You Never Know When and Where Your Dental Marketing Seeds Will Grow

dental marketing is like planting seedsMarketing 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. And some may sprout where you don’t even remember planting.

” If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not. Speak then to me.”

~ William Shakespeare

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

Take some time today and think about what you are planting & producing. Plant weeds and you’ll get more weeds.

Look at your practice through the eyes of your patients and potential patients.

Look closely at yourself, your team, the exterior, and interior of your building, all office systems, your lab, sterilization procedures, website & social media sites, marketing materials, marketing programs and the patient experience. Weeds can sneak in very easily if you don’t work to prevent them or if you ignore them when they are small.

Two especially dangerous weeds: Poor telephone call systems and poor team member attitudes.

Look at your referral sources & patient retention , this will be a key indicator as to the quality & quantity of the seeds you and your team are planting. Who is referring the new patients and who isn’t? And why? Are you known as the go to dental expert in the community? If not, why? Do you provide your patients with a consistent & quality experience over the telephone? What about during & after their visit? Are you exceeding their expectations? Are you and your team members involved in the community? Are you tracking, acknowledging and rewarding those that refer to you? 

Again, everything matters! 

Don’t give up, don’t ignore any of the areas we talked about – you might not see results right away but impressions are being made, seeds are being planted. You never know where and when they will take root and bloom!!

Bring in some fresh eyes if you need to, ones that will see, hear & feel what you are missing, and ones that will give you the push and help to get rid of any weeds and plant seeds of greatness daily & consistently!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty

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January Dental Marketing Ideas

Dental Marketing Ideas for the Month of January

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Think seriously about how you can improve and grow your practice.  Review your 2012 numbers and set new S.M.A.R.T.* goals for the New Year. Your team must know exactly what your goals and expectations are in order to do better in 2013.  Who can anchor to an unanchored mind? 

We put together some dental marketing ideas and reminders for you for the month of January to help you start 2013 with a positive attitude that it will be your best January ever!

Let’s start with your existing patients active and inactive…

Recare & Incomplete Treatment:

Insurance Maximums:  Many of your patients dental insurance maximums renew on January 1. Phone your patients with a friendly reminder of their  renewed benefits and make a reservation with them to come in for their hygiene visit or incomplete treatment with the doctor.

Inactive Patients:  It doesn’t help anyone to have a file cabinet full of inactive patients – Get them on the schedule.  January is a great time to send We Miss You Reactivation Letters to your patients.  For a sample letter visit this post: https://haydenconsulting.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/dental-patient-reactivation-letter/

Next, we have few internal and external marketing ideas, some are educational and some are just for fun. Both are presented to exceed your patients expectations, help to create value for better dental health and get them talking about you to their friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors.

January is National Hot Tea Month

Drinking Green Tea can improve dental health.

Educational & Service Opportunity:  Does Tooth Sensitivity hold you back from enjoying your favorite hot beverage? We can help!

Educational Ideas:   Blog,  Email or Social Media Posts, and or Product/Service Features/Promotions for  in the office.

January is International Quality of Life Month – How does poor dental health affect your overall health?  How improving your smile can improve the quality of  your life? (This theme can be used for Blog topics as well as product & treatment promotion: Whitening, Invisalign, etc)

 

Just for Fun Ideas:

National Soup Month –  Share soup recipes on your social media sites or in the office.  Create  Warm- Up Wednesday’s and have a crock pot of a different soup each Wednesday with recipe cards.  Your patients love free food 😉

January 25 is Fun at Work Day – Endless possibilities here!  Get creative and have FUN!

So there you have it, a few dental marketing ideas for January.  Please be sure to comment below with any other ideas or reminders you have for the month of January.

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Make it a GREAT Day!

Yours for greater success,

~Betty

*S.M.A.R.T Goals:

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Realistic

Timely