4 Tips for 2021

February 9, 2021

From  Dentrix Enterprise Blog: 1. UPDATE TO THE ADA 2021 CDT CODESStart the new year right by making sure your practice is using the latest 2021 ADA code changes. Keeping up with these changes can lead to quicker reimbursements and a more accurate list of current dental codes. … Source: 4 Tips to Help You […]

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Association moves to develop unified system to verify coverage, obtain cost estimates in real-time

February 9, 2021

From the ADA: As a result, the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is acting upon a directive from the 2020 House of Delegates to assess the development of a simplified system to verify coverage and obtain patient cost estimates in real-time before treatment begins. Source: Association moves to develop unified system to verify coverage, […]

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CES sees rise in telehealth tech in response to pandemic

February 8, 2021

From Las Vegas Review-Journal: “This year, with all of the digital health products, we’ve seen rapid acceleration of these technologies given the global pandemic,” said Lesley Rohrbaugh, director of market research for the Consumer Technology Association, which owns and presents CES. “It’s definitely a category that has been rising over the past few years. It’s been […]

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Wisdom from Andy Rooney

February 4, 2021

Written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words. Rooney has passed away but used to be on CBS’s 60 Minutes TV show. I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, […]

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Dental Art

February 3, 2021

It looks like Mickey has a toothache. I am not sure what Minnie is doing with the clipboard. She is obviously out of date, she should update to online paperless forms. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental Art […]

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Lynk raises $24 million to bring knowledge-as-a-service platform to more industries

February 2, 2021

From VentureBeat: Lynk, a “knowledge-as-a-service” platform that connects domain-specific experts with businesses, has raised $24 million to fuel expansion in the U.S.While there are myriad platforms and tools that unlock insights from vast swathes of data, Lynk offers an AI-powered engine that indexes “knowledge domains” and vetted experts to find answers to questions businesses are asking. […]

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New MTB Sculpture

February 1, 2021

“Bottoms Up” More here:

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U.S. lawmakers reintroduce House bill safeguarding access to telehealth

February 1, 2021

I am a huge fan of the concept of telemedicine and teledentistry. I believe it has the potential to reduce costs and improve care to a remarkable degree. This is critical to solving the “Healthcare Crisis”. From  Healthcare IT News: WHY IT MATTERS The bill, which was first introduced in July 2020, would help safeguard […]

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Hmmm

January 29, 2021
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Dental Art

January 27, 2021

“Psychedelic Molar” The artists signature appears to be Shahedi. I can’t figure out the date but it sure looks like the 1960s. 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 […]

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Why the five-day workweek is outdated for working from home

January 26, 2021

From Fast Company: It’s time to get realistic about how people work in the 21st century. To the degree that we can acknowledge what is actually happening—and what is actually effective—we can begin to experiment with work hours in ways that simultaneously increase productivity and well-being. Source: Why the five-day workweek is outdated for working […]

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Lead, Follow or get out of the way.

January 25, 2021

ADA on Teledentistry

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Useless Information

January 22, 2021

Useless but interesting: Arch supports were created by Konrad Birkenstock in 1897.  He designed shoes that followed the shape of the foot so that comfort would increase. The basic design revolutionized the footwear industry. Dimpled golf balls travel up to four times farther than smooth-surfaced golf balls. In the early days, smooth-surfaced balls were used […]

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X-Ray Sensor Security

January 21, 2021

A great tip from Henry Schein technology specialist Jason Ney. Digital x-ray sensors are expensive and can be damaged or even lost. Extended warranty programs for most sensors cover technology failure but do not cover accidental damage. If you run over the sensor with a chair or damage the cord you are out of luck […]

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Dental Art

January 20, 2021

Another fun painting by Andrey Shishkin,  a contemporary Russian painter who creates realistic works of historical subjects.  I am not sure if this is a dentist or an apothecary? Is he preparing a medicine for the toothache patient or is he preparing a shot of whiskey for himself? Whatever, I love the sly look on his face. […]

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Latest Updates to CS ScanFlow Helps Makes Scanning Faster, More Secure and Sharable

January 19, 2021

Software update from Carestream: Typically, shiny or reflective surfaces, such as metal, full ceramic brackets and crowns and resins, would need to be sprayed with powder or microetched so as not to interfere with the digital scan. However, the new anti-reflective mode optimizes scanning shiny or reflective surfaces, eliminating a step in the process,… …security […]

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Best UV Phone Sanitizers 2020

January 19, 2021

UV Phone sanitizers are suddenly hot. I suggest you get a few and provide phone sanitizing as a free extra to all your patients. The patients will appreciate this, especially during the pandemic and it gets the phone out of their hands during the appointment. I suggest you have the sanitizer in the treatment room […]

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Dealing with 2020

January 15, 2021

Take life with a grain of salt…  Plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.

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Less than 5%

January 14, 2021

According to Eric Topol huge amounts of medical data pour in constantly from medical records, continuous output wearable sensors, whole-genome sequencing, hi-res images and more. Processing and understanding this data has the potential to dramatically improve the human condition. By most estimates we have processed only a tiny fraction of it, 5% or less.

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“Touchless” Forms

January 14, 2021

When a new patient walks into Dr. Retro’s office, the first thing that happens is Judy, the receptionist, hands the patient a stack of forms, a scuffed-up clipboard, and a pen tied onto the clip with dental floss. “Fill these out,” she says to the patient, “and be sure and sign every page.” Eventually, Judy […]

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