What Is Social Media In Your Dental Practice Really Selling?

By October 17, 2012 September 6th, 2021 No Comments

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BEEN IN A PLANE LATELY? The world looks different from 35,000 feet. Do you ever consider the 35,000 foot view of your dental practice marketing?

Yes, I know. You spend a lot of micro time inside people’s mouths. But what are you really selling? What kind of business would you have if you removed dentistry (or orthodontics) all together? Sound crazy? Consider what you’re really selling—comfort, health, appearance, confidence, and trust. You’re treating people, not teeth.

Action Item:

Recently we provided our clients with a “Kickstart” idea and graphic for their Facebook marketing pages as shown below. As you read one practice’s patient responses, notice how many are about the technical aspects of dentistry and how many are about the human aspects:

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That’s right… “relaxed”, “calm”, “best interests at heart”, “confident”, “comfortable”… Emotions that run deep.

Now, go do the same thing. Use your social media platform to solicit direct feedback. You can do this with your blog, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube.

Stop focusing on what you make (dentistry), and focus on what you make possible.

Make the discussion of what you’re really selling a regular agenda item in your team meetings each morning. Be sure your team members know how to talk with patients about the value of your social media platform. Be sure they’re inviting patients to participate.

By the way… Is a circus without animals still a circus? Cirque du Soleil thinks so. Is it time for an in-practice iPad for Liking, sharing, soliciting feedback, and strengthening relationships? We think so.

This post is part of a the series 26 Dental Social Media Marketing Truths.

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About the Author: Jack Hadley is one of the founding members of My Social Practice, a dental marketing company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is passionate about helping dental practices grow by using dental marketing strategies. If you’d like to book Jack or one of the other members of My Social Practice’s speaking team, you can do that on our dental marketing consultant page. Interested in learning more about the benefits of SEO for dentists, and our incredible dental website offering? Learn More!