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October 19, 2011 News Dental examination

Patients’ attitudes toward screening for medical conditions in a dental setting

by ken

We recently installed the Heart Friendly Dentist USB device by bioAnalytics Inc. to screen patients for BP and pulse rates and shortly, to non-invasively screen them for diabetes.  Picked up this article off the blogosphere – Greenberg, B. L., Kantor,

October 5, 2011 News General News

U.S. recession effects gnaw at dentists’ business

by ken

Sageworks Stats – Mary Ellen Biery Dentists are finally feeling some pain from the recession. Privately held dentist offices (NAICS code 6212) have seen sales so far this year decline about 3 percent after posting ongoing-though-shrinking gains in their top

September 6, 2011 News General News

RIM investor urges company to consider sale – POWER TO THE PEEPS

by ken

An investor in Canada’s struggling Research in Motion is urging the company to create a committee of independent directors to explore the sale of the Jaguar Financial Corporation CEO Vic Alboini said today in an interview that he is uring BlackBerry

August 26, 2011 News Social mediaSocial networking

Half of Americans Are Now Social Networkers

by ken

Don’t postpone that move to Facebook and Twitter. By not incorporating them into the fabric of your practice, you are losing a huge potential marketing and educational advantage for current and future patients. It’s a culture and it’s pervasive; you

August 12, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomography

Number of CT scans have risen 330 percent in 12 years – there’s money in them thar tunnels

by ken

By Caleb Garling – August 12, 2011 – Cool Tech The intensive hospital procedures use has skyrocketed in the last decade. If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to be an emergency room patient, you likely know how ominous the idea

August 10, 2011 News APPsComputer softwareGeneral News

The iPad Trumps Oil: Apple Is Most Valuable US Company Re

by ken

From Fox Small Business Center – August 10, 2011 STEVIE WE LUVS YA!!!!! NEW YORK –  Investors seem to think you want an iPad more than oil, as Apple Inc. became the most valuable company in the United States, surpassing Exxon Mobil Corp.

July 27, 2011 News Social mediaSocial networking

Whistle down the “Goin’ Mobile” Wind REDUX

by ken

It is estimated that smartphones will be 28 percent of all phones sold this year (2011) – that’s 420 MILLION – with an M – what does this mean to your practice and your ability to market your services….as repeatedly

July 17, 2011 News General News

Do you have children? grandchildren? Then you must read this posting!

by ken

From Cleveland.com (not the online spin-off from Family Guy)… Biomedical engineering is fastest growing field; dental jobs offer many new spots for 2-year degrees 72 percent: Projected growth in jobs for biomedical engineers from 2008 to 2018, the fastest growing occupation. Education:

June 2, 2011 News Social networking

13 percent of online adult Americans use Twitter (Twitter begins rolling out new photo service, improved search)

by ken

The social media juggernaut is unending. Twitter has just upped the ante by adding images to the 140 word limit thereby recognizing the olde saw that a picture is worth a thousand words. Again, what does this have to do

May 6, 2011 News Oral cancerPathology

Fight the good fight – defeat Oral Cancer

by ken

From the International Oral Cancer Association Blog The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that there would be 35,720 new cases of cancer of the oral and pharyngeal region in the United States in 2009, with 7,600 deaths from the disease.1 

April 2, 2011 News Orthodontics

Hey Ma, where’s my retainer? Yo Buddy, where’s my retainer?

by ken

ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) — Have you been wearing your retainer? It’s a question countless parents ask of their children post-braces. Now Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers are getting serious about the question. Image via Wikipedia

March 26, 2011 News General NewsPractice management

You can’t call time out in the war between market and science

by ken

It’s hard to pay attention when you’re focused on a reverse image in a rhodium mirror prepping the margin of the distal seat of an inlay onlay for a 2.7, and yet, we must.  Dentistry is evolving at an alarming

March 8, 2011 News Pathology

Study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females

by ken

From Physorg.com A UNC study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades. A team of

February 20, 2011 News Dental HygienePractice management

Feel like your swirling down the drain counter clockwise? You’re in Australia….

by ken

From Dental Tribune – Dental Tribune is a large global dental publishing entity – very much worth a visit to www.dental-tribune.com – I personally enjoy their ePaper section…the following article is from DT.  Sally McKenzie is CEO of McKenzie Management.

February 15, 2011 News Implantology

And what about endodontics – sob………….!!!!!!!

by ken

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, standouts in surgical procedures in terms of growth over the next five years are going to be dental implant, facial injectable, optical coherence tomography (OCT) catheter,

February 7, 2011 News General News

New Heart Failure Therapy Proves Most Effective in Women – CRT-D device led to 72% reduction in death among female patients, study found

by ken

MONDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) — A therapy to prevent heart failure is twice as effective in women as in men, a new study finds. It’s the first time that a heart treatment has been shown to offer greater benefit to women, the researchers added.

February 4, 2011 News Practice managementTrends in Dental Education

Valentine’s Day: Love me, love my iPad with iOS 4.3

by ken

The number of dental APPS in the APP store remains small, but is growing…..expect to see it continue exponentially as the impact chairside for treatment explanation in conjunction with monitors in treatment rooms showing diagnostic material explodes……. Y U should

January 8, 2011 News General NewsPreventive Dentistry

When you smile, I see spots before my eyes?

by ken

ATLANTA (AP) — In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are now getting too much fluoride because of its presence not just in drinking water but in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, and it’s causing splotches on

October 13, 2010 News General News

Rampant discrimination against transgender people by health providers

by catherine

Image via Wikipedia A press release from Washington crossed my desk today that makes me angry, sad and praying that these findings do not reflect the ‘Canadian’ situation. Let me know… Transgender and gender non-conforming people face rampant discrimination in

September 13, 2010 News Practice management

Ladders, Layers and Leadership – Part One

by ken

With all the technologic advances and sophistication coming to the fore in the dental armamentarium, the advancement and sophistication necessary to ensure their delivery to a consumer base faced with a schizophrenic economy is lacking.   Thanks to the invaluable