Blogging is hard work!
So I'm taking some time off over the holidays to rest up and refresh. I'll be back in January...
Thanks for reading & for your understanding. See ya soon!
Friday, December 18, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
- Chairs and Stools–available choices include numerous DentalEZ chair and stool selections and upholstery types with over 40 color possibilities. Dental professionals can choose between Ultraleather™, Ultraleather™ Fusion, Naugahyde®, and NaugaSoft colors.
- Cabinet Countertops–solid surface countertop designs include twelve different color patterns such as Baja Melange, Crystal Mint, and Bedrock.
- Cabinet Laminates–options include a wide assortment of hues to coordinate with your countertops and office palette.
- Floor and Walls–for the backdrop and floor of the operatory, dental professionals can choose from six wall, and eleven wood or tile floor shades that set the stage for a pleasant operatory experience.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
A short post today as it seems that the exploding hoverboard story has nothing new...
Seriously, I was very honored when notified that this blog was chosen as one of the Top 20 Dentist Blogs by E-Dentists USA.
It's nice to know that all of this typing & research hasn't gone un-noticed.
If you'd like to see the entire list, here is the link.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
A short post today, but an interesting one. Now that female members of the armed forces can be in any role including front line combat, the issue of female body armor is taking on a major role.
I saw this story on Wired and thought I'd share it with you.
Take a look at the story on Wired.com It's an interesting read.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos
When something like this hits the news, you know it is either big... or going to be big. In the case of ransomware, it will be both.
Basically the virus like software grabs your system & installs itself on your hard drive. This allows the program to run in the background & it encrypts your hard drive. When you reboot, come back from a screen saver, etc, the system tells you it has been locked. However it also gives you instructions on how to get your data back. Normally this involves going to a nefarious website and inputting your credit card number (how safe do you think that is?). Supposedly then the hackers will give you a password that will un-encrypt your system.
The thing is, if it is getting on ABC News, you it is out there and it is only going to get worse. This is a crime that is growing exponentially. It will be even worse if you are a business.
If you are a dental office, check out DDS Rescue (a service that I use and recommend) to help by providing hourly backups of your system.
A few months ago, I was beta testing a Personal Cloud Backup System that had a security flaw (hey, that's why you beta test). The system was online about 96 hours before it was ransomeware hacked. It wasn't something I did... the hackers broke into the system over the Internet and installed the software themselves.
If you want to know more about this subject, checkout a quick search I did on Google.
And if you want to find out how to help prevent it, take a look at DDSRescue.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
First Mission of Mercy event in Washington, DC serves 700+ patients.
WASHINGTON, DC — (November 30, 2015) A cross-section of impressive imaging-related technologies from KaVo Kerr Group were put to use by hundreds of dental professionals who volunteered with the Mission of Mercy event hosted by the American Dental Association in cooperation with the District of Columbia Dental Society. Headquartered in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as part of ADA 2015 — America’s Dental Meeting, this was the first Mission of Mercy event to take place in Washington, DC.
Held Nov. 8, 2015, the free one-day dental clinic employed hundreds of volunteers to serve more than 700 patients in providing approximately $460,000 in care. KaVo Kerr Group supported the clinic with intra-oral X-ray, pan and caries detection products provided by DEXISTM, Instrumentarium DentalTM and NOMADTM. Teams of volunteers from DEXIS and Instrumentarium also donated their time and expertise to the event.
“The solutions provided by KaVo Kerr Group allow us to serve 99% of dental practices around the world. It is meaningful for those of us who are part of KaVo Kerr Group to participate in events like Mission of Mercy in order to see the individual faces of that 99% and, more importantly, the patients who benefit from our products,” said Candy Ross, KaVo Kerr Group’s Director of Industry and Professional Relations for Dental Technologies, North America. “We talk a lot about trust as a core value in our company. It is trust in the products themselves, and trust in our organization to show up for events like this so that smart innovation makes it into the hands of compassionate dental professionals committed to doing good.”