Monday, March 31, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
- Faster connection, processor, and more memory
- Support for Apple Time Machine backup. The user can create a specific backup volume with only one click
- USB 3.0 connectivity
- Onboard battery backup. This means that in the event of a power failure you won't lose data
- Single or dual drive redundancy. The new Gen 3 can have 2 hard drives fail simultaneously and yet still not lose any data
- Instant expansion up to 24 TB. This means you can add new drives or replace smaller drives with larger ones simply and easily
The good folks at Drobo have even come up with an upgrade plan for existing users. Current customers can purchase a Gen3 device with a full manufacturer warranty at $50 off MSRP.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
I ran across this a few days ago and thought I would share it here.
While the Pap test is obviously not something dental, the testing and identifying of cancers in the female reproductive tract has a high degree of similarity with identifying cancers in the oral cavity. In fact the Human Papilloma Virus 16 has been indicated as a causative agent in both cervical as well as oral pharyngeal cancers.
Since it was created by George Papanicolaou in the 1930s, the Pap test has been considered pretty much the gold standard for identifying cervical cancers.
However, over the past several years data has begun to accumulate that shows that HPV tests are actually better at finding cervical cancers than the Pap test. The interesting part of this is that while current data accumulated over the past 10 years shows that the HPV test is more accurate, current FDA regulations are such that an HPV test can only be used along with a Pap test.
As this data has become more well-known, the FDA has begun to look at things a little bit differently. In early March 2014 an FDA advisory panel voted unanimously to approve a HPV test as the 1st standalone cervical cancer screening test not requiring a Pap test as well. While this does not indicate a wholesale change by the FDA, the FDA very frequently takes these recommendations into account and changes policy.
So what does this have to do with dentistry? The same virus indicated in cervical cancers has also been indicated by researchers as a causative agent of oral pharyngeal cancers that dentists, oral surgeons, and ENTs deal with. Current scientific thinking is a link between oral sex and the virus that causes cervical cancer.
As someone who is pretty passionate about doing everything we can to detect oral pharyngeal cancers at their earliest stages, this topic is a major blip on my radar. Cancer of the mouth and throat can be not only life-threatening that terribly disfiguring to those that it affects. As more information becomes available on this topic rest assured I'll be covering it here.
The full article is a great read and is available at WebMD. If you have any interest in the subject at all deftly make sure you read this article.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Antimicrobial, biologic formulations increase potential for accelerated healing and reduced inflammation, infection and pain
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, March 25, 2014 —TRIOLOGY™ Professional Oral Cleansing & Care, an innovative line of biologic debriding rinses and serums designed to enhance dental procedures and patient comfort, has recently been introduced to the U.S. dental market. The product line, sold exclusively through dental and medical practices, is manufactured by NOWsystem, Inc.
TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Rinse and TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Serum deliver breakthrough cleansing powered by Tritiserum™, a proprietary blend of biologic ingredients and carbamide peroxide. The patent pending formulations integrate with saliva for superior removal of bacteria, fungi, debris and irritants, working both supragingivally and subgingivally. This superior cleansing, coupled with a balancing of the pH, increases the potential for accelerated healing and reduced pain, inflammation and infection. The rinse is available in 8 ounce and 2 ounce bottles, as well as a 1 ounce spray for situations when rinsing is not practical; the serum is available in a 2 cc syringe, as well as a 2 ml pen for gentle self-application by patients.
“Superior cleansing is the key to faster healing and reduced inflammation, infection and pain,” said Janice King, NOWsystem co-founder and CEO, “and TRIOLOGY™ is the key to superior cleansing.” The breakthrough TRIOLOGY™ formulations are the result of over 10 years of study, product development and clinical research.
TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Rinse can be used for days or even weeks prior to dental procedures to lessen inflammation or infection, or at the beginning of in-office exams to reduce airborne spread of bacteria. Additionally, it is intended for use during and following any dental or hygiene procedures likely to involve bleeding, debridement or supragingival oral wounds, and following dental examinations and procedures to reduce pain. The rinse, particularly the spray version, can also be used by patients with dry mouth, xerostomia, halitosis and metallic taste disorder.
