Using your Website for Patient Education

Posted September 23, 2016

If you want a video to start playing immediately after a web page loads, you can turn autoplay on.

We will wait while you pause the video. 🙂

Now, why would you want to auto-play a video? It seems a little annoying, right? Well, the reason we added the feature is because some dentists like to use their own website for patient education. While most dentists like how ToothIQ videos makes their “public-facing” website more compelling to the website visitor, some dentists do even more with ToothIQ videos.

Chairside Patient Education

Some dentists create a series of pages that are not on the main menu – pages they use chairside for patient education. They may bookmark a main index page and then create separate pages specifically to show patients videos about dental prevention, dental diagnoses, and dental treatment options. These pages are usually focused on a specific video. By turning on auto play, it saves a click. The dentist goes to the page and the video immediately starts playing.

Added benefits for using your website for patient education

By using your own dental practice website for patient education increases what is known as “time on site.” This can help you with your website analytics. By using your own website, you can also get your patients familiar with your website features. For example, you may make them aware of your patient portal, how to make appointments online, etc.

Full-screen option

To expand to full screen, just click the icon with the double arrow in the video player bar. Press the “esc” key or click the icon again to return the video to its normal size.

How to make a video play automatically

To turn autoplay on, just add the following to the ToothIQ video embed code: &autoplay=on

If you have ToothIQ videos on your website that does NOT have the code that refers to "https://video.toothiq.com" then we strongly encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of ToothIQ dental animations. Contact us for assistance.

We hope that you find this blog useful, not only for making the most out of ToothIQ dental animations, but also for getting the most out of your dental website. We've been working in the Web world for over 21 years. Please let us know if there are topics you would like to see covered.

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