Oral health – getting the message across to patients

Regardless of whether or not you’re trying to encourage your patients to join a Dental Plan, you should constantly be communicating to all of your patients the importance of consistent oral health maintenance.

When communicating with your patients, put yourself in their shoes and think, from their point of view ‘what’s in it for me?’

Prevention is better than cure!

Rather than simply telling your patients they must come and see you regularly, tell them why it’s so important. For example:

There are several ways to get the message across to your patients including newsletters, recall letters and appointment reminders, social media, websites and blogs, leaflets and brochures, posters – the list goes on!

And it is statistically proven that if your practice does offer a membership plan, then the patients on this plan attend more regularly. This thus proves that the prevention message works!

If you would like some help on the best way of communicating to your patients, contact us on 01463 223399. We’re here to provide the information you require and can even arrange a visit to the practice to discuss things further.