Dental Art

June 26, 2019

“Tree Top Molar” Found this on Pinterest. All I have in my notes is Russia. ??? 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” […]

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‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations?

June 25, 2019

From New Dentist Blog: ‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations? Source: ‘Friending’ patients: What are the potential ethical considerations? – New Dentist Blog You can click through to read all the reasons friending patients is a bad idea including references to the ADA code of ethics. However the bottom line is simply: Don’t do […]

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Protect Your Office from Ransomware

June 24, 2019

From the ADA Center for Professional Success: Because ransomware is designed to deny access to data, there could be HIPAA implications for a dentist office that falls victim to it.There are multiple defenses against ransomware. Training your staff on basic data security can help reduce the chances of your staff being susceptible to attacks that will […]

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ADA seeks participants for SNODENT review

June 21, 2019

The American Dental Association is seeking qualified individuals to join an ADA canvass committee to consider approval of the 2019 revision of the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry. ANSI/ADA Standard No. 2000.2 for SNODENT was approved by the American National Standards Institute as an American National Standard in 2018,and it is revised annually. SNODENT provides a […]

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From Terrifying to Terrific: The Creative Journey of the Adventure Series

June 20, 2019

This is so cool. From GE Healthcare The Pulse: In the Pirate Adventure, a visual transformation of the equipment that was available before, patients are on a dock. There is a shipwreck and some sand castles in the corner. Children then work on the plank to be scanned.  The Coral City Adventure in the emergency room […]

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Dental Art

June 19, 2019

The Dentist, 1913 by Austrian painter Max Oppenheimer 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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Government and health care sectors had most breaches in 2018

June 18, 2019

From Roll Call: The health care sector suffered 466 incidents of cyberattacks and 304 instances of confirmed data breach, Verizon found. …A majority of those incidents and breaches stemmed from “internal actors” or health care employees misusing their user privileges to access databases they should not be accessing, Verizon said in its report. “Effectively monitoring […]

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Cloud Based Dental Practice Management Software | CareStack

June 17, 2019

Here is another cloud based practice management system. CareStack™ is a cloud based platform that combines dental practice management, patient engagement and data analytics. Source: Cloud Based Dental Practice Management Software | CareStack They have struck up a deal with Darby, which is good. I looked at the the web site and it is very […]

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Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study

June 14, 2019

From Maxim: We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, Source: Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study – Maxim Good […]

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Comcast working on home health device similar to Amazon Echo

June 13, 2019

From CNBC: The device will monitor people’s basic health metrics using ambient sensors, with a focus on whether someone is making frequent trips to the bathroom or spending more time than usual in bed. Comcast is also building tools for detecting falls, which are common and potentially fatal for seniors, the people said. Source: Comcast […]

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Dental Art

June 12, 2019

Il Cavadenti (The Dentist) by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo from the mid 1700s. As usual with vintage dental art there is a crowd watching a public display. 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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Apple’s $999 Mac Pro Display XDR monitor stand is the most Apple thing ever

June 11, 2019

From  ZDNet: But the ultimate Apple accessory, the one that says that money is no object, has to be the new Mac Pro Display XDR monitor stand, priced at a cool $999. Yes, you read that right. The new Mac Pro — starting price $5,999 — doesn’t come with a display, and the 32-inch 6k […]

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Risky Business

June 11, 2019

From Solarwinds

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Get Rid Of A Website That Doesn’t Make You Money

June 10, 2019

From Patient News Blog: Is your current dental marketing provider tweaking your live website on an ongoing basis to create a better user experience? Are they tracking the behaviour of users and making educated design decisions to make it easier for your patients and prospects to engage with you? After the home page entry point […]

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Tell Ten?

June 7, 2019

Remember the old saying, a satisfied customer will tell two or three people, but a dissatisfied one will tell 8 or 10?  Clearly it was written before Facebook and Twitter.

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Dental Practice Success

June 6, 2019

A nice resource from the ADA. Dental Practice Success is a quarterly magazine-style publication that brings together well-known dental practice management counselors who serve up the best advice on a wide range of topics. Source: Dental Practice Success

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Digital Workflow 1100% Better

June 6, 2019

Digital Workflow starts with paperless charts however to be truly effective, save time and money the next step is to use e-services to do routine daily tasks like calling to confirm or taking payments. Paper workflow takes eleven times more time than digital workflow. Does that mean one person could do the job of eleven? […]

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Dental Art

June 5, 2019

“Apthous Ulcer” My notes on this are Lizzy Lunday. This image is similar to her usual work but much more representative. Nevertheless it is a bizarre subject rendered in a uncomfortable manner – looking up her nostrils. Is she showing us a sore on her lip or her lower teeth? Dental art is anything that […]

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HHS guidance clarifies HIPAA liability with use of 3rd-party health apps

June 4, 2019

From FierceHealthcare: The Trump administration is pushing the healthcare industry to be a part of the smartphone economy, but there has been some confusion about whether healthcare providers and their health IT vendors would be held accountable for how patients use their health data. To address this, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of […]

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Texas Lawmakers Include Payment Parity in Medicaid Telehealth Bill

June 3, 2019

Legislators in Texas are moving forward with a bill that would, if passed, revise several of the state’s laws governing Medicaid coverage for telehealth and telemedicine and mandate payment parity. Source: Texas Lawmakers Include Payment Parity in Medicaid Telehealth Bill Good

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