Washington State Dental Association, Sesame Communications Unveil Online Program



SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – Nov 1, 2011) – The Washington State Dental Association (WSDA) and Sesame Communications, the leading provider of online patient connection systems for the dental industry, today announced an exclusive program for WSDA members. WSDA members can now receive a no obligation online effectiveness consultation and an additional five percent discount on the cloud-based Sesame 24-7™ integrated online system.
“The WSDA continues to endorse Sesame Communications as it offers the most comprehensive suite of online patient connection services available. Today, Sesame continues to expand its lead with their new cloud-based services, Sesame 24-7,” said Stephen Hardymon, executive director of the WSDA. “It is clear Sesame services increase the potential to accelerate dental practice growth by expanding brand awareness, increasing new patient acquisition and further strengthening patient loyalty. With this special promotion, every WSDA member can take advantage of Sesame online patient connection services to help ensure long-term success.”
Sesame 24-7 provides a single point of access to practice analytics — anytime, anywhere. It integrates performance data on websites, patient engagement, automated patient reminders, social media, search engine optimization and online marketing into one easy to access dashboard. Dentists gain immediate 360 degree view on operations, marketing initiatives, campaign effectiveness, return on investment and operational key performance indicators. Sesame 24-7 offers real-time reporting, detailed graphics and charts so measuring practice performance is easy and efficient. Sesame 24-7 provides the CEO of a dental practice the right information at the right time to help make better decisions to accelerate practice growth.
WSDA Member, Steve Carstensen, DDS, in Bellevue, Washington, reports superior results utilizing the Sesame 24-7 system. Dr. Carstensen leverages the complete Sesame suite to market his practice. In the past six months, these integrated Sesame services have:
Generated more than 332 calls into Dr. Carstensen’s practice with nearly one-third (93 calls) identified as new patients
Strengthened Dr. Carstensen’s relationship with more than 144 existing patients
Lowered his dental practice website bounce rate to 35.63 percent making his website more likely to retain viewers longer
“Sesame has proved invaluable for my practice in acquiring new patients and reaffirming the bond with existing patients. We have significantly streamlined administrative processes, which allows us more time to focus on what we do best — patient care,” said Dr. Carstensen. “In the last year, Sesame automated more than 8,000 patient appointment reminders and our patient portal has provided online access more than 3,600 times. Sesame has allowed us to better connect with our patients online so we can better serve their oral health needs.”
The Sesame no-obligation online effectiveness consultation is available until January 31, 2012. WSDA members can also receive an additional five percent discount on Sesame 24-7 services upon verification of WSDA membership. To take advantage of these special program offers, WSDA members can call 877.633.5193, email wsda@sesamecommunications.com or visit http://info.sesamecommunications.com/WSDA-2011.html.
About Washington State Dental Association
The Washington State Dental Association has been the voice of dentistry in Washington since its inception in 1887. With over 4,000 members or nearly 80 percent of practicing dentists in the state, the Association exists to promote oral health of the highest quality. Members of the WSDA belong to a tripartite system that also includes the American Dental Association and local component societies. For more information, visit http://www.wsda.org.
About Sesame Communications
Sesame Communications is the leading provider of cloud-based patient connection systems for the dental industry with more than five million patients regularly communicating with providers via Sesame services. Sesame continues to build on its category leadership position and expand its team and service offerings through extensive market research and industry needs assessment. Sesame continues to receive awards and accolades including Inc. 500|5000 fastest growing technology companies, Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, Puget Sound Business Journal 2011 100 Fastest Growing Companies and two-time Best-of-Class by the Pride Institute. For more information, visit http://www.sesamecommunications.com or call 877.633.5193. Follow Sesame on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/SesameCommunications), Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/SesameNews) and the Sesame blog (http://www.sesamecommunications.com/blog).
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