We recently attended a meeting in Tampa, Florida to learn about the benefits of social marketing for dentists and their patients. Most of the lectures centered around office web sites, office Facebook pages, blogs and Twitter. As most of us know, it is fun and entertaining to know what is going on with the people we respect and care about. Below: Dr. Coker attending lecture One of my favorite users of social media is the dog kennel where our dogs just completed a two-week session of obedience training. Wasn’t sure I was going to be able to leave them that long, but the receptionist told me that they posted pictures of the dogs each evening at 6:00 pm. While we were in Tampa, you better believe that I ran to check Facebook each evening at 6:15. A picture of my dogs would be posted with a brief caption of what they did that day. I can’t imagine using a different kennel now for boarding my dogs. They totally won me over with their regular, personalized use of social media. Below: A photo of our dogs that was posted. Isn’t it cute? Below: Melinda, Dr. Debra Reiner from Michigan and Dr. CokerWe had a lovely dinner with the group on Friday night. Doesn’t it look like a beautiful evening?

Below: One of our good friends from Houston, Dr. Frank Incrapera and his wife Carol On Saturday evening a group of us went to eat at the Capital Grill. It was an enjoyable evening, but their food for vegans was not very good.

Below: Our friends Dr. Marc and Vicki Whitmore from Plano However, the Cantina Laredo in Terminal D at DFW does an awesome job with vegan food! We like to stop there whenever we have time between flights.

Below: Beans and rice with grilled fajita vegetables and tortillas

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