Dental Health Info Article


LOS ANGELES, CA-April 14, 2009 - 1-800-DENTIST®, the nation's leading free dentist referral service, launched a newly redesigned website in response to the growing number of visitors to The new design also aims to strengthen 1-800-DENTIST's position as the leading dental resource for U.S. consumers.

In three steps, consumers can find their "dentist match" online, view details such as office hours, services, amenities and patient testimonials, and call to schedule an appointment. New website features include "Click to Talk" and "Get More Help," which allow visitors to request a call from an operator and submit questions online. Consumers can also research dental treatments and problems for free.

"With these new upgrades, consumers now have a complete dental resource at their fingertips," said Fred Joyal, CEO and Co-Founder of 1-800-DENTIST®. "We've streamlined the process so that it's easier than ever to find a recommended independent dentist. We also provide a wealth of useful dental information to help consumers understand their options and feel more comfortable about treatment."

Existing content was also expanded and will be updated on a regular basis. New streaming media additions include exclusive dental videos on topics ranging from dental implants and TMJ to dental anxiety.

The "Parents & Kids Corner" offers moms and dads dental advice for their infants, school-age kids and teens, along with interactive games and activities for the whole family.

"Dental Health News" has been restructured for quick access to practical "how to" guides on subjects like bad breath and denture care, as well as advice on nutrition, lifestyle and dental visits.

The newly added "Just for Seniors" category addresses the dental needs of adults in their "golden years." Hundreds of articles can also be found in the site's extensive consumer dental encyclopedia.

"This redesign was created specifically to enhance the experience of our growing online community," said Larry Twersky, president of 1-800-DENTIST®. "Visitors can rely on to find a dentist they'll love going to and get current dental information 24 hours a day."