Children’s Dental Health Month Tips and Ideas

Children’s Dental Health Month Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends ~

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, what do you have planned to help educate families in your community about the need for better dental health? There are many wonderful opportunities and ways to help the children in your respective communities to smile happier and healthier.

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Here are a few tips and ideas for February’s Children’s Dental Health Month

Dental Education Via Social Media Platforms – Take advantage of your office’s social media platforms and website to share a variety of fun and educational posts and short videos related to children’s dental health.  This is so easy, and free! Hint: If you get some unexpected open chair time, make a few short dental health videos. Don’t overthink it just have fun.

Content Ideas for Posts and Videos:

  • Healthy Lunch/Snack Ideas
  • How much sugar is in your drink or favorite snacks?
  • What to do in a Dental Emergency?
  • Ortho Care While at School
  • Dental Hygiene with Braces
  • Daily Toothbrushing Chart
  • Dental Health Tips (Importance of sealants, fluoride, mouthguards, regular dental visits.)
  • What kind of toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouth rinse is best?
  • Baby Bottle Tooth Decay 
  • Tongue-Tie – What is it and how is it treated?

More Content Ideas – If you’re looking for Dental Health Month activities, crafts, printables, etc. please see my Pinterest board: Children’s Dental Health Month Ideas

Special Offers on Treatment during February – Consider having special pricing or promotions on Sealants, Ortho, Fluoride, Mouthguards, etc.

(Big Ticket) Gift Give Away Ideas – Have a drawing during the month of February for a cool gift basket, gift cards, theme park tickets, etc. that all the kids can enter for a chance to win.

Make their Day – Kids love free stuff! Be sure to do something extra special during February. Upgrade the toy treasure chest with better toys. Additional giveaway ideas, Toothbrushing chart, Imprinted toothpaste squeezers, hand sanitizer, balloons, stickers, etc.

School Dental Health Presentations – Typically, during Dental Health Month visits are made to the schools by dental office teams, or the children can visit the office for an in-office field trip with their classroom. Also, local libraries are often open to the idea of offering dental health presentations there.

Give Kids a Smile Day – Here are some ideas and tips to help you host a successful Give Kids a Smile Day in your office.

The ADA website has an excellent Give Kids A Smile Toolbox https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile  It’s loaded with information such as Planning, Promotion, Forms, etc.

Advertising/Marketing your Event – Here are just a few ways to do this:

  • Social Media Pages ~ Make good use of all your social media platforms to share information about GKAS day with posts and videos.
  • TV News ~ Fax & Email a press release.
  • Fliers ~ Create fliers for in-office use and to give out to those in your community.

It’s a fun day – exhausting yes, and a little heartbreaking but it feels good to volunteer your time and donate your services to help so many children in the community.

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty

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Dental Office Management and Leadership Ideas November 2022

Dental Office Management and Leadership Ideas November 2022

Hello Friends,

Would you like to increase your production, collections, and new patients? How about reappointing more of your unscheduled/inactive patients? If yes, these ideas that I am sharing with you, when implemented, WILL help you increase production, attract more new patients, build relationships within the community, have a happier team, as well as exceed your established patients’ expectations. 

Leadership Ideas

November is Gratitude Month – Gratitude helps to strengthen and motivate your team, encouraging employee loyalty and engagement. Don’t assume they know that you appreciate them just because you give them a paycheck every week. Show them by your words and actions that you value and appreciate their contributions to the success of the practice.

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life. “—Northrup Christiane

See Why Gratitude Matters for several ways for you to express and show gratitude for your dental team.

Team AppreciationNational Nachos Day 6th– Bring in Nachos for lunch from a local restaurant or do a build-your-own nachos lunch potluck style.

If you’re looking for Marketing and other Practice Growth Ideas for November – Check these out: Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for November 2022

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Practice Management Reminders and Ideas

Incomplete and Unscheduled Treatment Reminders – Do you have any patients with incomplete and unscheduled treatment plans or ones that are due/past due in hygiene? Do what you can to help them see the need and value in scheduling an appointment this month before the end-of-the-year rush really shifts into high gear!

End Of Year Dental Insurance Benefits (or HSA/FSA) Use it or Lose it Reminders – Have you followed up with a call(s), texts, and letters to your patients that haven’t responded to your use it or emails?

Scheduling – What steps have you taken to ensure your schedules will be able to accommodate those patients that wait until the last minute to use their dental benefits before the year ends? Do you have time reserved for New Patients, SRPs, and deliveries?

Daylight Saving Time Ends: 6 (First Sunday) (Turn Back 1 Hour  @2:00 AM)

Black Friday – Offer Special Pricing on Teeth Whitening, Electric Toothbrushes, Ortho Consultation, or a New Patient Visit.

