What an honor to be chosen as a Dental Leader

December 16, 2019
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Data Security Incident Southeastern Minnesota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

December 16, 2019

This is one of the largest dental data breaches I am aware of. Most are just a few thousand, this is reported to be 80,000 individuals. Southeastern Minnesota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (“SEMOMS”) has become aware of a data security incident that may have resulted in the inadvertent exposure of patients’ health information.  Although at […]

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Holiday Eating Tips

December 12, 2019

Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. Like fine single-malt scotch, it’s rare. In fact, it’s even rarer than […]

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Dental Art

December 11, 2019

“Decoration” Time to trim the tree and time to find a good cosmetic dentist. Merry Christmas. 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” […]

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Hardware as a Service: The Vital Decision You Only Have to Make Once

December 10, 2019

From  Dentrix Magazine: TechCentral by Henry Schein One has created OmniCore, which combines physical IT equipment with professional services to ensure that IT hardware, software, and security, including backups, are appropriately managed. With OmniCore, rather than incur the cost to purchase and support your networking hardware, TechCentral retains ownership of it, so they take on […]

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Hundreds of millions of Android phone cameras can be hijacked by spyware

December 9, 2019

From Tom’s Guide: Rogue Android apps can hijack the default camera apps on Google and Samsung smartphones, and probably the camera apps on many other brands of Android phones, to take photos and record video and audio without the device users’ permission. Source: Hundreds of millions of Android phone cameras can be hijacked by spyware | […]

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Walter Reed failed to examine nearly 2K dental CT scans, investigation finds

December 5, 2019

From Becker’s Review: If you read the article it doesn’t really amount to much. Supposedly no pathology was missed and no one was damaged by the failure to read the scans. If that is true, is there really any value to insisting that all CBCT scans be read by a trained radiologist? At this time […]

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Dental Art

December 4, 2019

“POP Art” Very rare, sexy dental art. Happy Holidays. 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 on Pinterest.

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The Importance of Google My Business to Your Dental Practice

December 2, 2019

IMHO There is NOTHING more important to promoting a dental office than Google my Business From my friends at TNT Dental: Your Google My Business page is a more important SEO strategy than any other option. It not only allows patients to find your practice, but it helps them find you according to geography and […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
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Dental Art

November 27, 2019

“Ballet Tooth” Alas I could not find a Thanksgiving themed dental art work. However this one shows lots of imagination.  as an aside can you imagine extracting that thing…in one piece. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art […]

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Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations

November 26, 2019

FromZDNet: Travelers are advised to avoid using public USB power charging stations in airports, hotels, and other locations because they may contain dangerous malware, Source: Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations | ZDNet Uhm…maybe. An update to the article indicates the threat is mostly theoretical and may be nothing to […]

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Ez Dental Charts

November 26, 2019

A new system to create complete chart notes. Click for a free trial. Unbeatable Speed Our innovative check-box approach means your progress notes are done in seconds, not minutes. Legally Robust Co-founded by one of the country’s foremost dental malpractice experts, EZ Dental Charts leverages +25 years of expertise to keep you and your practice out of […]

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Less than 60 Days Left Until Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 7 & Server 2008

November 25, 2019

From TechCentral: On January 14, 2020, Microsoft is retiring Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. When Microsoft retires an operating system, it ceases to maintain it, provide critical patches or provide support for system issues. You might be running one or both of these operating systems. What does “End of Support” mean? If you continue to […]

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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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Dental Art

November 20, 2019

“Number 14” Not sure what this is or who made it. It might even be a dental school tooth morphology project. Whatever, it is beautifully rendered and photographed. 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 […]

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Test Your Dentrix Skills

November 19, 2019

From Dentrix and Henry Schein One: Want to test your Dentrix skills? Try it on us! You’ve already done some online training in the Dentrix Resource Center. Why not take a few Dentrix Essentials tests and show your team what you can do with Dentrix? When you pass a test, you’ll receive a certificate and […]

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Dental Office Architecture and Design

November 18, 2019

Michael Unthank, NCARB, DDS is a dentist, a registered professional architect, and a member of the ADA, AGD, AIA & NCARB. As a registered professional architect and dentist, Dr. Michael Unthank speaks both languages fluently. Source: Unthank Design Group | Dental Office Architecture and Design If you are looking to build or update your dental office I have […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Reports July 2019 Phishing Attack-Related Breach

November 14, 2019

Hmmm. Most significant data breaches in medicine and dentistry are not individual dentists but medical and dental plans. From Health IT Security: Delta Dental of Arizona is notifying an undisclosed number of individuals that their personal and medical data was potentially breached by a phishing attack in July.On July 8, the dental insurer discovered suspicious […]

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Dentrix Tip

November 14, 2019

Printing to the Dentrix Document Center Learn this little-known tip to send electronic documents directly to the Dentrix Document Center. Source: Printing to the Dentrix Document Center – Dentrix Magazine

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