We’re #55. Top 100 Dental Blogs

Top 100 Dental Blogs

A dental blog? How exciting can that be? Perhaps it’s about as much fun as watching paint dry! Well maybe, but we love what we do, and we hope our passion shines through our blog. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting. It is a bit of work, and is anybody reading it? Well today we had some positive feedback from FeedSpot.com. We made the list! TOP 100 MUST READ DENTAL BLOGS FOR EVERY DENTISTS Check it out, we made #55. If you or your family is looking for a dental home where everyone is passionate about what they do, please give us a call. … Continue reading →

Dental Website Design

The 'ol Farm Truck - Dental website Design: It’s a sleeper.

We at Seasons of Smiles Dental run our own website. I have heard it suggested that it’s not usually a good idea for the dentist to make their own website. And as the years have progressed I must admit, there have been times that I was tempted to throw in the towel and go buy into one of those off the shelf dental websites. I cringe at the mistakes made while running our own dental website.  Even now, there are a few rough edges that need to be worked on. But overall, looking back, I’m glad we stuck with it. I absolutely love our end product. I think it’s the BEST dental office website. Dental website Design: It’s a sleeper. … Continue reading →

Seasons of Change

Change of Seasons February 2015.

Those of us who live in the midcoast area know about changing seasons. We at Seasons of Smiles Dental are going through new and exciting changes with our staff, and we are warmer than ever inside! Meet our new staff in February 2015 🙂 Meet our staff for 2015! Dr. A. Norman Medina, DDS Dr. Medina earned a MS in Biostatistics in 1981 from Loma Linda University School of Public Health, California, and a MS in Computer Science from Cal Poly Pomona in 1990 While working in the Dental Research Department for Periodontal Disease, he liked the idea of serving people and continued his education at Loma Linda University Dental School, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1994. Dr. Medina … Continue reading →

Jetpack’s end of the year annual report

Crunchy numbers - Wordpress Jetpack Yearly Report -2014

The Year has come to an end.  Jetpack has released our numbers for 2014!  I must admit I was hoping to hit 100,000 page hits for the year, but I guess we fell a bit short.  We do have three years of numbers to compare.  The numbers are definitely going up. To summerize our last three years. In the 2012 report we had about 10,000 page hits. 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views. In 2012, there were 79 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 80 posts. The … Continue reading →

1 800 dentists

Dr. Medina meets Fred Joyal cofounder of 1 800 dentist.

Are you looking for a dentist in the Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Belfast or midcoast area of Maine? We can be reached at 1-207-236-4740, or after hours at (877) 437-2644. Through the years we have been coming to Yankee Dental, a January yearly conference in Boston. A few years back we took a course where a book was highly recommended. Everything is Marketing by Fred Joyal. I started reading the book with an open mind, because I wanted to learn to customize my treatments to what is best for my patients. And I was just curious to see what the book had to say. The book was written for dentists, which I thought was great.  I loved all the advice that … Continue reading →

Seasons of Smiles Dental is going viral.

OK, maybe not so much.  Well, at least in my wildest dreams.  Last year we posted a blog on blogging analytics.   In that post, we reported how many visitors we had on our website for the year 2012. WordPress has done it again – they released the yearly report on our numbers for 2013.  It is so much fun to compare the numbers between the two years. Dental website gone Viral If I understand the 2012 report correctly we had about 10,000 page hits. 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years … Continue reading →

The house needs a new coat of paint.

Color Scheme from our old website.

Have you ever walked around your home, and you can see that the Maine winters have been hard;  the combination of wind, cold and wet has blistered the paint, and the color has lost a bit of its original luster. This summer, I started having that same feeling with our website. Our website currently has 227 pages and 127 posts. It definitely has grown through the years. As I bounced through the different areas of the website, I decided it needed some new luster. Have you ever had to choose and pick the perfect paint for your home?  Boy, that can be a challenge.  It’s not just the one main color you have to worry about, but trying to get … Continue reading →

Seasons of Smiles Dental signs up with Dentagama.com

Seasons of Smiles Dental signs up with DentaGama.com

DentaGama.com advertises that they are a worldwide dental social network. Here you can find the right dentist, get to know his qualifications, the dental team and exact location. Every profile includes several sections so there is plenty of information that can be included. With the help of our dental network it will be easy to contact the right specialist no matter which part of the world you live in. The options for dental treatment vary a lot and you will be able to discover all the options you have available. In the gallery section you can have a glance at the clinic’s atmosphere and get to know the work process. The clinical cases are also tempting to look at, just … Continue reading →

Blogging Analytics

Screen Capture of Wordpress year in blogging 2012

What is blogging analytics? To be completely honest, I’m not 100% sure. If I had to venture a guess, it would be similar to the idea of little boys, throwing rocks in a pond, just to see how big a splash the rock makes.  I think blogging is similar to throwing rocks into the internet pond, analytics is the tool that lets you measure how big the spalsh is. The two main blogging analytics tools that we use for our office website are Google analytics, and the Jetpack plugin by WordPress. I just received some email from Jetpack with a yearly report that we could share with others, showing the overall impact our website had for the year. Press here … Continue reading →

WiFi and iPods and Thermostats?

Our new Nest Thermostat installed in our office.

What do iPods and thermostats and WiFi have in common? The answer is Nest. The new thermostat is designed by Tony Fadell, who invented the iPod. Okay, he didn’t do it singlehandedly–but the former Apple executive conceived it, got Apple on board, and then went on to shepherd the development of 18 (!) generations of the company’s signature pre-iPhone product. In 2008 he left Apple and several years later founded a stealth startup called Nest Labs, which was revealed this year to be in the… thermostat business. We at Seasons of Smiles Dental love anything technologically related, and we just had to try this out at the office. We have only been using the thermostat for this last week, and … Continue reading →

SEASONSOFSMILES.COM is now complete.

It’s a red letter day!!! Seasons of Smiles Dental FINALLY owns seasonsofsmiles.com. It’s a long story, and I’m not sure I can remember the chronology of all the events, but the short of it, seasonsofsmiles was owned by a third party, and they were willing to sell it for $7000.00. That number was definitely not in the budget. seasonsofsmiles.com This morning I received the following email from godaddy.com. We now own seasonsofsmiles.com for the price of $24.00!!! As of this moment we now own mainelysmiles.com, mainelysmiles.mobi seasonsofsmiles.mobi, seasonsofsmiles.net, seasons-of-smiles.com and now for the crown jewell of our URLs, seasonsofsmiles.com. So, what is the best way of moving my website from seasons-of-smiles.com to seasonsofsmiles.com?  Or should I just do a redirect? … Continue reading →

Dental Blog

I would like to send out an invitation to the dental community. I know that there are many of you out there that have great dental websites, and you want to get them noticed. From what I understand, the internet search engines, such as google, bing, and yahoo, scour the internet searching to see how many OTHER websites point to your dental website. So, here is an opportunity to get your website noticed. Leave a comment on our dental blog! It’s that simple. Be sure and leave the URL for your dental website. When the search bots go through my website, your website will get a bump for being listed elsewhere on the net. Please note that I have enabled trackback … Continue reading →