Who’s Winning?

May 7, 2021

Society is constantly in a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. Rick Cook

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Explaining the HIPAA Safe Harbor Act

May 6, 2021

Thank you to Danielle McKinley of PCI HIPAA The HIPAA Safe Harbor Act amends Subtitle D of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider whether organizations have “recognized cybersecurity practices” in place when investigating a data breach, and […]

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Dental Art

May 5, 2021

“Tooth Toilet”  Hmmm NO 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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New Portable X-Ray Generator is Battery Free

May 4, 2021

PRESS RELEASE From Carestream: Carestream Dental has introduced the CS 2400P,* a portable generator that offers practices the powerful X-ray beam needed for exceptional diagnostic images yet is small enough to be handheld. It features an innovative battery-free recharging system that’s fast and convenient so it’s always at the ready to capture high-quality images. Source: […]

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Highest US dental patient volume seen since March 2020

May 3, 2021

Good News: Private dental practices are seeing patient volumes at an average of 86 percent, the highest since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Source: Highest US dental patient volume seen since March 2020

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Enterprise software, devices to drive 2021 IT spending to $4.1T

May 3, 2021

From  VentureBeat: The source of funding changes “from an overhead expense that is maintained, monitored and sometimes cut, to the thing that drives revenue,” Lovelock said in the press release. Source: Enterprise software, devices to drive 2021 IT spending to $4.1T | VentureBeat The linked article is more for investors than tech buyers. Nevertheless it […]

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“Reality Bites”

April 30, 2021

New Mountain Bike Sculpture. More here:  If you are interested in a sculpture contact me directly, LarryEmmott@drlarryemmott.com Ouch, sadly I have been there done that.

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Podium

April 29, 2021

Reviews, Payments, and Patient Messaging Software for Dentists “Not only do we get quality leads, but it doesn’t take our staff time on the phone to get the appointment scheduled.” Source: Reviews, Payments, and Patient Messaging Software for Dentists | Podium In 2021 monitoring your online presence and communicating with patients via text is not […]

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Dental Art

April 28, 2021

“Trans Tooth” This is certainty a compelling image. I am not sure if it is an oversized tooth or a closeup of a tooth sized model. Whatever the use of the sky as a backdrop is striking. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have […]

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The Patient First Manifesto: The New Way To Build The Practice Of Your Dreams

April 27, 2021

A must-read for anyone that cares for (and about) patients, this book describes the rules to building a successful practice that have fundamentally changed. While caregivers have maintained our vigilant focus on delivering high quality care, the world around us has transformed. The sea change of convenience and immediacy that has overtaken our lives has […]

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Have you ever wondered?

April 22, 2021

Why there isn’t mouse flavored cat food? Who tastes dog food when it has a “new & improved” flavor? Why Goofy stands erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs! Why you have to click on “Start” to stop ‘Windows’? Why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor, while dishwashing liquid is made […]

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Dental Art

April 21, 2021

“Orthodontist” One of a series from Sino Dental. 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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RevenueWell acquires PBHS , expands dental marketing services

April 20, 2021

From ADA: FYI PBHS announced March 31 it was acquired by RevenueWell, a provider of marketing and communication software specifically designed to meet the needs of dental practices. Current and future customers of both companies will now have access to a unified platform that combines their dental marketing and communications technology, Source: PBHS acquires RevenueWell, […]

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Democrats, Republicans push for teledentistry to be legal in Texas

April 20, 2021

Teledentistry, the practice of consulting with dentists virtually, is not currently legal in Texas, but some state lawmakers hope to change that this legislative session. Source: Democrats, Republicans push for teledentistry to be legal in Texas The Texas dental practice act has been interpreted to require in person exchanges making tele dentistry illegal. Legislators have […]

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Is the 9-to-5 office routine dead? Here’s what workers want

April 19, 2021

From Fortune: Taken together, these survey questions help paint a picture of how workers have evolved—and how the workplace must evolve, too.Here’s what we found. The numbers to know 63%… of knowledge workers prefer a hybrid model. Another 20% prefer fully remote, and 17% want to always work from the office. Source: Is the 9-to-5 office routine dead? […]

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Paperless…Not

April 16, 2021

Print…Sign…Scan…Shred is not paperless.  

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Tax Day

April 15, 2021

  Delayed but still coming. Inevitable just like death,

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Dental Art

April 14, 2021

“High Heels” Another in the weird line of teeth and shoes. Examples here and here. This looks painful, appropriate for the day before tax day. 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 […]

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AI system to evaluate dental restoration

April 12, 2021

The patent “Enhanced Techniques for Determination of Dental Margins in Intraoral Scans” covers a machine learning process applied in Smart Margin and Prep Assess Source: Pearl gets patent for AI system used in dental restoration Great, as if dentists aren’t critical enough of each other we will soon have an artificial intelligence telling us how […]

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Clinician EHR Workload, Cognitive Efforts Double After EHR Adoption

April 8, 2021

“What we found surprised us a little,” Karen Dunn Lopez, the director of the Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness at the University of Iowa, said in a statement. “After two and a half years of continuous use, clinicians’ cognitive workload remained very high, and they still found the new EHR system more difficult […]

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