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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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Windows 10 hands-on: Cortana leads a feature-packed update

February 5, 2015

From Mashable: Is Windows 10 lovable? With the venerable operating system still in previews, it’s too early to say, though we now know that’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s goal: “We want to make people love Windows on a daily basis.” In my brief hands-on experience with what’s being commonly referred to as the “Consumer Build,” […]

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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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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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Sharp Sticks and Canaries

December 18, 2014
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Usin’ Boomer

November 4, 2014

Boomer is the best foot controlled mouse I have ever used. That is good but frankly the others I have tried did not work well at all. Boomer is sturdy and stable. You move the cursor by pressing on a black disk, push forward to go up, right to go right etc. Other designs I […]

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Healthcare Trilogy

June 10, 2014

Three books I recommend on healthcare in America. One is by a physician, Eric Topol, MD, one by a business school economist, Clayton Christensen, MBA and one by a think tank policy analyst, John Goodman, PhD. Each looks at the future of healthcare from a unique perspective yet they all share some common thoughts on how technology […]

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Hard Tissue Laser

March 11, 2014

My monthly column for “Inscriptions” is available at the link below. The topic is the Solea Hard tissue laser. INSCRIP-0314-web.

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Implants Made to Fit a Beating Heart Perfectly

March 10, 2014

From MIT: Researchers recently demonstrated a new kind of personalized heart sensor as part of an effort to change that. The researchers used images of animals’ hearts to create models of the organ using a 3-D printer. Then they built stretchy electronics on top of those models. The stretchy material can be peeled off the […]

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Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy

February 13, 2014

Using a 3-D printer at the Johnson County Library, Wilde made a prosthetic hand that opens and closes and can even hold a pencil. Just ask young Matthew how he feels about Wilde.“He’s awesome,” the boy said, via Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy – KansasCity.com. 3D printing is one of […]

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Finally a Hard Tissue Laser that Cuts Like a Handpiece

January 2, 2014

This week’s Dentalcompare article: Dental lasers have the potential to provide a pain free drill free experience, but early attempts to use lasers to prepare teeth have been limited. A new dental laser, the Solea from Convergent Dental, looks like it actually works. via Emmott On Technology: Finally a Hard Tissue Laser that Cuts Like […]

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Solea Laser

December 12, 2013

I spent the day with Mike Cataldo the CEO of Convergent dental and David Fantarella, DMD a high tech laser dentist, practicing in North Haven CT. Dr. Fantarella is a beta tester for the Solea hard tissue CO2 laser. He demonstrated it for me on a couple of fillings and a soft tissue crown exposure. […]

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Early User Cognitive Dissonance from X-Rays to Lasers

December 12, 2013

My grandfather was a dentist practicing in Canada one hundred years ago. At that time there was an amazing new technology that many dentists were just starting to use. However, according to my grandfather, the technology was really just a trick to fool patients. That technology was X-Ray. Today we look back on the past […]

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FDA Stifles the Advance of Modern Molecular Medicine

December 10, 2013

Based on: The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law Is Undermining 21st Century Medicine, by Peter Huber Our conception of illness has thus been transformed. Sequencing entire human genomes has revealed the tremendous biochemical diversity of human beings. Our susceptibilities are particular to each one of us, and the time when blockbuster drugs, […]

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Caries Diagnosis With The Canary

November 25, 2013

In case you missed it: Dentalcompare article from March. A high tech diagnostic device scans the tissue looking for change. It will then convert the physiologic change to a digital format and report that change to the operator for interpretation or it will use computer algorithms to evaluate the observed changes and determine if pathology […]

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Telemedicine robots let doctors ‘beam’ into hospitals to evaluate patients

November 20, 2013

Washington Post: Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there’s a shortage of doctors. via Telemedicine robots […]

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Hybrid Machine Combines Milling and Additive Manufacturing

November 18, 2013

The future of dental CAD CAM …parts produced through additive manufacturing almost invariably need machining as a follow-up step. Only the subtractive process can achieve the most narrow tolerances and smoothest finishes. Far from being opposite or competitive processes, additive manufacturing and CNC machining actually go together. They belong in the same machine. via Hybrid […]

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What I am Reading Right Now

October 10, 2013

The End of Medicine: Not yet finished but am ready to recommend this book. It is an easy breezy read that never the less explores some very significant issues regarding technology and the future of medicine.

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Cutting Medical Costs in India: Could It Work Here Too?

August 20, 2013

Wow: In the United States, health care pricing is insane and irrational and government attempts to control costs through ever more complex regulation are almost certain to make things worse. Despite the best effort of clean living policy wonks, regulations and cost controls will interact with each other in unexpected and costly ways, creating a […]

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Dental MRI on the Horizion

August 15, 2013

From Dr. Bicuspid: “Dental MRI has the potential to be even more informative than x-ray imaging techniques by visualizing, noninvasively and simultaneously, both hard and soft tissues in all three spatial dimensions,” they wrote. “However, clinical MRI has yet to attain the resolution of cone-beam computerized tomography imaging.” via DrBicuspid Imaging.

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