Wireless Technology

The Ontario Dental Association has printed a very informative article in its June edition of the “Ontario Dentist” and can be easily accessed and viewed via the internet at www.oda.on.ca. The article seeks to advise dentists with guidelines for purchasing a new computer.


Patient Education via the Internet

The Internet is acting as a means of patient education. Traditionally, patients have relied on verbal and written information given to them in the doctor’s office. Now, patients are learning that the Internet can be an important source of information.


What is EDI and CDAnet?

EDI is an acronym for Electronic Data Interchange. The CDA, along with selected insurance companies created CDAnet to offer Canadian dentists EDI capabilities. CDAnet is a national computer network system established by dentists for dentists.


Windows Server 2003 And the Benefits to a Dental Office

The latest server operating system from Microsoft is Windows Server Edition 2003. Windows Server 2003 better combines the usage user friendly features on user based operating systems such as Windows XP, but allows server based features such as networking protocols allowing client stations with little computing power to send and receive information that is processed on the main server machine. There are a number of benefits that Server 2003 provides for users of client-server databases from cost savings to increased productivity to a realistic solution for working from remote locations. The purpose of this article is to put these features and benefits in the perspective of creating a solution for dental practices.


What Caught my Eye! Observations from a Dental Technology Convention

After attending numerous dental conventions over the years, you get accustomed to seeing many of the same vendors offering the same products. Sometimes, new products or services can be easily overlooked at a large convention. Therefore, as a new feature for our newsletter, I thought I would write a brief review and my thoughts on some of the technology-related products that caught my eye and some of the industry news I have heard while attending dental trade shows/meetings.


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