Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The Future is Now
Curve Dental Announces Release of New, Web-based Dental Software
Curve Hero: A Fresh, Web-based Alternative to Dental Software
OREM, UT—Curve Dental, Inc. announced the release of Curve Hero, a new web-
based alternative to dental software designed for simple operation, lifestyle flexibility and better business value. In development for more than five years, Curve Hero’s advanced technology is designed only for the web for the contemporary dental practice, providing key features, such as scheduling, billing, clinical and perio charting, reporting, imaging, clinical notes, patient education, and more.
“Curve Hero is a fresh alternative to dental software,” said Matt Dorey, founder of Curve Dental, Inc. “Our primary objective was to take a different approach to dental software, beginning with the web. As a result, Curve Hero is dreamy simple. Doctors and their staff will find that we’ve taken a cleaner, smoother approach to helping them accomplish their tasks and responsibilities in less time and with more efficiency. Curve Hero is an extension of their style of working. Our customers prefer Curve Hero for the same reasons they bank on-line, book a vacation on-line or shop on-line: It’s more convenient and it’s faster—and less expensive.”
As web-based dental software Curve Hero offers advantages over traditional client/server applications with respect to implementation costs, convenience and data security. Because the software only requires a browser and an Internet connection, expensive investments in hardware, servers and IT services are not required. The convenience of the web allows the practice to access patient data from any location at any time, which is more flexible to varying lifestyle preferences. With patient data stored off-site at redundant and secure data centers, the practice is not threatened by theft, natural disaster or local hardware failure, greatly simplifying business continuity and disaster planning. Further, the practice
also benefits by fully complying with all HIPAA or PIPEDA requirements pertaining to
“Data security is substantially improved with web-based software than it is for legacy client-server software,” Dorey said. “Our encryption process meets or exceeds all government standards and our data centers are secured physically. On-line banking, on-line trading, on-line shopping, and on-line travel reservations have shown that doing business on the Internet is safe and much more convenient. A practice can now manage their practice on-line, too, with Curve Hero and not have to worry about data backup or IT assistance.”
Curve Hero’s web-based simplicity and flexibility makes it the perfect choice for dentists looking for an alternative to traditional, legacy client-server software. The seamless work style extension and business value in Curve Hero will help dentists better brand and manage their practices.
About Curve Dental, Inc.
Founded in 2005 Curve Dental provides web-based practice management software and
related services to dental practices within the United States and Canada. The company is privately-held, based in the USA in Orem, Utah with offices in Calgary, Canada and Dunedin, New Zealand. Dentists can call 888-910-4376 or visit www.curvedental.com for more information.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Drop in the Bucket
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Face the Music
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Free as a Bird
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Close...But No Cigar
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
No Word for You!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Smart as a Fox
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
It's All in the Name
NameBench will analyze the sites that you visit using your browser's cache, and test resolving their addresses using your currently configured DNS servers, as well as some common freely available ones online, and will recommend an ideal configuration once it has completed analyzing your unique situation.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Cuts Like a Knife
DVD Knife does away with the normally lengthy process with a quick, four-click solution. When you start it up, you just open the disc, navigate to and mark your start and endpoints, and click save. DVD Knife will extract the clip (without compressing or decompressing) into a small VOB file that you can then convert into whatever file type you need.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Best of the Best
Having practiced for over 10 years, I know how critical it is to have the right Office manager in place. So does CareCredit and the AADOM:
AADOM NAMES KAY VALENTINE 2009 OFFICE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Red Bank, NJ, DECEMBER 2009 — The American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) has named Kay Valentine from Gary Llewellyn, DDS of Indianapolis, Indiana, as the recipient of the 5th annual AADOM Office Manager of the Year Award.
Behind every successful practice is an office manager who displays innovative thinking, business acumen and leadership qualities within their practice and community. Each year, the AADOM recognizes these exceptional individuals and highlights their accomplishments at their annual conference. “The competition for this prestigious award grows more intense every year,” says Heather Colicchio, AADOM President. “Kay has earned my deepest respect, as well as that of all of the members of AADOM. She’s a shining example of what every office manager should aspire to be.”
“There is something special in our office called the ‘Kay Factor,’” wrote Dr. Gary Llewellyn as he nominated Valentine. “About three years ago, my practice was in deep trouble. I was managing my practice to fail. Kay brought to my practice 22 years of experience and a vision: to meet, exceed, delight and amaze every patient, every time. Kay motivated my team and streamlined my processes, allowing me to exceed my production goals.”
That should be enough, but Kay has done more. “Once the practice was back on its feet, she focused on ‘paying it forward,’ leading our entire team on two mission trips to Mexico, treating patients at a local assisted living center and starting the Office Manager’s Study Club of Indiana,” says Dr. Llewellyn. “Kay’s commitment to excellence is contagious and ultimately creates extraordinary experiences for our patients.”
As the winner of the 2009 award, Ms. Valentine will receive a valuable award package provided by CareCredit, the AADOM’s Founding Partner. This includes free registration to the 2010 AADOM Conference, a feature story and photo on the front cover of The Observer, and $1,000.
About the AADOM: the AADOM is the country’s largest professional organization for office managers, practice administrators and other practice management staff. The AADOM is committed to creating and maintaining a network of dental professionals to share resources and information, helping all members achieve the highest level of professional and personal development. For more information visit www.dentalmanagers.com.
About CareCredit: for more than 20 years, CareCredit has been making it easy for patients to get the dentistry they need and want. Today, CareCredit is at work in more than 125,000 practices in the nation and has been used by over 7 million patients. CareCredit is exclusively selected for their members by most state and national dental associations, including AADOM, ADA Business ResourcesSM*, AGD, AAOMS, and AAP, and is also recommended by leading practice management consultants. For more information on CareCredit, call 1-800-300-3046 ext. 4519 or visit www.carecredit.com.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Room with a View
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Keys to My Heart
A very cool device that I saw at GNYDM: Keyscan. It's basically a scanner that built into the keyboard that is activated as soon as you insert the document. It also can create searchable PDF documents. Slick and at $140, not too expensive.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
One small feature worth a mention is that Disk Defrag supports Windows 7's superbar progress indicator. You can choose to defragment your entire drive or target specific files or folders. It's also got a number of other smart features, like free space consolidation and intelligent system file placement. Disk Defrag can also be set to run automatically when your system is idle.
The installable version can also clean up your temp files prior to defragging, minimize to the system tray, run scheduled jobs, and integrate into your right-click context menu.
Friday, December 11, 2009
When Old is New Again
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Great Ideas Come Here
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
In with the New...
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Best of the Best
Saturday, December 05, 2009
The Flip Side
Everyone who spends a fair amount of time on the computer has a few favorite applications, the ones you like for one reason or another. Maybe they help you get your work done faster or you like their looks and feel or perhaps because these are free.
And sometimes there are software you find irksome and think things could have been better. In any case, I always like to try out a few alternative software choices before I settle with any particular application mainly for two reasons: One, you would never know how good or bad the one you are using is until you try some alternatives and two: a bit of choice and competition can only be for the good of us users! Your motivation might be different: perhaps you want to find a free software that does the same task as the paid software you are using or maybe your favorite Windows application is not available on Mac or Linux.
Whatever maybe the reason, here are some sites that you can use to find alternative software and suggested applications.