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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
What you need to know for trade show success

Planning to attend a dental trade show this year? These planning tips can help you get the most out of your time, and help ensure you reach your new technology goals in 2013.

What does the future hold for dental practices?


From Alice in Wonderland:

Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?

The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.

Alice: I don’t much care where.

The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.

3 great ways to effectively communicate with your patients

If there is one thing we all need to really improve, it’s our communication skills. Not just in dentistry, but everywhere. However, because this is a magazine devoted to dentistry, I’ll keep my discussion to our beloved profession.

Tech connoisseur Dr. John Flucke's fab five

Dental Products Report Technology Editor Dr. John Flucke is lucky enough to try numerous products out in his operatories. Here are five he put to work in 2012 that left a lasting impression on him and have the potential to help just about any dental practice.

The Statim G4 Autoclave from SciCan communicates with its users through Internet connectivity

SciCan's Statim G4 line features internet connectivity that keeps dental staff updated throughout the instrument sterilization process.

How to store your paper charts after a paperless transition

Going digital doesn’t mean you have to convert every paper chart in your office. Here’s why finding a place to store them in your office makes more sense and leads to less stress.

Dr. John Flucke on Digital Radiography: "Just do it!"

The second part of the Tech Census offers insight from DPR Technology Editor Dr. John Flucke on the five technology categories covered. This section focuses on digital radiography technology.

Leadership steps for the modern digital dental team

So you want to get your office going digital? Maybe you want to integrate digital radiography (only 50% of offices are currently digital) or maybe you want to finally go to the totally digital record and at long last get rid of all those charts.

Backing up your data with Liptak Dental's DDS Rescue system

If you’ve read my dental columns over the years, you know I’m incredibly finicky about computer backups. A digital office is absolutely dependent on a consistent and repeatable backup schedule. I cannot stress that fact enough.

The saying among geeks like myself is, “The failure rate of hard drives is always 100%.”

Technology Evangelist: Designing a dental practice for the best patient experience

I’ve had some good times in dentistry, and in addition to the good times, I’ve also learned a lot. Of course I’ve learned a lot about dentistry, I mean a license to practice is really just a license to continue to learn, but I’ve also learned a lot about my patients and how to make things better for them.