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Health Care Dental Marketing Resources

Being a professional doesn't mean you have to go it alone. Whether you're an agency interpreter, freelancer or even a medical professional with your own practice, there are a number of resources which can help you build the business and career you want.

Below is a list of useful resources from a couple organizations which can help you start, grow and market your business today.


Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion manages the State of Oregon Qualification and Certification Programs. You can learn more about getting qualified or certified by visiting their website, grabbing a copy of the Oregon Health Authority Health Care Interpreters Certification Overview (PDF), or downloading a copy of the Occupational Outlook Handbook for Interpreters and Translators.


MERIT (MicroEnterprise Resources, Initiatives & Training)

If you're looking to start a new business or grow your existing practice, then MERIT is your go-to resource. MERIT is a non-profit organization helps people explore, launch, and grow successful small businesses through training and support. They offer one-on-one coaching as well as a variety of classes focusing on financing your businesses, paying taxes, legal considertaions, marketing and several other topics. Click here to learn about how MERIT can help you start or grow your business today.



Dentaltown is an online community of dental and medial professionals that connects practitioners to their peers, service providers and continuing education opportunities. This is a free community with a monthly magazine, very active and supportive forums and informational videos. Click to learn more about Dentaltown and it's online Q & A forums.


Brian Sly-Haley Media

Brian Sly-Haley Media is a digital marketing agency that helps dentists find more patients and grow their businesses. From websites to SEO and social media, Brian works with dentists to create unique online marketing strategies that help you save time, find more patients and save on traditional advertising expenses. Learn how Brian Sly-Haley Media can help build your online presence today.


National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC)

The NCIHC is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States. The NCIHC is responsible for drafting many of the leading Standards of Practice, Ethics and Training documents used in this interpreter program. You can learn more about the NCIHC by visiting their website or clicking the links below.


Interpreter Certification Testing

There are two health care interpreter certification testing organizations which are recognized for certification in Oregon. You can learn more about these organizations and the certification test by clicking the links below.



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