Is Your Dental Website HIPAA Compliant?

We are sometimes asked if a website is HIPAA compliant. Please note that we are not attorneys and can not provide legal advice. You should seek the services of an attorney specializing in HIPAA law and applicable state laws for guidance regarding your specific practice. HIPAA compliance in very similar to OSHA compliance for a Dental Practice. It is the …

Mistakes to Avoid

Top 3 Dentist Website Mistakes to Avoid

A clean design, an intuitive site map, and pictures of beautiful people with pearly white smiles — all are hallmarks of functional, aesthetically pleasing dental office websites. And yet so many of these sites are fundamentally flawed. A good dental website should be more than a digital brochure for your services and appointment scheduling. Does your dental website incorporate the …

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How Much Does Dental SEO Cost?

Good SEO does not come cheap, especially in the dental field. Google offers a limited amount of above-the-fold real estate on its first page of search results, and that space is dominated by locator maps, business listings and up to (4) paid ads. Organic search results — which, years ago, were positioned prominently near the top of the page — …

Yelp for Dentists

Why Dental Practices Need A Strong Yelp Presence

Many people wrongly believe that online reviews only matter for movies and restaurants. In reality, online reviews play increasingly vital roles in the decision-making processes of all consumers, especially those in search of health and dental services. In fact, 93 percent of consumers who search for health-related services on Yelp follow up with purchases. Even more stunning is the fact …

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Considerations for Dental Web Site Accessibility

Having a website that is accessible has become a hot topic in the dental community and in other industries. An important recommendation is that you not allow yourself to be an easy target by having an outdated website. Having a current website that uses modern technology is important not only for accessibility to patients and potential patients with specials needs …

SEO For Dentists: How to Get Your Website Ranking in Google

Is your dental practice showing up on the first page of the search results? If not, then prospective patients won’t even know that your practice exists. They’ll make an appointment with a competitor instead. How can you get your practice showing up on the first page of Google’s search results? In the article, we’ll walk you through the 7 keys …

7 Things the Best Dental Websites Have in Common

Your dental website is critical for attracting and retaining patients. It can help create a brand image of superior patient service, accuracy, and professionalism. The best dental websites often have similar features, design, and functionality that patients look for. Here are seven traits the most effective dental websites have in common so you can make sure your online presence conveys …

Why We Build Cloud Based Dental Apps

We are sometimes asked why we develop cloud based applications for the dental industry, versus building apps for native phone operating systems. Here are some of the reasons why we feel cloud based apps are the best solution for our clients. Some companies do not allow “web based” applications in their application store. Doing so would crowd the store with …

Dental Website Music

Why you shouldn’t put music on your dental website.

We are sometimes asked by our clients about putting music on their websites. This was a trend a number of years back. It was fairly common practice for developers to add music to pediatric, orthodontic, or other types of dental websites. In those days, having other multimedia elements was not as common as it is today. Now it’s more common …

Domain Renewal Notices

One of the CURRENT SCAMS facing dental practices is a letter regarding the SOLICITATION TO RENEW YOUR DOMAIN NAME from an unauthorized source, which may appear to be a legitimate renewal notice. There are 2 types of notices we regularly see come in the mail or e-mail: #1: You receive a notice to renew your domain and the notice has …