Direct mail campaigns can be an effective way to reach prospective patients in your area. We have provided 6 campaign ideas on how to help you make the most out of a direct mail marketing campaign for your dentistry 

1. Offer a Great Deal

One of the most successful strategies when it comes to direct mail campaigns is to offer a discount. It is a good strategy to send prospective patients mailers with discounts for new patient exams, free cleanings, or other offers that are likely to appeal to your target market.

To keep promotions from hitting your bottom line too heavily, consider offering discounts only with paid services. For example, you could offer free sealant with every new patient exam. If you’re a family dentist, consider encouraging the entire brood to book appointments by promoting a BOGO offer where patients can book one exam and get the other half off.

2. Dentist Introductions

You will want to build a relationship between your dental staff and patients. This important to patients because they want to get to know you and your staff. You can use your direct mail campaign to send prospective patients a friendly introduction that includes a short paragraph about your dental education and experience. You can also include your practice philosophy and any special skills you have. Emphasize what sets you apart from your competition and set the tone for what patients can expect from your office. If you’re opening a brand new dental practice, you can also include photographs of your new building, equipment, and exam rooms.

3. Educate Your Patients

Patient education is key to treatment acceptance. Reach out to new and existing patients with direct mail campaigns that focus on providing valuable educational information about common dental problems. For example, you could discuss common misconceptions about root canals, how oral health impacts overall physical health, and other issues that are most likely to affect your target market. Patients should always feel like they’re getting something out of the mailer, even if it’s information instead of a discount.

4. Advertise Special Events

Having a special event can be an easy way to promote your practice. If you have a special event coming up, direct mail campaigns can be a great way to inform your patient base. For example, if you’re a new dental practice just getting started in the area, you can send mailers advertising the day and time of your grand opening or ribbon-cutting ceremony. Or, if you’re having an open house, send a mailer promoting the event and describing what patients can expect if they attend. Make sure these mailers are easy to read with plenty of contrast between the text and the background– many people hang them on their refrigerator as a reminder, so make them readable with just a glance.

5. Promote Your UVP

Your UVP, or unique value proposition, is the core of your dental practice. Your UVP is the value you have to offer your patients and how that differs from what your competition can provide. Are you the only pediatric dentist in your area? Send out mailers that let new patients know. It’s important that you understand your UVP well and make a conscious effort to weave it through your various dental marketing materials, including your direct mail campaigns.

6. Appeal to Your Patients’ Emotions

So you don’t have an event to promote, your practice isn’t new, and you aren’t able to offer a discount, so can you still utilize direct mail campaigns to try to benefit your dental practice’s overall marketing strategy? Yes you can! Instead of targeting these specific things you can use your mailers to send patients a strong call-to-action that appeals to their emotions and drives a goal, such as booking a dental cleaning to prevent irreversible damage or decay.

Focus on your patients’ pain points and make them feel understood and cared about. Then, offer smart solutions by encouraging patients to take a specific action such as booking an appointment. People are often more likely to act on content that connects with them emotionally than content that speaks to their logical side. For example, patients may know they are supposed to floss, but may only feel compelled to start a flossing habit when they understand the unsightly damage caused by gingivitis.

 

At Dynamicard create professional-looking mailers, complete with your own logo. We feature high-value content to get the best reach possible for prospective clients. Our mailers are fully customizable and allow you to connect with your community. This customization makes our mailers even more informative and effective. The possibilities are endless! Mailers can advertise new membership services, provide coupons or even show off new facilities! Direct Mail Marketing is a powerful way to build and maintain your client base.

If you’d like to find out more information about how your home improvement business can benefit from direct mailer, or if you have any additional questions you’d like to discuss with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact us today.

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