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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
E-Book: Dr. John Flucke on how digital dentistry works

Being the kind of practitioner we all desire to be requires a serious commitment. I remember when I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (the date is now rapidly approaching when dinosaurs ruled the Earth), one of my instructors told me my diploma was just a passport to a lifelong commitment of learning.

Things I didn't learn in dental school - but wish I had

As crazy as this may sound, I always wanted to be a dentist. At the age of three, I declared my intentions to my family and then worked toward that goal.I never wanted to be a policeman, a fireman or anything else (OK ... maybe for a few days I wanted to be James Bond, but that had more to do with the girls and gadgets than anything else).

Compiling digital data in the dental practice: Seeing is believing

Being the kind of practitioner we all desire to be requires a serious commitment.

Congress passes Section 179 extension ... what that means to you and your dental practice

I consider myself to be a pretty decent dentist, but I’ve never considered myself to be the kind of guy who could tell his CPA, “Don’t worry about filing for me this year. I’ve got this.” I mean, we all have our core competencies, but mine lie more in the area of linear thought, sketching schematics, programming, clinical testing, and that sort of mundane stuff.

Unveiling the BIOLASE Epic X Diode Laser

We have seen some tremendous advances in our beloved profession of dentistry in the last 25 years or so. As computing power has increased, research and development in many areas of dentistry has allowed us opportunities to perform procedures that would have had G.V. Black as happy as a hungry shark in a swimming pool full of tuna.

Dr. John Flucke's 10 dental practice predictions for 2015

Each year, Dr. John Flucke shares his predictions for emerging and continuing dental industry trends in the coming year. Here are his predictions for 2015.

Dr. John Flucke's takeaways from the ADA Annual Session

This year's annual session in San Antonio featured the debut of many innovative new (and improved) products. In this months' edition of Technology Evangelist, we take a look at some of the products that really stood out.

Saving space for a more efficient operatory

Let's face it. As we add services to our patient treatment, the amount of space we have available in our operatories decreases.

DPR tech editor gives thumbs up to the DEXIS CariVu transilluminator

For years now, dentistry has been diagnosing, for the most part, interproximal decay in pretty much the exact same way. Since the introduction of the concept of the bitewing radiograph, the process of locating and diagnosing decay between the teeth has only gone through minor changes.

Cloudy with a chance of computing

In the last couple of years, almost every tech lover, from the casual user to the hardcore gear head, has been inundated with a serious dose of “The Cloud”.