25 May 2010

When smaller is better..

For years I've been recommending the Gyration keyboard and mouse primarily due to the small form factor of the keyboard. Space on the countertops of operatory cabinets is always at a premium. Installing a full-size keyboard, even wireless, creates competition with dental instruments and supplies on a daily basis. This is where the Gyration keyboard excelled; a smaller footprint leaving room for what is truly necessary.

And now there's an alternative, the Microsoft Arc keyboard. The small form factor maintains the small footprint of the Gyration keyboard, and adds a very nice look and feel to the product. Not only functional, but the Arc keyboard leaves a nice impression without even using it. I've paired these with the new Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 for a clean look and responsive use. The new mouse even uses BlueTrack™, providing smooth tracking on just about any surface without the need for a mousepad. In the dental operatories, you'll know this is important to ensure cleanliness.

Having worked with and installed these keyboards and mice (and seen the very positive reactions firsthand), I can't recommend them enough for your office. The cost is very reasonable for a wireless product, and even better.. it just works. And while this may be the last thing I mention, it is the first thing I look for when reviewing any product for a potential recommendation to clients.

09 May 2010

What Implant is that?

Not that I would know (I'm not a Doctor, I support their technology), but the thought of an online resource to identify implants based on radiographs is very interesting. I'm a technology person. I find resources like what implant is that? to be fascinating. So when I came across the free online reference of implants, I found myself spending quite a bit of time just researching implants.

From the technical standpoint, the site is very well put together. The ease of use is nicely done as well. I was able to quickly review different implants based on their charateristics. Again, not being a Doctor, I'm fairly certain I'm not the target audience. But I found the site very effective in its stated goal.

And so, if you find yourself looking at an x-ray of an implant and wondering "What implant is that?", you have an excellent online resource to answer just that question. If you're just curious, give it try anyway. You might find yourself digging into all of the various implants just for fun.