If you’re active on social media, you probably have your favorite celebrities that you follow, or sports teams or even business or interest pages that highlight funny useful information, such as healthy cooking tips or exercise ideas.
Have you ever considered following dental influencers? Just like with every other profession, there are a number of prolific dentists and dental organizations on social media that provide trivia-worthy and helpful information for those of us both in the business and out.
Below are some of our favorite accounts to follow and some of their more recent posts. Just like with everything on social media, some of these invoke humor and jokes while others lean towards being more educational. And while you are online, don’t forget to follow us at @MarkMarchbanksDDS!
The American Dental Association: @AmerDentalAssn
With almost 60,000 followers, the American Dental Association has a broad reach. From discussions about products to helpful tips that guide you when it may be time to see a dentist, the American Dental Association Twitter account is a true wealth of information. Below are some of their recent tweets.
Regular visits can help prevent many mouth problems, but there are times you might need to see your dentist sooner than your next checkup. Find out what they are. https://bit.ly/2FAbU05
Brushing twice a day and cleaning between your teeth daily is an achievable goal you can commit to in 2019. Strengthen your smile by sharing this 2019 brushing calendar, with boxes to check off each time you brush and floss! https://bit.ly/2Aznp4A
Dental Town: @dentaltown
Did you know that dentists can actually have a sense of humor? For those looking for a good laugh, the Dental Town Twitter account can fill that need. From fun videos to for patients to information on continuing education and conferences for practitioners, there is something for everyone on this page.
It’s hard not to love an account that uses kitten memes, for example. Dental Town is able to weave humor into education posts:
Not kitten about these cat jokes! #dentalhumor #dentistry
#Dentaltown Magazine Featured Article: Millions of undiagnosed sleep apnea patients and an ADA recommendation put dentists on the front line of diagnosis. #dentistry
Social Dental Network: @SocialDentistry
This account is dedicated to connecting patients with dentists as well as providing useful tidbits of information along the way. In particular, we think that this account does a good job of weaving in illustrations to show exactly what’s happening beneath the gum line. This site also pulls the best of other dental pages to retweet. If you are looking for a one-stop shop for all your dental news, this could be the one.
Does flossing your teeth really make a difference? @sciencefocus https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/does-flossing-your-teeth-really-make-a-difference/
The nitty-gritty of #periodontitis. #Periodontal tissue destruction is the result of the #inflammatory response to the #bacteria in biofilm. Pretty simple. Less understood is exactly how this happens. https://buff.ly/2K2LFxI #dentistry #dental #dentists
Clinical Mastery: @ClinicalMastery
Clinical Mastery is a great site for dentists, helping connect practitioners with continuing education opportunities. From cosmetic dentistry to the use of technology in today’s practices, this account has a TON of information. Don’t think it’s just for dentists, either! Patients can learn a lot by watching their posted videos.
Don’t let taking a leaf gauge bite get you down! Get the scoop from Dr. Jason Olitsky for taking a predicable bite: //twitter.com/hashtag/CosmeticDentistry?src=hash
Dentistry IQ: @DentistryIQ
With almost 35,000 followers, Dentistry IQ provides you with the latest dental news and exclusive stories. This account provides resources for the whole dental staff—including front-office staff—on how to improve the practice and make patients more comfortable. What’s more, it gives patients useful information on topics such as pregnancy and dental appointments. Below is a small snapshot into their in-depth content:
Every #dental office manager knows that retaining current patients is just as vital to a practice’s success as drawing in new patients. Through retention, established practices thrive and grow. Here’s how to retain those patients. #dentistry https://buff.ly/2RD4mB2
How to get #dental patients to pay? This is a question dental office managers struggle with from time to time. Laura Hatch from @frontofficerock shares 6 helpful ideas to get your practice rolling. #dentistry #collect https://buff.ly/2FHlFtj