Instagram for Dental Practices

Instagram is unlike any other social media platform because it focuses almost entirely on visual content. With options for photos, videos and even stories now, it’s no wonder it’s become the second most popular social media platform.

This increase in popularity has made Instagram an important tool for social media marketing. Your marketing strategy should seek to put your brand where the people are and with over 500 million active users, Instagram is a great choice.

Another important factor that makes Instagram such a great social media option is the age group. The majority of Instagram’s users are between the ages of 18 and 29. Young adults are more likely to be looking for a new dentist than are middle aged and elderly patients. Having an active Instagram account with engaging content could be a major differentiating factor in their decision-making!

How can you use Instagram?

Showcase happy patients (think smiles!)

How easy would it be to snap a photo at your office? As the saying goes, “seeing is believing!” Instagram gives you a great place to share photos, videos (even a “boomerang”) of your happy patients and when potential patients see that, they’ll want to choose your office more often than not!

P.S. It’s really easy to share from Instagram to Facebook as well!

Share updates/events

Whether you just hired a new doctor or front desk person, got new equipment or renovated the office, Instagram allows you to show these updates and not just tell clients about them!

In the same way, Instagram is a unique platform to share photos from community events in your local area. You can make your staff more relatable to patients by sharing content from outside of the office as well.


If your practice is already using Facebook advertising, you can choose to display your Ads on Instagram as well. Promoting visual content is a great way to show rather than tell and advertising allows you to reach more people.

If you’re trying to attract young adult clients to your practice, advertising with Instagram helps you reach more people in your target demographic where they’re most likely to respond!

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