December 12, 2019| LocalMed Success
Know your neighborhood - how Dr. Blackburn built her practice
It’s always a good idea to go the extra mile for a patient’s smile, but at Growing Great Grins Pediatric Dentistry in Spring, Texas, Dr. Leslie Blackburn and her team make it their mission to go an extra lightyear or two.
December 05, 2019| Dental Marketing
Online scheduling that works offline
Here’s a fun little oxymoron for you - our online scheduling can get you patients who are not online. In some cases, they don’t even have to be anywhere near a computer. No, we’re not crazy, and we’re not trying to con you either. It’s true. After your LocalMed scheduling has been implemented, you can attract patients who aren’t online, or even looking for a dental appointment in the first place.
November 21, 2019| Dental Marketing
3 (totally wrong) reasons not to use LocalMed
Over the last 5 years or so, we’ve talked to thousands of practices about online scheduling. That means we’ve heard hundreds of arguments about why LocalMed “wouldn’t work” for their practice. And every time, we have to tell them why those reasons are wrong.
October 31, 2019| Dental Marketing
G.O.S.T. diaries - special Halloween edition
There’s no question about it; G.O.S.T. is the most fashionable goat around.
October 11, 2019| LocalMed Success
Tales of a successful startup - Green Hills Pediatric Dentistry
Every day, you hear about how people don’t like going to the dentist. It makes them anxious, they’re nervous about the expense, they think it’s going to hurt; the list goes on and on. It gets exhausting after a while. But not everybody who spends time in the chair ends up with an aversion to the dentist’s office. Some people, like Dr. Brittany Adamiak, latch on to the field and make it their own.
September 20, 2019| G.O.S.T Stories
Making the big decisions with Dr. Daphne Pierce
This week we sit down with our friend Dr. Daphne Pierce to discuss some of the biggest decisions of a dentist’s career. Why choose general dentistry over orthodontics? How much will your choice of specialty impact your happiness? Here’s what one successful dentist has to say.
August 08, 2019| LocalMed News
Dental Intelligence acquires LocalMed, the leader in real-time, online dental appointment scheduling
Earlier this month, LocalMed joined Dental Intelligence, the world’s smartest software used by thousands of dentists to manage and grow their practices.
June 14, 2019| Dental MarketingLocalMed Success
Tales of a successful startup: Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” You can see those words from Gandhi plastered all over motivational social media posts and bumper stickers, but it’s not so often that you meet someone who really lives by them.
May 23, 2019| Dental Marketing
Where's your shopping cart?
There’s something on the internet that’s even more powerful than Facebook or Google. Everyone has used it, even you.
May 15, 2019| LocalMed Success
Tales of a successful startup: Nautical Dental
Every practice has its challenges, but fee-for-service practices have challenges to spare. At Nautical Dental in San Antonio, Cheryl Cornelius is the one solving those problems. As the head of Marketing and Growth Development, she’s in charge of making sure there’s a steady influx of new patients, and she has a few tips to share about Nautical’s success.
April 22, 2019| Dental Marketing
Do dentists actually need to be on social media?
Every marketing blog on the internet will tell you that, as a dentist, you need to be on social media. But do you actually?
February 27, 2019| LocalMed News
LocalMed, LLC Partners With Humana to Enable Seamless Dental Appointment Scheduling
Today, LocalMed, LLC and Humana Inc. announced an agreement that will allow Humana’s dental members to choose a dentist in their network from an online directory and book an appointment from the same platform.
January 23, 2019| Dental Software
4 questions to ask before buying online scheduling
Online scheduling is obviously important, but not all online scheduling platforms are created equal. How can you know which is right for your practice?
December 03, 2018| G.O.S.T. Stories
Ground marketing tips and tricks with Michael Arias
We were lucky enough to chat with our friend, Michael Arias, better known as The Dental Marketer. If you have a Starbucks, a hotel, an apartment complex, or even a gym near you, you’ll want to listen in to gain valuable insights on how to attract their employees and clients to your practice.
November 15, 2018| LocalMed Success
Against the odds: One doctor's remarkable success story with LocalMed
You may not know his name, but Dr. Zahid Ahmed is not your average dentist. He doesn’t headline conferences, write dental success books, or earn millions in the consulting business. Instead, he runs a 2-operatory practice out of a little medical suite in Oakland, California. And it’s flourishing (against all odds).
October 12, 2018| Dental Marketing
The easiest way to get Google to notice your dental practice
Google rules the internet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on a share of their spoils. They’ve built a collection of tools to help local business achieve better search results, more hits, and ultimately, more patients for you. The best one is Google My Business. And with a little research, it’s easy to put it to work for your practice.
