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Dreaming about the future

September 16th, 2005 · No Comments

I was playing with my new iPod nano today and was blown away. This little device is $200. It has 2 Gigabytes of flash memory. A cheap 2 Gigabyte compact flash card is $150 today. Flash memeory is waay less likely to malfunction. I have two 30 Gig iPod’s with dead hard drives ($800 down […]

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Transferring music from your iPod to another computer

August 28th, 2005 · No Comments

1. Mount your iPod on your PC 2. Open My Computer and double click the iPod 3. Choose Folder Optionsfrom the Tools menu to open the Folder Options dialog 4. Click the View tab. 5. Below the Hidden Files and Folders entry, click Show Hidden Files and Folders 6. Click Apply The iPod_Control folder is […]

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Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition

August 28th, 2005 · No Comments

I have researched the purchase of a small 4 x 6 photo printer for home use that does not require a computer to print. This Epson seems the way to go. Most are dye sublimation printers. This one is an ink jet. Prints are about half the cost at 29 cents each.  That is about […]

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The non-confrontational new patient digital exam

August 24th, 2005 · No Comments

Today’s consumer is very well informed. They have more information available to them than ever before through sources like the media and the internet. Computers, digital cameras, and photographic quality printers are all in the main stream of consumer purchases. Consumers are also accustomed to watching and learning via a television or computer monitor. Our […]

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Online Continuing Education for Dentistry

August 4th, 2005 · No Comments

I was asked last year to do an online course on Digital Dentistry for  This course covers everything you will need to know, including: technology background, software, what camera to buy, the latest digital products, how to and what shots to take, web sites, e-mail, implementation, the digital new patient experience, printers, scanners, and monitors. […]

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Credit Cards for dental expenses

August 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Paying as many dental and business expenses with a credit card has many benefits. First off, it costs you nothing or just the annual fee. The second benefit is that is buys you 60 days, or less, to help cash flow. Most vendors bill at 30 days and the credit card buys you another 30 […]

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Who Presents Your Teatment Plans???

July 31st, 2005 · No Comments

There is a whole new approach, which I must say truly works, take yourself  (Dr.) out of the case presentation and get your  Team to training to do these for you. You case acceptance will be greater and so will the total dollar amounts on your treatment plans. Get your Team trained to handle the consultations. Team members […]

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Top 25 Dental Products – Loops with illumination

July 31st, 2005 · No Comments

I cannot imagine practicing dentistry without the aid of magnification and illumination.  I started with 2.0x flip ups and have worked my way up to the 4.8x through the lens fixed magnification.  It is unbelievable what you can see that you could not see with the naked eye.  I use a pair of loupes from […]

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Top 25 Dental Products – Oraqix needle free anestheiic

July 31st, 2005 · No Comments

What are the most dreaded words you can hear from your hygienist when you are in the middle of something?  “Doctor, I need a hygiene check, or Doctor, I need anesthesia for my patient.”  This product will not help with the first question, but it has just about eliminated the second one in my practice.  […]

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Top 25 Products – Dental Marketing

July 30th, 2005 · No Comments

O.K., this is not a product per say, but is perhaps the biggest thing you can do in 2005. Dentistry is finally being presented in the media with a positive spin. Extreme Makeover, The Swan, magazine articles, news clips, etc. are raising awareness of what dentistry can do for the population at large. We need […]

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