Many cancer treatments have side effects that affect a person’s mouth, teeth, and salivary glands. Dental and oral side effects can make it difficult to eat, talk, chew, or swallow. Fortunately, under your care, you can help your patients lower the risk of these side effects and manage them if they do happen.
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October is Apple Month – “You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the apples in a seed.“
Marketing your dental practice is like planting seeds. Some seeds sprout right away, and others may take a while. You may have written some seeds off as a loss and when you least expect it, there it sprouts and produces beautiful results. And some may sprout where you don’t even remember planting.
What are your marketing seeds? Everything that you do, everything that the patient (and potential patient) sees, hears & feels. Everything Matters!
The marketing seed tips & ideas you’ll find here are designed to help you exceed expectations for your current patients and the potential new patients in your community. If you don’t want more new patients do these things for your current patients of record so they keep choosing you. Plus, it helps when you’re all having more fun at work!
October Dental Marketing, Practice Growth, and Social Media Content Ideas
The month of October is loaded with opportunities to exceed your patients’ expectations and grow your dental practice.
In this post, I am going to focus on tips and ideas for your social media platforms and Google business listing. At the end, you’ll find the links to additional marketing, practice growth, management, team building, and leadership tips and ideas for October 2023.
How Can Social Media Help Your Practice? Here are just a few ways…
Build relationships between your office team and potential new patients
Stay in Touch with your Active and Inactive Patients
Increase your Online Presence
Learn what your patients/potential patients want
Improve Community Involvement
Manage and Increase Your Online Reputation
Great Way to Advertise Special Events, Office Specials, and feature Dental Products/Services
Social Media Post Content Ideas to Improve Engagement during October 2023
National Seafood Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Great Books Week: 1-7
National Taco Day: 4th
World Smile Day: 6th
World Octopus Day: 8th
World Egg Day: 13th
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day: 31st
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – In 2020, more than 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide. About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive Breast Cancer over the course of their lifetime.
Your dental practice choosing to support Breast Cancer Awareness month is a great way to show your patients and the community that you care.
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How can your dental office participate?
Work together as a team to decide how you will promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Raise Awareness, How? Here are a few areas to consider:
Collect Donations for a charity, which foundation/charity will the donations go to?
Office Decorations, What? Who? and from Where?
Photo Backdrop & Pink Props
Social Media Sites – Use tthese platforms to raise awareness, discuss dental health tips, share office happenings, and contest details, etc.
Production & Product Sales – (Portion of sales will be donated to… )
Contests for Prizes
Give-aways – (ex: pink imprinted lip balm, pink wrapped chocolates, pink nail polish, little pumpkins, etc.)
Special in office Event (ex: Pink Day)
Community – Get involved with a local BCA event(s)
Wear Pink (gloves, scrubs, masks, socks, etc)
Invite your patients to wear pink to their appts.
Involve your local news media with a press release
There are so many ways to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness – if you have any questions about how your office can make October fantastic please contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Well, here we are at the start of your final quarter for the year. It is my goal to give you ideas and strategies that will help you end the year strong. Ideas that when implemented will keep things fresh and fun in your office. More importantly, they will exceed your current patients and potential patients’ expectations which will allow you to focus on doing what you do best, helping your patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.
Dental Leadership, Management, and MarketingTips and Ideas for October 2020
Leadership Tips & Ideas:
Employee Appreciation – National Massage Therapy Week: 25th – 31st – Treat your employees with gift cards for a massage. Or if possible, bring in a massage therapist to the office.
Customer Service Week: 5th – 9th – Discuss with your team strategies and goals to ensure that your customer service and patient care are in harmony with your core values and vision for your practice.
Boss’s Day: October 16th – Plan now to make this a special day for your boss(es).
Doctors, if you would like to grow and improve your dental practice and have wondered what it might be like to work with me and what coaching is all about… please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at email@example.com.
Practice Management Tips & Ideas:
InsuranceUse it or Lose it Reminders – Did you get your end of year insurance dental benefit use it or lose it reminder letters/emails/texts/calls out?
Friends, how do your hygiene schedules look for October & November? Do you know how many of your active patients have a future appointment and how many do not? Do you know how many new patients you are welcoming into the practice AND how many patients you’re losing each month? To help you get that data quickly, like within minutes – if your PMS is either Dentrix, Eaglesoft, or Open Dental you can request a complimentary, no-obligation practice data snapshot here: Game-Changing Awareness from Dental Intelligence – Within minutes we’ll identify your practice’s strengths and uncover hidden opportunities. I am happy to assist you with this at no charge and with absolutely no obligation to do anything further with me.
Marketing Tips & Ideas:
Exceed Expectations for your current patients and the potential new patients that you engage with in your community.
October is National Dental Hygiene Month –
All month-long share posts and short videos on your social media platforms regarding the importance of regular preventive dental visits to the dentist.
National Orthodontic Health Month – See some ideas here: https://bettyhaydenconsulting.com/2020/09/15/tips-and-ideas-for-octobers-national-orthodontic-health-month/
Apple Month – See more ideas here: https://bettyhaydenconsulting.com/2020/09/15/tips-and-ideas-for-octobers-national-orthodontic-health-month/
Patient Appreciation Gift Idea: October is National Popcorn Poppin‘ Month – Give your patients a bag of microwave popcorn or little bags filled w/flavored popcorn with a tag attached that says: “You make us POP with Appreciation” or “Your Referrals are POPPIN’ – Thank you!“
Patient & Community Dental Health Education Idea:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – See more ideas here: https://bettyhaydenconsulting.com/2020/09/24/dentist-office-ideas-for-octobers-breast-cancer-awareness-month/
Social Media Post Ideas to Improve Engagement during the Month of October ~
Spinach Lovers Month
World Smile Day: 2nd
National Taco Day: 4th
National Kick Butt Day: 12th
National Chocolate Day: 28th
There you have it some fun and effective tips and ideas to help you have the best October ever!
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