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Dental Marketing Mastery

Dental Marketing Mastery discusses how to bring new patients to your dental practice. With over 29 years of experience running New Patients Inc., hosts Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush share what has worked for them and their clients.
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Aug 29, 2016

What makes a good website? What should you do when it comes to things such as hosting? What shouldn't you do? In this episode of Dental Marketing Mastery, Mark and Howie explain.

Podcast Highlights

  • Ownership of your site's domain
  • The page most moms will visit
  • The importance of your "meet the dentist" page
  • How to properly do a "meet the dentist" page
  • What to highlight, how to be approachable
  • How to do a personal video
  • Services: Which ones are important?
  • How to appropriately mention pricing
  • How to display technology and conveniences
  • Social media and SEO
  • The importance of attracting vs. educating
  • Why your site shouldn't be a dental journal
  • Show off your operatory? No way!
  • How much should you invest into your website?
Aug 22, 2016

In this episode of Dental Marketing Mastery, we go over the best practices for Pre-appointing Hygiene, what costly mistakes are made, how to categorize your best customers, and more.

Podcast Highlights:

  • The black plague of dentistry: pre-appointing everyone in hygiene!
  • The fantasy of pre-appointing versus the reality of who will show up
  • How if you can't get them in within 8 days, your chances of them coming in drop drastically
  • How to make your hygienist's life easier
  • The types of customers who will show up for hygiene and the types who won't
  • How do you pre-appoint?
  • How to reward your great patients
  • Categorizing patients who don't show up, and how to get them in down the road
  • The best appointment slots for patients in category A vs. those in categories B and C

 

Aug 15, 2016

In this episode of Dental Marketing Mastery, Mark and Howie continue their discussion of common mistakes they see Dentists make when marketing their practice. This episode focuses on custom vs. cookie-cutter advertising.

 

Podcast Highlights:

  • Understanding how your promotions look and sound
  • Is originality preferable to something that isn't?
  • Left brained and right brained dentists
  • Why going with something new is not an ad campaign... it's a test
  • Why cookie cutter does not mean bad, and original does not mean good
  • The right amount of customization in an ad
  • How most practices don't have the time or money to do testing
  • The battle is NOT cookie cutter vs. customized
  • The power of templates
  • Evidence-based dental marketing
  • how the population perceives your practice based on its marketing
Aug 8, 2016

In this episode of Dental Marketing Mastery, Mark and Howie continue their discussion of mistakes that Dentists often make when marketing their practice. 

Podcast Highlights:

  • Why using what you "like" can be an expensive pitfall.
  • Taking input from non-professional sources on your marketing.
  • Realizing that what you "like" and what works can be completely different things.
  • What really matters is RESPONSE!
  • Using individual, subjective judgements when making media decisions.
  • Focusing too much on price incentives.
  • The learning curve of marketing your practice.
  • What dentists like to advertise is different than what consumers like.
  • How marketable is your practice? You can find out by downloading our marketable attributes scorecard at www.dentalwebcontent.com
  • Marketing services makes sense. Except it doesn't.
  • Consumers care more about conveniences than services.
  • How to properly advertise technology. 
  • Collecting data about what works.
Aug 4, 2016

Are you making some of these mistakes when it comes to marketing your practice? 

Podcast Highlights:

Mistake 1: Not calculating or adhering to a marketing budget.

  • Definition of a budget.
  • Percentage of revenues that should be dedicated to marketing.
  • An example practice and its marketing spend

Mistake 2: Starting and stopping

  • The value of staying consistent.
  • Under and overspending.
  • What to do when your practice is doing well.
  • How peaks and valleys can be stressful.
  • Slow and steady wins the race.

Mistake 3: Budget Allocation

  • Not letting yourself be the dentist who has to work on a full set of veneers you didn't do.
  • Which mediums to spend your budget on.

Mistake 4: Impatience

  • Understanding that your practice's success depends on a ratio of dentists to population.
  • How year 2 looks compared to year 1.
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