Dr. John Flucke

Innovator Profile 2015: Gendex

We recently sat down with Dr. John Flucke, technology editor and chief dental editor for Dental Products Report, to talk about the GXS-700 sensors from Gendex.

5 technologies your practice needs to invest in now

You’re familiar with Western Union right? Right? Of course you are. At one point in time, they were reportedly the second largest telegraph company in the world.

What dentists want labs to know

When you think about it, the process of creating a restoration is sort of a miracle. The fact that a piece of human anatomy can be replicated quickly and at reasonable expense is nothing short of astounding.

What dentists want labs to know
What dentists want labs to knowDental and laboratory experts weigh in on what dental technicians need to know about the new workflow.
A change whose time has clearly come

Change is inevitable, and it frequently comes painfully to the forefront of our existence.

Test your dental implant IQ

As the population continues to age, more patients will turn to implants to replace missing teeth rather than ill-fitting dentures or partials. These patients are more educated about implants than ever before, and they’re excited about the possibilities they offer, from a more confident smile to the ability to eat with no pain or discomfort.

Dr. John Flucke explains how and why DEXIS CariVu changed his practice for the better [VIDEO]

What does Dr. John Flucke, DDS, think of the new DEXIS CariVu caries detection device? He gets truly honest about the product in this featured Google Hangout video interview with Dental Products Report Content Director, Kevin Henry.

Digital Sensors 360ยบ: A sense of how far sensors have come

I remember back in the mid-1990s, I was working with a company that was trying to bring a fairly new dental technology to market. That technology was digital radiography and back then, it required a Herculean effort to even begin to get it to work. I spent countless hours tearing apart computers and adding parts that would allow the sensors to communicate with the computer.

CAD/CAM: Having it all ... your way

It’s all just ones and zeroes, off and on. It’s just that simple. It’s hard to believe that when a 25-year-old Texas Instruments engineer named Jack Kilby demonstrated the first integrated circuit, one person’s response was “But what is it good for?” That little integrated circuit, the off or on, the one or zero, gave birth to the digital revolution.

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.