Valentine's Day is just around the corner- Show your patients some love!
Valentine's Day is coming up fast, but this year there is no reason to panic. While thinking of how to spoil your significant other, it might also be a great time to do the same for your patients. SmileMakers knows that patient appreciation is an important part of any successful dental practice, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your patients some gratitude. So without further ado, here are some fun ways to show your patients the love they deserve.
Valentine’s gifts for those special someones
Every other day of the year, custom toothbrushes and dental floss are perfect gifts for patients visiting your office. But there’s an opportunity to spruce it up for the holiday. Instead of the customary flavored floss and lip balm, consider something unique like our SmileMakers Valentine’s prizes. Our themed plush toys or incredibly cute rubber duckies are bestsellers during this time. These items will feel more personal than the standard gift pack, and patients will appreciate the change. Getting to go home with a small furry friend will make their day and give a reason to show-off their new smile.
The right kind of sweet
Considering how often you have to suggest moderation with sweets to your patients, you know they have to have it. Now there may be a solution where they can have their ‘cake’ and eat it too. SmileMakers offers a host of sugar-free candy and gum that patients will love. With ingredients like xylitol and erythritol, these treats are far healthier for teeth than the alternatives that patients may receive elsewhere. This Valentine's Day, the best gift you could give your patients may be the sweetness they expect without the side-effects you fear.
Looking out for the little guy
February is also National Children's Dental Health Month. With many parents receiving their health benefits for the year, there’s a high likelihood that there’ll be an increase in children visiting your practice around this holiday. To accommodate these new young patients, stickers are a perfect reward that doesn’t break the bank. Our festive Valentine's Day stickers commemorate the holiday while also making sure the little ones feel a lot of love. With the largest assortment of the most popular characters, there’s bound to be a sticker that each patient can enjoy. And now, with our Manufacturer Certified Hypoallergenic and Latex Free stickers, you can reward without worry!
Make their day special with a practice special
For your adult patients, it’s probably best to avoid the stickers or rubber ducks. Consider having a couple’s Valentine’s special: If a patient brings their partner, both get a discount. Deals like this are a great way to attract new patients. Couples that use the same dentist are likely to refer their friends too!
Teeth whitening is another great idea to draw patients in. Creating a special to brighten your patient’s smiles is a unique, creative gift and an appealing offer. There’s nothing like a perfect smile to impress a date on Valentine's Day.
Giving more than gifts
There are plenty of other ways that you can show your patients some love that don’t include giving them gifts. Even the smallest gestures can have a huge impact. Here are just a few more ways to make the most of your Valentine's Day:
Share some Social Media love: Posting a Virtual Valentine is sure to be noticed. Social media is where many people go to express themselves and it should be no different with your practice. Showing appreciation could encourage them to return the favor.
Host a Valentine’s event: Sponsoring a local Valentine’s event or hosting your own will show the appreciation you have for your community. It is a great excuse to interact with your patients and get to know them better. SmileMakers offers our own custom decor for just this occasion!
Create a themed raffle: A raffle can be a special, celebratory activity that may pay for itself. It won’t need high maintenance and is a fun way to reward a patient who recently supported your practice.
Love is good for business
All these tips are for more than just giving back. With most adults receiving their healthcare benefits at the start of the new year, these first few weeks are among the busiest. A few good ideas around Valentine’s Day could help attract new patients or bring back dormant ones. Take advantage of the holiday. It only happens once a year!
In need of a few more items for after Valentine's Day?
SmileMakers has an assortment of prizes to entertain your younger patients. Between pencils, finger puppets and bouncy balls, there’s a little something for everyone. We also offer more than just festive gifts. Check out our practice essentials for any and all your practice needs.