Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Looking For An AED?


If you are looking to purchase a Automated External Defibrillator(AED)
for your office try the AED Superstore they have many models to choose from.

The Heartsine Samaritan should be what most dentists are looking for with a cost of $895.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Protecting Your Laptop

Protect your notebook from theft. Here is an article that gives all kinds of tips to protect the physical notebook and secure the data on it.

Go here to read the article.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Are You Looking To Buy A Laptop


Here is some interesting information about the quality of laptops. Consumer Reports recently posted this chart showing the percentage of laptops that need some serious repair - we believe/hope over the life of the product. These numbers are staggering, as is the fact that there is only a 3% difference between leaders Sony and Lenovo and losers Compaq and Gateway.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Spring Ahead Fall Back

At 2am on Sunday, the clocks need to be ** turned back one hour** as we return to Standard time. And for those of you keeping track, this will be the last time this change takes place before Halloween. Starting next year, we’ll be falling back on the first Sunday in November (thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005).

Friday, October 27, 2006

Vista system may need more memory

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista computer operating system may need double the amount of main memory recommended by the world's biggest software maker, Dell Inc. Chief Executive Kevin Rollins said.

"I think they tell you maybe 1 gig of memory is OK," Rollins said Thursday at a speech at Shanghai's Jiaotong University, referring to Microsoft's recommendations. "No. Two gigs of memory would be great."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tooth Tunes Musical Mp3 Playing Toothbrush


HEY, MOM . . . we understand that getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a daily battle. Not any more! TOOTH TUNES is here to help put an end to those battles. TOOTH TUNES is a new, revolutionary toothbrush for kids that makes brushing their teeth fun and entertaining.

Your kids will love brushing their teeth to their favorite hit songs from some of their favorite artists. As sound vibrations stream from the bristles through their teeth, they hear the music in their heads. But, when they stop brushing, the music stops playing in their head. So they’ll actually want to keep brushing for a full two minutes!

Check out more on the by clicking here

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Web Browsers

Mozilla has released Firefox version 2.0

Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 7.0

Just click on the link above to download your favorite.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Cell Phone Broken or Got Wet?

If your cell phone gets damaged and you don't have insurance for it then you usually have to buy a new one (without the subsidy). Consider these two services that can repair your cell phone for a lot less.

Fastcpr.com repairs cell phones for a flat fee of $44.95 even phones that have gone for a swim in the toilet.

Cellrepair.us charges $19+ parts and shipping.

So far I have not had to use one of these companies but if the time comes you do have options if the cell phone carrier says they can't or won't repair it.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Curse protected 4,200 year old graves of royal dentists

The arrest of tomb robbers led archaeologists to the graves of three royal dentists, protected by a curse and hidden in the desert sands for thousands of years in the shadow of Egypt's most ancient pyramid, officials announced Sunday.

Read more about it here

A New Aligner Company

With the recent demise of Orthoclear a new company has moved into the invisible removable orthodontic fold. The company is call NuBrace. They offer online certification. As this company is new do your own due diligence.

More information is available on their web site Nubrace.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

RF Concepts microscope



Here is Copernicus a 30X video microscope. Cost is about $6K.

Velscope



A new oral cancer detection system

RF Concepts All In One Microscope system



Here is the Copernicus Video microscope. Enlarging the image up to 30 times. Price is $6K

New Bluetooth Sensor



A new wireless Bluetooth digital radiography sensor from a company called Myray. Cost for a #1 sensor is $8K. It has an LCD screen that tells you what computer it is connecting to, along with the battery level.

Elvis Sighting



Viva Las Vegas and the ADA
Tomorrow views from the exhibit floor.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Off To the ADA in Vegas

I will be departing for the ADA Convention in Las Vegas. So stop by Technology Day on Tuesday and say hello. Lots of updates from Vegas. Hope to meet you there.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

New From Google

Google Maps is now availbale for the Palm operating system. I tried it on my Treo and it works great. If you could use this with a GPS it would be a great application.

Download Google Maps for your Mobile phone here

Google Docs & Spreadsheets is a web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that keeps documents current and lets the people you choose update files from their own computers. You can, for example, coordinate your office's assignments, access your family to-do list from work or home, or collaborate with remote colleagues on a new business plan.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets can be found here

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mobile Search Engines

If you have web access on your mobile phone don't forget that you can easily do Google and Ask.com searches. These web sites are specially formatted for the small screens on your mobile phone. Go try them out.

http://mobile.ask.com
http://www.google.com/palm


You can even use these sites on your desktop computer to speed things up! Click on the links above to check them out.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Good Price on Photoshop Elements 2.0

Circuit City has an online only sale on Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 2.0 for $24.99

So if you like to manipulate photos or do cosmetic imaging

click here.

Free International Phone Calls Without A Computer

Futurephone

Simply call one of the domestic USA phone numbers from your home, office or mobile phone to be connected to our gateway. Once it answers, dial in the number you want to reach.


Make Your Call

1. Dial one of the numbers listed below

2. When the gateway answers (its in Iowa), enter 011 then the country code and number you want to reach (mobile users, do not hit SEND - the call will go through on it's own)

3. Wait a few moments for your call to ring through and then enjoy your free call.

Click here to learn more.

Friday, October 06, 2006

UAppoint Welcomes Patients to the Dental Office

The “Patient Welcome Kit” is the newest feature of UAppoint’s Smart Patient Connections service. New patients are welcomed to the practice by email. Attached to the email is a medical/dental history and registration form that the patient fills out at her convenience. If an existing patient referred the new patient, a thank-you email is automatically sent to the referring patient. The service significantly enhances the relationship with patients and saves the dental practice time and money


Read more here

Thursday, October 05, 2006

AAOMS Release BRONJ Paper

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has issued prevention and management strategies for those who are at risk for developing the disease and for patients with Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, or BRONJ.

Click here to read the position paper

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Pay With Your Finger



Biometrics is coming to patient check out. Here is another item I saw at NextFest. You sign up and then you no longer need to carry debit or credit cards. Just a touch of your finger and away you go. Its not yet nationwide but I look forward to seeing more of this type device.

More information is here

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Vein Viewer


I saw this at NewxtFest. If you want to start an IV it helps you visualize the veins.

Its available from Luminetx and its a little steep for a dental office at $25K.

More information is available here