August 2023 Dental Marketing, Social Media Content, and Practice Growth Ideas

August 2023 Dental Marketing, Social Media Content, and Practice Growth Ideas

Hello Friends,

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August 2023 – Dental Marketing, Social Media Content, and Practice Growth Tips & Ideas

For many parents with school-aged children, August and September can be hectic months preparing for and getting back into the school routine. Help to make the back-to-school season fun (& healthy) for the community and profitable for your dental office.

Theme:  Back-to-School with Healthy Smiles!

In-Office & On your Social Media Platforms share Dental Health Tips for Parents,” such as healthy snack and beverage ideas, when to visit the dentist, what to do in a dental emergency, brushing and flossing tips, mouthguard information, sealants information, and more.

Promote special offers just for teachers and students during August.

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month – encourage parents to schedule their child’s dental visit before school starts.

Community Engagement Ideas:

School Supplies Donations – Use your office as a community donation site for school supplies or new & gently used books to be donated to local children and/or schools in need.

Patient Education and Treatment Ideas

National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: August 6th

Ortho– If you provide orthodontic services to your patients there is a special day in August just for you! National Align Your Teeth Day: August 11th  – Great opportunity to showcase the ortho treatment you offer! 

Patient Appreciation Idea – Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night: August 8th –

Give away a zucchini with an attached tag/label with your office name/contact info and a zucchini recipe for patients to take home or share with their neighbors. By the way, this is a super easy way to get your patients talking about you – especially if you give them one to share with their neighbor(s).

Social Media Post Content Ideas to Boost Engagement During August

Golf Month

National Dog Month       

World Photo Day: 19th  

Senior Citizen’s Day: 21st

More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29

Enjoy! Wishing you all a happy, productive, and stress-free August.

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

Dental Marketing Tips and Ideas for your Local School District

Dental Marketing Tips and Ideas for your Local School District

Hello Friends,

With the back-to-school season in full swing, there is no need to wait until February’s Dental Health month to reach out to the local schools in your neighborhood, start early in the school year building relationships with school staff & the families that attend these schools.

Here are just a few easy, inexpensive & effective ways for your dental office to reach out to your local schools.

dental office marketing ideas for schools

Gifts for School Staff – Choose one, two, or more schools (depending on the size of the teaching staff) and deliver some treats to show your appreciation for the work they do in caring for the children in your community. Some ideas: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Toothbrush goodie bags, Lip balm, etc. Be sure that your office information is clearly imprinted on any toothbrushes or small gifts. See my Pinterest boards for gift ideas

and/or

Host a Favorite Teacher Contest  – Invite local students to nominate their favorite teacher. Winning teacher gets FREE teeth whitening and a certificate stating they won for the favorite teacher contest. The classroom with the winning teacher gets a gift card for school supplies or pizza/ice cream lunch.

You could easily ask for donations from local businesses to add to the winning teacher’s prize or for the classroom.

This can be promoted via your office website, newsletters, postcards, emails, office social media sites, local newspapers and signs in your office.

Have fun with it and be sure to share lots of pictures on your social media pages.

Donations – Use your office as a community donation site for school supplies or new & gently used books to be donated to local children and/or schools in need. Advertise in office, on your social media sites, to local businesses and the news media via press release that your office is collecting donations for school supplies or books.

This is a GREAT way to bring in potential new patients… when folks come into the office to drop off their donations, be sure to warmly welcome them, give a brief tour of the office, hand out small thank you gifts that are imprinted with your office information or have a raffle they can enter to win a prize.

Book Fairs – Many schools will be hosting book fairs this school year.  And if your local school(s) are anything like mine, these book fairs draw a very large crowd.

Create fun, interesting Bookmarks for your local schools that include your office contact information. Deliver these bookmarks as a gift to the local schools to use during their book fairs. Easy! Right?

Just a few more ideas…

Social Media Sites – Post school-related content to your social media sites, such as:

  • Back to School Tips
  • Healthy Lunch/Snack ideas
  • What to do in a Dental Emergency?
  • Ortho care while at school
  • Dental Health (importance of, regular check-ups, sealants, mouthguards, fluoride & braces)

Give-Away – Or have a school-themed gift that you’ll raffle off.  Promote via your social media sites. Allow for your current patients and potential patients to TAG their favorite teacher in the post for a chance to win the gift. Encourage them to share the post on their pages.

Tooth bags – Make up a little bags or boxes with a “congratulations on your lost tooth” message from your office with space to write the child’s name. Deliver these to local elementary schools for them to keep on hand for when a student loses a tooth during the school day. Both of my kids have come home with a tooth wrapped in a napkin or in a plain Ziplock bag. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to advertise your office?

For additional ideas to use with local schools see February’s Children’s Dental Health Month and October/November’s Candy Buy Back. Also, my Marketing Ideas for August have some nice ideas for you to use with students & teachers.

I have witnessed firsthand just how effective marketing to local schools can be. The opportunity to bring in many new patient families to your practice is huge.

Please feel free to share with me your ideas for marketing to local schools or if you have any dental marketing questions that I can help you answer, please comment below.

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