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Dr. John Flucke
Dr. John Flucke is in private practice in Lee’s Summit, Mo. He also serves as technology editor for Dental Products Report magazine and keeps an active blog filled with thoughts and tidbits on the world of technology at blog.denticle.com.
2016 Best of Class Technology Award winners announced
2016 Best of Class Technology Award winners announced
Every year, the members of the best of class voting panel get together in Chicago during the Chicago Dental Society’s annual Midwinter Meeting. The idea is to discuss the “latest and greatest” our profession has to offer and then vote on what we feel is truly the “Best of Class” in our profession.
4 practice-changing technologies
4 practice-changing technologies
Technology is an interesting thing. Most times we get into it hoping that it will provide an amazing opportunity for us to do some things we haven't done before. Let's take a look that some of the things I've discovered over the years that have truly made a tremendous difference for my practice and myself.
A good night's rest: Why sleep apnea treatment is critical
A good night's rest: Why sleep apnea treatment is critical
In the last few years our profession has seen an increased focus on the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in our practices. Many of us are now asking questions during our initial patient interviews and devoting portions of our patient health history forms to the subject of OSA.
The top overlooked technologies your dental practice should be thinking about
The top overlooked technologies your dental practice should be thinking about
What technologies are under appreciated—or going unused—in your dental practice? Dr. John Flucke explores several technologies you shouldn't be ignoring.
The state of technology in dentistry
The state of technology in dentistry
As the old expression goes, the only constant is change. As I type this, the days are getting longer and the holiday season is receding into life’s rearview mirror. Such is the way things go.
Dr. Flucke's top 5 test drives of 2015
It’s that time of year again: Time to list the top five products that I’ve gotten to test and try this year.
3D CAD/CAM in the future of dentistry
3D CAD/CAM in the future of dentistry
The progress of dentistry has been likened to a moving sidewalk where, if you are not moving forward, progress sweeps you backward. Time and again we have seen that you can make the best buggy whips in the world, but if no one is making buggies anymore, your company is doomed to failure.
Top technologies for caries and cancer detection
Top technologies for caries and cancer detection
When it comes to technology and the integration of it, there are many ways to skin the “Technology Cat.” For many, it might mean integrating computers into your daily clinical routine. Or it might mean finally embracing digital radiography and adding that component to your office armamentarium.
How to transform a dental practice from low-tech to high-tech
How to transform a dental practice from low-tech to high-tech
So it’s been a while (maybe a long while) since you’ve updated anything and suddenly you’re feeling left out and behind the curve. What to do?
How to ensure the entire team is on board with technology
How to ensure the entire team is on board with technology
Implementing new practices and technologies can be great for your dental practice, provided the entire team is on board.