Friday Five Roundup: A new era of dentistry to Google+ shut down

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Dental Economics

Ready, Set, Change (Your Approach to Business Education)



Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For many years, dentistry was a relatively slow-changing profession in regard to the business of operating a practice. Following the supply-and-demand economics model allowed practices to be successful by simply having the right number of patients and new patients. Today, dentistry is much more like other industries—fast paced, rapidly changing, and always seeking new ways to grow production and profits. Unfortunately, what hasn’t changed is the lack of business education at dental schools, which leaves most dentists on their own when it comes to truly understanding how to run a practice.

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The Guardian

Google to Shut Down Google+ After Failing to Disclose User Data Breach


This March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in its own closet: a bug in the API for Google+ had been allowing third-party app developers to access the data not just of users who had granted permission, but of their friends.

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Friday Five Roundup: From expanding your dental practice to data mining

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Dental Economics

Reaching the Right Patients: Uninsured small-business owners and employees



A key player in every productive practice — patients between the ages of 30 and 65 who do not have dental insurance. Most dentists know that this group exists, but they may not understand who they are and how their dental practice can attract them.

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CBC

The Government is Mining Your Social Media Data, But With Good Reason


The federal government wants a pilot project for surveillance of suicide-related behaviours on social media.

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