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What Do Your Dental Patients Say About Your Practice?

What Do Your Dental Patients Say About Your Practice?

Visit almost any dentist’s website and have a look at the patient testimonials. You’ll see a large number of “Everybody in the practice is wonderful!” testimonials, together with some specific mentions of how gentle a particular hygienist was or how understanding the dentist is. Exactly what you’d expect, and basically required in today’s internet age….

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What Story Does Your Dental Marketing Tell?

What Story Does Your Dental Marketing Tell?

Too much of today’s dental marketing is a straightforward proposition: “We do this for this much money.” Quite a few of a given market’s dental prospects will respond that approach. They’ll pick the lowest-price dentist, get some work done, and vanish. There are several downsides to that marketing approach. You’re having to cut your rates…

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Dentists Should Keep What They “Catch”

Dentists Should Keep What They “Catch”

Too many dentists are caught in a revolving door syndrome. New patients come in, have a minimal amount of work done, and disappear. There’s no patient loyalty, no effort to refer other patients, and minimal return for your marketing investment. Done properly, dentistry shouldn’t be a catch-and-release sport. You need patients who will stay, pay,…

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Is the New Word-of-Mouth Advertising Killing Your Dental Practice?

Is the New Word-of-Mouth Advertising Killing Your Dental Practice?

How often do you get new dental pages from your Yellow Pages ad? The traditional means of dental marketing – YP ads, newspaper ads, and postcard campaigns – just won’t cut it in today’s wired (and wireless) world. The overwhelming majority of dental prospects are looking for a dentist online. In part, that’s due to…

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Why Your Dental Reviews Aren’t 5-Stars

Why Your Dental Reviews Aren’t 5-Stars

Here’s some good news-bad-news for dentists: According to an August, 2016 article, over 9 in 10 consumers read online reviews, and 40% of those consumers read a mere one to three reviews before making a decision. But the single biggest factor in the decisions of consumers who read online reviews is the “star” rating. The…

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The Kiss of Death for Dental Practices

The Kiss of Death for Dental Practices

You may have the best clinical “chops” in the business. But if the word on the Internet “street” is that patients are uncomfortable with you and your practice, you won’t see many new dental patients. The single thing that can wreck your marketing campaign is a less-than-stellar online reputation. Thanks to social media, it’s likely…

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“Postcard” Marketing for Dentists: Wish You Were Here?

“Postcard” Marketing for Dentists: Wish You Were Here?

Remember when your friends or relatives used to snail-mail picture postcards from their vacation destinations? In addition to a breathtaking or funny picture, almost all of them included the line, “Wish You Were Here.” And, a few lines from the sender about how great the resort or getaway was. Or, the fact that it rained…

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Know How Others See You Online

Know How Others See You Online

Do you know when your name or practice are mentioned online? You can with Google alerts. This is a simple process where you get a notice every time a term you have requested shows up on the web. I strongly recommend you have a Google alert set up for your name. Your name is the…

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All Aboard the Train to Profitability

All Aboard the Train to Profitability

Trains are incredible inventions. It’s amazing how this country is criss-crossed with parallel beams of steel so that these marvelous machines can haul all manner of goods from one place to another. They are incredibly efficient and could be considered the backbone of the good’s industry. Yet they are limited to going only where tracks…

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Become One of the Rich Who Get Richer

Become One of the Rich Who Get Richer

I hope everyone had a good Easter. Today, I’m going to use a Biblical principle to help you get more and better patients. I’m going to tell you why handsome guys get beautiful girls, smart kids get all the attention and successful dentists get the best patients – in short, I’m going to explain why…

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