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Dr. Lorne Lavine

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As many dentists are well aware, there are numerous integrated technology systems that are part of the modern dental practice. Few will argue that the Practice Management Software (PMS) is the most important…

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Your Website: An Undervalued Tool?

In a down economy, it’s common for dentists to cut back on their marketing efforts due to fears about how the recession will affect their practice. In my opinion, this is a big…

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The Paperless Practice: Your Most Burning Questions Answered

What is your definition of a “paperless practice?” I’ve actually never been a huge fan of the term “paperless practice” as I think it’s extremely difficult, especially for an existing practice, to completely…

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Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins?   Many offices are now moving towards a chartless or even paperless environment. Practice management data, images, accounting data, documents, almost all of the critical data for the office is…

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Practice Management Software: Your Most Important Decision

The choices that dentists have in choosing a practice management software are almost overwhelming. While recent consolidations have reduced the “major players” in this area, there are still dozens of programs from a…

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The Digital Operatory

Over the past few columns of The Digital Dentist, we have examined some of the technologies that are part of the digital office, specifically looking at data backup, virus protection, an overview of…

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Monitor Madness

As dentists transition towards a modern dental practice, many of them realize the value and benefits of placing computers in the operatory. Many practices now have computers in the treatment rooms. One of…

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A New Look at Servers

The modern dental office continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Many dentists are building or upgrading their practices to achieve their goal of a paperless or chartless system. There are many components…

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Operatory Design

In previous articles, we have examined some of the technologies that are part of the digital office, specifically looking at data backup, virus protection, an overview of digital radiography, and monitors. There is…

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The Fine Print

There is no doubt that many dental offices have moved into the digital realm over the past few years. Systems that were primarily paper-based, such as insurance processing, scheduling, and charting are now…

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Tablets in the Dental Office

In previous posts, I examined the advantages of having computers in the treatment rooms. While there are certainly many reasons for placing computers in a clinical setting, for many offices, space limitations have…

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Bundle of Joy

In recent OHJ posts, we evaluated the different systems of digital radiography available to the modern dental practice. We have looked at the differences between the sensors and phosphor plate systems, focusing on…

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I Got Your “Back”

For offices that are using practice management software and digital imaging, the need to have a proper backup protocol in place is absolutely critical. Few offices would be able to easily recover from…

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New Rules of Marketing, Part 2

So, you’re the owner of a dental practice and you are trying to figure out the best steps to get on to Facebook to drive new patients. It can be a daunting task…

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New Rules of Marketing, Part 1

So, you’re the owner of a dental practice and you are trying to figure out the best steps to get on to Facebook to drive new patients. It can be a daunting task…

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The Three Technologies You May Not Know About…But Should!

The modern dental practice continues to evolve at a very rapid pace. Many systems that were paper and film based for close to a century are being replaced by digital counterparts. There are…

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