The viscosity of TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Serum enables the product to stay where it is placed, allowing the microfoaming action of the carbamide peroxide to flush out bacteria, debris and irritants that can cause gum infection and inflammation. It is intended for use as an adjunct to the following dental and hygiene procedures for superior removal of debris and irritants: extractions, root planning, routine prophylaxis, periodontal scaling, gingival curettage, core retention techniques, implant and crown procedures, and operative and postoperative procedures.
According to Dale Winetroub, NOWsystem co-founder and COO, among the studies documenting the efficacy of the TRIOLOGY™ formulations is an extensive antimicrobial analysis by Indiana University in which TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Serum and Rinse were shown to have roughly double the germ kill power of chlorhexidine gluconate. He also noted that because TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Rinse and TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Serum formulations contain only biologic ingredients and carbamide peroxide, there is no need to limit the frequency of usage.
TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Rinse and TRIOLOGY™ Debriding Serum are currently distributed by Goetze Dental and Burkhart Dental. Dental practices in regions where sales representatives from these two distributors are not located can order the product online at www.triologycare.com.
About NOWsystem, Inc.
Co-founders Janice King and Dale Winetroub brought together a team of dentists, hygienists, medial practitioners, and scientists to research, develop, study, and field test a line of biologic antimicrobial oral cleansing products to provide dental practices with superior and safer oral procedures and patient maintenance.These efforts have culminated in the release of the TRIOLOGY™ Professional Oral Cleansing & Care product line, which is dedicated to delivering “Advanced oral biology for advanced oral care™.” NOWsystem, Inc., which was incorporated in 2010 in the State of Nevada, is supported by an Advisory Board composed of leading dental, hygiene and medical practitioners.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
ioSafe is the technology leader of disaster proof hardware. Since 2005, our patented technology provides unparalleled physical security protection against fire, flood and theft for thousands of homes and businesses. Like an aircraft black box, ioSafe adds physical security and protection to irreplaceable data.
Encryption and network security are often used to protect data. Wildfires and hurricanes care little about whether the data is encrypted. Firefighters won't ask your permission before hosing down your entire computer system. Any offsite vaulting strategy will have vulnerability for the most important data in your business - the data you just created - not the data from last week. Backing up even one terabyte of data to the cloud could take up to 10 months with the typical business or home connection.
Physical security of data is often overlooked. Nearly every business, large or small has vulnerabilities. ioSafe specializes in hardware to help protect vulnerable data wherever it may reside. Designed to be bolted to the floor, survive building collapse or padlocked to anything immovable, our steel outer casings combined with fire and flood protection are designed to provide the ultimate physical security for external data storage.
According to IDC, over 100,000 external desktop hard drives are sold every day. By 2014 digital content in an average US home could total almost 12 terabytes according to Coughlin Associates! The higher download speeds and slower upload speeds have made it impractical to perform online backup for anything more than a few gigabytes. To upload a terabyte, nevermind 5 or 10TB to the cloud anytime soon will be impractical for all but the largest of businesses.
ioSafe high security technology gives you the choice between a pretty red unprotected drive and a fireproof, waterproof external hard drive starting at less than $150 and storing up to 2TB. Which drive do you want protecting your business data or your family photos and videos? How much are they worth to you?
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Contact: Kay O’Malley
Cosmedent introduces its versatile new Carry&Pack Instrument, designed to both carry composite to the prep and then rotate to pack composite into place. The phenomenal non-stick surface of Carry&Pack gives you better results with less hassle. The plugger is perfectly shaped so composite does not pull back. This convenient titanium coated instrument is a great addition to Cosmedent’s award winning line of composite placement instruments.
For more information or to order, call Cosmedent’s customer care representatives at 800-621-6729 or online at www.cosmedent.com.
Monday, March 17, 2014
- Digital tipping available
- Shake to Pay - makes paying much easier!
- Easier access to rewards
- My favorites will no longer be available so make sure to take a screenshot to save them!
After downloading, you'll need your password so if you have forgotten it, go to the website and get it now!
That's all I have at this point. Happy caffeine!
