Dental Office Marketing, Practice Growth, Social Media Content Tips and Ideas February 2024

Dental Office Marketing, Practice Growth, Social Media Content Tips and Ideas February 2024

Hello Friends,

February is a great month, full of opportunities to help educate your patients and the community about the importance of healthy smiles.

Here you’ll find several different ways to promote better dental health awareness, exceed your patient’s expectations, and engage with your patients, potential patients, and the community via your social media platforms.

If you’re looking for ideas specifically for Children’s Dental Health Month, you’ll find the link at the end of this post.

Dental Education Ideas & Ways to Exceed Your Patients’ Expectations

February is American Heart Month –

Heart Health Talking Points: Dental Health and Heart Disease Are Related

Dental health and heart disease are intricately linked. Be good to your heart beginning with good oral health. Prioritizing dental health can only improve overall health and well-being.

Have fun with this heart theme!  Decorate the office and give out little heart-themed gifts.

Patient Gift Idea – Individually wrapped heart-shaped cookies or chocolates with a label that says: “You’re the HEART of our practice. Thank you! “or “We HEART our Patients!”

OR

Gift Basket – Put together a gift basket that your patients can enter for a chance to win during February.  (Basket theme idea: Winter – coffee mugs, hot cocoa, teas, cookies, heart-shaped chocolates, candles, lip balm, cozy blanket, etc.)

National Snack Food Month –

All month long share posts and/or videos with smile healthy snack food ideas on your social media pages. Since we know that food is the way to the hearts of many, why not give away healthy snacks to your patients when they come in for their appointments? Or deliver healthy snacks to local businesses along with office imprinted toothbrushes.

Practice Owners, if you’re ready 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.

Community & Online Engagement Ideas

Pet Dental Health Month – Share pet dental health tips on your social media sites, and ask people to share pictures of their pets in the comments. Hand out dog treats packaged with your office information. Even if a patient doesn’t have a dog surely, they know someone who does…a great way to get your office name out there!

Toothache Day: 9th – Share on your social media pages why ignoring a toothache is a bad idea.

Through With The Chew: 18-24 / The Great American Spit Out: 22

Here are a few more Social Media Post Content Ideas to Improve Engagement during February

National Cherry Month

Bubble Gum Day: 2nd

National Almond Day: 16th

If you find the tips, ideas, and reminders I share helpful for you and your practice, please leave me a review/recommendation on Google or Facebook. Click the following links:   GOOGLE   and/or  FACEBOOK Thank you so much!!

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Click here for National Children’s Dental Health Month Tips & Ideas

Wishing you all a Fantastic February!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Ten Simple Ways to Bring Your Manners to Work

Ten Simple Ways to Bring Your Manners to Work

Hello Friends,

September 1st is Bring Your Manners to Work Day so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share a few quick tips and reminders regarding using our manners at work.

What are manners? Manners are the proper or polite way to behave in public, at work, and at home with your family.

We’re just going to focus on how we can bring our manners to work…

Good manners are cost-effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit.” – Letitia Baldrige

Say please and thank you – Make it a habit to say please whenever you ask for something. Saying thank you improves your office, your health, and boosts morale.

Greetings – Say a warm & friendly hello & goodbye to your employees ( & fellow co-workers) at the start and end of the day.

Say I’m Sorry – Accept responsibility when you are wrong and when you’ve messed up.

Use your Body language Manners – 75-80% of how we interpret what others are (or aren’t) saying is through their body language. Remember, smile more, make eye contact, be attentive, and demonstrate that you are listening.

Be on Time – “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” Make sure that you arrive at work on time ( at the start of the workday and after lunch).

Clean up after yourself ( & others when needed) – Pick up the piece of paper from the floor, dust off the plants, keep your workspace, the lunchroom, and the restroom clean. (Replace the roll of Toilet Paper… even if there are still a few squares left to spare, replace it with a fresh roll. While you’re at it, go ahead and fold the toilet paper into a pretty fan. #kiddingnotkidding #ohanditsovernotunder)

Practice Great Personal Hygiene – Wear clothes that reflect the excellent care you give your patients. This means wearing professional, clean, and wrinkle-free clothes.  Also, your hair and body should be clean and odor-free. (Yes, I went there.)  

Be Kind & Don’t Gossip –  Refuse to listen to gossip and stop speaking & spreading gossip. Be KIND!

