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Krishan got flowered

Monday 29th February 2016



Hi everyone,

This week we have our CEO Krishan Joshi being flowered. Krishan has been given a bouquet of orange and pink roses, yellow and purple Gerbera daisies, a sunflower and purple and green chrysanthemums. I thought that we should bring a mix of colours into the office as the weather has become quite sunny this week and as we prepare for Spring. Sunflowers are part of the daisy family and have large golden petals. The reason they are cultivated is for their seeds which are edible. Orange roses symbolise enthusiasm and pink roses are typically used to show happiness and thankfulness. Gerbera daisies are distinguished by large flower heads which resemble sunflowers. These beautiful daisies were discovered in 1884 in South Africa and today are the fifth most popular flower in the world.

Come back next week to see which one of our team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Kayleigh got flowered

Monday 22nd February 2016



This week we have Kayleigh with our flowers of the week. Kayleigh specifically told me that her favourite flowers were tulips so she was thrilled when she walked into the office to find some pink and white tulips sitting on her desk. The meaning of the pink tulips are happiness and confidence and white ones are typically used to symbolise purity. White flowers tend to bring a clean feel to a room especially with their big, crisp white petals. The pink brings a soft touch to the mix as well and smells very floral. These types of Tulips have originated from Persia and in Turkey, the white Tulip is the national flower. They are well known in Amsterdam especially in the flower markets.

Come back next week to see which one of our team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Justyna got flowered

Friday 12th February 2016



This week I have given a selection of yellow lilies and yellow and red chrysanthemums with some yellow lilies to Justyna. These are a lovely spring mix and yellow is a really popular colour for flowers this time of year. Lilies have a very light floral smell which makes any room very fresh. These grow from bulbs planted and usually used as border plants, they are easy to maintain as they do not need regular feeding or daily watering.

They come from the family of Liliaceae and they usually pollinated by wind. The oils from these plants are popular for massage oils and bubble baths, extract from this plant can also be found in a lot of moisturisers. This season is the perfect time to plant lilies and they will grow faster when put in direct sunlight. When in a bouquet or in plant pots, the best place to place them is the window ledge so they can have the most nourishment from the sunlight.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Chris got flowered

Friday 29th January 2016


Hello everyone,

This week Chris has been flowered. He has a lovely mix of yellow spray Carnations and mixture of pink and yellow Tulips. Carnations are native in Eurasia and historically were used to make garlands for Romans. These flowers can have up to 40 petals per flower as they are very small. Their leaves are long and thin, meaning they can protect the flower. They can be used as a symbol of socialism and is a birth flower of those born in January. They come in a huge variety of colours and look great mixed with any different flowers. I have decided to mix the Carnations with Tulips this week because as a mix are some of the most popular Spring choice for flower arrangements. Tulips are very fragrant and with their pink and yellow petals, they add colour to the mix with the Carnations. Did you know that if you ran out of an onion, you could substitute this for a Tulip bulb, they are a good replacement for cooking.

Come back next week to see which one of the Dental Focus team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

The 7 Ps of Dental Marketing Websites

Tuesday 26th January 2016


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The Checklist For Personalising Your Website

The most successful clients set themselves apart from other practices by personalising their website.

See the checklist that clients have been using to achieve this:

Profile – brand, USPs, demographic

The look, the feel and brand all need to convince your specific target patient that this is the right place. Your USP’s should be clear and the targeted visitor must feel compelled to stay and click in less than 5 seconds.

People – happy & approachable expert team

Dental practice websites usually forget customer service is visually represented through people that appear professional. You need to show the personality of a happy and approachable team with great smiles.

Premisis – luxury & comfort

Virtual tours using professional photography or corporate video need to focus on the feeling of luxury and comfort, showing patients what they actually care to look at, such as impressive patient lounges, classy receptions and boutique wash rooms.

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Prices – be proud of your prices

Dental practices generally attempt to show their fees online but are confused on the benefit that brings. It is important to appear either reassuringly expensive and/or great value for money to attract your correct target patient otherwise you will not stand out.

Promises – create patient expectations

Dental practices commonly forget that customer service has to be promised and the brand standards need to be stated. Patients need to know what to expect. This is all usually hidden and difficult to find or lengthy to read. Video and/or photography should be used to explain the patient journey.

