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Making Smart Technology Decisions

Feb 21, 2019 Comments Off on Making Smart Technology Decisions by

Avoid the Sales Pitch and Evaluate Technology Effectively The 1964 stop-motion version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer includes a place called the “Island of Misfit Toys.” The island was a place where unwanted or poorly implemented toys would go because no one had a use for them. Many dental practices have a similar place—usually a […]

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Cybersecurity for Dental Practices

Aug 07, 2018 No Comments by

How to Protect Your Data from Ransomware. Imagine if all your patient files, accounting information, and other data critical to your dental practice was not accessible because someone was holding it hostage. In order to get your information back, you would have to pay that person (or persons) thousands of dollars for the possibility of […]

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Words to Bond By

Nov 17, 2010 No Comments by

Bonding and product chemistry. Let’s see, would this equate to Dentistry 101? That’s what I expected from a recent visit to Ivoclar Vivadent’s USA headquarters in Amherst, New York. Instead, for me and some of my fellow colleagues, the experience became a reality check. While touring Ivoclar’s phenomenal facility, we received several product lectures and […]

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Smart Phone, Smarter Practice

Jul 01, 2010 No Comments

In graduate school a professor lectured on something he called disruptive technology. In a nutshell, his point was that periodically a technology comes along that destabilizes or fundamentally changes some aspect of a business model.

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