- Implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) to increase profits
- Increase production and case acceptance
- Track and measure practice productivity
- Use Dentrix’s advanced features for improving management
- And much more!!!
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Our evaluation of the TS150 mill is continuing on schedule.
At this point in the eval, I can state that the machine is performing as advertised/expected.
The unit was designed and created by Glidewell Lab & is being sold through equipment distributors. The system that we are evaluating is sold by Benco.
The mill will create crowns, inlays, and onlays. To this point in the eval we have noted exceptional marginal integrity, great consistent contacts, and very nice occlusal anatomy.
The most difficult part of the process has been the interface of the device between our iTero and the computer we are using to run the design software. That problem is not related to the mill or the design computer, but our iTero. I'm confident as more and more iTero users begin to do in office milling, this problem will be handled by the iTero software folks, but to this point, that has been the most challenging aspect of the process. Let me state for clarity, that there are not a lot of iTero users that are currently interfacing with the TS150 and that accounts for the glitches we've experienced. After all, that sort of thing is why we do beta testing in the first place. Hopefully my feedback to the companies involved will help expedite those of you who follow the same path...
I've been contacted by some of you great people who are regular readers wondering how the eval was going, hence this mid-evaluation post.
At this point, I've been very impressed and would recommend the TS150 unit with no hesitations. When we are totally done with our beta evaluation, I'll provide a much more detailed final post.
In the meantime, our work continues. If you would like more info, feel free to email, contact me via Twitter, or just leave a comment.
As always, thanks for reading. My goal is to help you readers and as a result of that, to help your patients.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Hey, there's a pattern developing here. 2 days in a row of a post from the BBC.
Seriously though, this one is really important. One of my great passions is helping prevent oral cancer. Betel nut chewing in Asia is a huge factor in developing this terrible disease.
Click here to read the BBC story. It is sobering...
Friday, March 20, 2015
A short post today because the real info is in the article I am linking to.
Imagine being able to print medical devices in the OR as the patient is operated on. Next imagine printing teeth as the patient waits.
Read here from the BBC for all the details...