Proof – case studies & video testimonials

You need before and after ‘smile photos’ to show clinical expertise and this means no blood, no gore, no metal, no tools and no retractors. You need full face ‘smile photos’ to show gratitude in your patient’s eyes, and video testimonials to put ‘word-of-mouth’ on your website and deliver emotional encouragement.

Products – personalise treatments & experience

Dental practices are forgetting to differentiate their treatments. Websites tend to advertise the exact same services as other dentists so patients believe price comparison is the only difference. Personalising treatments and creating ‘branded experience’ packages are required to make you incomparable.

Get in touch with our team for guidance on personalising your website using
the 7 Ps Checklist.

Amy got flowered

Thursday 21st January 2016



Hi everyone,

This week we have Amy with our spring selections of yellow and burgundy chrysanthemums and yellow lilies. I have also included some red berries to the mix as well. These flowers are an all year round favourite and come in a huge range of different colours. I love the red and yellow mix as it brings so much brightness into the office and smells lovely. Chrysanthemums originate from Asia and Eastern Europe. The word ‘Chrysanthemum’ originates from the Greek language. Wild Chrysanthemums are herbaceous perennial plants, they have long leaves which alternate on the stem protecting the flower from too much sunlight, rain and damage. The leaves have sharp edges. There are different types of these flowers, but these are the wilder types. They are a great mix with the yellow lilies which has very wide petals, they have sturdy stems to protect them as well. Find out which member of the Dental Focus team has been flowered next week.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Gabi Got Flowered

Thursday 14th January 2016

Gabi Got Flowered

Hello everyone. This week we have some very seasonal yellow and red tulips which I thought would be lovely together. The yellow tulips make the office so bright in the cold days. The meaning behind yellow tulips are are meant to bring hope and cheerful thoughts, yellow is a colour of friendship. The red tulips are usually given as a sign of love and happiness, red is usually associated with romance. These flowers are a very popular spring choice and blooms in lots of different colours, each one expressing a different meaning. These seasonal flowers will be grown from bulbs and will typically grow between 4inhes to 28 inches long. They tend to have long thin leaves which are very delicate, the leaves help to protect the steam and flower from wilting. These long leaves will wrap round the stem and flowers protecting the flower as they grow. Tulips are responsible for a lot of seasonal allergies which people will suffer during the spring and summer seasons.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Maddy got flowered

Friday 8th January 2016

Hi everyone and happy new year! This week we are back in the office and there is no better way to brighten the office with some beautiful yellow and pink tulips and some pink roses. This time Maddy has been flowered. They bring some colour and smell amazing in the office. Tulips are usually seen during March – May and are one of the most popular choices of spring flowers for planting, they come in all different variations of colours. They come from the lily family. The ones I have chosen are pink at the bottom and open up to have yellow tips. Tulips are also very popular in Europe, especially Holland, and these flowers arrived in Europe in 1593 from Austria. The Tulip festival in Holland takes place every year where 7 million bulbs are planted ahead of this festival.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Chris got flowered

Friday 18th December 2015

This week we have Chris who has been flowered looking very festive in his Christmas jumper. Our flowers this week are a range of different coloured chrysanthemums and red spray carnations which bring a Christmassy feel to the office. Spray Carnations are actually a miniature variation of Dianthus and originate from the Mediterranean, they can be grown at any time of the year. These flowers will last a couple of weeks once cut if they are regularly trimmed and looked after. These flowers were originally used to make garlands for Greeks and Romans.

Come back next year to see which team member has been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388

Krishan got flowered

Monday 14th December 2015

This week it was time for our CEO Krishan Joshi to get flowered. He looks very happy with the beautiful smelling bouquet of flowers which were placed on his desk at the beginning of the week! In this selection, included are a bright variety of yellow and white lilies, yellow, white and purple Chrysanthemums, a purple rose and some seasonal purple Iris. I decided on this pastel bouquet this week because we have lots of bright colours in the office this week with our Christmas tree up, so thought we should have something different. The Iris plant is very long and typically comes in two colours – purple and yellow, they are very ornamental and seen a lot in the UK in winter. They are sword shaped and their flowers open up very beautiful one above the other. The Iris name mythically comes from the Greek goddess ‘Iris’.

Come back next week to see which one of the Dental Focus team have been flowered.

Khema Munbodh

PA to CEO

020 7183 8388