Dental Health Info Article

August 23, 2012 - 1-800-DENTIST® Founder Fred Joyal Recognized as Top Social Media Pro

LOS ANGELES, CA (August, 23, 2012) – 1-800-DENTIST®, the dental industry’s premier dental marketing company, reported that founder Fred Joyal has been named one of the “Top 10 Dental Pros in Social Media” by Patterson Dental’s industry blog. 

Patterson’s “Off the Cusp” blog compiled a list of 10 dental industry professionals who offer exceptional social media insight and “unique value to the online community.” The August 20th post lauded Fred Joyal alongside other notable online experts, including Dr. Patti Panucci, Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca and Dr. Jason Lipscomb, the “Social Media Dentist.”

“It’s an honor to be included in this list with some of the best online pros in dentistry,” said Fred Joyal. “Social media has forever changed the face of dental marketing, and we’re all working hard to help dentists stay current and profitable in the constantly evolving digital world.”

Fred Joyal is best known for founding 1-800-DENTIST in 1986, transforming it into the biggest consumer brand in dentistry, as well as the number one resource for dentists looking to grow their practice. He is the author of the bestselling dental marketing book “Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth,” now in its 4th edition, with a new chapter devoted to online marketing for dentists. In addition, Joyal is an international lecturer, a regular contributor to industry publications, and owner of his own dental marketing blog,, which routinely delves into topics of social media and online reputation. Most recently, he presented “Maximizing Your Marketing Power” at the CEREC 27.5 tradeshow to a crowd of over 3,000 attendees.

Drawing on Joyal’s social media expertise, 1-800-DENTIST also recently released a free whitepaper, “Dealing with Patient Reviews: The Dentist Guide to Online Reputation.” The report outlines a step-by-step approach to dealing with negative reviews. Dentists can obtain a free copy by taking a 10-minute demo of the all-new ReputationMonitor®,  the only tool in dentistry that displays reviews, social media, directory listings and more, from hundreds of major sites, all on a single screen. Dentists can get their free whitepaper and demo by calling 1-855-224-9921 or visiting

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