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Pretty much any article that you read about how to create engaging content for your social media or website, will include at least one segment about the importance of using video for the marketing of your orthodontic practice. That being said, the use of video testimonials is an incredibly effective way to convince someone that's on the fence about calling your practice for a complimentary consultation. The chances are, they've already read your reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, Healthgrades, and wherever else they've been posted, and now they just need that one last bit of information to put them over the tipping point towards making the call. If they go to your website and just see a bunch of words, they may not be convinced. However, just a few compelling videos will likely do the trick!

After reading article after article about the importance of patient video testimonials, you've now made a conscious decision to start asking your patients to shoot a video with you. Many might refuse due to the fear of embarrassment and being in front of the camera. However, you keep asking because you know how important these videos are to the success of your practice... After many tries, you've FINALLY found a happy and willing patient to get in front of the camera for you and shoot a video testimonial! How do you maximize this INCREDIBLE opportunity to help make your practice shine? How do you lead them in the right direction and help keep the limited attention span of your audience engaged for the whole testimonial?

Here are 5 Questions to Ask Your Patients to Help Create Effective Video Testimonials:

  1. What was the reason that you chose us? 
    1. Was it because of something specific we offer?
    2. Location?
    3. Personable staff?
  2. Tell me what your experience has been like with your treatment with us
    1. Experience with team members and doctors?
    2. Office/environment experience
    3. Orthodontic treatment
  3. Can you think of a word or phrase that best describes your experience with us? Why that particular word or phrase?
  4. How has your treatment with us changed your life in a positive way?
    1. More confidence?
    2. More comfortable?
  5. Why would you recommend us to someone else? (This is the key part of the testimonial.)

 There are two basic styles of testimonial that you can use:

  1. Q&A between the staff and patient while the camera is rolling. This can either involve a team member or doctor. whichever makes most sense for this particular patient.
  2. Ask the questions ahead of time and see where the patient goes while the camera is rolling

We recommend trying both techniques with your patients, and see how that goes. If the patient is having trouble collecting their thoughts, then option 1 is best. If the patient is well spoken and concise, then option 2 will work well. Just remember that you have between 8-10 seconds to engage your audience and draw them in. Try to keep the total length of your video to 30 seconds or less, shoot it with a steady hand, and be mindful of the background.

Got your film, but don't know how to edit it all to be concise and communicate a positive message that advocates for your practice? Not to worry, our team at Ortho Marketing can either walk you through the process of video editing, or we can take care of it all in house! Either way, you can count on us to give you the tips you need and the service you deserve to ensure your testimonial videos speak volumes for your orthodontic practice.

We hope this helps - now get that camera rolling!


The team at Ortho Marketing has the experts in orthodontic marketing. Ortho Marketing serves orthodontic practices on the international level. If you have any questions pertaining to video testimonials, website design, social media marketing, SEO, reputation management, Google Adwords, or PPC campaigns, or would like to get started marketing your orthodontic practice, contact Ortho Marketing at: 914-788-1555

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Social media is a great platform to market your practice online. Of course marketing should primarily appeal to the consumer but you cannot ignore that you can also greatly benefit from connecting with other businesses. Developing a strong network with your customers via social media marketing is very beneficial and essential but when you develop relationships with other businesses you are creating a professional network. In this network you can promote each others goods or services. At the very least, it is important for other businesses to at least have a basic understanding of what your business does that way they can refer you to other customers through word of mouth. In addition, you can form valuable partnerships through social media connections with other businesses. 

For some helpful tips on how to get started with social media marketing for your orthodontic practice, take a look at this blog we wrote, or contact Ortho Marketing today at (914)788-1555.


The team at Ortho Marketing are the experts in orthodontic marketing. Ortho Marketing serves orthodontic practices on the international level. If you have any questions pertaining to website design, social media marketing, SEO, reputation management, Google Adwords, or PPC campaigns, or would like to get started marketing your orthodontic practice, contact Ortho Marketing at: 914-788-1555

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Most experts agree that Twitter is actually the best online social media network for marketing purposes. Twitter allows your practice to give small pieces of information at all hours of the day. Businesses can directly contact consumers for all questions, comments or concerns about the business and additionally can partner or connect with other businesses who are on Twitter. Twitter can also be a great way to deal with customer service issues in a timely and efficient manner. A few general tips are as follows:

-Remember that your tweets have a very limited shelf life. Especially if you're tweeting to a very connected audience your tweet will not remain high on the feed for very long at all. So, the secret is constant momentum to your tweets. Keep posting at a pace where sooner of later everyone following will have to seen at least one. 

-Use images and re-tweets. More people will view an image on Twitter, especially an infographic with easily digested information. Additionally, use re-tweets. Re-tweet information  that is pertinent to your industry and it can create good relationships with other account who will re-tweet your information too and let you reach a wider audience. 

-Know why you are on Twitter. Remember, you are on Twitter to market your business after all. Always include information about your business whether it is new business developments or new staff, just include aspects of your business to make consumers aware of your product and services. 

For more information please call the experts at Ortho Marketing Pros at (914)788-1555.

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If you haven't found out already, managing social media for even a small practice can be very time consuming. In order to balance social media and regular work for your practice, it essential to plan each one out properly. If you can afford it, it can be very beneficial to hire a social media expert to manage the pages for your business. An expert in this position can have social media be their sole responsibility and this where social media marketing is very likely to be performed responsibly and correctly. But if hiring someone is not a viable option, a few steps for better social media planning are as follows.

-First, you should obviously make a general plan of how many Tweets and Facebook posts you will send out daily/weekly and at what times. Create a calendar or schedule to facilitate planning efforts of social media.

-Generate engaging content in one sitting and schedule it. Conjure up some creative energy and begin generating interesting content for your practice that can be used over the course of the next two weeks. Schedule this content out and don't worry about producing more content for a while.

-Create branded pages and always try to integrate some aspect of your "brand" into each post. Creating interested, loyal followers is essential for social media success, so get started in creating fans over followers.

For more information get started with Ortho Marketing Pros. Give us a call at (914)788-1555.

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