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Making it Digital

October 14, 2019

It is possible to turn all the gobs of dead tree (paper) information stuffed in our charts into electronic digital information. YES. There are four ways to create digital information Enter it: What this refers to is the process of directly typing or clicking in information. Capture it: Digital capture refers to a process that creates […]

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Photos and Digital Charting

April 11, 2019

If you get a good set of intraoral digital photos and x-rays you can do much of the charting at your desk. You no longer need to be chairside with the assistant calling out findings while she scribbles things down on paper. This is especially true with existing restorations, broken teeth and other conditions. You […]

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Get the Book – Go Paperless

March 25, 2019

Make the commitment and Go Paperless. Most likely you already have everything you need to go paperless. Stop putting it off, make the commitment, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will answer […]

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Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless

February 19, 2019

If a dental team member believes his/her job is pulling charts, filling out forms and calling patients then she/he is stuck in the past doing a job that has (or at should have) ceased to exist. Technology in the form of management software, online e-services and even smart phone aps will do most of the […]

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How Dentrix Questionnaires can Streamline Patient Paperwork

February 18, 2019

From  The Dentrix Office Manager Blog: : For a patient to be able to fill out and submit forms before they arrive in the office is very beneficial. This can help to eliminate surprises before the patient arrives, for example if the patient has a medical condition and has a need to pre-medicate. Having patients […]

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Paperless Records Tip

August 20, 2018

Insurance CDT codes are set up by procedure and are designed primarily to track fees. However, in real life in the dental office we work on appointments not just codes. Many procedures require multiple appointments to complete. For example a traditional crown (not CAD CAM) includes a preparation and then a delivery. A denture requires impressions […]

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Paperless Records

July 19, 2018

One of the fastest growing trends in dentistry is the move toward paperless records. There are tremendous advantages to paperless records including ease of access, improved patient care and lower costs. On the other hand we seem to be emotionally attached to our charts. Like old copies of National Geographic, we just can’t bring ourselves […]

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Afraid to go All the Way?

June 7, 2018

One of the mistakes dentists make with computerized charting is they only go part way. For example: They use a paper chart in the treatment room during diagnosis to mark future treatment. Then they take the paper chart to the computer and enter everything again. They will use the computer to create an estimate, insurance […]

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“It Could be Millions”

May 10, 2018

Do you remember this TV commercial from a few years ago? The room is filled with bedraggled executives and managers. It is obvious they have been working for hours, the room is a mess, costs are off, ties are loosened and the conference table is overflowing with papers, files, binders and reports. They are looking […]

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Help Going “Paperless”

April 26, 2018

You probably have everything you need to go “paperless” except the knowledge of where to start and what to do next. Stop putting it off, going paperless can save you tens of thousands of dollars. Buy the book, take the first step. My comprehensive technology guide, “How to go paperless in the dental office” will […]

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Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S.

April 23, 2018

From NYT: Credit card networks are finally ready to concede what has been obvious to shoppers and merchants for years: Signatures are not a useful way to prove someone’s identity. Later this month, four of the largest networks — American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa — will stop requiring them to complete card transactions. Source: […]

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STOP making Paper

April 17, 2018

Almost certainly you have everything you need to “go paperless” right now. The only thing holding you back is that you are afraid to STOP MAKING PAPER. Examine what you are still doing on paper. Most likely you are scribbling paper chart notes, writing paper prescriptions and using paper forms. All of these can be done […]

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Stuff vs. Solutions

March 15, 2018

A problem I see over and over again with high tech and dentistry is Stuff vs. Solutions. The most visible element of digital technology is the thing; that is the computer, the sensor the big monitor or even the web page. Because these things are so obvious the tendency is to think of technology in […]

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Pacific Dental Conference 2018

February 21, 2018

I will be presenting four sessions at the PDC in Vancouver March 8th and 9th Paperless records are just the beginning; digital technology ultimately empowers dental team members with a more efficient – digital workflow – utilizing online communication and electronic services. Digital technology is revolutionizing every aspect of the dental practice; including how we […]

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The Hinman Dental Society

September 22, 2017

I will be presenting next year at the wonderful Hinman Meeting in Atlanta. The High Tech Paperless Office 3/22/2018, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Speaker(s): Lawrence Emmott Keyword(s): CommunicationDental AssistingPractice ManagementTechnology Google Juice for Dentists 3/22/2018, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Speaker(s): Lawrence Emmott Keyword(s): CommunicationPractice ManagementSocial MediaTechnology Digital Workflow – Beyond Paperless 3/23/2018, 8:30 […]

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Stop Making Paper

August 29, 2017

Once the system to create a digital patient record is in place, you simply stop making paper. Everything new is electronic; everything from the past is paper. One of the common mistakes dentists make with electronic charting is that they only go part way. Sometimes we miss the obvious, it is the old “can’t see […]

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The File Room of 2027

August 24, 2017

Today: The dentist has a room filled with charts, radiographs, correspondence, EOBs and all the other records along with endless little white boxes filled with plaster models. Finding the models and records for a case done six years ago requires an exploratory party and soon bears a striking resemblance to a wilderness expedition. But make no mistake about […]

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Person Place or Thing?

May 4, 2017

Is the Front Desk a Person, a Place or a Thing? Once we transfer the data from paper to electronic paperless records, we no longer need a single physical place, like the front desk, to gather the information. An administrator can gather the data where ever there is a computer. That could be at the […]

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Electronic Dental Record guidance from the ADA

March 27, 2017

From ADA News: The committee earlier this year published ADA Technical Report No. 1030, Dental Provider’s Guide to the Electronic Dental Record, which discusses key concepts of the Electronic Dental Record and provides guidance on implementing an Electronic Dental Record system into dental offices. Source: Electronic Dental Record concepts, guidance for use laid out in […]

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HIPAA Documentation and Data Safety

March 24, 2017

Compliance IQ Webinar March 29 We will start with some basic technology concepts that will help you understand and use all technology more effectively. We will then show you how to create electronic records that are fast, easy to use, easy to read and will protect you from litigation. Once you have electronic digital records, […]

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