Thoughts

August 14, 2020

Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again. Complex problems have simple, easy to understand wrong answers. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, didn’t know where to shop. Alcohol doesn’t solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk. Most people are only alive […]

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Dental Art

August 12, 2020

“Tooth Fairy Hell Boy” No Comment 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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Covid and The Canary

August 11, 2020

Dr. Stephen Abrams is a dentist in Toronto, he is also the creator of The Canary System a revolutionary system to detect changes in the crystalline structure of dental enamel. This allows us to detect early decay, enamel dysplasia and even early fractures which are undetectable using conventional diagnostic procedures. Recently he wrote me the following […]

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Think Ransomware Can’t Put You Out of Business?

August 10, 2020

From Inc.com: Yikes! While there’s no shortage of examples of ransomware attacks, a recent study by data protection firm Veritas suggests an even bigger problem that few, if any, companies are prepared for: Customers are increasingly laying the blame on companies, specifically their CEOs, rather than on the hackers perpetrating the attacks. Source: Think Ransomware Can’t […]

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Doom scrolling

August 6, 2020

More wisdom from Seth Godin: Being informed is a virtue. It helps us make better decisions and encourages us to take action. Getting hooked on an endless scroll of media inputs is not the same as being informed. There’s … Source: Doom scrolling | Seth’s Blog

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An In Vitro Study Comparing Five Intraoral Scanners

August 6, 2020

A study looking into the accuracy of digital scanning devices. Primescan and CS3700 were the most accurate. A careful statistical analysis was performed. Results. PRIMESCAN® showed the highest congruence between SB MEs and LF, with the lowest mean absolute deviation (25.5 ± 5.0 μm), immediately followed by CS 3700® (27.0 ± 4.3 μm); the difference […]

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Dental Art

August 5, 2020

“The Dentist” by Andrey Shishkin,  a contemporary Russian painter who creates realistic works of historical subjects. I especially like the patient’s hand clutching the white coat and the maniacal look in the dentist’s eye. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for […]

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CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface

August 4, 2020

An update on the Cleankeys keyboard. The new glass keyboard CK5 continues the famous Cleankeys® series and impresses users with its smart design and no compromises regarding hygiene. Compact dimensions and a generous touch pad/numpad area make it possible to operate the unit without a PC mouse Source: CK5 Cleankeys® keyboard with a touch surface […]

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Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms?

August 3, 2020

From  Reuters: Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before symptoms appear, when they can unknowingly spread the disease. Source: Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms? – Reuters The linked article hits many of my hot buttons regarding future […]

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Today is G.V.Black’s Birthday

August 3, 2020

The Founder of Modern Dentistry.

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Answer First, Story Second

July 30, 2020

More wisdom from Katherine Eitel Belt of  Lion Speak: Randy stopped me. And then gave me a piece of communication advice that I found simple and profound: Give the answer first. Then, tell the story. He had asked me a straightforward question, and I was deep into my story before I ever came close to answering it. He rightly […]

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Dental Art

July 29, 2020

“Dear Agony” by Evelina Kremsdorf another artwork that depicts dentistry as dark evil and painful. However if you look closely the chair is not a dental chair it is a barber’s chair. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or artistic way. If you have any suggestions for future Dental […]

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UV-C Disinfecting Wand

July 28, 2020
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How business leaders (and dentists) can plan for the next normal

July 28, 2020

From McKinsey: The figures for telemedicine and virtual health are just as striking. Teladoc Health, the largest US stand-alone telemedicine service, reported a 50 percent increase in service in the week ending March 20, and is adding thousands of doctors to its network. The Federal Communications Commission is spending $200 million to improve connectivity between patients […]

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Data breach lawsuit against pediatric dental center dropped, judge cites lack of evidence

July 27, 2020

From Becker’s: The lawsuit, dismissed July 16, alleged that the more than 391,000 patients whose data was affected are facing distress and financial losses due to their personal data being in insecure hands. However, U.S. District Judge Austin Huffaker dropped the case because the plaintiffs could not prove their data had been misused. Source: Data […]

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Coronavirus deaths by state

July 24, 2020

Track the latest numbers on deaths in U.S. states and territories. Updated daily. States and territories Reported deaths Deaths, last seven days Deaths per 100,000 in population New York 33,408 121 171 New Jersey 15,707 153 176 Source: Coronavirus deaths: U.S. map shows number of fatalities compared to confirmed cases New York and New Jersey […]

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Dental Art

July 22, 2020

“Stipling” Is this a photo? Or what? Whatever it is what takes it from the realm of everyday dental photography to art is the lighting, the angle of the image, the depth of color all of which creates a very dramatic feeling. Dental art is anything that depicts teeth or dentistry in an interesting or […]

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Hi Tech Diagnostics

July 21, 2020

How do you find decay? Poke the tooth with a sharp stick? How do you pick a shade? Hold up a paint chip and pick what looks the best? How do you measure a perio pocket? Push in a dip stick? How do you check for TMJ problems? Put your fingers over the joint and […]

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Telehealth: A post-COVID-19 reality?

July 16, 2020

From McKinsey: COVID-19 has caused a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth. Consumer adoption has skyrocketed, from 11 percent of US consumers using telehealth in 2019 to 46 percent of consumers now using telehealth to replace cancelled healthcare visits.1 Providers have rapidly scaled offerings and are seeing 50 to 175 times2 3 4 the number […]

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Tax Day

July 15, 2020

Sure it is great we got a 3 month extension but as we all know the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes.

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