The 2019 Guide To Dental Scheduling Software

Learn how online scheduling software can lead to a 400% increase in new patient appointments!

Why online appointment scheduling?

Do you only answer the phone during your practice’s business hours? Does it take you a day or so to respond to inquiries sent through your website’s contact form? What do you think potential patients are doing while waiting for a response?

Many will keep looking for a new dentist, especially if they’re in a hurry to get an appointment. Online appointment scheduling offers instant gratification and gets new patients started right away without any unnecessary waiting.

Key benefits of dental scheduling software

For your patients For your practice
Convenience

Can schedule an appointment anytime, even when your office is closed

Less time spent answering the phone means more productive time in the office

Flexability

Can choose the appointment time that fits their schedule without back and forth communication

You specify when your dentists and hygienists are available, minimizing downtime

Ease

Schedule an appointment with just a few clicks, no phone call needed

Once your scheduling software is set up, it does the work for you

Eliminates frustration

No waiting on hold, no voicemails, and no hassle

Online scheduling saves time and eliminates accidental double-booking

Appointment Reminders

Patients can get reminded about their appointments via text, email, or phone call

Your staff will spend less time sending and following up on appointment reminders

5 leading dental scheduling software platforms

LocalMed

Nexhealth

Setmore

ZocDoc

Picktime

What to think about when choosing a dental scheduling platform

Ask questions like:

  • How many steps does it take?
  • Is it obvious what information is needed?
  • Is the process different on a smartphone? Remember that over 50% of your patients are likely to be on a mobile device.
  • What happens after you schedule? Is there an email or other confirmation?
  • Integration with your CRM
  • Works with social media — Instagram, Facebook, etc.
  • Flexible enough for your needs