Dental Patient Appreciation Gifts

Hello Friends,

Are you looking for a fun way to thank your patients for their referrals and encourage your patients to tell their friends, family, neighbors and co-workers about your office? A great and inexpensive way to do this is to present them with an unexpected gift at their appointment.

Here are a few ideas for you…

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Gifts in Winter:

Tea

Attach your business card or a special offer to green tea packets as a special give-away for your patients. Even if they don’t drink tea they can give it to a family member, friend, co-worker or a neighbor. Easy and inexpensive way to advertise your office and exceed your patients expectations. The label/tag may say:

“Our Patients are TEA-riffic!”

Candle

Mini candle jars make a nice gift. Attach a tag or label with your office info and one of these sayings:

“Our Patients Are Scentsational”

“Your Referrals Warm Our Hearts”

Lotion

Pass out little bottles of lotion. If they are not imprinted with your office name add a tag to the bottle with your office name and website with this saying…

“Hands Down We Have The Best Patients In Town!”

Gifts for Spring:

Flower/Herb/Veggie Seed Packets

Flower Seed Packets w/a label and business card attached. Flower seed packets can be purchased at most Dollar Stores for around .20 a packet. Great deal! The labels you attach to the flower seed packets could say:

“Your referrals help grow our practice, Thank you!“

“Our Office Blooms Because of you!“

“Please enjoy these flowers growing as much as we enjoy your referrals growing our practice.”

Gifts for Summer:

Mini Sunscreen

Give away mini bottles of sunscreen. If you don’t have them imprinted with your office name, simply add a tag to the bottles.

Free Ice Cream Cone Certificates

Team up with local ice cream shop for donations of free ice cream cone’s

Zucchini

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night. (I’m serious, it’s a real day in August!) While you probably don’t want to visit your patient’s homes during the night you can easily have a basket of zucchini at the office for your patient’s to take. Wrap some ribbon and a business card with a zucchini recipe on it for your patients to sneak onto their neighbors porch during the night.

Gifts for Fall:

Apple Cider

Warm or cold cider is a nice fall treat. You don’t need to give every patient their own jug of cider a small cup of cider will be well received and appreciated. Include a sign near the cider that says:

“You’re the Apple of Our Eye”

S’mores Kit

Pinterest has some really neat ideas for inexpensive and fun s’more kits.

“We Need S’More Patients Like You!”

Anytime Gifts 🙂

Pens

Purchase imprinted pens and add a tag to the pens that say:

“Take Note We Think You’re Awesome”

“Our Patients are just Write”

Tip: promostuff4u.com has a wonderful selection of pens and they offer exceptional customer service.

 Cookies

Individually wrapped purchased or homemade cookies are a sweet treat. Add this label:

“Thankful for Sweet Patients Like You”

Flowers
Fresh single stem flowers or Small potted flowers (ex: inexpensive gift would be a marigold in a small pot, you can get mini pots from the dollar store 4/$1.00)

“Your referrals help grow our practice, Thank you!“

“Our Office Blooms Because of you!“

Xylitol Products

Offer Xylitol samples of Gum, Mint and Suckers

Tip: Also have these items available for purchase

Donuts

Who doesn’t enjoy a yummy donut every once in a while? Display a platter of donuts at the front desk or at your patient beverage station with a sign that says:

“Donut Know What We Would Do Without Wonderful Patients Like You!”

Apples
Basket of Apples with a sign or stickers on the apples that say:

“Our Patients Are Awesome to The Core”

“You’re the Apple of our eyes”

See my Apple themed Dental Marketing Ideas for more apple ideas.
Bath Salts/Sugar Scrubs

Consider making bath salts or sugar scrubs as a team building activity. Give away as gifts to your patients.

Tip: Pinterest is loaded with recipes and super cute packaging ideas.

Lip Balm

Order imprinted lip balm and attach cute tags to the packaging with this saying…

“Our Patients are the Balm!”

