The Importance of Dental Marketing In The Age Of Social Media

August 14, 2018, Langley Dental Practice

These days, dentists (particularly those who are only starting to offer professional services) may find it hard to increase the number of patients they receive on a regular basis.

Dental Marketing is now more important than ever for both newbies and dentists with years of experience in hopes of either making a name for themselves or stand out in such a competitive field. Although the methods and media may have changed in some ways, the goal is still the same: Get the right clients for your services to not only be familiar with what you do but to become loyal customers.

While it is true that there are plenty of advice and tips to take care of your Dental Marketing strategy by yourself, certain aspects are better in the hands of advertising experts for the sake of the final results. For example, when it comes down to paying for Facebook and Instagram ads, you may think that you are more than perfectly capable to set up a campaign. You could click through the different options and criteria available and get your ads running.

However, you could be missing out on crucial aspects to ensure that you get a high Return Of Investment (ROI).Let’s say you’ve chosen a particularly wide demographic for your ads because it sounds on good on paper to have as many people as possible seeing your campaign since your goal is to get to a lot of potential patients.

Afterward, you'd be surprised to find out that your approach wasn't the best. In the world of Social Media and Digital Marketing, quality will always be over quantity and, therefore, a very specific, niche audience is the right choice for any campaign.

You need your ads to appear on the timeline or feed of the people who are most likely to need/want your services in the near and distant future.To guarantee that you are targeting the right audience, you would have to be aware of what your strengths and weaknesses are, what you can offer and, more importantly, you have to know your patients and prospects well.


You must be aware of their age group, location, hobbies and interests, language and all the things that make them unique in order to engage with them properly. Knowing what patients look for in dental services is not enough nowadays.

Luckily, there are companies such as Centor Digital that provide modern Dental Marketing services that focus on getting the right patients to a dental practice by coming out with groups of audiences (also known as Buyer Personas) and then creating ads on Facebook and Instagram that are targeted at them.

To do so, Centor Digital goes through your current patients, their history, and important data to figure out exactly the kind of potential customers they should be advertising for. Furthermore, the company also offers competitors analysis, looking at what dentists in your area are doing in terms of Marketing, as well as the pros and cons of their strategy to improve your efforts.

Another great thing about Centor Digital is that they adapt to your budget and make sure they make the most out of your resources on both Facebook and Instagram. While it is true that a bigger budget equals faster results on Social Media platforms, they know how to properly distribute your money in ads that are effective when finding patients.

What you should take away from this post is that promoting yourself and your services is as important today as expanding your knowledge in the area of expertise of your choosing on a constant basis. Professional Dental Marketing is what will separate you from the competition and you shouldn’t take it lightly since, after all, it tells the story of your personal brand and let people know what you can do for them. Don’t underestimate the power of Dental Marketing for your business!

 

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