ADA comments on agency’s request to modify HIPAA rules

February 21, 2019

From ADA News: Washington — The ADA is asking the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to incorporate flexibility and keep processes simple to help dental offices remain HIPAA compliant. Source: ADA comments on agency’s request to modify HIPAA rules Hmmm

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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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Dental Art

February 20, 2019

“Silver Pearls” I wish I knew more about this. My notes say Esther Regnet, but I can not find out anything more. I especially like the detail of the lips and the subtle shades of the teeth as well as the reflections in the pearls. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in […]

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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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In Theory

February 15, 2019

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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Looking for Love?

February 14, 2019

Today is the Day. If you are still looking for your special Valentine be sure your teeth are lookin’ good. According to a Match.com survey both men and women rank teeth as the most important factor they consider when looking for a partner. Ten things on which men judge women most: 1. Teeth-58 percent. Ten […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2019
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Dental Art

February 13, 2019

“Molar Cupcakes” Happy Valentine’s Day. Food art is pretty low on the fine art hierarchy, never the less the these are creative, they are dental and they are appropriate for Valentine’s day. Especially with the red paper. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have […]

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“Good” Charting Software

February 12, 2019

Good charting software has many features. One of the most important is that it eliminates all paper. That means the software must accommodate all the bits of paper data that accumulate in a chart and it must have a method of importing virtually anything either with a scanner or file import function. If some bit of paper […]

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Do You Know Your Rate of Returning Dental Patients?

February 11, 2019

From TNT Dental One of his primary components: pay-per-click advertising and a special offer of a “free exam and x-ray” to attract patients…and it worked! The problem came when he opened the books and realized that only 21% of those patients ever returned to his practice. Source: Do You Know Your Rate of Returning Dental […]

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New Bike

February 8, 2019

Salsa Cutthroat. A gravel bike…all the cool kids are getting one.

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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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Dental Art

February 6, 2019

Random find on Pinterest. I know nothing about it except I like it. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks. Previous “Dental Art” images can be […]

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SurfCT Launches of Surf Robotics – bringing Artificial Intelligence & Robotics to Dentistry

February 5, 2019

From Digital Journal: At various dental offices throughout the world where Pepper is being deployed by Surf Robotics and welcomed as a dental team member, the nearly four-foot tall robot – with green and blue eyes that has a computer tablet connected to its stomach – waits at the front desk to greet patients. Pepper […]

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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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Amazon push into health data analytics inspires awe — and skepticism

January 31, 2019

From POLITICO: The computer learned to perform data-collating tasks that might take a trained clinician hours or days to do in a matter of seconds, and “time is what we’re struggling with in cancer research,” Source: Amazon push into health data analytics inspires awe — and skepticism – POLITICO This is amazing!! For details follow the […]

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Dental Art

January 30, 2019

“Incisal Bracelet” Notice the top section has maxillary teeth and the bottom is mandibular. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art pieces please send them to me or give me a link. Thanks. Previous “Dental Art” images can […]

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The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do about it)

January 29, 2019

More wisdom from Seth Godin: If you’re a mediocre lawyer or doctor, your job is now in serious jeopardy. The combination of all four of these cycles means that the hive computer is going to do your job better than you can, soon. Source: The fourth cycle of the hive mind (and what to do […]

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