Celebs with the worst teeth

August 31, 2018

This is total click bait but fun never the less. …some of the worst teeth in show biz. Source: Celebs with the worst teeth

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Golden Age

August 30, 2018

“In general, life is better than it ever has been, and if you think that, in the past, there was some golden age of pleasure and plenty to which you would, if you were able, transport yourself, let me say one single word: ‘dentistry’” — PJ O’Rourke, All the Trouble in the World.

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Eaglesoft, Demand Force, Sesame

August 30, 2018

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 the powers that be at Eaglesoft have decided that […]

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Dental Art

August 29, 2018

  Another “naughty” pin up dental art. Sexy dental art is rare, this is number four of six Vargas style pinups. 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. […]

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US Internet Speed Has Gone From 12th To 6th Fastest Since End Of Net Neutrality

August 28, 2018

Hmmm Since the repeal of “net neutrality” took effect on June 11, the U.S. internet speed has gone from 12th to 6th fastest in the world. Source: US Internet Speed Has Gone From 12th To 6th Fastest Since End Of Net Neutrality | The Daily Caller

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WebMD Dental FAQ

August 28, 2018

A sample of some basic dental advice pushed out by WebMD. This has huge potential, click to see the whole list. Why do I need dental exams? Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later. A dental hygienist will start by cleaning buildup from your teeth. Then the dentist […]

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CDA San Francisco

August 27, 2018

I am honored to be presenting four sessions at CDA North.

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SEO or SEM? What’s the Difference?

August 27, 2018

At the most basic level SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the use of key words and other techniques to help get your website high in the “organic” results on Google. That was the big thing a few years ago when we first started to understand how the Internet and Google works. SEM (Search Engine Marketing) […]

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Still waiting for Digital X-Rays

August 24, 2018

Need Help?

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Clinical Computer Monitors

August 23, 2018

One of the smartest guys I know is Doug Yoon. Doug is a dentist but more importantly he is a digital image scientist and the founder of XDR digital radiology. I asked Doug to give me some advice on the best clinical monitors for digital radiography. Here is what he had to say. Even the […]

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Dental Art

August 22, 2018

“Red Tooth” Interesting watercolor. I do not have an artist or a real title I found it on Pinterest. 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. […]

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Public & Private

August 21, 2018

Some things seen on the computer monitor are public. Those are things we want the patient to see, their own chart, x-rays, photos or patient education. Other information should not be seen. That would include another patient’s chart or even the daily schedule. That is private. Another way to refer to these is the patient […]

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Canary Update

August 21, 2018

Quantum Dental Technologies presented findings of a study at the 96th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) in London England. This study found that The Canary System® can detect caries under the intact margins of glass ionomer and compomer restorations more accurately than Spectra, DIAGNOdent and visual examination. Finding caries beneath […]

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Paperless Records Tip

August 20, 2018

Insurance CDT codes are set up by procedure and are designed primarily to track fees. However, in real life in the dental office we work on appointments not just codes. Many procedures require multiple appointments to complete. For example a traditional crown (not CAD CAM) includes a preparation and then a delivery. A denture requires impressions […]

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The truth about logos

August 17, 2018

From Seth Godin: Here’s a simple test: Ask a few people to name a logo they like. With very few exceptions, people will choose a logo that’s associated with a brand they admire. That’s because what makes a good logo is a good brand, not the other way around. Source: The truth about logos | […]

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Is a 49-inch Monitor Too Big?

August 16, 2018

From PCMag.com: How big is too big? When it comes to monitors, I may have just found the answer. For the last few weeks, I’ve using Samsung’s 49-inch CHG90 Gaming Monitor. While it’s an excellent monitor, it’s not really the right monitor for what I do. Source: Is a 49-inch Monitor Too Big? | PCMag.com The […]

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CMS Head: We’re Working Toward Interoperability. Are You?

August 16, 2018

From Healthcare Analytics News: Healthcare is stuck in a 1990s time warp. That’s according to Seema Verma, M.P.H., who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)… …But in spite of these steps forward, healthcare organizations still depend on faxes, CD-ROMs and paper notes. Interoperability remains elusive, and patients still don’t have access to, never […]

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Dental Art

August 15, 2018

“Maxilla Soap” Very well rendered. What happened to the second molars? 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 found here […]

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Trump Administration Requires Hospitals To Post Standard Prices Online

August 14, 2018

From The Daily Caller: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require hospitals to update their online price list annually starting Jan. 1, reported The Hill. Before the new rule, CMS required that hospitals share prices with people who requested them.CMS said the rule was made to “encourage price transparency,” according to The Hill. […]

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AI Designs Radiation Therapy Treatment Plan For Cancer In Twenty Minutes

August 14, 2018

A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed by a team at the University of Toronto may be able to significantly reduce the time needed to develop radiation therapy treatment plans for people with cancer. Source: AI Designs Radiation Therapy Treatment Plan For Cancer In Twenty Minutes It is just a matter of time until AI […]

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