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.

Speed Matters

How fast is your Internet connection? Sure, your Internet service provider has given you some numbers, and your cellular provider probably says you get blazing fast 4G LTE. But how fast is it, actually?

There’s a good chance you’re not getting the Internet connection speed you’re paying for, but maybe you are. Here’s how to find out.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.24, 2015  12:55 pm No Comments

I Hear a Symphony

As many of you know, I am very active on social media, such as the close to 10,000 Facebook fans I have, 19,000+ Twitter followers, active on LinkedIn, etc. The problem is that I want to post information to all those sites but don’t want to have to repeat that process over and over. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool that allowed me to take my blog and push it out to all those sites? Enter Symphony. I’ve been testing it out over the past few weeks and it seems to work like a charm: posts to my blog are immediately pushed out to other social media sites. Very slick, a real time-saver, highly recommended!

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.23, 2015  8:45 pm No Comments

Takeout Food

When Google announced that you can download an archive of all your search data, the pervading attitude was “cool, finally!” What you may not know is, you can already download other valuable data with a little-known service called Google Takeout.

Google Takeout isn’t new, having been around since 2011, and we’ve even written about it before as a way to download all your Google Docs in one go, but there’s quite a bit more to it than that.

Google has been gradually adding products to Takeout, so now you can download your +1s, calendars, contacts, Hangouts, mail, and much more. It even lets you download your Blogger blogs, since that is a Google product as well.

What this means then is that you can obtain regular archives of all your Google data, which you can then keep and store for posterity, or export to another service.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.23, 2015  12:54 pm No Comments

Accidents Happen

Computers are vulnerable devices and can often seem to screw up by themselves, but user error is a huge problem causer. There might be things you aren’t aware of being potential hazards and that ignorance could end up wrecking your system.

Don’t fear because we’ve rounded up some of the top computer accidents that can have disastrous consequences. The great thing is that they’re all easy to prevent, providing you take action and abide by the advice.


Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.22, 2015  12:44 pm No Comments

10 Easy Pieces

Windows 10 is coming, possibly as soon as July. Will you be able to upgrade? Is your computer equipped with the right hardware?

The chances are that if your computer runs Windows 8, it should also run Windows 10, but if you’re still unsure, we’ve compiled a list of details you should check before taking the plunge.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.21, 2015  12:27 pm No Comments

Edge of My Seat

Microsoft is retiring the old, much loved-to-be-hated Internet Explorer in favor of the newMicrosoft Edge. It will be the default browser for Windows 10, from phones to desktop, and from first impressions, it doesn’t look half bad. It’s as if Microsoft actually tried to create a better product this time. Competition is wonderful, kids.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.20, 2015  12:25 pm No Comments

Webinar Tomorrow

Implant Overdentures A to Z: Start to Finish Clinical Steps for Implant Overdentures


Third in a series of four, this session on Implant Overdentures A to Z will comprehensively outline the procedural steps in the Overdenture process including surgery and prostheses.

Learning Objectives for Session 3 – Start to Finish Clinical Steps:

– Clinical steps for this procedure will be outlined and explained in depth
– Implant surgery and prosthetic procedures will be thoroughly explained
– Step by step procedures will be given to make implementation simple, yet comprehensive

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7260721057516023298

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.19, 2015  10:10 pm No Comments

Webinar Tomorrow

We invite you to participate in this free 60 minute informational webinar to learn more about Short Term Orthodontics for the General Dentist. Regardless of past orthodontic experience, you will be enlightened, inspired and educated about one of the fastest growing treatment modalities. Short Term Ortho with the Six Month Smiles System is a conservative, pragmatic and effective solution for adults that are not happy with their smile. Webinar attendees will learn about this systemized and focused approach that allows general dentists and their teams to straighten and align teeth for adult patients in an average of just six months using specific clear brackets and tooth colored wires. 1 CE available for attendees who participate live.

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1079416218570924034

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.18, 2015  10:09 pm No Comments

Two For

There are two kinds of graphics cards for PCs: dedicated and shared.

The former brings its own hardware to the party, and has always been regarded as the serious choice. The latter borrows resources from the rest of the PC, and is often seen as the compromise solution.

But does that still hold true? Or have advanced in shared graphics made a viable option for anyone? Let’s take a look.

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.17, 2015  4:42 pm No Comments

8 Days a Week

Office 365 is a subscription based package that buys you time limited access to a number ofMicrosoft services and software packages, including the latest desktop Office suite, an online version of Office, cloud storage, and premium mobile apps.

Office 365 follows a business model known as Software as a Service (SaaS), which has commonly been used for deploying enterprise software. With subscription-based services like Spotify, Napster, or Amazon Prime, it has found its way into the consumer software market some time ago.

Does Office 365 provide enough value to be worth the money?

Posted by Lorne Lavine on May.16, 2015  4:33 pm No Comments

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