Dental Art

August 14, 2019

“Scaler” Photo by Adrian Jebara 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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Five Step Web Check

August 13, 2019

Phone number and address on the front page Have your phone number and address in easy to read format in the upper right-hand corner of every page. Many if not most of the people who visit your page (including existing patients) want to give you a call. Make it easy for them. Google by name […]

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New Medicare initiative aims to fill holes in patient health records

August 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration seeks to bridge the data gap by connecting Medicare’s Blue Button — a tool that allows Medicare […]

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What Makes a Good Review – And a Good Review System?

August 8, 2019

A Guest blog from David Evans of Ceatus Media Group. The opinions expressed are from David Evans not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices. ——————————————————————————————- Reviews now can make or break a dental practice. Negative reviews […]

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Dental Art

August 7, 2019

“Photo Op” Sensodyne seems to be sponsoring this, the sign says “Come and have a photo with the Giant Molar”. I can’t help but notice the absolutely abominable dental anatomy. The “artist” obviously did not use an actual molar as a model. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or […]

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Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Dermatologists

August 6, 2019

From Study Finds: …an artificial intelligence program trained to identify and diagnose skin cancer in humans proved to show greater accuracy when pitted against dermatologists. Researchers from the U.S., Germany, and France used an AI system called the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to detect skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas […]

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Healthcare breaches reported in May exposed data on 2 million people

August 1, 2019

From Modern Healthcare: Nearly 2 million people had data exposed in healthcare breaches reported to the federal government last month, more than double the number whose data was exposed in April-reported incidents.But May had fewer breaches reported than April, which marked the highest number of healthcare breaches reported in a single month since HHS’ Office […]

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Dental Art

July 31, 2019

“Endo Prayer” An obvious take off on the famous Albrecht Duerer etching. There is an artist’s signature, sadly I can not read it. 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 […]

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Alexa and HIPAA

July 30, 2019

From Los Angeles Times: She told me the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, aka HIPAA, the federal medical-privacy law passed in 1996, never anticipated a scenario in which people would willingly disclose confidential medical information to a private company via a voice-activated computer in their living room. “HIPAA doesn’t apply to Amazon in this situation,” […]

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Can AI solve the GREAT Dentist’s Dilemma?

July 29, 2019

From WSJ: (To read the full article you need a WSJ subscription) Companies that provide business support to dentists are starting to use artificial intelligence to analyze X-ray images and automate certain steps in common procedures, pointing to the technology’s cost-cutting potential. Source: AI Can Lead to Lower Dentist Bills – WSJ This is still preliminary, […]

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HIPAA Compliant Email | PBHS SecureMail | Secure Email Service | HIPAA Compliant Email for Dental & Healthcare Providers

July 25, 2019

Endorsed by ADA Member Advantage: PBHS offers a HIPAA compliant email solution for dental & healthcare organizations to send secure messages that comply with HIPAA. Call ☎ 855-932-4232. Source: HIPAA Compliant Email | PBHS SecureMail | Secure Email Service | HIPAA Compliant Email for Dental & Healthcare Providers Secure Drop™ is a drag and drop, […]

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Dental Art

July 24, 2019

“Yellow Gums” This looks like a photoshop type of image. Not sure how it was made but I like the colors. 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 […]

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Blink & You’ll Miss It: AI Solves Rubik’s Cube – In A Fraction Of A Second!

July 23, 2019

From Study Finds: Now, researchers from the University of California have created an extraordinary artificial intelligence system capable of solving the Rubik’s Cube — in a fraction of a second. Source: Blink & You’ll Miss It: AI Solves Rubik’s Cube – In A Fraction Of A Second! – Study Finds Another amazing AI story. Not only […]

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Vancouver, Longview dental offices hit by malware

July 22, 2019

From The Columbian: Widespread malicious software attacks locking up computer systems have forced some local dental offices to cancel or reschedule appointments over the last week. The July 3 attacks affected customers of PM Consultants, a Portland-area IT consulting and support company, including Lower Columbia Oral Health. Arbor Dental in Longview and Vancouver and Longview Family […]

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Digital Workflow Experience takes dentists through ‘office of now’

July 18, 2019

From ADA News: Dentists can experience firsthand how to integrate digital technology into their practices as part of the Digital Workflow Experience at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress this September in San Francisco. Source: Digital Workflow Experience takes dentists through ‘office of now’ I was intrigued by the title “Digital Workflow Experience” as that […]

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Dental Art

July 17, 2019

“Gumscape” by Nola Avienne.  Ugly?..For sure. Art?…Maybe. Dental?…There are teeth. 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 […]

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It’s Hard To Win At Poker Against An Opponent With No Tell

July 16, 2019

From  FiveThirtyEight: …a pair of computer scientists have announced that they’ve created an artificial intelligence poker player that is stronger than a full table of top human professionals at the most popular form of the game — no-limit Texas Hold ’em. Source: It’s Hard To Win At Poker Against An Opponent With No Tell | […]

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Ebooks Purchased From Microsoft Will Be Deleted This Month Because You Don’t Really Own Anything Anymore

July 16, 2019

From Gizmodo: Anyone who bought ebooks through the Microsoft Store is in for a rude shock in the coming days… All of your books are going to be deleted this month.Microsoft announced in April that it would stop selling ebooks and that any books the company already sold would stop working in early July because […]

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House votes to lift ban on federal funding for unique patient identifier

July 15, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: Although HIPAA initially required the creation of a health identifier in 1998, Congress overruled the legislation, barring federal agencies from investigating or creating patient identifiers out of privacy concerns.The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) voiced its support for efforts in Congress to repeal an “archaic ban that has stifled innovation and industry progress for […]

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Young adults prefer online health information

July 11, 2019

From Reuters: Young adults may be more likely than older folks to go online to find health information, and less likely to view tobacco products as “very harmful,” according to survey results compiled to inform U.S. Food and Drug Administration Source: Young adults see less harm in tobacco products, prefer online health information – Reuters The […]

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