What to buy before year end?

October 29, 2018

Where should you spend your one million dollars of section 179 money before the end of the year? Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows businesses to expense certain capital investments. For details regarding the law look here. Complete or upgrade your technology infrastructure. If you still do not have computers in every […]

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Behind the Smiles with Dr. Gina Dorfman

October 26, 2018
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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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Illinois dentist files complaint over false Yelp review

October 25, 2018

From Becker’s Dental Review: Chicago Kidds Pediatric Dentistry dentist Christopher Neal, DDS, filed a complaint after receiving what he alleges was a false Yelp review, according to Cook Country Record. Source: Illinois dentist files complaint over false Yelp review: 5 takeaways You can see Dr. Neals’ Yelp page here.  It appears there are two more […]

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Dental Art

October 24, 2018

“The Dentist” by Dutch golden age painter Jacob Toorenvilet. 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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Health data breaches on the rise

October 23, 2018

From Reuters: While the largest number of data breaches occurred at health care providers’ sites – such as hospitals and physicians’ offices – it’s health care plans that account for the greatest number of patient records stolen over the past seven years, Source: Health data breaches on the rise | Reuters The linked article is a […]

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‘Use it or lose it’

October 22, 2018

Henry Schein VP Keith Drayer explains how dentists can profit from technology investments. Dentists almost always profit from section 179 deductions. Source: ‘Use it or lose it’ — Henry Schein VP Keith Drayer explains how dentists can profit from technology investments Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows business owners to expense certain […]

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How to clear all unwanted emails from your inbox

October 22, 2018

From  Kim Komando: Unlike the popular choice to create a secondary email address for sign-ups or mandatory disclosures for exclusive offers, DEAs make it simple to receive the emails you want (and no more) straight to your primary inbox. There are a variety of options out there that provide this special service. Source: How to clear […]

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Wisdom?

October 19, 2018

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died

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FDA launches medical device plan

October 18, 2018

From POLITICO: FDA expects this fall to update its cybersecurity guidance, which will describe how device manufacturers should build products hardened against cyber-borne attacks, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a wide-ranging speech on medical device regulations Source: FDA launches medical device plan – POLITICO The Internet of things, which includes smart medical devices, has amazing potential […]

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Dental Office Computer Workstations

October 18, 2018

From  TechCentral: Your OmniCore computer network comes complete with a virtualized server, network-attached storage (NAS), a business-grade wireless access point and firewall and hybrid data backup, all contained in a sleek, mobile, low-profile rack that can easily be rolled into an office. With OmniCore, TechCentral will provide, monitor and maintain your network for a low, […]

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Dental Art

October 17, 2018

“Tooth Sensitivity” I got nothin” 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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Here’s how to tell if your Facebook account was one of the 29 million hacked

October 16, 2018

From Mashable: Twenty-nine million Facebook users had their accounts accessed by hackers. This, as it sounds, is very bad. ..Whether or not you are one of the victims. Here’s how to check: First, while logged into your Facebook account, head on over to the Help Center and scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll see one […]

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Considerations On Cost Disease

October 16, 2018

From Slate Star Codex: The cost of health care has about quintupled since 1970. It’s actually been rising since earlier than that, but I can’t find a good graph; it looks like it would have been about $1200 in today’s dollars in 1960, for an increase of about 800% in those fifty years. Source: Considerations On […]

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Microsoft co-founder Paul  Allen dies of cancer at age 65

October 15, 2018

RIP Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, …Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Source: Microsoft co-founder Paul  Allen dies of cancer at age 65

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At-Home Eldercare Goes High Tech

October 15, 2018

From E-Commerce Times: At the forefront of these industry trends is the idea of “Aging in Place,” defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” The technology to make Aging in […]

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The second best thing to a patient referral

October 15, 2018

From DSO News: Your staff should encourage every patient to leave a positive online review. Get a poster printed, frame it and hang it on your waiting room wall inviting patients to leave a positive online review. Have a framed 8.5″x11.5″ reminder hung next to your door that patients see on their way out. Get postcards […]

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201 Best Dental Humor pages on Pinterest

October 12, 2018

These are the best ????

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How Formerly Independent Doctors Were Pushed Out of Business

October 11, 2018

From Reason: “Is the independent doctor disappearing?” U.S. News & World Report asked earlier this summer. The answer is: yes—and to a significant extent, that’s a result of deliberate policy. Your doctors didn’t jump out of business; they were pushed. Source Reason According to the article only 33% of physicians own their own practice. That compares to 80% […]

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Guide to Paperless Records

October 11, 2018

Make the commitment and Go Paperless by year end. Most likely you already have everything you need to go paperless. Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer […]

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