Keeping Orthodontic Practice Production Strong

Posted by Brooke Hawke on Sep 18, 2019 1:05:26 PM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

Orthodontics is under competitive pressures unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. Emerging trends are making it more challenging for orthodontic practice production and practices that don’t understand these trends will fall victim to them.

Emerging Trends
The rise of the following emerging trends is rapidly affecting orthodontic practice production:

  • DSOs or corporate dentistry
  • Aligner dentistry
  • Direct-to-consumer orthodontic care
  • Patients shopping for orthodontic services
  • More orthodontists
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Topics: orthodontic trends, Marketing, Referrals, orthodontics, Roger Levin, referral marketing, practice production

Referring Doctors Still Matter

Posted by Brooke Hawke on Jul 10, 2019 10:02:57 AM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

When I lecture to orthodontic teams throughout the country, I often hear them express frustration about the fact that more referring doctors are doing their own orthodontic treatment. Understandably, this frustration can cause them to abandon focusing on general dentists as referrals sources. Why court the very people that you’re in competition with? However orthodontists must think of their referral marketing efforts in this way: The more things change, the more they stay the same. While it’s true that general dentists are increasing the amount of orthodontics that they provide, most orthodontic treatment is still supplied by orthodontic practices and referrals from general dentists are still very strong. So turning away from general dentists can be detrimental to maintaining a high-level of practice revenue.

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Topics: orthodontic trends, Marketing, Referrals, orthodontics, Roger Levin, referral marketing

Local Business Marketing - Are You In or Out?

Posted by Brooke Hawke on Jun 13, 2019 11:23:21 AM

By Mary Kay Miller

No matter what industry you are in, if you own a business, marketing online is essential to your success. With an average of 475,000 new businesses opening in the United States each month, it is more important now than ever to make sure your orthodontic practice stands out both online and offline. Many orthodontic teams still fail to see the relevance of investing in their online marketing, especially if they consider themselves a patient referral practice. This couldn’t be further from the truth!

In today’s digital marketplace, the first form of contact with any business is no longer the new patient phone call but the Internet. Consumers google your name and begin researching what pops up. Even if they hear your name from friends or family, the Internet is where they find your contact information and more.

Are you proactively delivering your marketing message exactly the way you want it delivered, or leaving it to chance?

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Topics: technology, orthodontic trends, Marketing, orthodontics, Mary Kay Miller, google, online reviews, local search, local business, brand identity, analytics

The Future of Orthodontics

Posted by Brooke Hawke on May 22, 2019 9:33:26 AM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

“It’s not whether you win, but how you play the game.”

This is a nice sentiment that we’ve all heard about sports but it doesn’t apply to orthodontics, especially when it comes to your practice’s future. In an excellent business book entitled Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works, a simple method for evaluating the future is boiled down to one brilliant concept: Where will you play and how will you win?

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Topics: technology, orthodontic trends, Marketing, orthodontics, Roger Levin, Social Media, referral rewards, focus areas

How to Keep Orthodontic Practice Production Strong

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Mar 19, 2019 1:28:06 PM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

Orthodontics is under new competitive pressures. There are emerging trends that are making it more and more difficult to increase orthodontic practice production. Practices that don’t understand and address these trends will operate blindly, unable to plan for the challenges ahead.

Emerging Trends in Orthodontics

If you want your practice production to be strong you must thoroughly grasp the following emerging trends occurring in orthodontics:

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Topics: technology, orthodontic trends, Marketing, orthodontics, Roger Levin, DSO, aligners

A Game Plan for the Game Changers in Orthodontics

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Dec 17, 2018 9:34:03 AM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

Orthodontics has seen many changes throughout the past years. From changes in how referrals are made, to changes in technology, and marketing. Keeping on top of all of these trends is Dr. Roger P. Levin of the Levin Group. The Levin Group and Ortho2 have worked together since 2009 to ensure orthodontists are up to speed not only in the technology they use, but also in the trends and markets.

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Topics: technology, Marketing, Referrals, orthodontics, Roger Levin

Get Your Ortho Practice Ready for 2018

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Nov 9, 2017 9:42:41 AM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

The last two months of the year are always a whirlwind. You’re trying to tie up all the loose ends for this year while looking ahead to the next. It’s like living in two different time periods. And, on the top of that, with all the holiday-related activities going on at the end of the year, it can be tempting to put the practice on autopilot and pick up the pieces in January.

But you don’t want to do that because then you’ll end up getting off to a slow start.

Here are four things to do now that will jumpstart your January:

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Topics: Marketing, orthodontics, Roger Levin, success, goals, new year, planning

Ardent Fan or Shopper: The Wow Factor Difference!

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Dec 21, 2016 1:22:59 PM

By Nancy Hyman

Patient referrals come from a myriad of sources in today’s unique promotional climate: your business Facebook page, Facebook post boosts and advertising, Google advertising, and family, friend, and dental referrals all vie for attention in planning your marketing budget.

Practices formerly reliant on dental and internal referrals may discover that as patterns change referrals from Internet sources may not be completely sold on you and require a different approach. This blog will discuss three key points to wow the new (potential) patient and is applicable to all initial exams, including consumers unfamiliar with your wonderful benefits and services.

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Topics: Marketing, Referrals, Nancy Hyman, orthodontics, Wow Factors

Three Sources of Strength for the New Year

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Dec 1, 2016 2:24:40 PM

By Roger P. Levin, DDS

To ensure greater practice success in 2017, initiate a multi-faceted referral-generating program now—one that not only reinforces strategies already in place for bringing patients into your practice but also explores new opportunities for growth.

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Topics: Marketing, Referrals, orthodontics, Roger Levin

Parent Promotions - Remember this Valuable Resource!

Posted by Brooke Milligan on Sep 1, 2016 11:59:24 AM

By Nancy Hyman

When it comes to orthodontic practice marketing, attracting the parents is just as important as appealing to children and teens themselves. Focusing on making your practice child friendly should be a priority, and so should parent outreach.

Giving flexibility in scheduling is one way you can please parents and attract new patients. Consider opening early several days each week, or staying open later. If you don’t normally have practice hours on Saturdays, consider a once a month day when all you do is quick adjustment appointments and initial exams for potential patients likely to start treatment. Another Saturday option is scheduling short adjustments in the morning and initial exams in the early afternoon. A suggested schedule may include adjustments between 8 A.M. to noon and initial exams between 12:30 and 2:30 P.M. with two exams per 45-60 minutes with two treatment coordinators and a records technician available for on-the-spot records. If you do not have two consult rooms designate an area in the clinic for back up.

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Topics: Marketing, Nancy Hyman, orthodontics, parent promotions

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