Friday, March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
CanalProTM CL – Cordless Handpiece
■■ Thin ergonomic design for better access to hard to reach areas
■■ Large, user-friendly LCD panel
■■ Memory for up to 5 programs
■■ Auto-reverse mod
■■ 6 head positions allow contra angle
head to be adjusted to your preferred position
■■ Operates continuously for approx. ■■ Contra angle head is autoclavable at 80 minutes 135 °C
■■ Quick charging time of approx. 90
minutes. Non-contact charger prevents ■■ Torque Level (N·cm): 0.3 ~ 3.0 improper charging due to deterioration
of metallic terminal
■■ Rotation Speed (min-1): 140 ~ 550
■■ Energy-saving, turns off when not used- for 10 minutes
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Academy of Periodontology
(312) 573-3243 | firstname.lastname@example.org
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PERIODONTOLOGY TO HOST
ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO
Registration now open for “The Perio-Restorative Partnership: A Roadmap to Clinical Success”
Chicago, IL – March X, 2014 —The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will host its annual Spring Conference with the 2014 theme, “The Perio-Restorative Partnership: A Roadmap to Success,” at the Hilton Chicago from April 26 - April 27, 2014. Attendee registration is open, and all members of the dental team are encouraged to register to learn about the latest advancements and techniques in collaborative care while networking with peers.
According to AAP President Stuart J. Froum, DDS, attending the 2014 Spring Conference brings value to all dental professionals. “The Academy has secured leading experts in the field to provide nearly 10 hours of real-world, relevant clinical information to help us work together more efficiently and make our practices more successful,” said Dr. Froum.
The two-day educational and interactive conference covers a variety of topics that promote professional growth and guide clinicians in providing the best possible periodontal care while also giving attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credits.
Lecture topics include:
- •Periodontal and Implant Therapy
- •Periodontitis Risk-Assessment
- •Perio-Systemic Relationships
- •Predictable Esthetic Results
- •Techniques for Implant-Supported Restorations
“This year’s Spring Conference, encouraging the practice of collaborative care, offers a unique experience for many dental professionals to team-up in an educational and social setting that enables clinicians to engage in new, exciting ways,” says Froum. “The best in periodontal education combined with the diverse sights and sounds of Chicago make this a must-attend event!”
The American Academy of Periodontology would like to thank Henry Schein for their generous support of the 2014 Spring Conference.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Brightsquid Dental Link Joins DenteMax’s MaxPlus Program to Offer Secure- MailTM to its Network Dentists
Brightsquid has been in the dental space for a while now, although they've been fairly "below the radar". I thought I'd post the press release here in case any of you are members of the DenteMax network.
As I said in my Top 10 Predictions for 2014, we are going to see a greater focus on security in lots of ways, especially with communication between offices.
Most dentists cringe whenever the term PPO is mentioned. This announcement at least shows some type of upside for membership in this particular PPO. However, if you factor in the fee discounts doctors have to provide in PPO plans, they could more than afford to have their own solution from Aspida.
Brightsquid also offers solutions for single offices to purchase. Details on that can be found here.
Read the press release for the details of the agreement between Brightsquid and Dentemax:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada. March 5, 2014 – Brightsquid Dental Link is proud to announce that it is joining DenteMax’s MaxPlus® Program to offer its Secure-MailTM privacy legislation compliant (including HIPAA, PIPEDA and HITECH) email messaging system to its more than 62,000 PPO network dentists.
Mr. Rohit Joshi, CEO of Brightsquid, says “We’re excited about joining MaxPlus because it enables
DenteMax network dentists and office managers to communicate securely with patients, dentists, specialists, and labs. Secure-MailTM is specifically designed to protect the confidentiality of the patient information dentists share with their collaborators, in a safe and convenient manner.”
“DenteMax is proud to have Brightsquid in its MaxPlus Program,” said Andrea Garrett, Senior Manager Network Operations, DenteMax. “We hope the dentists in our network enjoy the Secure- MailTM service and preferred pricing Brightsquid is extending to them.”
