We had a lady in last week for a ‘coffee and chat’ who said she had been stalking me for 6 months! After being a bit taken a back, I asked her what she meant.
“You see I’ve been looking at all your Facebook posts for a long time, trying to pluck up the courage to ring. I wanted to be sure that you were the right practice for me to go to.”
I hadn’t realised that we had stalkers, but when I started to think about it, choosing a dentist is not an impulse decision! You have to make sure that they are going to look after you, that they are going to be honest and fair and most of all they are not going to hurt you!
There are several ways to find a dentist and most of our patients are recommended by an existing patient, but what if you don’t know anyone to ask or you’re too frightened to ask. For some people just thinking about going to the dentist fills them with dread.
I think stalking is a great idea, you can get a real feel for a practice and the people by what they post, as posts should reflect the values and personalities of the people. I hope that our social media says we care about people and that we will never make them feel silly or embarrassed. But also shows that we are a family and have fun together (don’t ask about the bright pink tutu’s)
So, I hope if you are reading this and you have been plucking up the courage to contact us, now maybe just the time to ‘go for it’. To start your journey with a free coffee and chat and see how we can help you become part of our dental family, call Karen on 01323 325397 and we’ll make some time just for you.
And if you are not quite ready yet keep following and liking our posts, because one day it will be your time to give us a call. Why not read our reviews and recommendation as they also tell patients stories.
Most of all you will always be welcome at The Dental Barn, whether it’s next week or in six months’ time!