Have Waiting Room Dental Magazines that Educate the Public
Have you ever been in a doctor office and seen outdated reading material? That may be what is in your office. You should have current material, but you should also have several magazines. In addition to general and specific interest magazines, you should also have dental magazines to educate and inform the public of what you do.
Dentist magazines should be orderly and up to date. I personally feel a good dentist should have a magazine for every interest. While I strongly encourage news magazines, I also think there should be at least one business magazine, one magazine for female interest, and one sporting or outdoors magazine. For pediatric dentists, it makes sense to also have puzzle books, educational material, and other magazines to captivate children.
Of course, dental magazines should be a part of any waiting room line up. Dental magazines are not just the domain of dreary trade publications from famed dental hospitals, nor are they collections of research articles from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Rather, some dental magazines are actually as diverse as the profession itself. Many subjects in dental magazines cover dentists in tough conditions, such as those in war torn areas. One article covered a dentist in the military. A few dental magazines also cover the business of dentistry, as well as the marketing that goes behind it.
Of course, nearly all dentists magazines cover dental procedures and tools themselves. While some dental magazines repeat basic tips such as teeth brushing, other dental magazines have the latest tools dentists offer, as well as techniques. A few dental magazines even have cosmetic surgery advances, which are sure to interest any reader.
Magazines in a dentist office, such as dental magazines, should not be to just fill idle time in the waiting room. Rather, they should be to inform and entertain. In the case of dental magazines, they should also be to teach about the profession. With luck, these magazines can leave patients feeling satisfied by their waiting room experience, and even feeling as if they have learned something.