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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.
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.
The top advances in caries detection

 As the “technology evangelist,” I sometimes lose myself in reading about and researching different aspects of technology. On occasion, I can go down the technology rabbit hole and disappear for hours at a time. 

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.

A change whose time has clearly come

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

Digital Sensors 360º: 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.