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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

November 23, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryLaser DentistryMarketing strategiesNew TechnologiesOffice designYouTube

For those of you who truly think outside the box!!!

by ken

Forget websites, forget social media/networking…….BE CLEVER, BE UNIQUE http://www.youtube.com/user/samsungmobileusa Watch this YOU TUBE clip and then ask yourself; if I change the product to say SMILES….line of folks waiting to get into a “dental office” – one incredibly cool guy

November 19, 2011 News Social mediaSocial networkingTrends in Dental EducationWebsites

Leverage is not a four letter word

by ken

See link on bottom to read entire article… Most health care professionals prioritize patient education, because an educated patient makes wise, informed decisions for treatment. This translates into higher case acceptance rates for your practice. While personal consultations, combined with

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Shifting encryption gears

by ken

It seems unlikely that those who are working with the RCDSOntario will choose to enter a constructive dialogue on encryption and the drive to mandate, quelle domage or fromage, never did do well in French. SLIPSTREAM Just Give Me the

November 11, 2011 News ElearningElectronic Health Records

Primer on dental data encryption – going paperless – from the ADA

by ken

DENTAL ENCRYPTION DUDES at the RCDSO – come out, come out whereever you are.  This need not turn into a Rick Perry, Jan Brewer debate, because the taunting is simply to get you lads to COMMENT………the erudition will come from

November 8, 2011 News Humour

R.I.P. Andy Rooney

by ken

God bless Andy Rooney for reinvigorating the premise behind and advocacy of the inveterate curmudgeon……he spoke his mind, got in endless trouble for it and was even suspended at one time from 60 minutes, but the lad knew how to

September 20, 2011 News APPs

Round and round she goes, and where it stops………it won’t

by ken

iPADS and Dentistry – nuff sed…..iOS 5.0, the latest iteration of the Apple mobile platform operating system is due out……watch for the explosion…..do check out the image as it MUST in due course become “de rigeur” for reps and their

August 27, 2011 News APPsDental practice transitionOffice designTrends in Dentistry

Renovating your office and don’t have a clue

by ken

Most of us may be practicing longer than we thought thanks to the economy, or not, but the look and feel of our offices are very much the focus of customer service. As always, in that this week is dedicated

August 27, 2011 News General News

I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham

by ken

Bit of a fluff piece but inspiring nonetheless. “Well, I guess it’s all up to me,” Cohen said. Standing next to him, on the second-floor landing above his dental office, was a 3-foot statue of a smiling Sneetch. Read article

August 26, 2011 News APPs

So you think tablet computers have no place in the dental office; WRONG LUDDITE BREATH!

by ken

It’s all about the vision thing – thousand points of light – eeeech, ooooooooh, did I actually just revisit something out of a Bush’s mouth………mea culpa, senior moment, bear with me, I need silence to deal with my contrition.  Okay,

August 12, 2011 News APPs

Anything with the name Oxnard in it has to be worth the read

by ken

New iPAD APP available……. OXNARD, California, August 10, 2011- Dental office organization can be confusing and overwhelming. Questions like “why do I need so many trays?” or “should I buy cassettes?” and “am I in compliance?” come up all the

July 30, 2011 News APPsCloud computingElearningElectronic Health Records

Follow the bouncing cursor

by ken

News on the street is that iTunes 11 is to get a radical overhaul that will include, wait for it, iCloud integration. A slicker cleaner interface compared to previous versions and “word” on the street is that iCloud will be

July 26, 2011 News Infection control

Rupert Murdoch is using Fox News to deflect animus to dentists

by ken

From PRNewsWire If you’re being demonized, demonize someone else…..it’s historical. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 25,2011 /PRNewswire/ — A leading international scientist in the field of infection control is urging patients to ask their dentists about the potential for cross-contamination in the dental office,

July 23, 2011 News Dental ethics

Reader’s Digest – Laughter is the best dentistry?

by ken

I asked my office manager why we have four subscriptions to Reader’s Digest….her response, they are routinely “five finger discounted” from the reception area……not Vogue or Veranda or Golf Digest, Road and Track, we tried the Robb Report for a

July 9, 2011 News General NewsNew TechnologiesOffice design

Surgically Clean Air

by ken

Once upon a time –  it was possible to feel like you were trying to keep your home clean and getting away from all of the pollution on earth just by staying inside your house and keeping the doors and windows

June 28, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsGeneral NewsPractice management

Dental assistant in the clink for embezzling $200K

by ken

How did someone manage to embezzle $200K in this economy from her office with no one the wiser?  That question being posed, I’m calling my accountant this morning to do a forensic audit of my practice…shhhhhhhhh From Dr. Bicuspid –

June 11, 2011 News Community outreachWebsites

Do the math!

by ken

From CNBC.com – by Margo D. Beller – June 10, 2011 One had an idea: create a website allowing uninsured consumers to compare prices and reputations of dentists across the U.S. before stepping foot in the office. One looked at

June 3, 2011 News New dentistsNew TechnologiesOffice design

Building the perfect beast

by ken

Dental office design in this technologic era no longer looks to Roger Miller‘s King of the Road for blueprint layout Image via Wikipedia Trailers for sale or rentRooms to let…fifty cents.No phone, no pool, no petsI ain’t got no cigarettesAh,

May 29, 2011 News Practice management

f(x,y) / f'(x,y) = 255 – f(x,y)

by ken

Title has nothing to do with the entry, just curious to see who’s reading. Motivated patients keep appointments, dentists told  from the Hartford Business.com Journal Online Q&A talks about issues in the management of a dental practice with Peter Gopal,

May 26, 2011 News Cloud computing

HP finishes Paul McCartney’s private digital library

by ken

What does this have to do with the future of dentistry and how your office functions????EVERYTHING!!! With the increasing digitization of records as offices go paperless, as they store cbCT images, the increasing creation of clinical images for case documentation,