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November 20, 2011 News General News

Who do we mandate to inform us properly and with dispatch on all relevant matters before they mandate us?

by ken

I’m driven by a passion for the use of the Internet and all it’s tricks and toys to learn faster, more pervasively and eliminate the clear and present danger of hired gunslingers, paid advocates and pseudo-arms length royalty accruing purveyors

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform

by ken

This discourse needs to continue. The offer remains on the table or in this case the tablet…..this blog, any blog is a forum for dialogue. It will be handled with professionalism and respect……………mandated encryption in Ontario will likely lead to

September 6, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomography

Editorial on the use of small FOV cbCT

by ken

From the International Endodontic Journal – very well written and thought out editorial. files.me.com/ken.serota160/s27h67 Check out the vid – someone has funky tastes in muzak  Related articles Endo Perio Implant Algorithm Redux (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Artifacts

August 31, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomography

Guidelines on CBCT for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology – European

by ken

From o’er the pond – a worthwhile read One of the primary aims of the SEDENTEXCT project was to develop evidence-based guidelines on use of CBCT in dentistry, including referral criteria, quality assurance guidelines and optimisation strategies. In 2009,we produced

August 10, 2011 News Evidence based dentistryFluorideResearchRestorative

A recent study supports the use of fluoride-releasing dental restoratives

by ken

From Dental Healthub Imaging Wednesday, August 10, 2011 A recent study published in Prilozi (2011, 32(1):283-94;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21822195) suggests that fluoride-releasing conventional glass ionomer, resin modified glass-ionomer, compomer and glass ionomer cement restorations help to reduce secondary caries in permanent immature and

August 1, 2011 News Marketing strategiesNew Technologies

Roll your own….

by ken

Found a few interesting sites for those diehards who like to “roll their own” when it comes to graphics for blogs and e-newsletters. In searching out topic areas, this particular aspect of practice management is exploding….. http://www.dentalwisdom.com/training/anatomy/traininganatomy1.html  for those explaining

July 26, 2011 News Dental amalgamRestorative

The Replacements – terrible movie, effective use of amalgam?

by ken

From Dental Bicuspid.com – Assistant editor Rob Goszkowski July 26,2011 — There’s a pervasive problem in restorative dentistry, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association (July 2011, Vol. 142:7, pp. 842-849): Too many dentists are replacing amalgam

July 21, 2011 News Social networking

Twitterers avoid dental advice from their Peeps, errrhh Tweeps

by ken

From Dental Tribune – July 20, 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: Users of the microblogging service Twitter are tweeting extensively about their dental problems, a nationwide survey in the US has shown. It also revealed that most of those complaining

June 29, 2011 News Social networking

The operative word is “young”

by ken

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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 13, 2011 News InvisalignOrthodontics

Invisalign adds interoperability with OrthoCAD iOC

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid – May 13, 2011 Align Technology has qualified Cadent‘s orthodontic full arch scanning process for use with Invisalign treatment. Interoperability with Invisalign will be available on the OrthoCAD iOC system with the latest software version iOC 4.0. Image by

April 5, 2011 News Dental ethicsEndodontics

Endodontic Parousia – Nullius in Verba Redux

by ken

The intent of this “article/op-ed/editorial” piece is to see if I can finally shake loose those of you who read this blog, spend time on it and yet don’t post……….the point of this “MASHUP” is to engender “discovery” of information,

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

February 25, 2011 News Practice managementSocial networking

I asked one of my assistants if she knew who Mark Zuckerberg was; she said no, and went back to posting comments on her Facebook page

by ken

Kind of a quick and dirty way of pasting together a promotional piece, but it’s on the use of social media in dentistry and thus of value to many.

February 13, 2011 News Practice managementSocial networking

Taking it to the streets – start a revolution in your reception squarea….

by ken

Facebook is reframing it’s look; it was never intuitive or user friendly, but it was long overdue for a visual overhaul and that is launching……..the use of newsletters is old hat in dental marketing…..what Facebook and Twitter offers is 24/7/365

February 13, 2011 News Implantology

Journal of Dental Research releases large studies on osteonecrosis of the jaw

by ken

February 11, 2011 Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a debilitating bone condition that affects the jaws and occurs as a result of reduced local blood supply to the bone. The literature in this area has been severely limited since

November 25, 2010 News PharmacotherapeuticsPractice managementSocial networking

New England Journal of Medicine – Social Media is in the BIBLE

by ken

By Jeremy A. Greene, M.D., Ph.D., and Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. Facebook and Twitter, the largest social media Web sites, have more than 350 million users worldwide, and surveys indicate that 60% of Americans turn first to the

November 14, 2010 News General News

An epidemic happening in slow motion

by ken

Read at your peril………as a profession, we worried about cbCT abuse and dose over-exposure and yet, we don’t have to be certified to use cell phones…………… Visit – http://cellphonehealthfacts.com – after you’ve read below and after you’ve gulped hard several dozen times……..THINK…

November 8, 2010 News Cone beam computed tomography

The war on small FOV cbCT continues unabated

by ken

Each province in Canada and each State in the U.S. regulates the use of equipment that produces ionizing radiation within their own geographical areas.  Although federal guidelines exist in each country, the provinces and states interpret and regulate based on those guidelines in different ways. The

August 14, 2010 News General News

Tylen – not at – ol

by ken

Image by Getty Images via @daylife (Health.com) — Teenagers who take acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter remedies — may be at increased risk of asthma and some allergic conditions, according to a new study of