Welcome to The Digital Dentist

I’m Dr. Lorne Lavine, The Digital Dentist. If you’re thinking of adding to or upgrading the technology systems in your dental practice, then you’re in the right place. I started The Digital Dentist after discovering that dental professionals need focused, trained IT professionals to understand and work with their specific technological needs.

Please, take a look at the products and services we have to offer and read through my blog below. Also feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks for reading.

Old and New

Your new computer came with the latest version of Windows. While you really like the added speed and storage space, you cannot come to terms with the new OS. Or maybe some of your hardware or software isn’t compatible. Here is how you can combine the best of the old with the new Windows.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.29, 2014  12:09 am No Comments

Five for Fighting

Windows XP may be gone, but all is not lost. Windows 7 may replace it as the legacy Windows OS of choice, especially considering the little-known features hidden away in Windows 7 that may make you realize just how much you love the OS.

Hidden features you say? Absolutely. They include keyboard shortcuts, secret tricks and other interesting features that most long-term Windows 7 users never realized existed, and a few features that amazingly were added as late as the last year or two – evidence by the fact that they were just recently added to the Windows 7 New Features download provided by Microsoft.

I highly recommend that download, but if you don’t have time to sift through it, the following are a few highlights of the more impressive, little-known features that could boost your productivity and deepen your love for Windows 7.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.28, 2014  12:07 am No Comments

Music to My Ears

Listening to music makes everything more fun. Instead of wasting your time with managing playlists or putting up with poor local stations, consider listening to the radio online. You can choose from countless fantastic Internet radio stations, many of them dedicated to specific genres, and you might even discover a few that are free of commercials.

First, you need a player to access the stations. In the realm of desktop tools, you can choose from two avenues; either outfit your existing media player with radio streams or find a dedicated app that meets all your radio needs.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.27, 2014  10:59 am No Comments

Hide in Plain Sight

If you haven’t heard, TrueCrypt is no more. If you still have older versions of the program, you can continue to use them but be aware that there may be unfixed security issues in those versions. The safer course of action would be to migrate over to another solution entirely. You had a good run, TrueCrypt, but now it’s time to say farewell.
For those who aren’t yet convinced that data encryption is necessary, you ought to check out these reasons to encrypt your digital life. It’s not just for the paranoid, I assure you.

The alternatives covered in this article will only include those that are free. Yes, there are many awesome encryption programs out there but the main draw of TrueCrypt was its combination of power and affordability

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.26, 2014  10:56 am No Comments

One and Done

Windows 8.1 can be frustrating to use. No, not just because of how different it is — Windows 8 was very different, but Windows 8.1 shows Microsoft becoming more reasonable. We’re talking about blurry text, laggy mouse pointers, touchpad issues, and SecureBoot problems — good, old-fashioned Windows annoyances.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.25, 2014  10:53 am No Comments

Mickey Mouse

A good computer mouse doesn’t have to cost a ton of money, especially if you need it to travel, or you’re on a budget. This week we’re looking at five of the best mice on the market for around $20.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.24, 2014  10:48 am No Comments

Webinar on Thursday July 24

Are you a dentist who isn’t getting every patient to say YES?? Then you must come to tomorrow’s webinar. The very well-respected founder of Alvarez University, Randy Alvarez, will give you 10 proven strategies to help you design a presentation that is virtually impossible to refuse!


Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.23, 2014  9:12 pm No Comments

Data INsecurity

Want to know if you are doing all you can to protect your data? See my webinar from last night and sign up for a FREE audit!


Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.23, 2014  10:00 am No Comments

Speed Demon

If you’d like the speed of your mechanical hard drive to be closer to SSD speeds, short-stroking your hard drive is your best bet. These steps can get your hard drive up to speed at the cost of some memory.

Short-stroking lets your mechanical hard drive access files faster by keeping your most important files—like your OS and apps—stored in its best performing sectors. You can use the other partition for storing other, less speed-reliant files as well.

Your hard drive will get a significant speed boost as long as it’s reading from the fast partition, but it comes at the cost of storage. Keep in mind, the fast partition will be much smaller than the actual size of the entire hard drive. Here are the steps to finding your hard drive’s sweet spot and setting up short-stroking.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.23, 2014  7:15 am No Comments

Risky Business

Did you know that HIPAA requires you to do an annual risk assessment? We offer a free 5-minute assessment to get you started. Check it out here.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on Jul.22, 2014  7:13 am No Comments