August 2023 Dental Marketing, Social Media Content, and Practice Growth Ideas

August 2023 Dental Marketing, Social Media Content, and Practice Growth Ideas

Hello Friends,

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August 2023 – Dental Marketing, Social Media Content, and Practice Growth Tips & Ideas

For many parents with school-aged children, August and September can be hectic months preparing for and getting back into the school routine. Help to make the back-to-school season fun (& healthy) for the community and profitable for your dental office.

Theme:  Back-to-School with Healthy Smiles!

In-Office & On your Social Media Platforms share 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.

Promote special offers just for teachers and students during August.

August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month – encourage parents to schedule their child’s dental visit before school starts.

Community Engagement Ideas:

School Supplies Donations – Use your office as a community donation site for school supplies or new & gently used books to be donated to local children and/or schools in need.

Patient Education and Treatment Ideas

National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: August 6th

Ortho– If you provide orthodontic services to your patients there is a special day in August just for you! National Align Your Teeth Day: August 11th  – Great opportunity to showcase the ortho treatment you offer! 

Patient Appreciation Idea – Sneak 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).

Social Media Post Content Ideas to Boost Engagement During August

Golf Month

National Dog Month       

World Photo Day: 19th  

Senior Citizen’s Day: 21st

More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29

Enjoy! Wishing you all a happy, productive, and stress-free August.

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Yours for Greater Success,

~Betty (Dental Coach)

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.

Be sure to see Pediatric Dental Marketing Ideas for how to Consistently Exceed Parent & Patient Expectations and Consistently Be Great! Visit here:  Pediatric Dental Marketing Ideas

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.

Looking for more dental marketing ideas for February? I got you! Check them out here: https://bettyhaydenconsulting.com/2023/02/03/dental-marketing-and-practice-growth-ideas-for-february-2023/

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