Friday Dental News Roundup

Happy Friday to all of our readers out there! We are starting off the week with three great dental news articles to kick off your weekend. First is an article about the shortage of dentists in Florida. Our second article gives tips on how to make Vine and Instagram videos effective for your practice’s marketing efforts. Our third article for the week gives insight on how 3D printing could revolutionize dental care in the future. Take a look at these great articles we have this week and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you.

Dental deserts spread across Florida
According to the American Dental Association, communities across Florida have some of the most severe shortages of dentists in the country. Florida has an average of one dentist for every 1,874 residents, but in some counties there is just one dentist for every 3,540 people. The problem with dental coverage has become such a problem that every 15-seconds someone goes to a hospital emergency room for mouth pain.

Vine and Instagram to promote your dental practice? Yes!
With the rapid growth of videos as an effective way to share information, businesses and professionals are incorporating them into their online marketing strategies as an increasing rate. Dentists who are looking to use innovative online tools should consider using Instagram and Vine videos to encourage conversations and build personalization for your brand.

3-D Printing Promises a Custom Care Revolution
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry created the first dental “replacement part” in a laboratory using bioengineering and 3D printing to help a patient with periodontal disease. A custom scaffold was built to stimulate regeneration of periodontal tissues. Read on for more information on this magnificent achievement.

Do you use Vine and Instagram videos in your office marketing efforts? If so, how have you found them to be effective? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Author: Carestream Dental Blog Administrator

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