October 04, 2018| LocalMed NewsHow To...
New Feature: The Blacklist
It’s a question we’ve been getting every week for as long as we can remember: *“What if a problem patient tries to book an appointment online and takes up valuable time on my schedule?”* Now, the answer is simple. As long as you’ve added them to your blacklist, they can’t.
September 25, 2018| G.O.S.T. Stories
Blue Ridge Family Dental's Founder Dr. Rachael Schuette
Please give a big welcome to our friend Dr. Rachael Schuette, a former midwesterner who gave up Spotted Cow and cheese curds to live out her childhood dream of living in North Carolina!
July 25, 2018| Dental Marketing
How NOT to Get Better Online Reviews
You want patients to rave about your practice, but there's a right and a wrong way to get strong online reviews. Whatever you do, don't do this...
July 03, 2018| G.O.S.T. Stories
Solstice Dental and Aesthetics' Dr. Krysta Manning
This week, we were lucky enough to pick the brain of our friend Dr. Krysta Manning about starting a dental practice!
June 19, 2018| G.O.S.T. Stories
Late-night shopping and creating efficiencies in your dental practice with Michael Lomotan
Michael Lomotan of Divergent Dental and Dental Success Network fame is a self-proclaimed #Geek and #DentalSpouse. His San Diego-based practice, Dental Design SD, was an early adopter of LocalMed.
June 05, 2018| G.O.S.T. Stories
The Start-Up Journey of Shania Holman, DDS, PhD
Our friend, Shaina Holman DDS, PhD, is an award-winning family dentist who just opened her first practice.
May 29, 2018| LocalMed News
The Digital Tradeshow podcast
A few weeks back at The Profitable Dentist conference in Orlando, we met up with John Stamper of The Digital Tradeshow to talk with him about the exciting things happening here at LocalMed!
May 15, 2018| G.O.S.T. Stories
"The Disney Experience" in Dentistry, Bitmojis and Bentley’s with Andre Shirdan
Please join us in welcoming our friend, Andre Shirdan on the very first G.O.S.T. Stories! He's an author, inspirational/motivational speaker, certified software trainer, CAD/CAM/CBCT training professional, the founder of The Crew Process and our inaugural G.O.S.T. Stories guest!
May 03, 2018| LocalMed News
The Delivering Wow podcast: Using online scheduling to grow your practice
Recently our very own Tom Brown was featured on the Delivering Wow podcast, hosted by Dr. Anissa Holmes!
April 24, 2018| Dental Marketing
Your patients don’t want to "request" an appointment.
Here at LocalMed, we talk to dentists everyday. And 95% of the time, when we bring up the topic of online scheduling, most dentists are quick to say that they already have it. But when we pull up their practice website, it's nowhere to be found.
April 03, 2018| LocalMed News
Close the loop on... Instagram!
If you use Instagram for your practice, we’ve got some good news for you!
March 06, 2018| LocalMed News
Have you seen our goat?
... yes, really. We have a goat.
January 15, 2018| Dental Marketing
The best way to handle the 128 hours each week your dental practice is closed.
There are 168 hours in a week, and chances are, your dental practice is only available for 40 (or so) of those hours. That leaves 128 hours where patients aren’t able to talk with your trained front-desk staff members. How do you deal with the calls that come in while your practice is closed?
January 08, 2018| Dental Marketing
LocalMed and the Dental Marketer discuss how to attract new patients 24/7
Looking for ways to attract new patients to your dental practice? Keith English, LocalMed CEO, talks with The Dental Marketer about how YOU can attract new patients 24/7 (even when you're not in the office)!
January 02, 2018| Dental Software
Online scheduling has a bad reputation - but we fixed it.
In the dental world, online scheduling has a terrible reputation. Tons of extra follow-up work, double- or even triple-booked appointments, inefficient scheduling workarounds and fake patient information among other things have marred dentist’s views on patients booking appointments online.
December 19, 2017| LocalMed News
Highlights, a sneak peek and a big THANK YOU!
It’s been an exciting year at LocalMed. Our goal has always been simple: improve the healthcare experience and make it easy for patients and providers to connect.
November 28, 2017| How To...
Implementing LocalMed real-time scheduling on your Facebook page
When you join LocalMed, the possibilities for implementing real-time online scheduling across all of your practice marketing efforts are truly endless. You’ll be able to close the loop on your dental marketing funnel and grow your practice, effortlessly.
October 31, 2017| Dental Marketing
How to create your own dental marketing strategy and attract new patients
Is your dental practice growth stagnant, or worse, falling? Do you need to figure out how to attract new patients ASAP? Have you invested a lot into “some marketing stuff” but now you’re not seeing the expected flow of new patients?