Tip: www.lipbalmexpress.com is a great company to order imprinted, all natural, inexpensive lip balm. See also Pinterest for fun packaging ideas for your lip balm.

Gift of Health Certificates

You can do seasonal gift of health certificates by changing the paper and envelope according to the current season.

Instead of just asking your patient’s to refer their friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to your office, give them a gift of health certificate to share with their friends, family, neighbors & co-workers.

Here is a scripting idea:

 Gift Of Health Certificate

To: ______________________________________

From: ___________________________________

 Your oral health affects your overall health!

 This is your invitation to receive $25 toward dental treatment and a complimentary oral cancer screening from —(office name)——.

 Please RSVP at –(office phone number)—–

We’ll give you a reason to smile!

Add here: Office address & website/social media sites

These are just a few patient appreciation gift ideas. I’m sure you can come up with even more fun gift ideas. I would LOVE to hear all about what you come up with! Please share your stories and pictures with me here, on my Facebook page or via email.

Plan ahead for the rest of year to make each month special for your patient’s with unexpected gifts of appreciation. Important Reminder: Whatever you decide to give away to your patients, include your office name and website on/with the gift whenever possible!!

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Yours for Greater Success,
~Betty

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Dental Marketing Ideas for your local library – Part 2

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Hello dental friends, 

If your local library is anything like mine, they get a lot of traffic. People of all ages visiting from within the community. So why not start planting some marketing/advertising seeds at the library?

A while back I shared some ideas on how to market to your local library. Today, I have a few more ideas to share with you. ( I will include the ideas from the earlier post at the end of this one. )

Here are some special dates to help you  take advantage of this wonderful way to build a relationship with friends of the library:

National Book Month – October

National Friends of Libraries Week – October 15-21

Library Lovers Month – February

School Library Month – April

National Library Workers Day – April 11

Get Caught Reading Month – May

Children’s Book Week – May 1-7

Reading Is Fun Week – May 14-20

New & Gently Used Book Drive:

Collect new or gently used books to donate to your local library.

Invite patients and non-patients to come by the office and donate books. Promote this event via your social media sites, the local newspapers, in-office fliers, on continuing care postcards and to your patients when they come in for their appts.

 Incentive: Gift Basket or Gift Card (put together a fun themed gift basket)-  Every person that donates books can enter a drawing to win the gift basket or gift card.  

Once you have collected all of the books…

Take a picture of the donated books. Put together toothbrush gift bags w/office information and a special offer for library employees to deliver with the books.  Send a press release to your local newspaper with pictures about your book drive and the results.

Library Events Calendar – Check your library’s event/programs calendar to see how you can be involved or help promote upcoming events and programs.

Visit the Library – Offer to come in for a dental health presentation/demonstration/science experiment. Similar to what you might do during Children’s Dental Month.  

Or offer to have the dentist come in during story-time to read a dental related book or two.

Library Social Media Sites – Be sure to comment on, like and share posts from your library’s social media sites on behalf of your office social media pages.

Here are the idea’s from the post a few months ago…

Bookmarks – Create fun, interesting Bookmarks for your local library that include your office contact information. Deliver these bookmarks as a gift to the library to give away during their programs and events.  

Toothbrush bags – Throughout the year the library hosts several events that bring in people of all ages. Why not make up some toothbrush bags for them to hand out at some of these events. Be sure to use imprinted toothbrushes.

Lip Balm – Personalized lip balm is a great give away! It’s inexpensive too. Lip Balm Express is one of my favorite companies.

PencilsImprinted pencils that the children can use to fill in their reading logs.

Prizes – During special library events, they may offer little prizes to the children. Why not donate Little Prizes that they can give away to the children. If you get individually wrapped prizes be sure to place a label on them that says Compliments of your office name. If they are not individually wrapped, be sure to add some type of tag to the prize that includes your office contact information.

Act now to get your name in front of all the people in your community that will be visiting your local library.

