Dental Health Info Article

July 31, 2013 - PatientActivator Offers Dentists Free Online Reputation Scorecard

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 31, 2013) – PatientActivator, the award-winning patient communication and online marketing service from 1-800-DENTIST, is offering dental practices a free Online Reputation Scorecard. The report pulls in data from hundreds of major websites and displays revealing statistics about the practice’s patient reviews, online listings and social media presence -- all on a single screen. 

This reputation scorecard is being offered in response to a recent dental industry survey, which revealed that fewer than 50% of dental practices actively monitor their online reputation – often ignoring the online spaces dental patients visit most. To help these practices jumpstart their digital presence, PatientActivator will provide a real-time snapshot of the practice’s online reputation, including:

How many online directory sites list the practice information

Where information is inconsistent, incomplete or missing on the Web

Up-to-the-minute data on the number of new patient reviews about the practice

Trends in online  patient reviews and patient ratings

Social media mentions, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube 

The free Online Reputation Scorecard is intended to reveal any areas where dentists may have fallen behind their competitors in the online world.  From there, PatientActivator also offers a full suite of Web tools that can quickly boost the practice’s online presence – automatically gathering new patient reviews, promoting the practice on Facebook, improving search engine optimization and more.

“Online reputation is an increasingly important part of dental practice marketing, influencing everything from current patient retention to new patient acquisition” said Michael Turner, CEO of 1‑800-DENTIST. “This free scorecard helps reveal what impression the practice is making online – and PatientActivator makes it easy to correct any issues and fully harness the power of search engines, reviews and social media to grow the practice.”

In addition to these online marketing tools, PatientActivator also continues to offer its hallmark patient communications, including customized appointment reminders sent automatically via email, text and live phone call. The service offers unlimited live phone support with a friendly tech team and is one of the only patient communication services dedicated exclusively to dentistry.

Dentists and staff can take a demo of PatientActivator and receive their free Online Reputation Scorecard at

About 1-800-DENTIST®

1-800-DENTIST has been the nation’s premier dental marketing company since 1986, helping thousands of successful dentists grow their business. Beginning as a lead generation company for dentists, the program has delivered over 7 million new patient leads to member dentists. Today, 1-800-DENTIST is a total marketing resource for dentists, offering multiple products to help dentists attract, retain and optimize patients. In addition to its flagship PatientProducer® program (new patient leads), the company also offers PatientActivator® (automated patient communications and online marketing), ReputationMonitor® (online reputation management), ReActivator® (dormant patient reactivation) and WebDirector® (websites and online identity).

Contact: Betsy Roddy, 1-800-DENTIST, 310-215-6535