DDSRank Announces 2021 Dental Scholarship Winner Charity Smith, winner of the 2021 DDSRank Dental Scholarship Top dental SEO company DDSRank is pleased to announce Charity Smith as the winner of The 2021 DDSRank Dental Scholarship. The scholarship program, which was started to help students dedicated to a career in dentistry afford an education, is being awarded for the seventh time. Smith, who submitted the top entry, is a sophomore at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington. She admits her educational journey has had its challenges: "Right out of high school I was homeless and working full time in customer service trying to make ends meet. I saved for 4 years to afford tuition to a dental assisting school, and upon completion graduated at the top of my class." She's currently a dental assistant at Light Dental Studios in Lacey, Washington. Charity's goal is to one day be [...]
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Google My Business for Dental Practices Google provides businesses with a free marketing tool that has the power to reach potential customers and drive traffic to your dental practice website: a Google My Business (GMB) account. And just because it’s free doesn’t mean it doesn’t have much value. Knowing how to maximize your GMB increases the likelihood searchers will choose your dental practice when looking for dental care providers. To begin, we’re going to assume your dental practice already has a listing on Google My Business, and that you got it verified. If you haven’t yet created your account, or if you need help with how to get your listing verified, this straightforward article from Google will walk you through the process. Once you are logged in to your GMB profile, fill out as much of info section as you possibly can. The more you fill out, the more positive [...]
DDSRank Announces 2020 Dental Scholarship Winner Joe Montesano, winner of the 2020 DDSRank Dental Scholarship Top dental SEO company DDSRank is pleased to announce Joe Montesano as the winner of The 2020 DDSRank Dental Scholarship. The scholarship program, which was started to help students dedicated to a career in dentistry afford an education, is being awarded for the sixth time. Montesano, who submitted the top entry, is a first-year student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He graduated high school from Morris County (NJ) Vocational School District, where he was able to take courses in the Healthcare Sciences field offered for college credit through Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Next he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Philosophy from Seton Hall University. The 2020 DDSRank Scholarship entrants responded to the question, How do you think use of the internet will reshape – or is already reshaping – the [...]
7 Building Blocks to a Profitable Google Ads Campaign for Your Dental Practice You’ve talked to other dentists, and no doubt you’ve heard mixed reviews about running PPC (Pay-Per-Click) ads. Maybe you’ve tried running Google Ads yourself, but you ended up spending a bundle without seeing much in the way of concrete results. You know PPC for dentists works for some practices. But how can you use Google Ads to bring in new patients at a reasonable cost? We’ve run Google Ads for many clients. We’ve also analyzed plenty of ad accounts for dentists as they consider becoming clients of DDSRank. In other words, we’ve seen what works for dentists and what just wastes money. If you use these 7 building blocks, you’ll be on your way to affordably bringing in new patients in no time. 1. Use Google Ads, not Google AdWords Express When you sign up for a [...]
DDSRank Announces 2019 Dental Scholarship Winner Michelle Rousseau, winner of the 2019 DDSRank Dental Scholarship Top dental SEO company DDSRank is pleased to announce Michelle Rousseau as the winner of The 2019 DDSRank Dental Scholarship. The scholarship program, which was started to help students dedicated to a career in dentistry afford an education, is being awarded for the fifth time. Rousseau, who submitted the top entry, is a second-year student at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. She's a non-traditional student who originally had a career as an engineer. Why did she switch to the field of dentistry? Engineering "was not as interpersonal as I would have liked...I fell in love with the artistic nature of [dentistry] and the ability to heal people using my hands." She also appreciates the outdoors, spending time hiking, playing tennis, and going to the beach. In addition, she enjoys writing and doing [...]
DDSRank Announces 2018 Dental Scholarship WinnerDaniel Citron, winner of the 2018 DDSRank Dental Scholarship Top dental SEO company DDSRank is pleased to announce Daniel Citron as the winner of The 2018 DDSRank Dental Scholarship. The scholarship program, which was started to help students dedicated to a career in dentistry afford an education, is being awarded for the fourth time. For the second year in a row, a student from UCLA School of Dentistry submitted the top entry. Citron is in his fourth year in the program and slated to graduate in 2019. Daniel Citron earned his bachelor's degree from San Diego State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a major in International Security and Conflict Resolution and a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology. Citron is passionate about health and wellness. During his time as an undergraduate student, he designed and implemented a wellness program to educate students on health [...]
DDSRank Announces 2017 Dental Scholarship WinnerElianne Vazquez, winner of The 2017 DDSRank Dental Scholarship Top dental SEO company DDSRank is pleased to announce Elianne Vazquez as the winner of The 2017 DDSRank Dental Scholarship. The scholarship program, which was started to help students dedicated to a career in dentistry afford an education, is being awarded for the third time. Though many excellent entries were received, Vazquez, a first-year student at UCLA School of Dentistry, was superlative among this year's applicants. Elianne Vazquez earned her bachelor's degree from University of Florida, graduating Cum Laude with a major in Food Science and Human Nutrition. A first-generation college graduate, Elianne credits her parents, themselves Cuban immigrants, for her inspiration: "My family inspires my desire to work hard, work purposefully, and serve others in the process. I am committed to making significant contributions to the dental and health care fields throughout my career as [...]
Your Guide to Creating a Successful Dental Blog You’re convinced that creating content and engaging with customers and potential customers through your website and in social media is a good idea. Maybe you’ve been encouraged to do it by your SEO provider, your staff, and even your mom. In concept, you agree. However, the devil is in the details, as they say: how exactly can you come up with content that is (cue the buzzwords) relevant, engaging, and SEO-friendly? And how in the world can you do it on any kind of consistent basis? Today’s post is going to provide the tools you need. First we’ll look at how to create a good dental blog post and then we’ll talk about a painless plan to do it consistently. Click here to go directly to the TOOLKIT: Links Summary at the end of the article. An Overview of the Process Robert [...]
5 Ways to Attract More Dental Patients While You’re at Starbucks (or Almost Anywhere Else) Most practices want to know how to get new dental patients, as a quick look at the forums on Dentaltown demonstrates. And there’s certainly no shortage of marketing ideas today to increase your patient volume. But since research shows that most people Search online before visiting businesses Actively read (and place trust in) online reviews of businesses Use a smartphone for getting local business information then it makes sense to focus attention on digital marketing; in particular, on moving up the ranks in search engine results. Let’s take a quick look at 5 easy things you can do online to get visibility for your dental practice while you’re enjoying your coffee. Join a local organization.Networking with other business owners certainly has plenty of benefits, but sometimes just joining the organization (even if you aren’t able [...]