At last, technology that pays for itself.
One of the most powerful trends in technology is the development and expansion of the Internet and eServices yet many dentists do not understand or utilize eServices. This course will explain what an eService is and how you can use eServices to improve patient care and increase profitability with specific examples of services dentist can start using immediately
Interesting, related to “Who owns the data?”
The publisher had argued, essentially, that you might own a book you bought, but the company retained the right to sell it.
Ownership ought to mean something. When you buy a smartphone or an automobile, it should be yours, and companies shouldn’t be able to leverage their intellectual property rights in software to keep you from unlocking, repairing, modifying, or reselling it as you see fit.
via Our Intellectual Property Laws Are Out of Control – Popular Mechanics.
Taking an “All on Four” clinical course taught by Chris Winterholler.
Two quick observations:
It works. Like many dentists I scoffed at teeth in a day and only four implants as being not only bad dentistry but fraudulent. Now that I have seen the science and the technique I am impressed. BTW that angled distal implant is an important component of the system it is not sloppy placement.
This technique would not be possible (or would be a lot more difficult and dangerous) without advanced technology. Cone Beam CT, implant planning software, laboratory CAD CAM and milling technology all are important components of the system.
This relates to the concept I wrote about in Dentalcompare, A Car is not Merely a Faster Horse.
We (all of us) need to understand how different the actual world is from the world most of us think we’re living in. Most people believe that tomorrow is going to be substantially identical to today. The sun will rise, you’ll have breakfast, go to work, etc. But, those are the things we try to keep constant in our lives … technological advances don’t work that way.
Technology is evolving at an accelerating rate and we really have no chance of keeping up with it – not legally, not legislatively, not socially, not strategically … not at all. The best we can do is position ourselves to quickly adapt to change – it is the only guaranteed part of our reality…
…3D printers are not limited to printing in plastic. There are 3D printers that print in wood (a mixture of wood particles and binding agent that dries as wood) ceramic, carbon fiber, bronze, iron, steel, cellulose, human tissue (certain body parts for human transplant are grown using 3D printed frameworks) … there are limitations to the range of additive manufacturing materials, but the technology is evolving rapidly.
Read the Full Article:
The article was inspired by the kerfuffle surrounding the printed gun. However it has a lot more and explains 3D printing well. The article makes the point that printed objects will fundamentally change our world. I certainly see it changing dentistry.
This week on Dental Compare: There are six different primary functions found in Practice Management Software. Everybody does not need to know everything but everybody does need to know something.
Every dental team member does not need to be a mouse master with intimate knowledge of every click and cranny of the software. However every dental team member—including the dentist—does need to understand the basics and to master the sections specific to their area of responsibility
via Emmott On Technology: Who Knows What About Dental Practice Management Software? | Dentalcompare.com.
What the assistant needs to know is not what the front desk needs to know and the hygienist needs to know something else again. See which of the six basic functions each needs to master.
For the first time, a commercially available quantum computer has been pitted against an ordinary PC – and the quantum device left the regular machine in the dust
via Commercial quantum computer leaves PC in the dust – physics-math – 10 May 2013 – New Scientist.