,…“The average American is paying more than $2,000 a year for useless bureaucracy,” said lead author Dr. David Himmelstein, Source: More than a third of U.S. healthcare costs go to bureaucracy – […]

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Omer Reed 1932-2020 RIP

January 21, 2020

If you are a dentist – even though you may not know it – how you practice today was influenced by Dr. Omer Reed. He was a remarkable man, the most non linear thinker I have ever met. He passed away last week leaving us an amazing legacy. One of Omer’s non linear cutting edge […]

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Utah’s Merit Medical gives employees on-site dental care

January 16, 2020

From Deseret News: Interesting Since opening in May, the Merit dental clinic — with two part-time dentists, three hygienists and bilingual assistants — has served 1,136 patients with 2,724 appointments, providing more than $340,000 in benefits to employees. Patients don’t pay anything out of pocket and can get up to $3,000 in care per person each […]

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We’ve just had the best decade in human history. Seriously

January 14, 2020

From The Spectator: Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I […]

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No Dental Questions

December 23, 2019

Here are the top 10 health-related questions consumers asked Google: How to lower blood pressure What is keto? How to get rid of hiccups How long does the flu last? What causes hiccups? What causes kidney stones? What is HVP? How to lower cholesterol How many calories should I eat a day? How long does […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
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How Digital Transformations Succeed

November 21, 2019

Excellent linked article below. It is not dental specific but the basics of digital transformations they discuss absolutely apply to dentistry. The significant finding is that the success of any digital transition is primarily dependent on the people who implement the change not on the products or the process. I have been emphasizing this same […]

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Thank You

November 11, 2019
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Digital Technology Guide 2019

October 17, 2019

From Burkhart Dental Supply: Another resource. Are you ready to unleash digital? Our team created an at-a-glace guide to digital techonlogy – including which FOV is right for me plus ROI benefits. Source: Digital Technology Guide 2019 – Burkhart Dental Supply

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Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? – The New York Times

October 15, 2019

This is what your patients are reading in the NYT. Among the latest innovations: The use of digital scanners and 3-D printers to offer same-day crown replacements, smart toothbrushes that talk back to you via a phone app when you’ve missed an area while brushing, lasers that eliminate the need for an anesthetic, and digital […]

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM renew pledge to support health data interoperability

September 26, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: The six companies and competitors—Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce—announced a renewed commitment to interoperability at the CMS Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference. The companies also are throwing their sizable weight behind recent interoperability proposed rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Paper Charts are NOT Free

September 17, 2019
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