The Rules

April 8, 2021

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. Bill Gates

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Dental Art

April 7, 2021

“Molar Map” Yes I agree this is bizarre. 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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Harvard curator examines the worth of a digital work of art

April 6, 2021

From Harvard Gazette: A digital collage of 5,000 images by the artist known as Beeple fetched an eye-popping $69 million at auction last week as a non-fungible token, or NFT, a type of digital file that uses computer networks to prove a digital item’s authenticity, paid for in cryptocurrency. It was a striking sum for something […]

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Henry Schein One Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

April 5, 2021

FYI Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc., and Internet Brands, has announced that Mike Baird will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, leading all aspects of Henry Schein One’s business. In his new role of CEO, Mr. Baird will lead the organization in driving growth, developing more seamlessly integrated products, […]

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Codes concerning COVID-19 vaccine administration approved

April 5, 2021

This is nice…but. In reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Code Maintenance Committee accepted and approved the inclusion of eight pandemic-related CDT procedure codes in CDT 2021 during its virtual annual session in March. Source: Codes concerning COVID-19 vaccine administration approved The new codes are for vaccinations and diagnostics. I would like […]

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News for April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

A female patient in Casper Wyoming is reported to have said to her dentist, “I’d rather go to the dentist that have a baby.” A patient in Detroit told his hygienist, “I know my gums bleed when you clean my teeth because my gums are inflamed. I could prevent that with better brushing and flossing.” […]

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Dental Art

March 31, 2021

“Happy Easter” This is creative, it does include a tooth…is photoshop art? Could be. 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 […]

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5G in the US: Why the network of the future has not yet delivered on the revolution that we were promised.

March 30, 2021

Interesting. In 2020, 5G speeds in the US did not come anywhere close to the 10 Gbps commonly associated with the latest cellular technology. The data collected from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020 by our speed test , which measures the quality of Internet connections on millions of devices yearly, shows that 5G […]

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Negative Yelp Review

March 30, 2021

From Jeff Tonner: A nurse-patient recently trashed a dentist on-line and then engaged her friends (non-patients) to pile on. The dentist successfully convinced Yelp to remove all posts – no small feat. His methodology follows. He first studied the Yelp criteria it considers when asked to take down reviews. For the non-patients, the dentist found […]

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Dental Implant Identification Service

March 29, 2021

New service Spotimplant to identify an implant based on a submitted x-ray. AI-based | Spotimplant How Does It Work? 1. Upload an x-ray image showing an unknown implant to identify 2. Our AI will analyze the image, and our implantology experts will review the results 3. You will receive your identification report shortly Source: Dental Implant […]

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Exposed admin password leads to massive surveillance camera breach at hundreds of businesses

March 25, 2021

From VentureBeat: This is not good. A small group of hackers viewed live and archived surveillance footage from hundreds of businesses — including Tesla — by gaining administrative access to camera maker Verkada Source: Exposed admin password leads to massive surveillance camera breach at hundreds of businesses | VentureBeat Dental offices are vulnerable to the same […]

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Dental Art

March 24, 2021

“Dog Tooth Brush” This is a charming image by American illustrator Frances Hunter Tipton. The original illustration was for a gum massaging toothbrush. 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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Planning a Return to the Office

March 23, 2021

Do you have a plan for office work of the future? Policies about the mix of remote and in-office work have ramifications beyond short term cost and efficiency. Because of what we’ve gone through over the past year, we are about to enter a new era in the evolution of organizations. Decisions that CEOs make […]

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81% of Americans working from home miss in-person meetings and conventions

March 22, 2021

From Hotel Business: A new survey by APCO Insight affirms that Americans working from home are eager to return to in-person meetings and conventions. The survey finds that even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81% of professionals who attended in-person meetings and conventions before the pandemic miss doing so and would be just as […]

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Private dental practice operating costs: 7 statistics

March 22, 2021

From Becker’s: Good to know. Seven statistics on yearly expenses at dental private practices in 2019 based on data from the American Dental Association and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average annual gross billings Average gross billings per owner dentist (general practitioner): $742,490 Average gross billings per owner dentist (specialty): $1,059,890 Source: Private dental practice […]

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Can your website do this?

March 18, 2021

From a Sesame Communications promotion: • Online Appointment Booking: New and existing patients can quickly book appointments on your website that sync with your Dentrix PMS • Virtual Waiting Room + Tap-to-Text: Deliver a safe and effective virtual waiting room experience for patients and staff • Custom Design, Branding & Copywriting: Help your practice’s website […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2021

And Dental Art

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eAssist Revisited

March 16, 2021

From a busy Texas dental practice: Hi Dr. Emmott, I wanted to share with you how much eAssist has helped us.  We signed up in November with their Insurance Billing service.  I had a handful of claims that had been appealed numerous times.  They were 16 to 9 month old.  They took them over and […]

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Pediatric dentists using teledentistry the most

March 11, 2021

From Becker’s: The percentage of respondents by dental specialty who said they were using any kind of virtual service, ordered from greatest to least: Pediatric dentist: 75.2 percent Orthodontist: 62 percent Prosthodontist: 42.3 percent Dental surgical specialist: 38.5 percent General practice: 33.1 percent Periodontist: 32.3 percent Source: Pediatric dentists using teledentistry the most: 7 stats […]

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Dental Art

March 10, 2021

“Root Canal” by Anthony Falbo. This is one of 96 dental images available from Falbo. Why is the dentist wearing flip flops? Smoking? As is too often the case the whole dental experience is depicted as horrible. At least they are wearing masks. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting […]

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