December 05, 2019| Dental Marketing
Online scheduling that works offline
Here’s a fun little oxymoron for you - our online scheduling can get you patients who are not online. In some cases, they don’t even have to be anywhere near a computer. No, we’re not crazy, and we’re not trying to con you either. It’s true. After your LocalMed scheduling has been implemented, you can attract patients who aren’t online, or even looking for a dental appointment in the first place.
November 21, 2019| Dental Marketing
3 (totally wrong) reasons not to use LocalMed
Over the last 5 years or so, we’ve talked to thousands of practices about online scheduling. That means we’ve heard hundreds of arguments about why LocalMed “wouldn’t work” for their practice. And every time, we have to tell them why those reasons are wrong.
October 31, 2019| Dental Marketing
G.O.S.T. diaries - special Halloween edition
There’s no question about it; G.O.S.T. is the most fashionable goat around.
June 14, 2019| Dental MarketingLocalMed Success
Tales of a successful startup: Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” You can see those words from Gandhi plastered all over motivational social media posts and bumper stickers, but it’s not so often that you meet someone who really lives by them.
May 23, 2019| Dental Marketing
Where's your shopping cart?
There’s something on the internet that’s even more powerful than Facebook or Google. Everyone has used it, even you.
April 22, 2019| Dental Marketing
Do dentists actually need to be on social media?
Every marketing blog on the internet will tell you that, as a dentist, you need to be on social media. But do you actually?
October 12, 2018| Dental Marketing
The easiest way to get Google to notice your dental practice
Google rules the internet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on a share of their spoils. They’ve built a collection of tools to help local business achieve better search results, more hits, and ultimately, more patients for you. The best one is Google My Business. And with a little research, it’s easy to put it to work for your practice.
July 25, 2018| Dental Marketing
How NOT to Get Better Online Reviews
You want patients to rave about your practice, but there's a right and a wrong way to get strong online reviews. Whatever you do, don't do this...
April 24, 2018| Dental Marketing
Your patients don’t want to "request" an appointment.
Here at LocalMed, we talk to dentists everyday. And 95% of the time, when we bring up the topic of online scheduling, most dentists are quick to say that they already have it. But when we pull up their practice website, it's nowhere to be found.
January 15, 2018| Dental Marketing
The best way to handle the 128 hours each week your dental practice is closed.
There are 168 hours in a week, and chances are, your dental practice is only available for 40 (or so) of those hours. That leaves 128 hours where patients aren’t able to talk with your trained front-desk staff members. How do you deal with the calls that come in while your practice is closed?
January 08, 2018| Dental Marketing
LocalMed and the Dental Marketer discuss how to attract new patients 24/7
Looking for ways to attract new patients to your dental practice? Keith English, LocalMed CEO, talks with The Dental Marketer about how YOU can attract new patients 24/7 (even when you're not in the office)!
October 31, 2017| Dental Marketing
How to create your own dental marketing strategy and attract new patients
Is your dental practice growth stagnant, or worse, falling? Do you need to figure out how to attract new patients ASAP? Have you invested a lot into “some marketing stuff” but now you’re not seeing the expected flow of new patients?
October 24, 2017| Dental Marketing
7 Tips for Successful Dental Marketing on Facebook
If you’re looking for advice on growing and marketing your dental practice, you know that creating a Facebook business page is a common suggestion.
October 12, 2017| Dental Marketing
Planes, trains, and dental scheduling
Let’s all take a minute and think back to your last vacation. (Ready? Go!)
October 03, 2017| Dental Marketing
Dear dentist, from a millennial
A lot of businesses simply scratch their heads in confusion when it comes to Millennials, so I’m here today to let you in on three (not-so-secret) secrets that can help you attract Millennials to your dental practice.
September 11, 2017| Dental Marketing
4 ways to exceed patient expectations before they even walk in the door
When it comes to their dental care, your patients have options. Depending on your location, they might have a lot of options.
September 05, 2017| Dental Marketing
What patients are saying about scheduling their dental appointment
We asked 3,124 patients who scheduled a dentist appointment through LocalMed one simple question: Why did you schedule online rather than call the practice? Unsurprisingly, they had a lot to say.
July 13, 2017| Dental Marketing
Is your dental marketing working?
Month after month, you’re spending your hard-earned money on marketing that is supposed to bring you a steady stream of new patients each month. Direct mail, pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, social media, marketing agencies… the list of marketing methods you’ve tried goes on. The future of your practice depends on these methods capturing the attention of potential patients.
May 11, 2016| Dental Marketing
Where do all your dental website visitors go?
When looking to determine the effectiveness for your website and web marketing the funnel starts at the number of visitors on a monthly basis. Most sites will place a call tracking number on your site so you can track the number of calls to your office from the traffic that is coming to your website.
December 07, 2015| Dental Marketing
Is it easy for patients to schedule an appointment at your dental office?
Patients list convenience as the #1 factor in selecting a dental office.
February 17, 2015| Dental Marketing
Why is online scheduling important for your dental office
Patients today are looking for more visibility and options as related to their dental care.
July 24, 2017| Dental Marketing
What is LocalMed?
LocalMed is a software company dedicated to building innovative and industry-leading solutions for dental practices.
June 05, 2014| Dental Marketing
LocalMed for your practice
Dentists are often seeking ways to either bring in new patients to their practice or improve efficiency to reduce overhead. LocalMed’s online scheduling platform is built to satisfy both of these needs simultaneously. We help funnel new patients to your practice and also streamline the entire appointment process.