Showing posts from February, 2021

Top Tips for Encouraging Children’s Dental Hygiene

It can seem impossible to convince a child to brush their teeth. There are several reasons why children fight against it, whether it’s because they’re just not used to it or they don’t like the uncomfortable feeling of something foreign in their mouth. But, we all know how important it is to brush your teeth and as we're coming to the end of National Children’s Dental Month it was only right that we share our top tips for encouraging children to do so! 1. Get a new toothbrush. This may seem like a small thing, but the novelty of a new toothbrush may help to encourage your child to start brushing. Let them pick and it may just work its magic. 2. Flavour of the toothpaste. Most adults are used to the taste of toothpaste and have found the flavour they prefer to use. Give your child that same opportunity to exercise their personal taste. If they complain that they do not like the taste of the toothpaste, try different ones until you strike a match. Remember that the same flavour can e

NEW WEBPAK FEATURE: Customisable Containers

  An easy way to control the video content on your site! WebPak videos enhance your practice website, providing a more engaging and interactive experience for your visitors. Our extensive library of high quality dental treatment and marketing videos cover most topics and provide the information your patients need in a format they can understand. What's more, using videos on your website has a positive effect on your Google, win! Our NEW customisable containers are now available as part of your WebPak subscription. There are 10 containers that can be placed into your practice website, either by a web designer (or by us!), which you can then easily control the content in them via a login to our website.  THE BENEFITS: A flexible container for use with testimonials, or perhaps a regular VLOG by the practice owner, or as a place to hold video content that is regularly used by clinicians. Each container can be a playlist and will show a different video at each visit, so th

A positive waiting experience for patient and practice

Consider this... What defines a patient’s satisfaction levels for a visit to your practice? It would be correct to assume that the clinical session has a significant influence on this; it would be misguided to think the foundation laid before the clinical session doesn’t have a bearing on the overall satisfaction and that the potential for negative patient anxiety is high during this time. So what can be done to ensure this section of the patient journey is as positive as possible? Take time to consider all aspects and walk in your patient’s shoes. As COVID-19 has presented some challenging obstacles for dental practices, your patient's journey still matters! Enter the building as they would and interact with the waiting area as they would. Are you providing an anxiety free journey and if not what simple changes can be made to improve things? Distraction with information is a key tool to use when managing anxiety levels and many practices achieve this by playing soothing music or i

Your website - the window to your practice

The dental profession is growing to understand that in order to provide best practice, the patient journey from enquiry to treatment needs to be seamless. That takes the dental team beyond the clinical and into the realms of effective communication that often starts with the practice website. You should view the website as one of the first chances that a practice will get to make an impression on potential patients, who will expect to learn more about who you are, what you do, and how well you do it.   SETTING STANDARDS What’s more, the standard of the website – rightly or wrongly – is perceived to reflect the standards and principles of the practice. For example, is your website modern, mobile friendly and easy to use, or is it outdated?   Even when websites have some of the attributes mentioned, there may well be room for improvement. For example, nowadays many visitors to your website will prefer to see animations and videos, over and above any text. At MEDiVision, we’ve been able t