BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire -06/26/12)- According to a recent survey from National Research Corp, one in five Americans currently use social media websites as a source for healthcare information. As social media continues to play an integral role in online patient education, Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Sands says patients will be able to tap into a wealth of community resources and valuable networks to help them receive the best care possible. Dr. Sands says by maintaining an active, thriving social media presence he has been able to provide a home base for any patients looking for a cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening or Invisalign in Beverly Hills.
At his practice, Dr. Sands focuses on a number of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, ranging from implant dentistry to porcelain veneers. With notable celebrity patients such as Kim Kardashian, Cee Lo Green, and Charlie Sheen making regular appointments at his office for dental work, he says having a dynamic social media campaign through platforms such as Twitter and Facebook is an effective way for patients to share their experiences with a practice and gain valuable first hand insight into expectations for specific procedures. Dr. Sands says regardless of the social status of the patients who come into a practice, each individual deserves the highest quality treatment possible and should be able to interact with their dentist on a one-to-one basis.
"Patients can share their experiences and communicate with one another. Social media also allows potential patients to get a behind-the-scenes look at the practice," says Dr. Sands.
As a dentist in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sands says social media has become a cornerstone of the dental experience at his practice. By following up with patients through Facebook or Twitter and spreading news about the latest specials and practice events, he says patients encounter a comprehensive approach to treatment that meets them where they are and provides a supportive, educational community. Dr. Sands says he hopes his continued use of social media to enhance patient care will promote the future of the Internet as a resource for offering reliable, accurate information.
"As social media continues to evolve, it will become a common resource for people researching cosmetic dentistry procedures and evaluating dentists," he says.
Whether patients are looking for a cosmetic procedure like porcelain veneers or a routine check-up, Dr. Sands says he expects social media to play an integral role in the burgeoning field of dentistry. Through the advancement of online tools, he says patients will be able to receive unprecedented levels of doctor-patient communication and overall care.
About Kevin B. Sands, DDS
Dr. Kevin Sands is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry and completed advanced education in dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies for Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Dentistry. He is a member of the California State Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Sands has also been featured on several network television makeover programs including The Learning Channel's 10 Years Younger, the Style Network's 2nd Look, and E!'s Dr. 90210.
Located at 414 North Camden Drive, Suite 940 in Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Dr. Sands' practice can be reached at (310) 707-1288. He can also be contacted online via the website www.beverlyhillscosmeticdentist.com, or his Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Facebook page and @dentist90210 Twitter page.