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September 20, 2012 News Computer softwareElectronic Health RecordsPractice managementTechnology

The “Third” Wheel

by lorne

As many dentists are well aware, there are numerous integrated technology systems that are part of the modern dental practice. Few will argue that the Practice Management Software (PMS) is the most important component, as it ties many of these

July 16, 2012 News Electronic Health RecordsNew dentistsNew gradsPractice managementPrivacy issuesTechnology

Paperless Practice

by lorne

Most dental practices have come to realize how quickly technology has become part of everyday life in the practice. Nowhere is this more evident than with practices that are trying to become completely paperless.The challenge for most offices is to

May 10, 2012 News Computer softwareElectronic Health RecordsRadiologyTechnology

Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

by lorne

Close to 50% of all dentists in North America are using digital x-rays, either hard sensors or phosphor plate systems. While we tend to spend a lot of time agonizing over the choice of which systems to get, many dentists fail to

May 4, 2012 News Computer softwareEncryptionNew TechnologiesPractice managementTechnology

Backup Doesn’t Get you Back Up

by lorne

One of the biggest mistakes that I see dentists making is how they backup their data. Pretty much all backup systems work: external drives, tape, CD/DVD, online…almost all will likely give you a proper backup of your data. However, that’s

May 4, 2012 News Technology

The Digital Dentist joins Oral Health Blog

by lorne

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Lorne Lavine but many people know me as The Digital Dentist. I was born and raised in Toronto and practiced as a periodontist for 10 years. For

April 18, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEndodonticsSocial mediaSocial NetworkingTechnologyTrends in Dental EducationWebinarsWebsitesYouTube

CLOG – Digital literacy enables you to learn by and from example!!

by ken

This is an endo related post. For those who are upset about my antipathy towards single file endodontics, rest assured, it will not be referenced, nor should you take away any sense that endodontic microsurgery and single file endodontics are

April 4, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryNew productsNew TechnologiesTechnologyYouTube

How many drills does it take to create an osteotomy, burs to prep a veneer, an inlay-onlay, a crown?

by ken

How many files does it take to sculpt a root canal space if: (Illogical logic of dangerous dichotomies – PART DEUX) A root canal space is an arborizational, anastomotic, labyrinthine complexity, morphologically comparable to the pathways of a maze. http://endodontiafobusp.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/apical-delta/apical-delta1/

March 25, 2012 News APPsBlogsCommunity outreachComputer softwareConnectivityDental conventionsElearningPatient educationSearch engineSocial mediaSocial networkingSocial NetworkingTechnologyTradeshowsTrends in Dental EducationWebinarsWebsitesYouTube

Happy Hunger Games, and may the odds be ever in your favour – think your next website

by ken

http://thecapitoltour.pn/   Hungering to get a closer look at Panem’s Capitol city or for more behind-the-scenes details from the eagerly anticipated “The Hunger Games” movie? Microsoft has teamed up with Lionsgate studio to create a website (www.thecapitoltour.pn) where visitors can take

March 23, 2012 News APPsPatient educationSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingTechnology

Dutch dentists develop dental first-aid APP – for when you’re on the golf course

by ken

From Dental Tribune: UTRECHT, Netherlands: Dutch dentists have launched a dental app for Apple mobile devices that patients can consult for advice when their dentist is not available. The functionality of the app is based on questions about and possible

March 23, 2012 News APPsBlogsComputer softwareConnectivityElearningPatient educationSearch engineSocial mediaSocial NetworkingSocial networkingTechnologyTradeshowsTrends in Dental EducationWebinars

Adobe Labs Downloads

by ken

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta – If you want to experiment with Photoshop for free – this is it!! The world’s best digital image editing software is about to get even better. Explore Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 beta for a sneak preview

March 7, 2012 News BlogsSocial mediaTechnologyTrends in Dental Education


by ken

First there was Dental Town – the seminal force in online communities – now there is www.dentalaegis.com – check it out, visit all the links, it’s spectacular……double click images, then links – Implant Community Aegis Communities

February 22, 2012 News New TechnologiesRadiologyTechnology

Dental CR Reader Featuring Tablet Support

by ken

by JAN SINNIGE on Feb 21, 2012 • 12:43 pm MedGadget 3DISC Imaging inc., Dulles, VA, a manufacturer of digital imaging products, has developed a compact imaging device that provides reading of reusable dental imaging plates. The FireCR Dental Reader features a tablet computer to

February 17, 2012 News TechnologyYouTube

Wam(bam)Key – more product videos..NNWW (nudge nudge wink wink)

by ken

All the major aspects of the WAMkey: Comparison with traditional methods for removing crowns and bridges Analyze of the mechanical principles Description of the process (in general) Analyze of the advantages of WAMkey [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9BY_DNQA1g[/youtube]

February 3, 2012 News CancerTechnology

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me – with smartphones….

by ken

From Forbes Tech – 1/26/2012    Smartphones could soon detect cancer and other diseases, enabling cost-effective, on-the-spot medical testing outside the confines of a traditional medical lab. Scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science of Technology “confirmed” Monday today’s ultra-sensitive touchscreens

January 28, 2012 News APPsNew gradsNew productsNew TechnologiesSocial mediaSocial networkingTeam motivationTechnologyTradeshowsTreatment planningTrends in Dental EducationTrends in DentistryWebinarsWebsitesYouTube

Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday

by ken

Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices–again–when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.  Take a walk through it’s two year history – read article. From the iPHONE,

January 8, 2012 News APPsInnovations in dentistryNew dentistsNew gradsNew productsNew TechnologiesTechnologyTrends in Dental Education

The Virtual Anatomy, Ready for Dissection

by ken

By NATASHA SINGER Published: January 7, 2012 PEOPLE wear 3-D glasses for new movies like “The Adventures of Tintin.” But for medical school? Students at the New York University School of Medicine worked in an anatomy class, using iPads — in protective

January 6, 2012 News Continuing EducationDental TeamNew productsNew TechnologiesSocial mediaSocial networkingTeam motivationTechnologyTrends in Dental EducationTrends in Dentistry

I wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot poll is actually an intriguing concept…

by ken

The following is from Dr. Bicuspid – they did a poll on the following topics to provide a “Golden Globes, Emmy, Tony, Oscar” style overview of the profession and the industry. It’s clever marketing and indicative of those who both

January 1, 2012 News ElearningMarketing strategiesOffice designTechnologyTrends in Dental EducationTrends in Dentistry

Took the cloud less than a year, watch for OLEDs to change the design of the treatment room of tomorrow or today

by ken

Less than a year ago, a cloud was something that was either a harbinger of a Georgia Okeefe retrospective or a potentially ruined golf game, which frankly, already ruins a good walk in the woods and pollutes the aquifiers with

December 26, 2011 News New TechnologiesTechnology

Luddite or Geek, this is way kewl!!!

by ken

Pill Bottle Caps Use Wireless Communication To Remind Patients When To Take Medication GlowCapsTM is a bottle with built-in wireless communication When you receive your GlowCapTM, you program it with your schedule. It will then remind you when its time

December 26, 2011 News New TechnologiesTechnology

New Orascoptic Endeavor

by ken

By Marty Jablow – he rocks!!! As to the featured image, just proves, that anyone can have 15 minutes of fame in the spotlight, even the most egregious, self-serving, solipsistic, pervericating buffoon….I’m just saying _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Orascoptic’s lightest & smallest light