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Cialdini’s Principle of Consensus for Dental Practices

Having trouble watching this video? Click here. Patient Attraction Episode 1114 This is the last of a series of podcasts in which I’ve looked at how dentists can apply Robert Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Influence to get more new patients. Today’s podcast is on a subject near and dear to my heart – Consensus, or social proof, as it’s also called. Social proof is a powerful recruitment tool for dentists who want more new patients … if it’s handled right. Online reputation management is absolutely essential these days, because a handful of negative reviews can cause you to ...

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Don’t Be a Dentist Who’s Stuck In The Past

Change isn’t always easy, but it’s always inevitable. That’s a lesson that many dentists are failing to heed. Year after year – even decade after decade – they go about promoting their practices in exactly the same way. When the internet finally blossomed, dentists as a group were slow to adapt to the newfangled marketing possibilities. Today, virtually every dentist has a website, but far too many haven’t been updated and optimized for search for five years … at least. That’s an eternity in internet time. Dentists who are stuck in the past – even mildly so – ...

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Don’t Let Your Reputation Be Tarnished by Other Dentists
Don’t Let Your Reputation Be Tarnished by Other Dentists

You might not have seen the article in July about a pseudo-dentist in Broward County, Florida. A man who was previously on probation for impersonating a dentist and providing unlicensed dental services was arrested for, among other things, sexually assaulting two of his female “patients.” This wasn’t new behavior for this wanna-be dentist; his prior arrest in 2012 included additional “liberties” while practicing unlicensed dentistry. There’s no indication of whether the dental procedures he completed were done competently. And while you might find this surprising, his ...

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The Kiss of Death for Dental Practices

You may have the best clinical “chops” in the business. But if the word on the Internet “street” is that patients are uncomfortable with you and your practice, you won’t see many new dental patients. The single thing that can wreck your marketing campaign is a less-than-stellar online reputation. Thanks to social media, it’s likely that most people today have more impersonal relationships than they do personal relationships. And, thanks to social media, disgruntled patients can reach more prospective patients than has ever been possible. And that could be the kiss of ...

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Are You a “Legendary” Dentist?

George Herman Ruth Jr., whom you probably know as Babe Ruth, is still considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. You have probably heard about Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in the 1932 World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Ruth, down two strikes in Game 3 of the series, allegedly pointed to the outfield stands before sending the ball out. There’s a great video about the “called shot” that you can find on YouTube at this link: http://swm.io/calledshot This is an iconic moment that is a legend that may not EVEN BE TRUE! The important thing is that ...

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