1Dental.com is a website that "aims to keep people up to dateon dental and health news and helps readers learn about saving money on oral care".
The company provides blog posts on a fairly regular basis about topics that are of interest to patients and folks that have an interest in dentistry. It is geared for those looking for information that is written for lay people without the more formal language of sites (like mine) that are more geared toward individuals involved in the clinical practice of dentistry.
They also monitor lots of different blogs and social media feeds from those of us in the profession. This puts them in the unique position of being able to keep track of the most active in the profession when it comes to social media.
Because of this, every year for the past several years, the folks at 1Dental.com puts together a list of the "Top Dentists in Social Media". They take a look at many factors to determine quantity, quality, etc of posts as well as what sites the individuals are active on.
This year, I am extremely honored to announce to you that I have been selected as the #1 Dentist in Social Media by 1Dental!!!
Here is what they had to say:
Starting off our list at #1 this year, Dr. Flucke returns as an active Twitter user. He continues to frequently update his Dental Technology Blog, on which he posts about the latest in both dental technology and general technology. Dr. Flucke appeals to a wide audience that consists of more than just dentists, and stays caught up with his patients and others by actively responding to them on Twitter and elsewhere. For these reasons, we have chosen to keep Dr. Flucke on the list for the third consecutive year.
Needless to say, that as a tech lover and somebody who spends a fair amount of their time in the social media realm, that I am flattered, stunned, honored, proud, etc to receive this ranking. In previous years I was fortunate enough to always be included in the Top 10 List, and I always thought that was just the coolest thing ever. I never, in my wildest dreams expected that I might one day achieve the number one ranking. It is definitely something that surprised me more than I can articulate here.
Most of the other members of the Top 10 List are people that I have come to know over the years, and knowing many of those individuals like I do, I never expected to be able to top them in a "best of" poll. I'm just darn near too stunned for words.
I'd like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the folks at 1Dental.com for selecting me #1. I am truly grateful for such an honor!!!