ONE OF THE REMARKABLE BENEFITS of social media for dentists is that it gives your practice a chance to show—instead of just tell—your practice story. Tosh Dental Group effectively takes advantage of this opportunity at their Lebanon, IN practice.
Congratulations to Tosh Dental Group, our June Practice of the Month!
Tosh Dental Group effectively uses dental social media marketing to show:
- their human side
- how much they care
- that their practice is fun and comfortable
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Social Media For Dentists Highlights Dentisty’s Human Side
Sometimes, medical professionals hesitate to show their human side. But Tosh Dental Group shows us that patients appreciate getting to know their dental team, as it strengthens those ever-important, trusted relationships.
Amy, the marketing director at Tosh Dental Group, told us, “Social media marketing lets us show our patients that we’re real people. It makes them more comfortable coming in for a procedure when they they ‘know us.’ When they’ve seen us wearing silly costumes for Halloween or playing a game with them for a prize, they start to see us on a more personal level.”
Showing That You Care
Amy also told us, “Our most popular posts are related to our Dentistry from the Heart event. Patients really respond when they see us giving back to the community.”
When a practice shows that they really believe in what they’re doing, others believe too. As a dental team, you give your patients comfort and peace of mind. You restore confidence and protect health. That’s amazing! Show it! Share your passions and people will respond.
Having Fun With It Is Key To Believability
Social media is about presence and personality. Nobody else can do that for you, or take that away from you! That’s why My Social Practice provides the content, strategy and tools for YOU to make it fun, and for YOU to choose what best suits your practice and your patients.
Again, Amy said, “Our practice has a presence and personality through social media. We’re the fun ones that love it when our patients bring in sweets as a treat for our team. We’re the compassionate ones that offer a free day each year. Many patients are only in our office 1 hour twice a year. Social media gives us many more touches with those patients.”
A Little Q&A With Amy…
What’s your biggest challenge regarding social media?
“The hardest part of social media marketing is knowing if a post is going to go over well. There are so many factors at play: Are the patients interested in this dental information? Are they feeling creative today for a caption contest? Are they too busy to check Facebook when we offer a special at a specific time of day? We’re always working on ways to fit social media in better, since there are always so many other things to think about regarding the patient’s experience.”
What tools from My Social Practice are handiest to you?
“The daily kickstarts are great. None of us have time to come up with the content or photos to post something interesting daily.”
What feedback do you get from patients about your social media?
“Patients mention the photos most of all when they’re in the office. They seem to really enjoy the ones showing the doctor being silly. ;)”
Congrats to Tosh Dental! Keep up the great work.
Is YOUR Practice Ready To Become A Social Practice?
My Social Practice empowers your practice to achieve the benefits of effective social media marketing in 10 minutes a day through creative content and consistent support.
We do that in 3 ways:
1. When Empowered To Participate, You’re Effective – Your participation is what makes social media marketing effective. We provide the online tools and in-practice printed materials you need.
2. Awesome, Creative Content – Great content engages, provides value, shares business culture, boosts clout, demonstrates passion, and strengthens relationships. We provide that without taking over your voice.
3. Consistent Strategy That Ensures Success – When social media marketing is fast and easy you become consistent—without spending a lot of time. Our support makes that possible and affordable. You need not do it alone.
Take a look at this recent dental marketing case study.
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About the Author: Jack Hadley is a dental marketing expert and one of the founding members of My Social Practice. My Social Practice is a digital dental marketing company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jack is passionate about helping dental practices grow. If you’d like to book Jack or one of the other members of My Social Practice’s speaking team, you can do that HERE. Interested in learning more about the benefits of SEO for dentists, our dental websites service? Learn More Here.