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computers in dentistry

Encrypting the Server

January 29, 2016

The following comes from Scott Wood the CEO of ACS Technologies in California. “There are two basic ways to encrypt your dental practice data on your server. You can use encryption software, like BitLocker or you can use Self-Encrypting Drives (SED). BitLocker and other systems allow the server to reboot without entering a password. Your […]

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Wall of Shame Updated

January 18, 2016

The department of Health and Human Services maintains a website commonly called “The Wall of Shame.” If you are found to have a data breach of more than 500 records your case will be posted on the wall. Here is the updated 2016 version:   The vast majority of the cases are medical including hospitals clinics […]

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Quick Dental Office Hardware Budget

December 17, 2015

Year end is fast approaching. Computers and digital technology has become just as important to a dental office as telephones and cotton rolls. It is good business practice to budget for the coming year. The following is a rough estimate of a fully computerized general dental office with four treatment rooms. Basic Requirements Server                                                                                   $3,500 […]

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Help Going Paperless

November 5, 2015

The conversion process from paper to paperless records requires three different types of help or support. Consultant: This person helps develop the plan, choose vendors, establish a budget, set up office systems, assign tasks and follow up over time to trouble shoot and assure completion of the project. Trainer: This person teaches the office staff […]

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Dentrix Mastery Tracks

October 5, 2015

I just read an article from Sally McKenzie about finding great team members. Two things she discussed which dooms dentists to mediocre staff was settling for whoever shows up and failing to test for skills. The Dentrix Mastery program gives dentists a real life tool to evaluate a potential staff member’s Dentrix skill and it gives […]

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XLDent, Electronic Dental Records with Surface

September 29, 2015

Recently, XLDent completed testing of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in a clinical environment.  We tested the tablet in several dental clinics in both treatment and hygiene rooms.  The feedback was fantastic!  Our test clinicians loved the portability, quality, performance, and ease-of-use. Source: XLDent, Electronic Dental Records, Dental Practice Management Software, EHR, dental technology, dental […]

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ADA Business Resources endorses the Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe for data back-up solution

September 28, 2015

From ADA News: ADA Business Resources announced Sept. 15 that it has endorsed The Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe as the complete data back-up solution for dental offices. Source: ADA Business Resources endorses the Digital Dental Record’s DDS Safe for data back-up solution Cloud back-up is now the industry standard. Many dental offices are still […]

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PPO Analyzer

September 24, 2015

More wisdom from Dayna the Dentrix Diva . There are four main components to The PPO Analyzer for Dentrix. PPO Production Summary – This will give you production by fee schedule and compare it to your UCR fee schedule and give you a net difference. This is your bottom line PPO write-off. Source: Services – […]

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Clinical Workstations and the Cloud

June 25, 2015

Cloud based practice management systems have come a long way and I believe the concept of cloud computing has unlimited potential. However practice management is just a small part of how we now use computers in the treatment rooms. Clinical computers are far more than simple data entry business machines, they need to support a host […]

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Cloud Based Dental Imaging Software from Curve Dental

June 9, 2015

Curve Dental is a complete online practice management system. In order to be a complete system Curve offers image management, that is the storage and manipulation of digital images such as radiographs and photos. Curve is a software company; they do not make or sell radiography sensors or cameras. That means their software needs to […]

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Monitor placement in a treatment room

May 10, 2015

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MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad

May 5, 2015

Is this cool or what? The researchers envision NailO helping people control wireless devices when their hands are full—for example, answering the phone when they’re cooking, or inspecting a circuit board’s layout on a computer while holding a soldering iron. via MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad – IEEE Spectrum. The obvious dental use would be in the clinical […]

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TNT Rocks

February 12, 2015

Check out the new updated Emmott on Technology Website: My friends at TNT Dental did all the work. They are easy to work with and very creative. There is an updated section for meeting planners with all my new topics including HIPAA and Google. As well as links for dentists looking for some one on […]

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Intel’s Broadwell mini PC is a next-generation Ultrabook in a box

February 10, 2015

From Ars Technica: Desktop computers aren’t exactly the most exciting things in the world of technology right now, but there’s something to be said for a fast, versatile, upgradeable desktop that can squeeze underneath a monitor stand next to a stack of phones. via Review: Intel’s Broadwell mini PC is a next-generation Ultrabook in a box […]

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Get Paged on Your Wrist

February 4, 2015

Doctor Meow – Receive pages directly on your wrist Add privacy to your messages Do not waste time checking boards and post-it notes Remove the noise from your intercom system via DoctorMeow. Doctor Meow is a new service that pushes office pages directly to a Pebble watch on your wrist. No sticky notes, no running […]

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3D Printing for Surgery

February 3, 2015

From NYT: Before he operated on Violet, Dr. Meara wanted a more precise understanding of her bone structure than he could get from an image on a screen. So he asked his colleague Dr. Peter Weinstock to print him a three-dimensional model of Violet’s skull, based on magnetic resonance imaging pictures. New York Times This […]

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Tower Placement

January 30, 2015

Do not put the tower on the floor, it is likely to be damaged from cleaning activities; it could easily get wet from spills or mopping and it will pick up lots of dirt and dust. It needs to be close to a power supply and allow access in and out for various cables. For […]

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Augmedix raises $16 million to make Google Glass a must-have for doctors

January 22, 2015

Augmedix has announced a $16 million Series A funding round as the company looks to build out its Google Glass-powered medical tools for doctors. via Augmedix raises $16 million to make Google Glass a must-have for doctors. Google Glass isn’t dead yet. The potential for dentists and physicians to use hands free wearable computers is […]

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Website Update

January 19, 2015

Check out the new look Emmott on Technology website. There is an updated section for meeting planners with all my new topics including HIPAA and Google.

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Multifunction Magic

January 19, 2015

One of the fundamental changes that digital technology has produced is so subtle we often don’t even acknowledge it yet it is so substantial that it has altered everything. The fundamental change is that a digital device is not limited to a single purpose. Once the basic capacity is in place a digital device can […]

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