July Dental Marketing and Practice Management Tips and Ideas

Hello Friends,

July is the start of your third quarter. Make a plan now for how you will keep your schedule full for August & September as they are typically slower production months for some offices.  While you’re at it, make a backup plan too. Sometimes despite your best efforts, the schedule falls apart. Don’t stress over it, instead use that downtime to do some training, team building and/or office cleaning/organizing. See Spring Clean Your Dental Office Using Your 5 Senses , How to Have a Happy Dental Team and Tips To Improve Your Dental Office, Part 3 ~ The Little Things Matter for some ideas.

Your goal, make this your best third quarter ever!

 

Now on to some marketing ideas:

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For dental marketing ideas for July’s National Ice Cream month see: Dental Marketing Ideas for National Ice Cream Month

Product/Service Feature ~  Beautiful Smiles with Orthodontics, Teeth Whitening & Veneers.

  • Set a monthly goal for each of these services.
  • Reach out to your patients that have these procedures treatment planned.
  • Create educational content & special offers to share on your social media pages and email campaigns.

Give-Away – Exceed expectations with something unexpected

July is National Grilling Month – Put together a fun BBQ themed gift basket that your patients and potential patients can enter a drawing for a chance to win.  One entry in exchange for FB likes & check-ins, Google reviews, NP referrals, Etc.

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Everybody Deserves A Massage Week: 14-20th – Team up with a Massage Therapist in your community for a little cross marketing – have him/her donate a free massage that your patients can enter a drawing to win using the above guidelines.

Pediatric and Family Practices ~ July is Get Ready For Kindergarten Month. Depending on your schedule, consider setting aside one or two days for “Get Ready for Kindergarten with Healthy Smiles” visits. Make it a fun experience for the children.

Social Media Posting and Engagement Ideas ~

International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day: 6th

Chocolate Day: July 7th

July 11th is Slurpee day!

National Sour Candy Day: 18th

Tell an old joke day:  24th

National Lipstick Day: 29th

Looking ahead to August:  The theme is Back to School with Healthy Smiles.  The focus will be on preventive dental care.

If you are interested in hiring me to help your office create a custom marketing campaign that includes ideas for special offers, office fun, patient give-aways/drawings, community involvement, cross marketing with local businesses and hygiene continuing care/incomplete treatment scripting, please contact me today at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

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Dental Marketing and Practice Management Ideas for July 2016

Dental Marketing and Practice Management Ideas for July 2016

Hello Friends,

Take time now to make plans to start your third quarter off strong. Discuss with your team the plans to reach your production, collection, new patient and marketing goals. Encourage them to share any thoughts or ideas on how you can work to make the third quarter your best yet. Here’s a fun idea…July is National Grilling Month – Why not have a BBQ themed lunch with the team to discuss your marketing plans? Remember to include plans on how to fill and keep the schedule full for August and September as they are typically slower months for some offices.

Doctors, if you don’t already know, I strongly urge you to be aware of your office numbers. Know what’s going on with your patient and insurance aging reports, your daily patient collections, your new patient #’s, referral sources, hygiene continuing care reports, incomplete treatment reports and what internal & external marketing is working and what needs to be eliminated. Don’t leave these things to chance or assume they’re healthy numbers or maybe even beyond repair.

Would you like a few ideas to boost production, collection and new patient numbers? I’ll share with you a couple of ideas to do just that as well as exceed your current patients’ expectations.

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July is National Ice Cream Month! Your product/service feature is Desensitizing agents to treat tooth sensitivity. Your give-away treat is free ice cream.

Yes, I’ve shared this one in the past but I’m sharing it again because it is so easy and effective not to mention, delicious.

Why is it so effective? Research finds that 1 in 8 Americans suffer from sensitive teeth. It’s safe to say that many of your patients may be suffering from tooth sensitivity or they know someone who does.

How is it easy? It’s a marketing plan that requires little time, no extra cost and will boost production and exceed your patients (and potential patients) expectations!

How will offering free ice cream not incur any extra cost to you? You simply visit your local ice cream shop and ask them to donate some free ice cream cone certificates. In return, you’ll be advertising for them on your social media site and in the office. Your patients, when they come in for a visit can enter a drawing to win a free ice cream courtesy of “local ice cream shop”. Depending how many free ice cream cone certificates you get donated you can draw one or two names each week for a free ice cream cone.

Now you may not have many of your patients speaking up to say they’re suffering from tooth sensitivity when they eat cold treats or drink cold beverages.

This is what you do, during the month of July have your team members wear buttons that say: Eating Ice Cream Shouldn’t Hurt

Your patients are sure to ask questions about the buttons. What an easy way to open up a discussion about tooth sensitivity.

If you would like further ideas on how to implement the Ice Cream/Tooth Sensitivity campaign such as how to handle patients that are concerned about insurance coverage and fees for desensitizing agents and ways to advertise this campaign or perhaps would prefer a different marketing campaign for the month, please contact me today at bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com.

Here are 3 more ways to help your patients & team smile in July!

July 6,World Kiss Day ~ Blog & Social Media Opportunity (bad breath & kissing, periodontal disease & kissing…eeeww!)

July 7, Chocolate Day ~ I’m sure your team would welcome a surprise chocolately treat.

July 17th – 23rd Everybody Deserves A Massage Week: 

Team up with a local massage therapist for a little cross marketing – have him/her donate a free massage that your patients can enter a drawing to win.

Hope you enjoy these ideas and have a wonderful start to your third quarter!

If you have any other thoughts or ideas please feel free to comment below. Should you need any help with your July marketing campaign, please email Betty: bhaydenconsulting@gmail.com

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty

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