Dental Health Info Article

June 2, 2015 - “Yelp 101” Helps Dentists Take Charge of Their Online Reputation

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 2, 2015) – Futuredontics®, dentistry’s leading provider of marketing services and software, is offering dental professionals a free download of its new whitepaper, “Yelp 101: A Guide to Dentistry’s Most Influential Online Review Site.” This exclusive report is designed to help dentists who are interested in learning best practices for using the popular review site to manage their online reputation and acquire new patients.

Futuredontics developed the whitepaper to clear up the widespread confusion in the dental profession about how Yelp works, the way the site determines which reviews to highlight and the impact patient reviews have on patient acquisition. This comprehensive report covers a variety of key topics, including creating a business profile that functions as no-cost advertising, responding to negative comments, and using the site for reputation monitoring.

“Dental practices are more likely to receive negative dentist reviews on Yelp than any other business,” said Futuredontics president Brian McCarthy. “Even the best dentists providing outstanding quality of care are getting dinged by unfair reviews. ‘Yelp 101’ offers a variety of strategies for defusing unfavorable comments as well as proven tips for generating positive reviews from happy patients. As business owners, it’s critical that dentists learn how to manage and protect their online reputation. Our whitepaper provides a step-by-step guide that makes it easy.”

“Yelp 101 is an important addition to our library of dental marketing reports,” McCarthy continued. “We provide these free resources to complement Futuredontics’ suite of cost-effective marketing products, which help dentists with everything from reputation management and dental websites to patient communications and new patient lead generation.”

Dental professionals can download a complimentary copy of “Yelp 101: A Guide to Dentistry’s Most Influential Online Review Site” by visiting

About Futuredontics®

Futuredontics®, parent company of 1-800-DENTIST®, is America’s leading provider of dental marketing services & software. Since 1986, the company has been dedicated exclusively to dentistry, developing powerful products and resources that help dentists thrive in the evolving digital world.

The company’s flagship product, 1-800-DENTIST, has delivered over 8 million new patient leads to dental practices nationwide and now includes 24-hour dentist appointing so you never miss an opportunity. PatientActivator®, their patient communications, social and online reputation solution, increases production and boosts the practice’s online presence with automated appointment confirmations and tools for social media, reviews and much more. ReputationMonitor® helps dentists protect their online reputation – monitoring hundreds of directories, reviews sites and social media platforms, and displaying them all on a single screen. WebDirector® delivers dynamic dental websites, dedicated mobile sites and matching social pages. And ReActivation Pro® gets dormant patients back on the practice’s schedule. Futuredontics also offers an extensive library of dental marketing resources – including in-depth whitepapers, Webinars and front desk training. With unlimited live customer support, dentistry’s best marketing products and the largest dental website in North America, Futuredontics is the proven way for dental practices to grow their patient base and increase production year after year.

Contact: Betsy Roddy, Futuredontics, 310-215-6535