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Using live chat to improve your dental practice

March 11, 2019

A Guest blog from Kontak. The opinions expressed are from Kontak not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices. ——————————————————————————————- At Kontak, our business is to develop new technologies that will increase the effectiveness of websites.  While not […]

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Making Geofencing for Dentists Work

February 28, 2019

From my friends at TNT Dental: Display Ads: You know those advertisements that pop up on the side of your email box, on a webpage you’re viewing or within your Facebook feed? They’re display ads, and they do the very job you would think they would – displaying text, logos or images for a company. Otherwise […]

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New Messages!

February 25, 2019

From Patient News: ‘CONTACT US’ PAGE VIEWS – When a prospect views your contact page, it’s likely they are … contacting the practice! Source: (2) New Messages! A good short look at three key indicators that can help you determine the effectiveness of your web page. What really matters with potential new patients is not […]

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How Personalized Search Results Impact Rankings

February 21, 2019

From Sesame Communications: Welcome to the age of personalized search! Over the past few years Google has been feverishly updating their search technology to create a more custom and rich user experience for local business owners and their customers. While these changes make it easier for customers to find local, relevant businesses they love, it makes […]

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Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless

February 19, 2019

If a dental team member believes his/her job is pulling charts, filling out forms and calling patients then she/he is stuck in the past doing a job that has (or at should have) ceased to exist. Technology in the form of management software, online e-services and even smart phone aps will do most of the […]

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How Dentrix Questionnaires can Streamline Patient Paperwork

February 18, 2019

From  The Dentrix Office Manager Blog: : For a patient to be able to fill out and submit forms before they arrive in the office is very beneficial. This can help to eliminate surprises before the patient arrives, for example if the patient has a medical condition and has a need to pre-medicate. Having patients […]

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Google+ accounts and pages will be shut down April 2nd

February 7, 2019

From Boing Boing: In a blog post and related support page that went live today, Google explained how the shutdown will unfold, and the important part for most ‘consumer’ users is this: they’re gonna delete all your posts, photos, videos, and comments, starting on April 2. Source: Google+ accounts and pages will be shut down April […]

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Santech

February 4, 2019
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AADP March 6-9

February 1, 2019

One of the BEST Meetings in Dentistry. I will be moderating a panel on Digital Online Services.

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Trends to expect in 2019

January 15, 2019

From doctor.com health trends survey: 3. Online scheduling and digital communications will be the norm The ability to book or request appointments online is in hot demand. And this trend continue to grow year over year. In 2018, 31% of patients consider online scheduling options when deciding on a provider, and 42% even report that […]

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Dental Tech Resolutions for 2019

December 27, 2018

High Tech Dental New Year’s Resolutions 1. Before you purchase new technology resolve to use what you have now more effectively. Chances are you already have some pretty sophisticated technology and you are not getting all you could from it. Plan at least two technology training session for the team and the dentist in the […]

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CareCredit Now Integrated Into Dentrix

December 20, 2018

This is great news: Henry Schein, Inc. today announced the integration of CareCredit’s financing tool into Henry Schein’s dental and veterinary practice management software solutions. The integration offers dental and veterinary practices more financing options for their patients and pet owners, while improving practice efficiency. CareCredit integrates into Dentrix® and Easy Dental®, practice management software […]

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Google Search Results: Why Yours Might Be Different

December 11, 2018

From Fortune: …a study conducted by DuckDuckGo, a search engine that aims to protect users’ privacy. Participants searched Google for “gun control,” “immigration,” and “vaccinations,” but despite the identical search terms, the results varied, even when controlling the time and location, according to the study. Source: Google Search Results: Why Yours Might Be Different | Fortune […]

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For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression

December 4, 2018

From MarketWatch: “It was striking,” says Melissa Hunt, psychology professor at University of Pennsylvania, who led the study. “What we found over the course of three weeks was that rates of depression and loneliness went down significantly for people who limited their (social media) use.” Source: For the first time, researchers say Facebook can cause depression […]

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The Creepy Line – Documentary

November 29, 2018

Very interesting documentary, worth your time. Many of the things discussed in the movie are disturbing. There is strong evidence Google and Facebook are not just gathering and exploiting your personal information they are manipulating you as well. I am not sure I buy into everything, never the less there is certainly some truth to […]

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Digital Workflow

November 27, 2018

Workflow equals systems. We all have systems in our offices. Some systems were designed and refined, and others just happened by accident. A system is the process we use to accomplish a task in the office. For example; how do you create a new chart? How do you confirm appointments? How do you get charts […]

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Using Airport and Hotel Wi-Fi Is Much Safer Than It Used to Be

November 26, 2018

Good News From WIRED: AS YOU TRAVEL this holiday season, bouncing from airport to airplane to hotel, you’ll likely find yourself facing a familiar quandary: Do I really trust this random public Wi-Fi network? As recently as a couple of years ago, the answer was almost certainly a resounding no. But in the year of […]

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iPrescribe

November 13, 2018

From DrFirst: Easy, Fast, and Intuitive e-prescribingiPrescribe makes prescribing easy and fast. You start the app and send a new prescription or a refill with just a few taps on your phone. No need to wait for your computer to boot, no need to log in to anything to access PDMP data. Source: iPrescribe | DrFirst […]

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FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking

November 6, 2018

From Health and Human Services (HHS) According to the report, the FDA had not adequately assessed the risk that cybersecurity in medical devices can pose, which is what led to these weaknesses. Source: FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent medical device hacking, HHS report says Digital diagnostics linked to smart phones, smart medical devices, and […]

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

October 25, 2018

Bumped from Aug 30. I find this very disturbing. From Eaglesoft support: If you are a current DemandForce/Sesame user, the interface with Eaglesoft will no longer work after Oct 31, 2018. Please reach out to eServices Sales at 800.294.8504 to further discuss the many options available. Source: Support Home Page Who owns the data? It seems […]

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