Staying On Top of Dental Marketing Trends in 2024


Keep Up With Digital Trends with Now Media Group

The dental marketing landscape is constantly evolving with new technologies and strategies. As we move into 2024, dental practices should stay on top of the latest trends and adapt their marketing plans accordingly. At Now Media Group, a full-service digital marketing agency based in San Diego, CA, our team pays close attention to the dental marketing forecast to keep your practice at the forefront of advertising strategies.

Call (858) 333-8950 today to schedule a consultation with our digital strategy team. We’re here to help you boost your practice, meet loyal patients, and expand your digital presence through time-tested strategies.

Content Marketing

Content marketing will continue to be a powerful strategy for dental practices in 2024. The key is creating valuable, relevant content that engages your target audience. For dentists, this content should educate readers on dental health topics, establish your practice as an authority, and encourage readers to come in for an appointment.

Some effective types of dental content include:

  • content photoBlog posts on dental care, oral health tips, and answering common patient questions
  • Videos on dental procedures and oral hygiene techniques
  • Infographics on dental statistics and facts
  • eBooks on topics like pediatric dentistry or dental insurance

When crafting content, optimize it for SEO by including relevant keywords so patients can easily find your content online. Track engagement metrics on your content to see what resonates most with your audience.

Social Media Marketing

While content builds authority, social media helps amplify your message and directly engage with patients. Social media marketing will continue to grow for dental practices, with the top networks being Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Dentists should maintain an active presence on their social profiles by posting content daily. This content can include relevant dental topics, behind-the-scenes practice photos/videos, patient testimonials, promotional offers, etc. Responding promptly to comments and private messages nurtures relationships with current and prospective patients.

Paid social ads are also a smart investment for targeting specific demographics of patients based on their age, location, interests, and more.

Review Management

patient reviewsPositive online reviews are critical for establishing credibility and trust with new patients. In 2024, review management will be more critical than ever. Dental practices should monitor review sites like Google My Business, Facebook, and Yelp and respond promptly to feedback. If a patient leaves a negative review, offer a solution publicly and follow up privately.

Proactively encouraging patients to leave reviews after appointments or via email requests is crucial. An online reputation management strategy will allow dentists to showcase their best reviews on their website and social media.

Website Design

A dental website acts as the digital entry point to a practice. In 2024, website design trends will shift towards minimalism, faster loading speeds, and mobile optimization. Simple layouts with clear calls-to-action help patients easily schedule appointments or find desired information.

Ensure your website loads quickly by compressing images, minimizing plugins, and using a robust web host. Mobile optimization allows patients to conveniently access your website from smartphones or tablets and is vital for ranking well on Google.

Integrating online booking and tele-dentistry options directly on your website also caters to patient preferences for digital convenience.


Chatbots and artificial intelligence will become more common on dental websites in 2024. These bots can provide 24/7 automated responses to common patient FAQs about services, insurance, appointments, etc. Instant answers via chatbots reduce phone calls and create a seamless experience.

For dentists, chatbots are a helpful first line of communication before transferring complex inquiries to live staff. Chatbots also allow practices to capture contact information for leads. As AI technology advances, expect chatbots to become increasingly conversational and responsive.

Targeted Email Marketing

Email marketing remains one of the most cost-effective dental marketing strategies. Segmenting your email list allows dentists to deliver tailored messages to each group. For example, sending appointment reminders to existing patients, promotional offers to lapsed patients to reengage them, and newsletters with helpful oral health tips to prospects and leads.

Using marketing automation tools also lets you create email workflows to automatically send follow-up messages to website visitors who abandon your booking form. The key is providing value in emails versus overt sales pitches. Personalization and segmentation keep your communications relevant.

PPC Advertising

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising lets dentists promote their practice by purchasing ads that appear at the top of Google and Bing search results. PPC allows precise targeting based on keywords, location, demographics, and more. For urgent dental issues like toothaches or cracked teeth, PPC ads placed on high-intent keywords often generate immediate leads and patients.

In 2024, the costs of PPC advertising are likely to keep rising. An optimized Google Ads and Bing Ads campaign with relevant ad copy, extensions, and negative keywords will maximize your return on ad spend. Tracking conversions from your ads is key to assessing effectiveness. Competitor analysis also helps dentists set optimal bids.

Strategic Partnerships

Forging strategic partnerships with other healthcare providers in your area, like pediatricians, orthodontists, oral surgeons, etc., will help dental practices increase referrals in 2024 and beyond. These partnerships can take different forms:

  • Offering cross-promotional discounts to each other’s patients
  • Co-hosting educational seminars on complementary health topics
  • Providing guest blog posts or videos to share on each other’s websites
  • Participating in community health fairs and events together
  • Referring patients to each other when clinically appropriate

Identify providers who serve similar patient demographics and have strong local reputations. Formal partnership agreements aren’t always necessary. Finding natural ways to align and collaborate benefits all parties involved.

Make 2024 Your Best Year Yet With Now Media Group

In 2024 and the coming years, dental marketing options will grow. However, a strategic approach and the right mix of traditional and digital tactics will help dentists cost-effectively attract and retain happy, healthy patients. Paying attention to upcoming trends, continually testing new strategies, and tracking results will ensure your practice’s marketing stays ahead of the curve.

Call (858) 333-8950 today to schedule a consultation with our helpful representatives. We’re looking forward to partnering with you to grow your practice and help your community!

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