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Business Category for "Family Dentist" is Missing & Necessary in Google My Business 2 Recommended Answers 8 Replies 9 Upvotes
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I want to propose adding the business category "Family Dentist".

Currently, the closest match to Family Dentist is "General Dentist" -- however, not all general dentists service children & often limit their services to just adults.

"Pediatric Dentist" is also not an applicable choice in this scenario due to the specific qualifications required to call yourself a Pediatric Dentist. See here the requirements for Pediatric Dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry - https://www.abpd.org/become-certified/certification-process

You can see that in order to call yourself a pediatric dentist, you need a specific board certification. This does not mean however, only pediatric dentists can service children. 

Therefore, adding the "Family Dentist" category acknowledges the gap in user experience for those looking for a dentist for the entire family.
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Hello Hannah Moen

I think your suggestion is entirely valid, but as far as I'm aware, there isn't a process in place for Google My Business users to suggest new Categories to Google. 

I have a few of my own that I'd like to suggest but sadly I don't have a direct line to Google to make these recommendations.

It may be that other people on this forum do, but I'm not aware of a way to feedback suggestions like yours or mine in fact.

I hope I'm proved wrong by someone else offering their thoughts.

Best wishes,
Nathan
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you can  use  the  feedback  option of  GMB  to make  any such proposals.

But  I  like  to  direct you  on a  other  path:  Apply  the general  category  and  specify several services.
One  of such services  could  be  "servicing  your Kids as well"
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Hello All,

I submitted this issue this way as suggested in this write up by Joy Hawkins. https://www.sterlingsky.ca/how-to-add-categories-to-google-maps-google-my-business/

Someone previously had success in adding the "Dental Implants Provider" category with this same submission. See here: https://support.google.com/business/thread/15695335/business-category-dental-implants-periodontist-is-misleading-and-should-be-changed?msgid=15695335

In terms of using Services/Products to differentiate, we are already doing so! Thank you for the good recommendation -- I think however, a category is still necessary to fill this gap! Appreciate all the feedback.
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Thank you Joy! Appreciate your response.
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Hannah,

Based on the response I got, I'm not sure if they are going to make this a high priority.  If you know anyone else that thinks this should be a category, feel free to have them chime in on this thread.
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Joy,

Thank you for that feedback, I will reach out to some other industry colleagues and have them chime in to emphasize the importance of this category addition!

Appreciate it
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