Sponsorship Opportunities

Scores of SCCDS Vendor Sponsors have discovered the benefit of marketing their products and services directly to our members who, in turn, become loyal customers and a source of valuable referrals.  The SCCDS Sponsorship program offers you the chance to promote your business while supporting the cause of oral health in the Silicon Valley.  Businesses of all kinds can take advantage of this highly qualified market, including:

  • Practice Sales and Appraisal
  • Dental Supplies and Equipment
  • Janitorial
  • IT
  • Architects
  • Interior and Graphic Designers
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Legal Services

… And many more.  If you think your business can offer a great service or product to our membership, please click the following links to learn more, or simply contact us!

 

The Santa Clara County Dental Society is an incredibly vibrant, diverse and active organization.  Our event coordinator works tirelessly to arrange exciting events for our membership throughout the year.  Featuring some of the biggest names in the dental industry, SCCDS events are unique opportunities for networking, socializing and education.  Whether the event takes place at our beautiful SCCDS Conference Center or at a sumptuous meeting hall, you can be sure that the best and brightest dental professionals in the county will be in attendance.  In short, attending our events is the perfect way to introduce your business to our membership!

SCCDS Monthly Meetings

On the second Thursday of every month, September through May, SCCDS members gather to discuss the latest events affecting the dental community, enjoy a delicious dinner and receive valuable continuing education delivered by some of dentistry’s top speakers.  As our members mingle, they are drawn to the Sponsor Tables in a special designated area near the tempting arrangements of delicious appetizers.  This is your chance to greet our members in person, discuss how your services or products can meet their needs and make contacts that can turn into sales.  Contact us today to find out how you can make the most of these valuable face-to-face opportunities.

Tables

Wise marketers will know that the key to successful sales lies in building relationships through consistency.  That’s why SCCDS offers table sponsorships at a wide variety of events over the calendar year at prices that encourage you to attend more than one event.  Choose either a 6’ or 8’ table and prepare to meet the dentists in a comfortable low-pressure setting.  To make the most of your table sponsorship, be sure to bring your best giveaways and literature.  And remember, each sponsor table comes with two delicious dinners for your representatives!

The Dental Society is always considering new ways to improve our sponsors’ experience.  Our latest improvement is to include a list of our event sponsors’ names, logos and contact information presented on the inside cover of our Event Packets in addition to the list on our pre-show PowerPoint presentation. Our members take these packets with them after the meeting, referring back to them for a listing of our upcoming programs and events.  This bonus advertising often lasts for weeks, and creates ongoing and valuable impressions.

Signing up for a display table at one of our events is quick and easy. Simply contact 408.289.1480 to speak with our event coordinator.  We will be happy to welcome you to our growing list of loyal SCCDS sponsors.

 

A dental professional viewing the SCCDS website on a desktop computer.

Online

The online world is a chaotic place.  Everywhere you look, banner ads, flashy graphics and email blasts are vying for your attention.  Social media outlets, business websites and video services offer revolutionary ways to connect to your customers, but it can be difficult to stand out from the pack.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a place where your customers will see your business exactly when they need it?  Wouldn’t you love to connect directly to your target audience without having to worry about ending up in a junk mail box, or having to maintain an unsubscribe list?

As the online home for dental professionals in the Santa Clara County, sccds.org provides a wealth of resources tailored directly to our members.  From upcoming events and continuing education courses to a robust member search function, the website has become an indispensable part of the SCCDS experience.  Now, for the first time, we are inviting you, our sponsors, to take part in that experience.  In our ongoing efforts to provide the best resources to our members, SCCDS is creating a categorized directory of businesses that we call our “Online Marketplace”.

Envisioned as a simple solution for our members to locate trusted businesses, the Online Marketplace is an index of current SCCDS sponsors.  Separated by service or product type, the searchable index offers an active link to your website, along with your business name and contact information.  Members will quickly grow to enjoy the ease of locating your business in the Online Marketplace instead of having to use a search engine, reading reviews or relying on word of mouth.  What’s more, a link from our Online Marketplace is a great addition to your company’s SEO plan.

To encourage sponsors to utilize this new feature, we’re proud to offer a listing in our Online Marketplace FREE for one year to any sponsor who places an advertisement in “The Cutting Edge” newsletter.  Contact our office at (408) 289-1480 to learn more.

Past issues of “The Cutting Edge” magazine.Even in today’s digital world, the printed page remains an effective means of reaching your customers.  In fact, magazine advertising is the most welcome form of advertising! According to the Adobe Systems Click Here Study, October 2012, 45% of consumers and 55% of marketers chose printed magazines as their top preference when asked where they prefer to see advertising.  Savvy marketers will recognize the value of advertising in a publication with a tightly focused audience of highly qualified readers who welcome advertising that is custom tailored to their unique needs.

“The Cutting Edge” Magazine

With a glossy full-color layout, thoughtful articles and efficient organization, our award-winning magazine, “The Cutting Edge,” receives a consistently fantastic response from readers throughout our dental community. The magazine recently received the “Best Newsletter” award from the International College of Dentists Journalism USA section.  Nine great issues of the magazine are distributed to 1600 unique member addresses across Santa Clara County.  Each member who receives “The Cutting Edge” is a potential customer just waiting to see your beautiful, full-color display or classified ad at the moment they need your product or service.

Display Advertisements

There is simply no better way to reach new dental customers than with an eye-catching advertisement in “The Cutting Edge”.   When you advertise with us, you are supporting our Dental Society and organized dentistry as a whole. Our member dentists appreciate that loyalty and are happy to return the favor.  In fact, many SCCDS members choose to search our “Marketplace” section first when looking for a product or service.  Concerned about cost?  With pricing beginning at a modest $95 per month, we have options to fit any budget.  We even provide basic design and correction services to help you get your ad just right.

Classified Advertisements

When you want your property, equipment or service to sell quickly and without a lot of fuss, our Classified section is the choice for you.  The basic text advertisements quickly and effectively deliver your message, and are divided into easily understood sections for simple browsing. Classified ads are a great choice for our budget conscious sponsors, offering the lowest price available.  And, as always, our office staff will be happy to help you focus your message so you can get the best return on your investment.

SCCDS Member Directory

Our dentists and their front-office staff rely on the SCCDS Member Directory to help them keep in touch with colleagues and provide a source of trusted business referrals.  The Directory is presented in a heavy duty binder, and is supplemented throughout the year by our clip-and-save New Member page published in “The Cutting Edge” magazine.  These additions ensure that the Directory is a dynamic document designed to retain its usefulness.  Although it is published less frequently, dentists and staff refer to the Member Directory over and over again throughout the year, giving your advertisement priceless visual reinforcement.  And, of course, sponsors also receive a free copy of the Member Directory with any ad placement.