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July 26, 2011 News Innovations in dentistry

Green, green, you’re young and alive….with apologies to Rod McKuen

by ken

Green, green, they say, on the far side of the hill From John Flucke’s technology blog Even dentists hate toothpaste tubes.  They aren’t very efficient which means they are wasteful.  They are also messy and sometimes hard to control. However,

July 26, 2011 News CAD/CAM

Is standardization the key to CAD/CAM’s future? I’m farklempt, talk amongst yourselves

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid – Kathy Kincaide Standardization is the key to just about everything in technology from cables to open source code….in the dental world, like CONNECTIVITY – it’s the only way to make TRUE INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY pervasive. July

July 16, 2011 News Orthodontics

Damon Braces In Orthodontics with Winnipeg Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Brad Stevens

by ken

There was a blog posting on Damon braces a while back with no comments, however, this is an area in orthodontics that is worth revisiting – Damon Braces – it’s a divisive issue in the ortho specialty (yes it is a

July 16, 2011 News General News

Overlooked and underrated gadgets

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By Ethan Siegel The latest tablets and Apple rumors may rule the headlines, but these humble bits of consumer technology provide convenience, cost savings and performance without the hype. Guest contributor Ethan Siegel is cofounder and CEO of Orb Audio.

July 15, 2011 News Electronic Health Records

Encrypt me, encrypt you blues

by ken

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water; cue the theme song from JAWS…..Six months ago, the RCDSO issued guidelines on electronic communications….do you have it memorized? Issues about email and being in accordance with

July 8, 2011 News RestorativeTooth decay

Mama, look at boo-boo dey – Shut your mout’

by ken

Despite improvements in resin-based composite technology, US dentists are placing more amalgam restorations than composites, and amalgam is still emphasized by US dental schools, according to the results of 2 studies published in the June issue of the Journal of the

July 1, 2011 News Laser Dentistry

Luke, I am your father…..some swear by, some swear at – LASERS

by ken

From the L.A. Time – by Amanda Mascarelli, Health Key – July 1, 2011 Dental lasers are either an indispensable tool in a dentist‘s toolkit or an emerging-but-unproven technology. It depends on whom you ask. They came into use in

June 26, 2011 News Elearning

How Consumer Technology & User-Generated Content Are Changing Ed-Tech

by ken

By Audrey Watters – June 26, 2011 – from ReadWriteWeb Once you’ve read the blog posting, view both the video clips from YOUTUBE – one explains the concept, the other demonstrates it in the most incredible way possible – editor

June 21, 2011 News Dental photographyNew Technologies

Innovative dental camera to launch in 2012

by ken

From my buddy Dhru Shah at Dentinal Tubules – June 21, 2011 – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER A team of scientists from the University of Liverpool has won an award for developing a device that can identify early tooth decay

June 15, 2011 News Implantology

Healing times for dental implants could be cut

by ken

By Johanna Loberg from EurekAlert The technology used to replace lost teeth with titanium dental implants could be improved. By studying the surface structure of dental implants not only at micro level but also at nano level, researchers at the

June 4, 2011 News Computer software

It’s good to be king

by ken

It’s hard to imagine that Apple, now the #1 technology company in the world in terms of brand value – some 1155 billion dollars, roughly the annual gross of an orthodontist, was once teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and

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,

June 3, 2011 News APPsComputer softwareElectronic Health RecordsTechnology

Doctors driving IT development with their mobile technology choices

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By Pamela Lewis Dolan, amednews.com – May 23, 2011 When physicians at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center started adopting smartphones a few years ago, they almost immediately looked for ways to use them in their clinical lives. Doctors liked being able

May 28, 2011 News General News

For those who question the power of the Internet in all things

by ken

My apologies to those who feel that this blog should be exclusively dental in it’s outreach. The resources for posting to this blog come by push technology to my iPhone. This particular tidbit would normally have been ignored, but this

May 18, 2011 News Implantology

Nano Bridging Molecules SA Receives CE Marking Certification for its SurfLink® Dental Product

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From PR Newswire Today Gland, Vaud, Switzerland, 05/17/2011 – Nano Bridging Molecules SA, A Swiss med-tech company announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) approval to begin marketing its SurfLink® Dental product – NBMolecules.com.       With its

May 17, 2011 News Technology

Rumor: Apple planning to launch new product this weekend

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From Digital Trends – May 17, 2011 This weekend it’ll be ten years since Apple opened its first retail store, and speculation is building that the company is planning to launch a new product as part of the celebrations. As Apple approaches

May 16, 2011 News Marketing strategies

Netsertive launches dedicated dental industry offering

by ken

From Dental IQ May 16, 2011 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina–Netsertive, an online ad technology company, has announced the creation of a dedicated dental industry offering. To read more about social media, go to social media. The offering is in response

May 13, 2011 News Dental HygieneNew TechnologiesTradeshows

Ah chlorhexidine, we hardly knew yee……….

by ken

From Kathy Kincaide – Dr. Bicuspid.com – May 13, 2011 Sunstar Americas unveiled the GUM PerioShield oral health rinse at the California Dental Association (CDA) 2011 spring meeting in Anaheim this week.  PerioShield, which features technology licensed  Image via Wikipedia from

May 13, 2011 News Innovations in dentistryTechnology

‘World’s tiniest camera’ may find use in dentistry

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid – May 11, 2011 Image sensor developer Awaiba has introduced what is being dubbed the smallest camera in the world, with potential applications in dental imaging and medical endoscopy, according to a story in PC World and other news reports. Read more How

May 13, 2011 News Technology

Apple patents speech-to-text, text-to-speech feature for iPhone

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By Andrew Coutts – May 13, 2011 A new Apple patent could make it easier for iPhone users to make and receive calls when talking is not an option. A recently filed Apple patent application suggests that the company plans to bring