I wish you all happy workdays full of good manners 🙂

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty – Dental Coach

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Dental Office Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for August 2023

Dental Office Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for August 2023

Hello Friends,

There is still time to make 2023 a great year for practice growth. As always, my goal in sharing these ideas each month and while coaching my dental teams is to help you all stress-less and have more fun at work!

If you’re looking for marketing, social media content, and other practice growth tips and ideas for August – Visit here: August 2023 Practice Growth Ideas

Here are your Management, Leadership, and Team Building Ideas for August. Enjoy!

Practice Management Reminders and Ideas

Schedules – If your office schedules typically slow down in August/September, what plans have you made to fill holes in the schedule, increase same-day services, and keep the working day productive?  Don’t leave it to chance. Make a list of productive tasks that may be done during any slower times.

How many visits are scheduled compared to capacity? Too many holes? Do you have time reserved for new patients? How are you planning to stay in touch with unscheduled patients? Consider offering some type of gif basket/prize that your patients can enter to win during the months of August & September when they come in for their appointment.

Emergency Medical Plan – Is your office and team prepared and equipped to handle a medical emergency? Is your emergency medical kit up to date?

The components of a sound medical emergency plan for the dental office should include:

  • Medical emergency prevention
  • Development of an action plan
  • Recognizing a patient’s distress and management of medical emergencies
  • Emergency drugs and equipment

Source: https://www.ada.org/en/resources/research/science-and-research-institute/oral-health-topics/medical-emergencies-in-the-dental-office

Leadership Tips

If you want to see a positive change in your practice, you must consistently lead by example… be the change. It starts at the top. You set the tone for the day, and make certain that it’s a happy & productive one. This includes any employee in a management position – if you have employees complaining about your office manager, take it seriously. A toxic (toxic negativity and/or toxic positivity) office manager will destroy your practice over time, at the very least, cause a staff turnover nightmare.  In fact, any employee that is toxic to your vision, to your team, and/or your patients…needs to go. It’s not easy to make the decision to terminate someone’s employment, yet absolutely necessary if you want to improve your practice.  It’s been said that “what you allow you encourage.” Once you make the decision to no longer tolerate or allow poor behavior and attitudes in your practice, you’ll breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Practice Owners, 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

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less-than-perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.”

 –Mark Victor Hansen

Hope you enjoy these ideas and can use some of them to help make the month of August a productive and happy one for you, your team, your patients, and the community.

If you appreciate and enjoy the complimentary ideas and content that I share each month – I would LOVE for you to PLEASE leave me a review/recommendation on Google or Facebook. Simply click the following links…  GOOGLE   and/or  FACEBOOK– I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you so much!!  

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

Dental Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Appreciation Ideas for July 2023

Dental Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Appreciation Ideas for July 2023

Hello Friends,

Here you’ll find some tips and ideas for how you can enjoy healthier, more productive schedules during the month of July and beyond.

Leadership & Team Building / Appreciation Ideas

It’s been said, “Whatever you’re not changing you’re choosing.” What are you choosing for your dental practice? Do your choices bring you closer to your goals or further away? If you’re not changing the things you know you need to change I encourage you to get the support you need to make the changes necessary to choose success.

July is National Picnic Month – Go on a team picnic for an extended lunch break or enjoy a picnic-style lunch in the office.

July is also National Ice Cream Month – Bring in a sweet ice cream treat for a nice afternoon pick-me-up for the team.

Practice Management Reminders –

December/Holiday Season – Look ahead to your hygiene schedules in November & December to make sure you set aside/reserve some appointment times for New Patients, College students, and Patients that wait until the last minute to use their insurance benefits. If you haven’t done this already, please set aside some time to do it as soon as possible.

Cell Phone Courtesy Month – a good time to review your employees’ personal phone use during work hours guidelines/arrangements.

Practice Owners, I would love the opportunity to work along with you and your team to help you uncover areas of opportunity, and set and exceed your practice goals. If you would like to schedule a no-obligation, complimentary consultation to learn how my coaching programs work, please email me at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Looking for Summer Marketing and Social Media Content Tips and Ideas? Check them out here: July 2023 Dental Practice Growth Ideas

It would be AWESOME to hear from you! If you appreciate and enjoy the complimentary ideas and content that I share each month  – I would LOVE for you to PLEASE leave me a review/recommendation on Google or Facebook. Simply click the following links.    GOOGLE   and/or  FACEBOOK Thank you so much!!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)