Oral Cancer Awareness: Dental Office Tips & Strategies

Oral Cancer Awareness: Dental Office Tips & Strategies

Hello Friends,

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week is from the 14th to the 20th of April. This provides dental offices with an excellent opportunity to raise oral cancer awareness and the need for early detection to save lives.

Approximately 58,500 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2024. It will cause over 12,250 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.  The death rate associated with this cancer is particularly high not because it is hard to discover or diagnose, but due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development.

While smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest-growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV virus.

Dental Office Oral Cancer Awareness Strategies

Here are some Oral Cancer Awareness Tips and Ideas to get you started:

  • Hygiene Continuing Care Opportunity: Encourage your inactive (unscheduled) patients to come in for their important free oral cancer screening.
  • Partner with a local business to do free oral cancer screenings at their location.
  • Donate a portion of service/product sales (i.e., teeth whitening, fluoride, Invisalign) to Oral Cancer Research.
  • Give away Free T-shirts or Bracelets to every patient who makes a donation toward Oral Cancer Research or just because.
  • Create a video to share on your social media platforms demonstrating how oral cancer screenings are quick & painless.
  • Bring in your local dermatologist for a lunch and learn to demonstrate oral, head & neck cancer screenings.
  • Have a gift card or gift basket raffle that your patients can enter to win during April.

Remember that when your patients are healthy – your practice is healthy. For your patients to smile healthy they need to schedule the treatment you’ve diagnosed and to come in regularly for their hygiene continuing care appointments and oral cancer screenings.

Tip: Oral cancer screenings are not optional due to time constraints; they are an essential part of care and vital for every patient’s oral health. Always inform your patients before conducting an oral cancer screening. Let them know what you’re looking for and why.

Practice Owners, if you’re struggling to reach your practice goals and not enjoying dentistry like you used to – feel free to contact me for a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute telephone consultation at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com to see if a coaching relationship is right for you.

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Thank you so much!!  

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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Fall Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for October 2023

Fall Dental Marketing and Practice Growth Ideas for October 2023

Hello Friends,

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
  • Excellent Dental Education Tool

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Social Media Post Content Ideas to Improve Engagement during October 2023

National Seafood Month

Pizza 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

I hope that you enjoy & implement these ideas! In fact, if you appreciate and enjoy the complimentary ideas and content I share each month – PLEASE leave me (Betty Hayden Consulting) a review/recommendation on Google and / or Facebook. Simply click the following links…  GOOGLE   and/or  FACEBOOK– Thank you so much!!

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 or would like to discover areas of opportunity for your practice … please feel free to reach out to me to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation coaching call at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com. (Plan now to smile more in 2024)

If you’re looking for Practice Management, Leadership, and Team Building Reminders and Ideas for October 2023 visit HERE

For additional marketing and practice growth ideas for October visit…

National Dental Hygiene Month Tips and Ideas

Dental Office Ideas to Celebrate Football Season

Orthodontic Health Month Ideas

I wish you a happy month!

Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty – Dental Coach

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