S. Claus, DDS

December 24, 2018
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Bold and Innovative!

December 21, 2018

I got this cartoon from Maria Cenales at Curve Dental. Sadly this is exactly what I run into with dentists and dental team members using new technology. The doctor invests big bucks in a new system then everyone does everything possible to keep doing things just like they did before.

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Urgent Care Centers Take Off

December 20, 2018

From US News: Increasing demand is spurring a dramatic expansion in the number of urgent care centers in the U.S. There are about 8,250 urgent care clinics throughout the country, according to the most recent estimate by the Urgent Care Association. From 2014 to 2017, about 400 to 500 new urgent care clinics opened each year, […]

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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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Dental Art

December 19, 2018

“Denture Tree” This is just weird. 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” images can be found here on Pinterest.

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How to Use Siri Shortcuts to Get Through Your Daily Grind

December 18, 2018

From Wired: “Brush Teeth Timer” is a simple one, and one of my favorites. Let’s break down the actions that make up this shortcut: When you first start the shortcut, your phone shows an alert that says “Get your toothpaste!” Source: How to Use Siri Shortcuts to Get Through Your Daily Grind | WIRED OK […]

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An Apple Watch told a 46-year-old man he had an irregular heartbeat. It was right

December 17, 2018

From Yahoo: An Apple Watch told a 46-year-old man he had an irregular heartbeat. It was right. …he was quickly given an EKG by a technician, who called for a doctor, who said, “Yup, you’re in AFib. This thing may have just saved your life.” Source: An Apple Watch told a 46-year-old man he had […]

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AADP March 6-9, 2019

December 14, 2018

Information and registration here. Mark your calendar this is one of the best meetings in dentistry!

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Year End for Dentrix Users

December 13, 2018

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, there are important tasks that need to be done at your office to prepare for 2019. Source:  The Dentrix Office Manager Blog

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Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

December 13, 2018

From Reuters: Overall, annual telemedicine visits increased from 206 visits in 2005, or less than one per 1,000 people in the study, to more than 202,000 visits in 2017, or more than seven per 1,000. Most of this increase happened over the last few years of the study, with an average annual compound growth rate […]

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Dental Art

December 12, 2018

“Technician” I do not have any information on this image. My guess it was drawn by a lab tech looking at his own hands. I like it a lot 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 […]

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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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Hackers are not main cause of health data breaches

December 10, 2018

From Reuters: But the top cause of data breaches, accounting for 42 percent of cases and 472 incidents, was theft of equipment or information by unknown outsiders or by current or former employees, the study found. Source: Hackers are not main cause of health data breaches | Reuters This confirms my research. We worry about […]

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Who owns the Data??? Dentist denied access to patient Data Base

December 10, 2018

Key Dental received a notification from its EMR vendor MOGO that it would not return the dental group’s EMR database as required at the termination of its end user license agreement. It violates both the EULA and several portions of HIPAA. As Key Dental can no longer view or monitor the database to ensure the […]

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America’s First SEAL was a Dentist

December 7, 2018

Lieutenant Jack Taylor a dentist from Los Angeles  is considered to be America’s first SEAL. You can read his incredible story here: America’s First SEa, Air, Land Commando Lieutenant Jack Taylor, USNR I was browsing some interesting WWII stories today, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor day (Dec 7) when I came across a name I had […]

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Disruption is coming

December 6, 2018

Medicine (and by default dentistry) is an industry ripe for disruption. As usual the established players which in this case includes physicians, med schools, hospitals and insurance companies will resist the changes. However using history as a guide the disruption will start at the lower end of services and then grow. We are already seeing […]

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Dental Art

December 5, 2018

Another “naughty” pin up dental art to get us started in the Holiday party spirit. Sexy dental art is rare, this is number five 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 […]

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Who uses film anymore?

December 4, 2018

A digital Impression is to a traditional impression As a digital photo is to film.

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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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Amazon Launches Software to Mine Patient Records

December 3, 2018

From WSJ (subscription needed) to read full article: Amazon.com Inc. is starting to sell software that mines patient medical records for information doctors and hospitals could use to improve treatment and cut costs. The move is the latest by a big technology company into health care, Source: Big Tech Expands Footprint in Health – WSJ More […]

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