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December 7, 2011 News BlogsBurn outDental AssociationsDental ethicsDental industryElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Encryption – is there a reason why it’s not being explained?

by ken

A individual in attendance at an Ontario Dental Association meeting last evening was told, that unless email messages pertaining to patients are sent “encrypted” between colleagues, they are in essence inappropriate, perhaps illegal and tantamount to violation of the Piracy

December 4, 2011 News CancerMarketing strategies

Dentists turn to marketing after getting brush-off from patients REDUX

by ken

Posted this a while back…. /2011/12/dentists-turn-to-marketing-after-getting-brush-off-from-patients.html Mississauga Dentist Increases Oral Cancer Awareness Dr. Brian Kaplansky, dentist in Mississauga, offers early oral cancer detection with new technology. http://www.healthcareglobal.com/press_releases/mississauga-dentist-increases-oral-cancer-awareness Less than 30 years ago, the RCDSO would come after you in Ontario

December 4, 2011 News Elearning

Virtual education – an idea finally being understood and accepted

by ken

I’ve taken or given CE for 137 years and once the Internet took hold, never understood the practicality of sitting in a room with poor acoustics, uncomfortable chairs and in the vast majority of situations, that had no facility for note

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and prevention

Microcavities: Does Earliest Decay Need Filling?

by ken

Lotta chatter about dentistry on the news shows these days…this from ABC news By the time a dentist finds a cavity, that tooth has been through several stages of a chronic infectious disease called dental caries, where acids dissolve tooth enamel,

December 2, 2011 News Clinical case reportEndodontics

Try this’un on for size….

by ken

If this were your tooth, what would you do….feel free to comment below Hello Rooters!  Here is  a really herodontic case!  Reasons not to save it: 1. Radiological findings indicating severe bone loss 2. Lack of ferrule 3. Huge perforation

December 2, 2011 News Implantology

Sigma Labs, Inc. Files an Important Patent on New Manufacturing Technology for Dental Implants and Biomedical Prosthetics

by ken

Santa Fe, New Mexico – December 1, 2011 Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) announced today that its collaborative work with a dental implant manufacturer has resulted in the filing of a potentially ground-breaking patent for a new manufacturing technology that appears

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental equipmentDental ethicsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryMarketing strategiesMinimally invasive dentistry

A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings

by ken

By Ritchie S. King – the New York Times – November 28, 2011 Until 2010, Amelia Nuwer, 22, visited the same dentist every year in Biloxi, Miss., her hometown. And every year she came back with a clean bill of

December 1, 2011 News Cancer

Chemotherapy and your mouth

by ken

A MUST FOR EVERY DENTAL OFFICE – thanks Seema…. SHARE IT AND CARE IT… http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/Topics/CancerTreatment/ChemotherapyYourMouth.htm Related articles Leukemia and Your Mouth (everydayhealth.com) What Foods Should Be Avoided During Chemo? (everydayhealth.com) Coping With Chemotherapy Side Effects (everydayhealth.com) The Side Effects of

December 1, 2011 News Innovations in dentistryNew Technologies

Need to do bone graft – HEAD TO KINKOS!!!!!

by ken

From Pullman Washington Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane…….oops, wrong intro It looks like bone. It feels like bone. For the most part, it acts like bone.And it came off an inkjet printer. Washington State

December 1, 2011 News Marketing strategies

Dentists turn to marketing after getting brush-off from patients

by ken

From the Los Angeles Times – you just know the Kardashians are all over this like a fat kid on a smartee – Kris Jenner is smelling reality TV show with Kim, Kourtney and the other clones dressed up in

December 1, 2011 News Medical news

Blood Test Detects Parkinson’s Long Before Symptoms

by ken

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November 30, 2011 News EndodonticsLaser Dentistry

PIPS – an endodontic breakthrough

by ken

Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming from Lares Dental http://laresdental.com/pips.asp An idea whose time has come? Related articles Avalanche of endodontics on acrylic blocks? (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Lasers in Endodontics (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures REDUX (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures REDUX (1.5)

November 30, 2011 News BlogsMarketing strategies

Blogging, Branding, and Bringing in New Patients

by ken

From Modern Dental Practice Marketing Are you puzzled by blogging and branding? Wondering how marketing evolved from Yellow Pages ads to search engine optimization? You aren’t the only one. The marketing world has changed dramatically in the past decade! But

November 29, 2011 News Electronic Health Records

I’m collecting forms

by ken

Looking for charting from a variety of disciplines……..makes the move to electronic that much simpler…….perhaps the lads working with the RCDSO might be willing to share their forms………just a moment, must hold my breath till I turn blue………….can’t tweak these

November 27, 2011 News Marketing strategies

The Ten Commandments of a 2012 Marketing Plan

by ken

From Modern Dental Practice Marketing Traditionally, the holidays are a slow time for dentists. Hopefully this is not the case for you! If you planned and executed a sensational marketing plan early this year, you are probably reaping the benefits

November 27, 2011 News ImplantologyWebinars

RD Online Dental Education

by ken

Free webinar on Atlantis – now owned by Dentsply…….hmmmmmm, I wonder……. http://www.prodentalcpd.com/members/webinars Related articles Kodak Dental Systems: Free Online Webinar (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) ACE Dental Education (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Annual session course on dental labs first of its kind (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Open Wide – The

November 26, 2011 News Electronic Health Records

What are the Disadvantages of Electronic Health Records?

by ken

Since no one will come forward and address EHR on this blog [shame on you], I figure I have to stir the pot somewhat……..here goes Electronic medical records seem to be the current trend in health care, and you’ll find

November 26, 2011 News Botox

If you can do it in LA, you can do it everywhere….

by ken

Imagine a world where dentists wear holsters filled with Botox syringes…yup, it’s a comin’ pardner… Report: market for Botox® is growing at a rate of 9% annually, and dentists are poised to capture a significant portion of this market California

November 26, 2011 News Decay assessment and prevention

Bam, biff, kerpow, krunch!!

by ken

Could it be?  An end to S. Mutans? Image via Wikipedia UCLA clinical study leads to “smartbomb” mouthwash that destroys S. mutans In a recent clinical study, 12 subjects who rinsed just one time with the experimental mouthwash experienced a

November 25, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryPhotographyTreatment planning

Incoming AACD President, Dr. Ron Goodlin, featured on Labome.org and PubMed for his work, “Photographic-assisted diagnosis and treatment planning”

by ken

Good on ya Ronnie G: Dr. Goodlin’s paper–excerpted from his contribution to the textbook, Dental Clinics of North America, Vol 55 #2 entitled, “Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for Modern Dental Practice“–describes recommended digital dental photographic equipment, how to produce the