Some office’s express concern that they just don’t have time to implement any new marketing/advertising ideas. If that’s true with your office, please contact me. I can help! bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

If you have any dental marketing questions that I can help you answer, please comment below.

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty

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Dental Marketing Ideas for May 2014

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Hello Friends, Happy Spring!

Before I share some dental marketing ideas for the month of May with you, I want to share something from another post of mine about marketing:

Marketing your dental practice is like planting seeds. Some seeds sprout right away, others may take a while. You may have written some seeds off as a loss and when you least expect it, there it sprouts and produces beautiful results.  Some may sprout where you don’t even remember planting.”

This point is made quite clear by these pictures….

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Just look at that beautiful and very strong stalk and flower that grew from that one tiny (seemingly insignificant) seed. Also, that tiny seed in time produced many, many more seeds!!

What are your marketing seeds? Everything that you do, everything that the patient (and potential patient) sees, hears & feels.”

Keep that in mind when planning your future marketing campaigns.

Dental Marketing Ideas for May

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National Family Wellness Month

Target: Families

Feature: Cleanings, Sealants, Mouthguards & Fluoride

 

 

  Here are 3 More Ways To Help Your Patients and Team Members Smile in May

National Smile Month -“If your smile isn’t as bright and sparkling as you’d like, why not celebrate Spring by treating yourself to easy and effective teeth whitening at our office? “

National New Friends, Old Friends Week – May 18-24 ~ GREAT Referral thank you and request opportunity!!  (Remember to set a new patient goal each month!)

National Pizza Party Day – May 16th – Enjoy a Pizza Party with your team 🙂

Kids Club or Pediatric Office Ideas:

National Bike Month Have a drawing that the kids can enter to win a new Bicycle. New and returning patients may enter to win . Be sure to promote on your social media sites. Try teaming up with a local bicycle shop and turn this in to a cross marketing opportunity.

Children’s Book Week 12-18 – Purchase childrens dental health related books to give away this week.

May Reminders:

Insurance/Continuing Care/Incomplete Treatment Reminder:  Many insurance companies renew their maximum on June 1st. Pull a report of any patients due in hygiene or with incomplete treatment that have benefits remaining and renew in June.  Make Use it or Lose It calls &  mail reminders.

Gift Certificates Gift certificates for Teeth Whitening make great Gifts!

If you’re looking for even more ideas, please visit my May 2013 Dental Marketing Ideas Here

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If you have any other thoughts or ideas please feel free to comment below. Should you need any help with your May marketing campaign, please email Betty: bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

“You are as welcome as the flowers in May.” –  Charles Macklin

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty

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Dental Marketing Ideas for May

Dental Marketing Ideas for May

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With a little planning and a lot of enthusiasm it is very possible for you to have the best May ever in your practice.

National Teacher Appreciation Week – May 6-10

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

 ~Henry Adams

Pull a report with any patients that are school teachers and send “We Appreciate You” cards to them. 

May Reminders:

Insurance/Recare/Incomplete Treatment Reminder:  Many insurance companies renew their maximum on June 1st. Pull a report of any patients due in hygiene or with incomplete treatment that have benefits remaining that renew in June.  Make Use it or Lose It calls &  mail reminders.

Gift Certificates – Gift certificates for Teeth Whitening make great Gifts!

Here are 3 more ways to help your patients smile in May!

National Salsa Month – Invite people to post their favorite salsa recipes on your facebook page.

National Smile Month -“If your smile isn’t as bright and sparkling as you’d like, why not celebrate Spring by treating yourself to easy and effective teeth whitening at our office? “

National New Friends, Old Friends Week – May 18-25 ~ GREAT Referral thank you and request opportunity!!  (Remember to set a new patient goal each month!)

So there you have it, some fun and educational ideas for the month of May to exceed your patients expectations and bring in new patients! 

If you have any other thoughts or ideas please feel free to comment below. Should you need any help with your May marketing campaign, please email Betty: bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

 Yours for Success!

~Betty