For the last several years, a few times each month here on my website I share complimentary dental office leadership, marketing, and management tips and ideas. Are you automatically receiving my email post updates in your inbox? If not, take a second and sign up. Or send me your email address (bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com) and I will send you an invite to follow. This way, you won’t miss a single idea!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for November 2022

Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for November 2022

Hello Friends,

The New Year is just around the corner! Where are you at with your practice growth goals for this year?

How do you want to end this year? What do you want November and December to look like? These ideas that I am sharing for November WILL (when implemented) help you attract more new patients, build relationships within the community, as well as exceed your current patients’ expectations. 

November 2022, Practice Growth (Marketing) Tips & Ideas

Patient & Community Educational Ideas:

National Alzheimer’s Disease Month – The bacteria that cause gum disease are associated with the development of Alzheimer’s.

November is Diabetes Month – All month-long share posts on your social media platforms regarding the importance of regular preventive dental visits to the dentist. When you have diabetes, high blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body — including your teeth and gums.

X-Ray Day: 8th – Create a short video or post about why radiographs are necessary and their safety to share on your social media platforms.

Great American Smokeout: 17th (Dangers of smoking, chewing, and vaping)

Marketing Tips & Ideas

Monthly Theme Idea: Gratitude (November is National Gratitude Month)

For your patients: Invite your patients to share what they’re grateful for (turn it into fall decorations by having them fill out fall leaves that you hang on the wall.)

For the community: Visit local businesses with a gift and a note of gratitude for what they do for the community. Or each week feature a local business on your FB/IG pages that you are grateful for.

Reviews/Recommendations – Set a goal to get a certain number of reviews/recommendations to your Facebook and Google pages during the month of November.

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, or would like to learn what opportunities for improvement exist in your practice... please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Social Media Post Content Ideas to Improve Engagement during the month of November

National Pomegranate Month

World Kindness Week: 13-19

Cinnamon Day: 1  

National Brush Day: 1 

National Candy Day: 4 

Daylight Saving Time Ends: 6 (First Sunday) (Turn Back 1 Hour  @2:00 AM)

National Nachos Day: 6 (Because Nachos are delicious! And you’re “nacho” average dental team! 😉 )

Red Lipstick Day: 11

World Hello Day: 21

Flossing Day: 25

Wishing you all the happiest and most productive November ever!

Do you like the ideas and content that I share each month? If you do, would you kindly leave me a review/recommendation on Google or Facebook, please? Simply click the following links:   GOOGLE   and/or  FACEBOOK Thank you so much! – Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for August 2022

Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for August 2022

Hello Friends,

August and September can sometimes be tricky months for practice growth & healthy schedules because of the back-to-school season distractions taking place for many families. The ideas I am sharing will help you easily, effectively, and inexpensively make the month of August a fantastic one for you, your team, your patients, and the community.

Before I share the tips and ideas for August – if you’re looking for ideas for a different month(s) or ideas for meetings, office events, team building, how to answer phones effectively, and so much more – did you know that you can search for past posts/articles from the search bar? Simply type in a keyword to the topic you’re looking for. If you can’t find what you need or have an idea for a topic that you’d like me to address feel free to reach out to me at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Tips & Ideas for August 2022

Time for School! (ugh, I’m not ready for it – still too much summer fun to be had) Here are some ideas to help make the back-to-school season fun (& healthy) for the community and profitable for your dental office.

Theme:  Back-to-school with Healthy Smiles!

Target Audience: Teachers and school-aged children.

Focus: Preventive Dental Services.

What: Education, Promotion, and Special Offers

•             Send a press release to local print and online papers and news stations with “Children’s 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.

•             Facebook (live) videos sharing the back-to-school tips and ideas

•             Share social media and blog posts with dental health tips for children.

•             Promote special offers just for teachers and students during August.

Tooth bags – Make up 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. In their early years, both of my kids came home from school with their tooth wrapped in a napkin or in a plain Ziplock bag. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to advertise your office?

Donations – Use your office as a community donation site for backpacks, school supplies, or new & gently used books to be donated to local children and/or schools in need. Advertise in the office, on your social media sites, to local businesses, and the news media via press releases 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, and hand out small thank you gifts (ie toothbrushes or lip balm) that are imprinted with your office information or have a raffle they can enter to win a prize.

Patient Appreciation IdeaSneak 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).

Ortho Services – National Align Your Teeth Day: 11

This is a great opportunity to promote your ortho services/treatment options.

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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 bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

Social Media Post Ideas to Improve Engagement during the month of August – be active on your social media platforms! (hint: you know that you can schedule the posts in advance, right?)

Golf Month

Happiness Happens Month

National Wellness Month

National Fresh Breath (Halitosis) Day: 6th

Sister’s Day: 7th (First Sunday)

Book Lovers Day: 9th

S’mores Day: 10th

International Lefthander’s Day: 13th

National Honey Bee Day: 20th

Take these ideas and implement them in your practice and make August a great month!

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty – Dental Coach

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