This is how a popular free antivirus program sells your data

March 26, 2020

From MIT Technology Review: Avast is a multibillion-dollar computer security company based in the Czech Republic. Its software is used by an estimated 400 million people around the world. Last year it emerged that the company was sucking up user behavior data and selling it Source: This is how a popular free antivirus program sells your […]

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Red Tape Pandemic

March 25, 2020



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Dental Art

March 25, 2020

“Tooth Brushes” by Dion Archibald Australian artist. 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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Technology Costs Too Much

March 24, 2020

One of the primary reasons dentists cite for not using advanced technology is that it costs too much. On the other hand, one of the primary benefits dentists cite when they do use advanced technology is cost savings. Obviously there’s a gap here between perception and reality. Which is true?  Does technology cost too much? […]

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Yes, you can use technology to deal with the Corona Pandemic

March 24, 2020

I wrote yesterday that the Corona Pandemic was the ultimate “Black Swan” and although no one was prepared to deal with it having digital technology in place can help. How? A primary protocol for control of the disease is to avoid other people, stay home and if possible work from home or telecommute. In order […]

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What’s Phishing and How Can You Avoid Getting Hooked?

March 23, 2020

From Norton: It seems that lately most of my blog posts and most of the articles I link to are malware, data security related. Is it me or is that what we are seeing mostly in the tech press? Phishing is essentially a con game, and phishers are nothing more than tech-savvy con artists and […]

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A BIG Black Swan

March 23, 2020

From the summary of “Black Swan” by Nicholas Taleb The Black Swan is named after a classic error of induction wherein an observer assumes that because all the swans he’s seen are white, all swans must be white. Black Swans have three salient features: They are rare (statistical outliers); They are disproportionately impactful; and, because of that […]

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March 20, 2020
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Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

March 19, 2020

From HHS Office of Civil Rights March 17, 2020 We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency. We are especially concerned about reaching those most at risk, including older persons and persons with disabilities. – Roger Severino, OCR Director. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at […]

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Digital Workflow

March 19, 2020

In many ways work flow is data flow. In the past when the data was on paper or film or even a plaster model, it (the data) could only be in one place at a time and moving it from place to place was time consuming and relatively expensive. Thus we assigned work to a […]

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Dental Art

March 18, 2020

“Dental Beach” by Carl Mefferd 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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March 17, 2020
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2020
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The West Is One Real Crisis Away From a Skynet-Style Surrender of Privacy

March 16, 2020

From Belmont Club: As the outbreak spreads in the West, some will demand the creation of an equivalent system — in the interests of public health, of course. It is here where the absence of public policy treating private data as property and speech will be most felt. Google is already able to provide exactly the […]

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March 13, 2020
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A GREAT new resource from Carestream Dental

March 12, 2020

Download free educational materials, infographics and more to share the Digital Dentistry Difference story, and see the difference it makes for your patients and your business. Source: Home – Carestream Dental

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Dental Art

March 11, 2020

“Creepy” Not sure what this is supposed to be. Is it jewelry? Whatever it is ugly and creepy. Which is creepier, the teeth or the eyes? 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 […]

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Convergent Dental Announces New Sleep Application Providing Immediate Relief for Snorers

March 10, 2020

Convergent Dental, Inc., developer of the industry-leading 9.3 µm CO2 all-tissue Solea® laser, is excited to announce a rapid relief treatment for the 90+ million adults who snore.“We are thrilled to announce an all-new, easy to administer protocol for dentists who participate in, or are eager to enter, the growing field of dental sleep medicine,” […]

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March 10, 2020
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Cybercriminals are using concerns about the coronavirus to launch phishing attacks

March 9, 2020

I received the following in an e-mail from Norton: Learn to identify and protect yourself against such attacks What is Happening? While COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, is capturing attention around the world, cybercriminals are capitalizing on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak. There are reports of phishing scams that attempt to […]

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