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Growing Your Dental Practice

Dental care marketing

Growing a top shelf dental practice involves a combination of smart strategies, both in terms of providing great patient care and employing tied and true marketing and business development. All of the below tactics need to be taken into account and considered if you’re serious about growing your dental practice:

  • Excellent Patient Care: Provide exceptional dental care and customer service to your existing patients. That’s always rule number one! Happy patients are more likely to refer others.
  • Online Presence: Hire experts to build a state of the art, professional website and make sure to maintain active social media profiles. Patients almost always research online before choosing a dentist to this strategy will really pay off.
  • Online Reviews: Encourage satisfied patients to leave positive reviews on platforms like Google My Business, Yelp, and Healthgrades. People want to know that other patients have had a good experience!
  • Marketing: Invest in a firm that can provide targeted online and offline marketing, including search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising, and even good old fashioned local print and radio advertising.
  • Referral Program: Give serious consideration to creating a referral program that rewards existing patients for referring new ones.
  • Community Involvement: Participate in community events and health fairs to raise awareness about your practice.
  • Telehealth Services: Make sure to offer virtual consultations or follow-ups, which can attract patients from a wider geographic area.
  • Specializations: If possible, develop expertise in a niche area of dentistry to stand out from competitors. People like to know that they’re going to somebody who has a special skill that address is their specific problem.
  • Continuing Education: Stay updated with the latest dental techniques and technologies to provide the best care possible. After all, this is a field that changes constantly and patients deserve the peace of mind of knowing that their dentist has kept up with the cutting edge treatments available.
  • Patient Communication: Use email and SMS reminders for appointments and follow-ups to improve patient retention. This has the door benefits of saving your office time and money, as well as making things as convenient as possible for your patients.
  • Efficient Operations: Streamline administrative processes to reduce patient wait times and improve overall efficiency.
  • Networking: Build relationships with other healthcare professionals who can refer patients to your practice.
  • Financial Management: Ensure sound financial management to sustain and reinvest in your practice’s growth.
  • Patient Education: Educate patients about the importance of regular dental check-ups and preventive care.
  • Flexible Hours: Offer extended hours or weekend appointments to accommodate patients’ schedules.
  • Remember that the key to growing a dental practice is a combination of clinical excellence and effective marketing and management strategies. Regularly assess your practice’s performance and adjust your approach as needed to achieve your growth goals. That’s a real recipe for success!

    Posted on behalf of Jibe Consultants

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