You walk into a health food store and find a flyer that warns of the hazards fluoridated water. What’s this all about? Fluoride is in half of the public water in the US. It is accepted by some, including the government, that fluoride deters tooth decay, thus it is good for public health. However, a […]
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August 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments
August 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Saving lives? It’s all in a day’s work for a proactive dentist! In this economy, dentists can increase their value to patients by offering dental-related, preventive services. Do you offer stem cell preservation? Do you look for signs of serious non-oral diseases during checkups? Do you treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring? Do you offer […]
July 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments
This may not be breaking news or even important information, but it’s definitely interesting. An 18-year veteran dentist, Dr. Igor Tsarik of Siberia, has carved/sculpted about 300 teeth, many of which are on display. He uses a drill, heat, and lacquer to create his tooth art, which is a form of Japanese netsuke. Primary teeth […]
April 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Ready for a vacation? Ready for the ADA 150th Annual Sessoin? You’re in luck! Registration is now open for the American Dental Association’s (ADA) 150th Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition. The event will be held in Honolulu’s Hawaii Convention Center, Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, 2009. Check out the registration page online here www.ada.org/goto/session. […]
April 1st, 2009 · 6 Comments
Tom Hedge, DentalBlogs contributor and tech guru, created this form for YOU to use on full-mouth rehab cases. Simply download it, amend it, and have your patients sign it.
October 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Smiles All Around for British Dentists
Results of the 2007 British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry audit show that our English neighbors across the pond really like their cosmetic dentistry. The BACD is a non-profit organization that promotes ethics and advancements in cosmetic dentistry. The long and short of the audit: Female patients accounted for over half of all cosmetic dentistry cases. […]
March 12th, 2008 · Comments Off on PC Mover from Laplink
I have just installed a new Home-Office computer for Emmott on Technology. It is awesome…quad core dual monitors…total geek out. However even for a big geek like me setting up a new computer is a tedious and frustrating task. However this time I used a slick product that made it much faster and easier. PC […]
December 18th, 2007 · No Comments
I am a big proponent of multiple monitors everywhere in the dental office. See the PC Mag article linked below for instructions on how to do it. Here is my office manager Jackie with two monitors at the front desk.
I’m going to assume that you have Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista. Given that, you’ll need a graphics card or graphics subsystem that supports multiple displays. Any video card manufactured in the past three years—even the budget cards—can do that. But take a minute to refer to your PC’s manual if your system has only integrated graphics hardware—that is, a graphics adapter that’s built into your system’s motherboard chipset. Some integrated graphics systems can handle more than one display, but others can’t. The bottom line is that you need a graphics adapter with two physical connectors—either VGA or DVI—and two displays with appropriate connections. If you have a video card with two DVI ports, but one or both of your displays has only VGA connectors, you can obtain DVI-to-VGA adapter dongles.
Multiple Monitors, Multiple Questions – Expert Help by PC Magazine .
December 18th, 2007 · No Comments
Palm announced today the launch of the Treo 755p for the Verizon network. The device is available immediately via Verizon’s site and will be available for purchase in the carrier’s brick-and-mortar locations on January 7th. The blue-green Treo 755p features a sleeker design than its predecessor, an internal antennae, a higher-resolution color touchscreen, and a full QWERTY keyboard. The device also has a 1.3-megapixel camera, Microsoft Word and Excel editing capabilities, and the ability to view PDF and PowerPoint files.
Gearlog – Gadget Guide by Geeks for Geeks .
December 16th, 2007 · No Comments
D-Link Slashing Prices of 802.11n Routers to under $50?
According to DigiTimes, D-Link is in the process of slicing the price of its entry-level 802.11n routers to under $50. Those sort of price cuts may be hard to believe, but a quick search of Google turned up an indication that prices are indeed heading south: the DIR-615 Wireless-N router can be purchased from PC Connection for $59.95, and at TigerDirect for $59.99. (Both are fairly well-regarded shopping sites, but be sure and check ResellerRatings to help determine if a cheap price is too good to be true.) I don’t believe PC Magazine has reviewed the DIR-615, but the DIR-625 is being sold for about $75 on TigerDirect, where it has received some nice reviews. Stepping up to the DIR-655 will cost you about $130 at NewEgg, but it will also buy you a router that won a PC Magazine Editors’ Choice award. Keep in mind that any router labeled with a “draft-N” moniker is probably going to be cleared from inventory for marketing purposes before the final standard is ratified next year.
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