With over 3,000 users, Secure-MailTM is leading the dental industry by providing encryption, auditability controls, data backup, secure storage, data disposal, identity authentication, emergency access and unique user identification. In combination with Brightsquid Dental Link, Secure-MailTM also gives you added convenience with the ability to transmit, receive, store, view and annotate the files commonly used in these communications:
Compliant communication for health and dental records
Attach and share 500MB per message including common photo file types like JPG, PNG,
DOC, PDF as well as large STL 3d images
Zoom and pan on any photo with full 3D rotation in the Image Studio
Works with your existing email address
DenteMax network dentists can now register for preferred pricing with their annual subscription by visiting www.brightsquid.com and using the discount code “DENTEMAX”.
A privately-held company, Brightsquid Dental Ltd. is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has users in Australia, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, Spain and USA. Brightsquid's Secure-MailTM is available through their cloud-based platform, Brightsquid Dental Link. Brightsquid Dental Link centralizes communication where dental professionals can manage, monitor and share private patient data. For more information please visit brightsquid.com.
DenteMax, LLC, located in Southfield, Michigan, manages one of the nation’s largest leasable dental
PPO networks with more than 182,000 dentist access points and service to more than 8 million members. Founded in 1985, DenteMax has been leasing its quality dental PPO network for more than 28 years to insurance companies, third-party administrators and individual groups for use in their dental benefit plans. DenteMax has established lasting partnerships with its dentists, members and more than 200 client partners. For more information visit, dentemax.com.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
As someone who tries to do a fair amount of reading and research, there are times when in the middle of trying to digest something I stop and think to myself "what the heck are these people trying to say?".
Now it turns out... they may be saying nothing at all. Some investigations by scientists reveal that even peer reviewed journals (the gold standard for scientific publication) may be accepting articles written in scientific gibberish.
It's a sorry state of affairs, but something that was bound to happen, I suppose. Whatever happened to writing your own stuff? I mean that's what I do and I'm just a lowly Technology Editor for a dental publication.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Connected Data Announces Transporter Private Cloud Achieves 10 Petabytes of Storage Deployed in First Year of Shipments
Significant Growth Makes it One of the Fastest-‐Growing Private Cloud Companies of 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 4, 2014 – Connected Data, the creator of Transporter, the world’s first peer-‐to-‐peer private cloud-‐based storage platform, today announced it achieved a significant milestone of 10 Petabytes of storage deployed in its first year of shipments, and a record year of growth. Customer wins across a range of industries including legal, healthcare, education, government and consumer markets have propelled the company to exceed its 2013 revenue and unit goals.
Customers use Transporter to collectively sync, access, protect and share an enormous volume of documents and multimedia files. How much is 10PB of data? Download this infographic at www.filetransporter.com/10PB to learn more. To put 10 Petabytes in perspective, it is:
Three times larger than the entire Netflix Watch Instantly catalog1
Four times the size of the entire data store of the U.S. Census Bureau2
Five times the data stored in all U.S. academic research libraries2
"Cloud storage is playing an increasingly important role in enabling collaborative workflows,” said Tom Coughlin, President of data storage industry analyst and consulting firm Coughlin Associates. “10 Petabytes of storage deployed by Transporter last year is an impressive achievement and points to users looking to address concerns about privacy and to seek alternatives to the recurring costs associated with traditional cloud-‐based storage services.”
Transporter products address the global cloud storage market that is expected to grow from $5.6 billion in 2012 to $46.8 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of 40.2%. The North American market commands the largest share; i.e. 60% of the overall market in 2012 at $3.4 billion; and is expected to reach $21.8 billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 33.8% from 2013 to 2018.3
“Users love the flexibility of cloud storage, but want a more cost effective and private alternative. With 10 Petabytes deployed, our growth rate significantly exceeds that of most public cloud companies,” said Geoff Barrall, CEO, Connected Data. “Deployments of this scale in such a short period clearly show that customers value the cost savings and control offered by private cloud storage vs. the more traditional public cloud offerings."
Monday, March 3, 2014
A short post today as insanity sometimes rules my life... and this is one of those time.
I found the following story on CNN fascinating. Bluetooth is invading our lives and definitely doing and providing things I think are pretty cool.
Here is a link to the story.