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by Steven M. Seltzer, TLC Inventor

Air Water and LCD Screens—Essentials of Dentistry
It’s finally happening in dentistry.  LCD screens are taking over the world everywhere--grocery store isles, dashboards, and now the operatory.  In fact, the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display, or flat panel screen) in the operatory is becoming as essential as air and water.  The list of applications is seemingly endless--digital X-rays, restoration design, implant design, charts, photos, patient education, case presentation, cosmetic simulation, scheduling, caries detection, magnification, entertainment, distraction, and the next yet-to-be discovered technology breakthrough, all express themselves visually via the LCD.  This article will show you how to cost-effectively integrate LCD enabled technologies into your practice that pay for themselves and provide immediate benefit to you and your patients.  (For the complete article)

Clone and Organize Your Practice with High Tech(nique)
Ask a group of doctors what the number one problem in dentistry is today and they answer with one simple noun, “staff”.  Ask them to elaborate and they convert the noun to an adjective and answer with simple two word combinations, “staff turnover, staff shortage, staff training, staff motivation, or staff management”.  The bottom line is, “how do you create, develop and maintain a skilled workforce even through periods of staff transition?”  Despite dramatic improvements in dental materials and technologies, there have only been minor improvements in the way people learn and work in the dental practice. (For the complete article)

Maximizing Your Return on High-tech Investments
Those doctors who educate themselves about the best way to buy and implement technology achieve better results.  Their productivity, income and satisfaction are higher.  Their storage closet for mistakes is surprisingly bare, rather than being laden with failures.

I’d like to present a new decision model that reduces failures and virtually guarantees higher performance of technology in the dental office.  Doctors who incorporate this decision process will see their practice income and productivity skyrocket. (For the complete article)

   

OTHER ARTICLES

Article 5–“MBA In a Box: The ClosestThingTo APractice That Manages Itself” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 10(11):629-632, 1989

“Electronic Spreadsheets--Tools for Profit” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 13(9):716-720, 1992

“Electronic Spreadsheets--Part 2 Appointment Management and Exploring

Spreadsheet Power” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 13(11): 936-939, 1992

“Desktop Publishing:  How to Use It in Your Practice” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(1):8-14, 1993

“The Telephone:  Friend or Foe” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(3):268-275, 1993

“Turning the Promises of Computers Into Reality:Part1” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(5) 568-570, 1993

“Turning the Promises of Computers Into Reality:Part2” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(7) 864-870, 1993

“Patient Contact Managers Augment Your System” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(9): 1090-1093, 1993

“How to Create Presentations for Case Presentations, Staff Meetings, and Lectures”. The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 14(11): 1356-1361, 1993

“Moving Toward a Paperless Practice” Dental Practice & Finance, 46-47, September/October 1993

“Regain Control of Your Inventory” Dental Practice & Finance, 50-51, November/December 1993

“Computing Trends Update”. DDRC: Dentists’ Desktop Reference to Computers, 46-48, 1993

“Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Technology?” Dental Practice & Finance, 50-51, January/February 1994

“Steve Seltzer Talks About Computer Functions and Operatory Workstations”. Dental Products Report, (28) 2:44-81, February 1994

“Create Personalized Correspondence in Seconds” Dental Practice & Finance, 54-55, March/April 1994

“Voice Activated Technology: A Conversation with Steve Seltzer” Dental Products Report, (28) 5:10, May 1994

“A New Decision-making Recipe:  Steve Seltzer reviews how to properly analyze technology investment decisions in light of available capital” Dental Practice & Finance, 43-44, May/June 1994

“The Multi-Media Approach to Boosting Productivity” Dental Practice & Finance, 53-55, July/August 1994

“Steve Seltzer Talks About Integrated Systems: Dream or Reality” Dental Products Report, (28) 7:82, July/August 1994

“Filmless Radiography: Setting the Stage for the Future” Dental Products Report, 56&62, September 1994

“Electronic Spreadsheets:  Dentistry’s New Power Tool” Dental Practice & Finance, 47-50, September/October 1994

“Electronic Claims Processing: Where Are We Now” Dental Products Report, 132-136, October 1994

