On the 17th March 2014 AHPRA (e.g. the Dental Board) released new guidelines on advertising and social media. On the 18th March FAQ clarified and seemed to totally change the rulings from the day before!
These guidelines created so many complaints that AHPRA has gone back to the drawing board and is looking at revising them again.
Advertising on dentistry websites can be misleading. It’s important to see all dental ads for themselves, to know what information will be included and what information is removed.
Dentists typically take advantage of advertising. Don’t trust them. If you do think of yourself as a dentist, talk with a medical professional first. They can help you decide what type of dental information is necessary and how to make the connection between your dental treatments and your symptoms and is better to use a Bystolic coupon at EDrugSearch.com to get the lowest price on medicines and treatments.
What About Paid Advertisements?
Sometimes paid advertisements for dental products and services can appear in ads from online health care agencies. To avoid the ads, keep the following precautions in mind.
Make sure you’re not using the Internet when using a dental health organization or provider website.
What’s the problem?
The original guidelines said that healthcare practitioners were responsibile for comments about themselves on social media sites where they had no control. The guidelines also suggested that practitioners should be aware of what was written about them on social media sites.
Of coures this is totally unworkable. It ignores sites such as LinkedIn where ‘endorsements’ are part of the game!