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Patients Like E-mail

April 11, 2016

Did you know? 58% of consumers start their online day by reading their emails. 76% of dental patients said email is the best way for companies to communicate with them. This is based on a 2008 Sesame Communications research paper. Most likely today even more of your patients prefer e-mail. So the question is…are you […]

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Paper Charts are NOT Free

January 27, 2016

Paper charts don’t just appear in the office for free. The paper folder and all the other papers cost about $2.50 each. If you have 2500 charts they cost you at least $6,250 to create and every time a new patient walks in it’s another two-fifty; cha-ching. Other chart contents, like x-rays and photographs can […]

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Nomad Value

December 8, 2015

There are some great tax reasons to purchase dental equipment NOW before the end of the year. One of my favorites is the Nomad. Watch the video below to see how it works and can save you a bunch of money.

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Reports to Maximize Your Practice’s Productivity

November 2, 2015

A Guest blog from Denise Ciardello. The opinions expressed are from Denise not Dr. Larry Emmott. However I believe it is valuable for dentists to get various takes on technology issues in order to make good technology choices.   “What reports should I be looking at daily, weekly and monthly?” I wish I had a […]

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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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CR Evaluates Solea Laser

July 1, 2015

Gordon Christensen’s CR has completed a preliminary evaluation of the Solea hard tissue laser. The findings were generally positive.  CR Conclusions: Solea CO2 laser was clinically effective for hard and soft tissue procedures. The main challenges of laser dentistry—high initial cost and steep learning curve—were partially mitigated by the unique features which make Solea relatively […]

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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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Value Proposition for Nomad

May 7, 2015
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You need annual practice management software training

April 20, 2015

There was a time when the purchase of a new piece of software came with a user’s manual the size of a phone book. Now, both phone books and instruction manuals are all but extinct. Instruction duties have been transferred to trainers, online classrooms and tutorials. Unfortunately many dentists don’t take advantage of training opportunities, […]

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Only One is Good

April 8, 2015

There are three possible outcomes when adding technology to the office only one of which is good. One: The office buys a new high tech system then throws team members at it with little or no training and no plan for implementation. This all too common approach almost always results in frustrated staff and wasted […]

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REDS April 17

April 6, 2015

I will be presenting an all day program April 17 in Ukiah, CA for the Redwood Empire Dental Society   Topics will include paperless records and using the Internet.

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Independent Clinical Study Finds the Canary System to Be Superior to Bitewing Radiography

March 26, 2015

…found The Canary System® to exhibit superior performance compared to bitewing radiography for the detection of proximal caries. via Oral Health Journal – Independent Clinical Study Finds the Canary System to Be Superior to Bitewing Radiography. This is huge! It is easy to see how the Canary System would be useful for occlusal caries detection. […]

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Dental Call Tracking with Patient Pursuit

March 9, 2015

The life blood of any dental practice is the telephone. Virtually every new patient and every appointment for new treatment starts with a phone call. We all know that so we must all practice great phone techniques, right?  –  Wrong! Research from Patient Pursuit found that the most consistent, detrimental error that dental practices make […]

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Lab on a chip turns smart phones into mobile disease clinics

February 16, 2015

Amazing! Researchers have designed a cheap, easy-to-use smart phone attachment that can test patients for multiple deadly infectious diseases in 15 minutes. via Lab on a chip turns smart phones into mobile disease clinics | Science/AAAS | News. Another step closer to the Tricorder. The killer dental app for computers in the 90s was charting and […]

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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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Third-party connections prompt more privacy concerns about ObamaCare site

January 21, 2015

According to the linked article it is possible for third parties to gather personal information off the Obamacare website. When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site. Some can even glean details such as your age, income, ZIP code, whether you […]

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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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Dentrix Updates

January 15, 2015

Split Payments by Family Member New Dentrix G6 features on video. This is one of a series.  

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The Digital Divide

January 6, 2015

Technology haves and have nots, some thoughts from Jack Abrams: Technology has created a divide among the committed and uncommitted (the progressive and unprogressive) dental professional. Offices that lack technology and haven’t invested, may find themselves at the point of no return. The cost of catching up may be too great and may never be […]

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Technology and Change

November 18, 2014

A new article is available. Inscriptions—November 2014.

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