Dental Care Alliance Creates Spooktacular Social Media Campaign to Raise Awareness for National Dental Hygiene Month
It’s no coincidence that National Dental Hygiene Month and Halloween each fall in October. Sugary treats might be the focus of both, but the dental community wants to sweeten you up on the importance of good oral health.
Dental Care Alliance (DCA), a leading dental support organization, is marking both events with a spooky social media campaign.
The Wicked Witch of Bad Breath, Count Placula, and Gummy the Mummy are some of the scary stars encouraging patients to take care of their BOO-tiful smiles, across DCA’s multiple Facebook brand pages for its affiliated practices.
Each ghoulish character provides social media users with valuable tips about the many terrifying things that can happen when you don’t brush and floss daily, such as plaque buildup, tartar, and cavities.
With Dental Care Alliance’s combined social media audience of more than 100,000 Facebook fans for its affiliated practices, this fright-fully fun Halloween campaign, created by MDG Advertising, is getting noticed.
The messages being used to educate on social media include, “Get WRAPPED UP in good dental care—October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Gummy the Mummy wants to help reduce your chances of gum disease and tooth loss. Make sure to brush and floss daily so you don’t send your teeth to the tomb!”
Look below to see the rest of the spooky cast:
Count Placula: “Don’t let plaque take a BITE out of your good oral health!”
Gingivillain: “Don’t let this common gum disease send your smile running!”
Cavity from the Black Lagoon: “Don’t let this cavity creature wreak havoc on your teeth!”
Tartar the Unfriendly Ghost: “Don’t let tartar build up haunt you.”
The Toothless Horseman: “Don’t let cavity causing treats scare your teeth away!”
Franken Forgot-To-Floss: “Teaching kids the nuts-and-bolts of good oral hygiene.”
Founded in 1991, DCA is one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 260 affiliated practices in 13 states. DCA-affiliated practices provide patients with a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. DCA provides dentists with clinical autonomy, career satisfaction, and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day administrative responsibilities so they can focus on providing the best clinical care to each patient.
In my first two years out of school, I was fortunate enough to take the IV sedation course and implant courses. Dental Care Alliance actually picked up the tab. It was over $20,000 in courses. If I started my own practice I would not have had that opportunity.