Consumers are interested in a COVID-19 vaccine

March 9, 2021

From  McKinsey: American consumer respondents are optimistic and cautiously eager to resume their daily lives. More than two-thirds of respondents surveyed between January 4–11, said they expect the COVID-19 pandemic to be better within the next nine months. Source: Consumers are interested in a COVID-19 vaccine | McKinsey One of the things consumers report doing […]

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Dentrix eAssist

March 8, 2021

…together, eAssist and Dentrix take these headaches off your plate by adding a team of insurance claim and collections experts to your Dentrix platform. The result is faster payments, steadier cash flow, and a lower uncollectable balance, Source: Dentrix eAssist | 2020Q3 Another e-service. This one allows you to outsource your insurance claim creation and […]

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Have you ever wondered why?

March 4, 2021

Why toasters always have a setting so high that could burn the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat? Why there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer? Why you don’t ever see the headline: “Psychic Wins Lottery”? Why women can’t put on mascara with their mouth […]

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Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

March 4, 2021

From HealthDay.  GOOD NEWS Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk… …The COVID-19 rate among dental hygienists is similar to that among dentists and far below that of other health professionals in the United States. Source: Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study – Consumer Health […]

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Dental Art

March 3, 2021

“Construction site” The construction foreman needs to check his plans. I think this molar is upside down. Look for these and similar items at Buyamag 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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Telehealth used in 30.1% of visits during COVID-19 pandemic

March 2, 2021

Telehealth visits accounted for approximately 30% of total outpatient visits early in the COVID-19 pandemic, with uptake varying among specialties and by patient characteristics… …Among specialties, telehealth was used at least once by 67.7% of endocrinologists, 57% of gastroenterologists and 56.3% of neurologists. However, the use of telehealth was considerably lower among some specialties, with […]

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Mountain Bike Sculpture

March 1, 2021

Another mountain bike sculpture.   This is a custom piece made from a photo of the rider in this actual riding situation. I understand he rode out of it. More here: Larry Emmott Art All are for sale. Contact me if you are interested in a custom piece.

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Congress Gets Another Shot at Easing Telehealth Licensure Restrictions

March 1, 2021

From mHealth Intelligence: The TREAT Act, which has the support of dozens of health systems and connected health organizations, would allow providers to bypass licensing rules and use telehealth to treat patients in any state during the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Congress Gets Another Shot at Easing Telehealth Licensure Restrictions I have often made the point […]

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Old Saying

February 25, 2021

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 Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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Saving $ with Technology

February 25, 2021

Many dentists see technology as a money pit that costs more every year and never pays for itself, never has a positive ROI. Often the problem is that the dentist invests in technology and yet continues to pay for the old way of doing things. Here is an obvious example. The dentist has a nice […]

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Dental Art

February 24, 2021

“Splitmouth Girl” Listed on ETSY as odd home decor. 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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Every Prescription Should be Electronic

February 23, 2021

From AZDA Inscriptions: e-Prescribing can reduce errors. Pharmacists are no longer deciphering handwriting. Phone calls, missed calls and voicemails no longer add steps to the process and the potential for your patient’s prescription getting lost or delayed during the game of “Telephone” AZDA Inscriptions Mandates are in place or on the way to requite eRx […]

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5 Reasons You Should Be Sending Electronic Billing Statements

February 22, 2021

From Dentrix Magazine: Most people have their phones with them all of the time, and they are constantly checking email and buying things online. Since patients are already doing that, why not send them their billing statement in a way you know they’ll see it and allow them to pay their balance online right then? With […]

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As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along

February 18, 2021

From WIRED: SO MANY ROBOTS work at Changi General Hospital in Singapore that until recently it wasn’t uncommon to find two delivery bots sitting in a hallway or outside an elevator in a standoff. Source: As Robots Fill the Workplace, They Must Learn to Get Along | WIRED I concede it will be necessary for robots […]

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Dental Art

February 17, 2021

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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Two Way Conversational Texting

February 16, 2021

This is a direct pull from a Curve ad. However it is worth showing for two reasons. Most of your patients (64%) prefer text messages. Did you know that? Are you providing that? Most patient texting systems are one way only. Curve now has two way texting. I like that a lot.

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Wondering?

February 16, 2021

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose. If quitters never win, and winners never quit, than who is the fool who said, “Quit while you’re ahead”? Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations? If pro […]

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US Buys Enough Covid Vaccine Doses To Immunize Almost Every American

February 15, 2021

Good to know: The federal government has inked deals to buy an extra 200 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines, … boosting its orders by 50% and securing enough doses to immunize almost every American. Source: Biden Buys Enough Covid Vaccine Doses To Immunize Almost Every American — But Not Right Away

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Inside the Minds of 3,735 Dental Patients

February 15, 2021

Exclusive research from my friends at TNT Dental. They surveyed over three thousand dental patients to determine what patients are really looking for on a dental practice web page and what features compel them to actually call and make an appointment. Sadly many (perhaps most) web developers just plug you into a template that appeals […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021
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