Dental Health Info Article

November 6, 2013 - PatientActivator Puts Facebook to Work for Dentists

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 6, 2013) – PatientActivator®, the award-winning patient communication & online marketing software from 1-800-DENTIST®, has released a new free Facebook application for PatientActivator members. The new tool supercharges dentists’ Facebook presence, turning the number one social media site into a valuable source of new production.  

The Facebook application helps dental offices easily reach new and potential patients to increase profitability and production. Once installed on a practice’s Facebook page, the tool: 

• Lets patients request appointments directly from the practice’s Facebook page

• Automatically shares the practice’s best patient reviews to their Facebook fans

• Promotes Facebook campaigns and coupons in minutes 

By seamlessly integrating with Facebook, PatientActivator has turned Facebook into a powerful appointment setting channel for a practice. Plus it allows dental offices to connect with their patients and easily share their up to the minute promotions.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our members to connect with their patients,” said Michael Turner, CEO of 1-800-DENTIST. “PatientActivator now helps dental practices harness the power of Facebook by providing tools to engage new and existing patients and keep them coming back.”

In addition to tools for managing Facebook, PatientActivator also helps practices attract new patients, reduce no-shows, tighten recall, automate patient communications, boost online reputation and simplify social media. The service offers the industry’s best customer service (unlimited live phone support with a friendly tech team) and is one of the only patient communication services dedicated exclusively to dentistry. For those without Facebook, PatientActivator will even help the practice set up a business page when they join.

“Facebook isn’t just the future, it’s the present,” added Turner. “Twenty-four percent of patients now use Facebook to search for a dentist. If you aren’t engaging in Facebook you are missing an opportunity to reach patients in the online space they visit most.”

The Facebook application is free on Facebook for members of PatientActivator. Dentists and staff can find out more about PatientActivator and the Facebook tool by calling 1-877-906-9363.

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 acquire, retain and manage 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), WebDirector® (websites and online identity), and ReActivation Pro® (dormant patient reactivation). 

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