Wake-Up Call for Me

Author: Dental Geek
05.25.11 / 9:57 am

An extremely fast-growing segment of my business in dental is “social media” — blogging, texting, tweeting, Facebooking… the whole gamut.

There are hundreds of thousands of sites where people from around the world talk about every topic imaginable. Dentaltown is an excellent and well-established social media site for dental professionals. These dental-related social media sites and portals help me keep up to date on what is happening in the world we work/live in.

I was recently looking for a song by an Asian artist I had heard on NPR. I googled what I could remember of the name and found an Asian pop music portal by the name of “Soompi.” On the home page of the site was a link to the member chat lounge, and that day’s topic was “Afraid to go to the dentist?”

Needless to say, I clicked and my jaw dropped at how fearful these people were of going to the dentist. Below is the link, read for yourself and draw your own conclusions. This site I refer to targets the 12- to 25-year-old Asian hipster; their comments are honest… and astute.

How can the fear of dentistry be alleviated? Don’t mean to be “doom and gloom,” but this message thread set me back a little bit in my thinking…

http://www.soompi.com/forums/topic/355031-anybody-not-been-to-the-dentist-for-a-long-time/

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