Is there a decent dentist WordPress theme?
Short answer: Yes.
I set out several fantastic WordPress themes for dentists below that will build stunning dentist websites.
The value of a single patient for a dentist is high. Therefore, if you’re lacking patients, or are building additional clinics and need more patients, one way to attract new patients is with a stunning dentist website.
In recent years, WordPress has become an extraordinarily popular platform to build websites of all types and for all kinds of purposes. Initially WordPress was a blogging platform, but with the help of creative and talented theme developers, there are probably more static home page WordPress themes available than blogging themes.
WordPress is ideal for dentist websites. In my view, there are several outstanding WordPress themes for dentists.
WordPress Themes for Dentists
1. Remedy Theme by iThemes
Remedy is a medical-style WordPress theme that would make a terrific dentist website.
2. Enterprise Theme by StudioPress
FYI: I use Enterprise for my offline business website. I love it!
3. Deep Focus Theme by ElegantThemes
4. Biznizz Theme by WooThemes
5. Metric Theme by StudioPress
6. Professional Theme by ElegantThemes
7. Optimize Theme by WooThemes
8. Architect Theme by iThemes
Don’t let the name of Architect theme fool you. Although good for architects, it’s also a great WordPress theme for dentists.
9. Kinetic Theme by RocketTheme
10. Manhattan Theme by StudioPress
11. Delegate Theme by WooThemes
12. Associate by StudioPress
13. Amplifier Theme at ThemeForest
You can remove the purchase button. I like this theme because it’s simple, clean and has a nice “Services” on the home page.
14. Minimum Theme by StudioPress
Another minimum theme that can easily be dressed up or kept as a minimalist theme.
15. Consultant Theme by Templatic
16. Horizons Theme by Viva Themes
17. The Firm by Obox Themes
Although it’s titled “Firm Theme” this theme would work nicely for a dentist website.
18. Mandrake theme at Mojo Themes
You can remove the “Buy Now” button. The slideshow transitions are great on this theme.
19. Appointment Theme by Templatic
Appointment comes with a built-in online scheduler if you wish to offer patients the opportunity to book their own appointments.
20. Rejuvenate Theme by Templatic
Rejuvenate is designed for health and wellness websites, but it could easily be used for a dentist website.
21. Medical WordPress Themes at TemplateMonster
Or go straight to TemplateMonster and get a 10% discount through this link to Template Monster.
Don’t forget about creating a Mobile-Friendly Version of your WordPress Website
Read my Handheld plugin review to learn how to create a mobile friendly version of your website in minutes (I use this for all my business mobile websites) .
Turn your Website into an iPhone App
Reach the massive and growing iPhone app market with your website. Learn about a WordPress iPhone app plugin here (again, I use this for my business websites).
What if you don’t see the perfect dentist WordPress theme in this list?
One solution is to check out the other theme offerings from the individual WordPress theme vendors and developers set out in the above list. The represented WordPress theme developers is varied and will give you access to a huge number of themes. I simply chose the WordPress themes I believe are excellent for building a dentist website.
Alternatively, you could look into building your own dentist website using easy-to-customize WordPress theme frameworks.
The following 5 WordPress theme frameworks are developed in a way that it is incredibly easy to design your own website from scratch.
- Builder by iThemes (my Builder theme review)
- Catalyst Theme (my Catalyst theme review)
- Headway Themes (my Headway Themes article)
- DIY Thesis
- Artisteer (my Artisteer review).
About my suggested WordPress themes for dentists
As you can see, the general style I like in a dentist WordPress theme is a business-style theme. After all, a dental practice is a business. The primary feature of a business-style website is the static home page with a slider or slide show above-the-fold.
Why is WordPress great for dentist websites?
There are 6 reasons WordPress is an excellent dentist website platform:
1. WordPress makes adding content easy
Dentists market on line fairly aggressively. Adding quality content is an excellent method to rank higher in the search engines. WordPress makes it easy to add content, whether you publish the content or your hire a writer to add content. If you need to hire someone to write quality and detailed content, be sure they know the dental industry. Consider hiring pre-dental or dental school students.
2. The available themes build stunning websites quickly and inexpensively
WordPress makes it possible to create stunning websites quickly and inexpensively. You can tweak an existing design, or use a WordPress theme builder to build a design from scratch.
3. Tons of functionality features
WordPress, with the help of plugins, gives you access to all kinds of functionality. If you see a site with a particular function, chances are you can add that function to a WordPress website with a free plugin or a paid plugin (which aren’t that expensive). The sky is the limit with the functionality you can add to WordPress websites, including dentist websites.
4. Create a dynamic website
You can add commenting, integrate with Facebook, add a forum … you name it, you can interact with patients and prospective dental patients. But, you don’t have to do any of this either. It’s entirely up to you.
5. Easily integrate scheduling software
If you would like to offer your dental patients the option to book their own appointments, you can add all kinds of scheduling software that integrates with WordPress.
6. Easy to add plenty of images
I love dentist websites that use images … lots of images. Get loads of professional images, including some before and after images of patients and sell your services with images. WordPress makes adding images easy … and pretty much anywhere you want them displayed on your dentist website.
Hiring a WordPress Designer to help with your dentist website
There are many website designers who specialize in tweaking, designing, installing, and configuring websites. Search online, check out their portfolios and prices, then choose a designer if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself.
That said, it never hurts to know how to put up a great site if you have time. At the very least learn how to publish blog posts on your dentist website so that you can great content any time you like. I can’t overstate how effective quality content is for pre-selling dental services (and all kinds of other services).
Is there anything else you need to build a site with a WordPress dentist theme?
Yes. You’ll need website hosting for your dentist website. Fortunately it’s not expensive. I use HostGator. You can read my *HostGator review here and check out these HostGator coupons for a discount.