Help your customers and fans find you on Instagram with these dental hashtags
Walt Disney once said, “of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
In just a few years, social media – and especially social media with images – has changed our world. Social media is an all-in-one communication and connection tool. When you approach it as a business asset, the blend of images and “interesting things” on Instagram, combined with strategic dental hashtags can be an unparalleled way to reach your audience. Continue reading “The 10 Best Dental Hashtags to Use on Instagram”
When you choose your dental office name, you’re committing to that name for years to come.
There’s an interesting and fun conundrum when you open a new dental practice. You can find guidelines on health and safety. You can download a business plan outline. You can find list after listof the equipment you need and where to buy it. Your dental office name, however, is uncharted territory.
Continue reading “How to Pick the Right Dental Office Name for Your Practice”
Why your entire practice should know how to increase dental hygiene production
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the patient’s subjective experience of dental treatment is the most important channel for his or her later behavior. Each member of the team, from the receptionist to the hygienist to the doctor, can positively influence existing customers, acquire new ones, and improve the overall dental experience to build rapport and boost profits. Continue reading “How to Increase Dental Hygiene Production and Boost Profits”
Earn more revenue per chair by investing in the right professional to perform dental hygienist responsibilities
Approximately forty percent of dentists go without a dental hygienist to save money, but is it the right decision? An employee performing a dental hygienist’s responsibilities can allow you to see more patients and increase your revenue. Continue reading “10 Dental Hygienist Responsibilities and How to Track Effectiveness”
Six HIPAA dental best practices that will keep your business compliant
As a dental office manager, you have seen these papers a hundred times. Whenever a new patient arrives, you hand them the HIPAA consent forms, then ten minutes later they hand them back signed. Maybe they skimmed the page, maybe they didn’t. Those signatures, however, are vital for most of the administrative tasks you perform. But do you know what responsibilities are yours under HIPAA? Dental office managers should understand HIPAA inside and out. Continue reading “A HIPAA Dental Overview for Office Managers”
Social media for dentists shouldn’t be scary. It’s easy to make a place for your practice online.
So you manage a busy, yet somewhat small dental practice. It’s your responsibility to create and handle the social media for dentists in your office. In your most recent office meeting, reports showed that business is a bit stagnant, and the entire team decided that a sincere focus should be made on attracting and engaging with prospective customers on all social media platforms.
But where should you start? Continue reading “The 101 On Social Media for Dentists Looking to Reach New Patients”
If you aren’t tracking the dental metrics in your practice, you could be missing valuable ways to grow your business.
Your dental office is busy. So many patients are coming in that you may need to install a revolving door. At least, it seems that way. You have full chairs, a full schedule for the next three months, and busy hygienists, too. Yet, somehow, you aren’t bringing in the revenue that it seems like you should. It doesn’t seem possible, but when you review your dental metrics and performance, it’s easy to spot the problems. Continue reading “5 Dental Metrics Your Competitors Aren’t Tracking (And Why You Should)”
National Tooth Fairy Day is just one reason to celebrate with the children – young and old – who come to your practice.
Do you remember the feeling of waking up the morning after you lost a tooth, hesitant, yet excited to reach your hand under the pillow and see if the Tooth Fairy took your tooth and left you a present? If that time was too far away, do you remember the look on your children’s faces as they came barreling out of their bedrooms first thing in the morning dollars in their hands? Continue reading “National Tooth Fairy Day: Tips for Celebrating with Your Youngest Patients”
Dentist testimonials will promote your practice better than any paid advertising.
Prospective patients rely on other people’s positive experiences to give them comfort about choosing a dentist. They want to know that others in their community who have been serviced by you found value in your people and practice. Dentist testimonials can help you attract untouched prospects, land a referral, or even acquire a whole family of patients. Unfortunately, many practitioners either don’t know how to ask for dental testimonials or might not feel comfortable asking. Continue reading “Dentist Testimonials: How to Ask for Reviews from Your Customers Without Being Pushy”
Sign up for a Dental Twitter account to engage your current patients and attract new ones.
When you walked into work this morning, there was only one voicemail waiting for you. “Wow,” you thought, “that never happens.” It was a patient who had experienced tooth pain on Friday evening, and not only did you fit her into a full schedule immediately, but you already secured her an appointment with a specialist on Tuesday, sent the referral, and faxed her prescription to be filled before the office closed for the weekend. Continue reading “How to Master Your Dental Twitter Account in 7 Easy Steps”