More of the right new patients
A simple way to increase new patient opportunities is to make the new appointment process as easy as possible. Online scheduling for dentists is an excellent opportunity for you to do this. Instead of having to call or send an email (and wait for a response), website visitors can simply see when appointments are available and schedule an appointment that works for them.
Don’t believe us? Just look at these stats:
- 67% of people say that booking online is their #1 choice when scheduling an appointment.
- 94% say they are more likely to book an appointment if online scheduling is an option.
- 59% say they are frustrated when put on hold or an office is not open when they call to make an appointment.
Online scheduling removes a step for new patients looking for your service, automatically giving you a leg up compared to a dentist who does not offer it.
More efficient workflow
In addition to being great for patients, online scheduling platforms make your team’s life a whole lot easier. This frees up their time to do other aspects of their jobs and help your practice in other ways.
Additionally, it lessens the likelihood that there will be a schedule mishap or confusion. Online booking platforms are integrated directly into your practice schedule. You can feel confident that no one is double booked and that every available appointment is being presented to patients. It also automatically sends out appointment reminders and follow ups, making appointment management even easier.
It is becoming the norm