“Understanding Components Is Critical To Intraoral Camera Purchase” Dental Practice & Finance, 47-50, November/December 1994

“Make Your Computer System Fly” The DENTECH Newsletter, 1-2, Fourth Quarter, Volume 7/Part 4, 1994

“Space-Age Dentistry:  The Secrets Behind a Technology-Assisted Practice” DDRT:  Dentists’ Desktop Reference to Technology, 65-67, 1994

“Maximizing Your Return on High-Tech Investments” Dental Practice & Finance, 46-47, January/February 1995

“Electronic claims:  Conquering the Fear of Filing” Dental Practice & Finance, 55-56, March/April 1995

“High Tech Zone: Digitized Dentists Enter Hyper-Oral Space” AGD-Impact, 23(5): 13-18, May 1995

“A Treatment Proposal is Worth a Thousand Words” Illinois Dental News, 4-5, September 1995

“Creating a Hygiene Profit Center” Dental Practice & Finance, 15-16, November/December 1995

“Hot Technologies for ‘95” DDRT: Dentists’ Desktop Reference to Technology, 64-70, 1995

“Video Camera’s Insight Converts the Skeptics” RDH, 16(2):42-44

“Create Your Own High Tech Marketing Presentation” The Personal Report, 7(2):2-3, Second Quarter 1996

“Technology Overload?” Dental Economics, 34-43, August 1996

“Eliminating BOTTLENECKS with Profitable High Tech Hygiene”  DDRT: Dentists’ Desktop Reference to Technology, 5-10, 1996

“Around the INTERNET in 59 Minutes” DDRT: Dentists’ Desktop Reference to Technology, 58-66, 1996

“Keeping Patients Requires Using High Tech Tools” Hinman Herald, March 31, 1997

“Double Your Hygiene Production Overnight” The Farran Report, 9-12, May 1997

“Using Technology to Market Cosmetic Dentistry” Current Opinion in Cosmetic Dentistry, 4:53­58, 1997

“Automated Employee Appraisals” Dental Economics, September 1997

“Storing Visual Images” Dental Economics, October 1997

“Voice Mail Prioritizes Calls” Dental Economics, November 1997

“Building A High Tech Infra-Structure” DDRT:  Dentists’ Desktop Reference to Technology, 13­19, 1997

“Steven Seltzer e uno, dei maggiori (senon il maggiore in assoluto) leader dell’informatica e dell’high-tech per l’odontoiatria degli USA”. Dental Cadmos, February 1998

“Maximize Your Intraoral Camera”  Book and video published by Seltzer Institute, Inc., 1998

“Interview with DentalTechnology Expert Steven Seltzer” PreView, 7(1):13-17, Spring 1998

“High-Tech Marketing Expands a Cosmetic Practice” LVI Dental Visions, 7(2):15, April/May 1998

“Radio Days” LVI Dental Visions, 7(3):15, June/July 1998

“Is YourPractice A FordPinto?” LVI Dental Visions, 8(1):15, January/February 1999

“What’s New Today,Will Be Standard inthePracticesofTomorrow” Day By Day, 18, February 20, 1999

“Internet Marketing & Education Is Key” The Personal Report, 10(2):4, Second Quarter, 1999

“101 Technology Pearls for Dentistry”  Book published by Seltzer Institute, Inc., 1999

“What Technology Matters Most?” ADA Life Line, 3(2), June 1999

“Choosing the Right Computer System” The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 20(8):738-748, August 1999

“High Tech Update” Articulator, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, 6(2):4, May/June 2000

“Virtual Case Presentations-Digitally” Dental Town Magazine, September 2000, 11-1

“High Tech Hygiene” Dental Products Report Special Hygiene Issue, May 2001, 23-26

“Transform Your Practice With High Technique—Part 1” Dentistry Today, May 2001

“There In No Hygienist Shortage—Part 1” Profitable Dentist Newsletter, May 2001

“There In No Hygienist Shortage—Part 2” Profitable Dentist Newsletter, July 2001

“Transform Your Practice With High Technique—Part 2” Dentistry Today, July 2001

“Transform Your Practice With High Technique—Part 3” Dentistry Today, September 2001

 
     
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