We can’t help but think that gratitude and November go together like, well, November and Thanksgiving. As this season of gratitude and giving get closer, we’re reminded of the 5 best ways that a practice can show gratitude to their patients and practice.
1. Show gratitude to your staff
Your office staff, if it’s anything like ours, does amazing work to keep everything running smoothly during the year. Lots of times, we only ever hear about solved issues – and having that kind of a staff does wonders for your practice (or business!).
2. Thank your patients
This one should be obvious, but it can be so easy to remember how much we’re helping others that we forget to thank them for letting us help them. Let them know how much you appreciate them – and how much more you appreciate it when they follow their treatment plan!
3. Thank their parents
Let’s face it: those kids aren’t usually driving themselves to come to your practice. Thank their parents for choosing to help their kids have better, healthier, and straighter teeth. Let them know how much it means to you that they’ve entrusted their child’s dental health into your capable hands.
4. Give thanks to your community
Your community can be thanked on almost any level. Maybe it means sending a “thank you” to city hall; maybe you’ll be acknowledging a local board or committee. Or maybe you’ll be expressing your gratitude to a professional organization. Your practice and business belong to a variety of communities, though, and each of those would love to be acknowledged this season.
5. Give thanks by giving back
The great part is that this can be done in a variety of ways. Maybe your community is best served by offering a holiday coupon for your services. Or perhaps the best way to give back to your community is to sponsor some sort of food or gift drive. Every community is different, so the local needs will be different, too.
But no matter what the needs are, your community will appreciate being thanked – and that you’re giving back to those who support your practice.
How are you giving thanks this season?
We’re finding special and unique ways to thank our clients and employees. How about you? Leave a comment below or tag us on social media and tell us what you’re doing this season. While you’re at it, be sure to follow, like, or +1 us for more great articles!