BeachLuvr said:Besides word of mouth?
This question was posed in the latest dentaltown magazine as one of the things they don't teach you in dental school...
Any creative ideas?
CJWolf said:I'll probably think about it my 3rd or 4th year, if i don't find a dentist to work with.
I'd think it was premature to think about it earlier, especially before starting.
eran76 said:The key to success (well one of many anway) is Retention.
At the office I work at, we are constantly moving inactive files to storage b/c a lot of patients simply don't come back.
Too much emphasis on bringing in and treating new patients can shift the focus away from existing patients (as in this case) in which event you are forced to "market" yourself just to keep the doors open.
That would be confidence in your ability.BeachLuvr said:Retention...I agree. It's pretty easy to pick up the phone book and select a dentist, there's got to be something that makes someone come back to you specifically