Dental fear is a real challenge for so many patients and dentists alike. Patients who fear the dentist are usually the ones who need care the most, and dentists often struggle with how to help them set aside their fears to get the treatment they require. Thankfully, with more information widely available to the public and the option to use digital media as an educational tool, dentists have more opportunity than ever before to help their patients understand their fear and overcome it.

Targeting Patients with Dental Fear

I asked Dr. David R. Pearce, a retired dental practice owner and now a consultant, to share with me three things he implemented in his practice that focused on quality and that he considers essential to the success he was able to achieve. And while I wanted him to say, “I owe all of my success to MDA”, I knew that would not be his answer, because Dr. Pearce was already on the success path even before he started trusting us with his digital marketing. What he did say, though, was interesting, and probably not what anyone reading this blog would expect.

Quality in Dentistry: 3 Keys to Success – Part 1

Summer is drawing to a close, and fall will soon be here. It might seem a little early to start thinking about the end of the year, but when it comes to marketing, this is the perfect time to begin planning year-end and holiday campaigns to avoid stress and prevent things from falling through the cracks. Here are 3 things that every dental practice should be planning for now to be well prepared for the last quarter of the year.

3 Things you should start thinking about now to prepare for the end of the year

Our team is small and very close knit, and we want people outside of MDA to get to know us a little more so they can see why we all work so well together. Every so often, we highlight one of the team members to show how special they are to us and our clients. So, please allow us to introduce Melissa Andrade, one of our hard-working project managers.

Meet Melissa Andrade

In a perfect world, a marketing agency isn’t just another vendor that your practice hires to perform a service. A marketing agency is a partner that understands the unique characteristics of your practice and knows how to leverage them to create effective strategies that produce measurable results. But why only in a perfect world? Why not in the real world? Any marketing agency you choose should be able to work with your practice in complete synergy. Unfortunately, that is not always how it goes, as MDA CAB member and highly respected owner practitioner Dr. Lee Brown explains in this informative video that you won’t want to skip.

Finding the Right Marketing Company

A good marketing company will help your practice attract quality patients and prospects more consistently than you can on your own, giving you the opportunity to shine each time one comes through the doors. If you understand the marketing company’s role and you’re prepared to take over where your marketing partner leaves off, you’ll have a recipe for success.

Important Video: What Makes a Good Marketing Company