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ADA Launches Open Access Journal

JADA Foundational Science differs from The Journal of the American Dental Association in that it will be entirely online and open access. As an open-access journal, JADA Foundational Science breaks down the barriers to access for scientists of all disciplines who have work relevant to the oral health sciences and aims to create a forum for collaboration and interaction among investigators and clinicians in all disciplines.

Source: JADA Foundational Science to highlight how basic research applies to oral, craniofacial health

I believe this type of journal will be the standard in the future. In theory it will allow faster development and distribution of new scientific information.

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Memorial Day – Thank You

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Henry Schein One Acquires Majority Interest in Jarvis Analytics

Henry Schein One, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today that it has acquired an 80% ownership position in Jarvis Analytics, a software company that develops comprehensive business analytics tools to help dental practitioners and their teams use data to diagnose problems, strengthen decision-making, and improve business performance…Dallas-based Jarvis Analytics was founded by Steven Maroulis in 2017. Maroulis will continue to manage Jarvis Analytics and lead the Henry Schein One Dental Analytics business as Executive Director. …

“This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to offer the latest advances in technology through Henry Schein One, making it possible for dental practices to improve nearly every aspect of their business management,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein.

Source: Henry Schein One Acquires Majority Interest in Jarvis Analytics | Henry Schein

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“Reality Bites”

New Mountain Bike Sculpture.

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If you are interested in a sculpture contact me directly, LarryEmmott@drlarryemmott.com

Ouch, sadly I have been there done that.

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Harvard curator examines the worth of a digital work of art

From Harvard Gazette:

A digital collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple fetched an eye-popping $69 million at auction last week as a non-fungible token, or NFT, a type of digital file that uses computer networks to prove a digital item’s authenticity, paid for in cryptocurrency. It was a striking sum for something that can so easily be copied and co-opted by anyone with an internet connection, according to many experts,

Source: Harvard curator examines the worth of a digital work of art – Harvard Gazette

Interesting. The curator is very reluctant to accept this as art and justify the absurd selling price. She sees it possibly as a cryptocurrency investment rather than an art investment. Maybe.

Can it be copied? If so is the original as designated by the block chain still worth more. Is it worth 69 million even if it has been copied. Will the owner or anyone for that matter be able to view it in twenty years when the technology has advanced? I cannot access data I stored on a floppy disk twenty years ago.

It relates to an issue I have been discussing for years. In a digital world who owns the data? Do you own a Kindle book that you buy from Amazon? Or do you just own the right to read it on your device? Do you own your digital impression device? What if that device can be rendered useless by a vendor who simply turns off the software connection. “Bricks” it.  It has happened.

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Henry Schein One Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

FYI

Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc., and Internet Brands, has announced that Mike Baird will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, leading all aspects of Henry Schein One’s business. In his new role of CEO, Mr. Baird will lead the organization in driving growth, developing more seamlessly integrated products, and advancing digital innovations that help customers build stronger practices and deliver quality care

Source: Henry Schein One Appoints New Chief Executive Officer | Henry Schein

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Mountain Bike Sculpture

Another mountain bike sculpture.

 

This is a custom piece made from a photo of the rider in this actual riding situation. I understand he rode out of it.

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All are for sale. Contact me if you are interested in a custom piece.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

computer-flowers

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Wisdom from Andy Rooney

Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney has passed away but used to be on CBS’s 60 Minutes TV show.

I’ve learned….
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I’ve learned….
That when you’re in love, it shows.

I’ve learned ….
That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

I’ve learned….
That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I’ve learned….
That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve learned….
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

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New MTB Sculpture

“Bottoms Up”

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Hmmm

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Lead, Follow or get out of the way.

ADA on Teledentistry

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Best UV Phone Sanitizers 2020

UV Phone sanitizers are suddenly hot. I suggest you get a few and provide phone sanitizing as a free extra to all your patients. The patients will appreciate this, especially during the pandemic and it gets the phone out of their hands during the appointment. I suggest you have the sanitizer in the treatment room where the patient can see it. That will add to the the interest and more importantly reduce the anxiety we all seem to feel when our phones are out of out control.

Below is a buyers guide.

From iMore:

Of all the UV sanitizing devices we’ve seen, this specialized gadget from PhoneSoap is the most convenient. It zaps away bacteria and virus germs, charges your device, and functions wirelessly! Any object you put inside this magic box will come out squeaky clean—keys, headphones, your favorite fidget spinner—you name it. The best part is that any device that supports Qi wireless charging will be charged simultaneously while it is cleaned. The sanitizing process takes about 10 minutes.

Source: Best UV Phone Sanitizers 2020 | iMore

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Less than 5%

According to Eric Topol huge amounts of medical data pour in constantly from medical records, continuous output wearable sensors, whole-genome sequencing, hi-res images and more. Processing and understanding this data has the potential to dramatically improve the human condition. By most estimates we have processed only a tiny fraction of it, 5% or less.

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New MTB Sculpture

Drop

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HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!

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Happy Boxing Day

Gift box for Christmas day sale and shopping boxing day

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Merry Christmas

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Christmas Party Cancelled? Here’s What To Do Instead.

From Forbes:

With Covid-19 cases on the rise, your company’s favorite holiday tradition probably isn’t in the cards this year.There will be no secret Santas in 2020. No catered buffet, ugly sweater contest, or day-after office gossip. The awkward gift exchange of knee-high socks and novelty toilet paper is gone.

Source: Christmas Party Cancelled? Here’s What To Do Instead.

Some suggestions on how to let team members they are appreciated. Spend the party money on nice personalized gifts they will remember.