CARTERSVILLE, GA, March 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- From the electronics you bought for the holidays to your latest eBay purchase, opportunities abound for consumers to review products -- and dentistry is no different, according to Cartersville, GA dentist
Paul Eberhard, DDS. A growing market exists for dental practice reviews on websites and many patients use these websites as a means to select a new dentist.
"Our practice values our patients and the feedback we receive both in our office and in website reviews," says Dr. Eberhard, cosmetic dentist in Cartersville
, who cares for patients at Mockingbird Dental Associates, a family and cosmetic dentistry practice. "Patient reviews are the new word-of-mouth for our practice, and these reviews let others hear firsthand the caring experience we provide patients each time they come to our offices."
Dr. Eberhard provides services including regular oral examinations, plus cosmetic dentistry offerings such as dental implants, veneers, bridges, tooth whitening, and dental implants in Cartersville
, among others.
An estimated 27 percent of patients find their providers online. However, only 4 percent of all patients post a review of their doctor regardless of whether the experience was a positive or negative one, according to a 2011 study from the Pew Research Center. While a number of dental review websites exist, some of the most popular include Yelp, Vitals.com, Google Places, RateMDs, Angie's List and HealthGrades.
Examples of posts dentistry patients can offer include information about ease of scheduling, experiences with a particular procedure and results of cosmetic procedures Dr. Eberhard, Cartersville cosmetic dentist
, offers. The pain factor is also important to readers too. For example, one patient of Dr. Eberhard's recently posted that the doctor is a "Great dentist, and amazing at giving shots" on the SuperPages website.
While dental reviews can give you insight into a physician's practice, Dr. Eberhard, Cartersville pediatric
dentist, advises potential patients to read the criteria carefully to understand what patients scale patients are "grading" on. For example, a dentist ranking of 5 is a great thing when the rating is on a 5-point scale. One of the most helpful indicators the reviews are accurate and reliable is having enough reviews to obtain an average. Having at least 10 reviews can help potential patients get a better picture of the physician practice. This also increases website visibility for Google searches so patients can find a website more easily.
"I encourage patients to take the extra one to two minutes to post a review of our dental practice," Dr. Eberhard, emergency dentist in Cartersville
, says. "We are listening to you, and value your in-person referrals and those you make view practice review websites."
For more information on Mockingbird Dental Associates and Dr. Eberhard, Cartersville emergency dentist
, visit http://www.mockingbirddental.net
. The site is also mobile-optimized for easy reading on your cell phone. Dr. Eberhard's office is located at 99 Mockingbird Drive in Cartersville, Ga. Call (770) 386-3908 to speak with a member of Dr. Eberhard's caring and professional staff.
About Mockingbird Dental Associates: Drs. Paul Eberhard and Masoud Shoukoohi maintain Mockingbird Dental Associates for the best dental care possible. Together, Drs. Eberhard and Shoukoohi provide an array of dental procedures, including dental implants, veneers and teeth whitening. Dr. Paul Eberhard is a 1981 graduate from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Since graduation, Dr. Eberhard has actively pursued continuing education and has received Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Masoud Shoukoohi received his Dental Degree in 1994 from the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. Paul Eberhard
99 Mockingbird Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
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