I was recently talking to my godfather, a dentist, about web design. I am not a programmer of any sorts, but he figured that since I was young, hip, savvy, that I would know a thing or two about how to get a website.
I did not, but I did a bit of digging for him and found dental website design companies that he could hire. The fact of the matter was that he lived in a bygone era, when you did not need to have your own piece of cyber real estate. I do not know if he decided to look into websites for dentists after he stopped winning new clients or when his current clients complained about not being able to look up his hours and practices online.
Websites for dentists are a great idea for the same reason as any other company. Sure, it is impossible to sell dentistry over the internet, but having a dentist website is a form of customer service. His patients can make appointments online, check his office hours, and check pricing and services. My godfather had no idea that websites for dentists could offer such things.
Plus, he had no idea that there was ever such a thing as online marketing. He did not know that web traffic could become business leads, which become new patients for him.
Now, he has a sweet new website for dentists that has increased his practice by more than he ever thought imaginable. Has anyone else had a similar experience with websites for dentists? Share your experience and stories in the comments.