Patient Activator®, 1-800-DENTIST’s award-winning patient reminder service, today announced the completion of a major optimization project that enables dentists to grow their businesses by engaging current and prospective patients through Google® search, email, and social media platforms, including Facebook®, Twitter® and Google’s +1.
"We’re introducing a series of exciting new features that will turn a dentist’s Patient Activator® patient review webpage into a word-of-mouth referral machine," said 1-800-DENTIST® founder Fred Joyal. "Our review sites now feature a suite of cutting-edge Facebook®, Twitter® and email tools that make it easier for patients to post reviews and share recommendations with their social networks. New tools also allow dentists to post their positive reviews on Facebook® with the click of a mouse."
The pages with patient reviews have a redesigned look that makes them more informative and appealing to new patients. New features include office maps, driving directions, and the ability to "Request an Appointment" directly from the review page. Most importantly, the sites are optimized with the microformatted code preferred by Google®. It’s the best way to consistently rank higher in Google® search results.
"We’re very excited about adding Google’s new ‘+1’ social sharing tool to our patient review pages," said Jeanne Anderson, Patient Activator’s Vice President of Product Management. "This is an industry exclusive. Currently, we’re the only patient communication software company that lets patients ‘like’ or ‘recommend’ dental practices on Google’s new social media network."
As part of the upgrade, Patient Activator® is also relocating its patient review pages to new, more Google-friendly locations on the domain NationalDentalReviews.org. According to Anderson, this is a strategic move designed to instantly increase the patient reviews’ credibility with consumers.
"This optimization initiative is just one more way we help dentists build their practices," Anderson added. "Patient Activator® will continue to roll out innovative, production-generating features that ensure our clients continue to enjoy the best-of-class product and service in social media optimization and patient communication."
About Patient Activator
Patient Activator, part of Los Angeles-based 1-800-DENTIST®, is the leading social media optimization and patient communications service for dentists. The company’s award-winning reminder system automates patient communications, including email and text appointment confirmations, recall reminders, eNewsletters, Invisalign® tray aligner reminders, and birthday greetings. The service also helps dental offices improve their Web presence and manage their online reputation. In 2011 Patient Activator® was named the Official Patient Reminder Service of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. Competitively priced at just $149 a month, Patient Activator® is available without a long-term contract. Members of 1-800-DENTIST® receive Patient Activator® accounts for free. For more information, visit http://www.patientactivator.com.
Contact: Sarah Swidron, 1-800-DENTIST®, 310-215-6524