October 24, 2017| Dental Marketing
7 Tips for Successful Dental Marketing on Facebook
If you’re looking for advice on growing and marketing your dental practice, you know that creating a Facebook business page is a common suggestion.
October 12, 2017| Dental Marketing
Planes, trains, and dental scheduling
Let’s all take a minute and think back to your last vacation. (Ready? Go!)
October 03, 2017| Dental Marketing
Dear dentist, from a millennial
A lot of businesses simply scratch their heads in confusion when it comes to Millennials, so I’m here today to let you in on three (not-so-secret) secrets that can help you attract Millennials to your dental practice.
September 11, 2017| Dental Marketing
4 ways to exceed patient expectations before they even walk in the door
When it comes to their dental care, your patients have options. Depending on your location, they might have a lot of options.
September 05, 2017| Dental Marketing
What patients are saying about scheduling their dental appointment
We asked 3,124 patients who scheduled a dentist appointment through LocalMed one simple question: Why did you schedule online rather than call the practice? Unsurprisingly, they had a lot to say.
August 24, 2017| LocalMed Success
"The product is easy to use, doesn’t take away from the patient experience on a practice’s website and is just generally a great tool to get both current patients and new patients to make appointments." - Wonderist Dental Marketing
August 22, 2017| Dental Software
Infographic: Does YOUR dental practice need online scheduling?
Short answer: YES.
August 17, 2017| LocalMed NewsHow To...
LocalMed & Google: the perfect match
LocalMed is excited to announce that our dental providers now have another opportunity to capture potential patients and grow their practice: Google’s search results!
August 08, 2017| How To...
11 Ways to Get the Most of LocalMed Online Dental Scheduling
You’ve signed up for LocalMed, our team customized the platform specifically for your practice according to your scheduling rules, and have received the code for the website widget. Now you’re wondering… what now?
July 26, 2017| LocalMed News
LocalMed and Six Month Smiles Launch Partnership
In an innovative joint effort, LocalMed has joined forces with Six Month Smiles to provide patients interested in Six Month Smiles® cosmetic braces the ability to schedule a consultation in real time from the company’s “Find a Dentist” search feature.
July 13, 2017| Dental Marketing
Is your dental marketing working?
Month after month, you’re spending your hard-earned money on marketing that is supposed to bring you a steady stream of new patients each month. Direct mail, pay-per-click advertising, search engine optimization, social media, marketing agencies… the list of marketing methods you’ve tried goes on. The future of your practice depends on these methods capturing the attention of potential patients.
July 11, 2017| Dental Software
LocalMed vs. SolutionReach Limelight
In 2012, LocalMed was founded in Baton Rouge intending to make scheduling appointments online easy for both patients and providers. SolutionReach is a suite of patient-relationship management software that was founded in 2000 under the name “Smile Reminder”.
July 06, 2017| LocalMed News
LocalMed featured in Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran
LocalMed CEO, Keith English, was recently featured in a Dentistry Uncensored podcast discussing LocalMed’s real-time dental scheduling software.
July 26, 2016| LocalMed News
LocalMed talks with the Dental Marketing Guy
LocalMed CEO, Keith English, recently had a hangout session with Justin Morgan – the Dental Marketing Guy . Keith had this to say about their chat: From the beginning of the interview it was apparent Justin was knowledgeable about the dental marketing industry. On top of that he was genuinely interested in what I had …
May 11, 2016| Dental Marketing
Where do all your dental website visitors go?
When looking to determine the effectiveness for your website and web marketing the funnel starts at the number of visitors on a monthly basis. Most sites will place a call tracking number on your site so you can track the number of calls to your office from the traffic that is coming to your website.
December 07, 2015| Dental Marketing
Is it easy for patients to schedule an appointment at your dental office?
Patients list convenience as the #1 factor in selecting a dental office.
June 08, 2015| LocalMed News
Real-time scheduling from your Facebook page
LocalMed introduces the first real-time scheduling widget that is embedded directly into your Facebook page.
May 28, 2015| Dental Software
The gap in the dental industry
The thought of letting patients schedule their own appointments online can seem scary. While online scheduling is the norm for just about every other industry, dentistry seems to be an untouchable field. But why?
February 25, 2015| Dental Software
What integration with your practice management system should mean
Many technology companies may claim “integration” with your practice management system (PMS), but in reality, very few are actually fully integrated.
February 17, 2015| Dental Marketing
Why is online scheduling important for your dental office
Patients today are looking for more visibility and options as related to their dental care.
July 19, 2017| LocalMed News
LocalMed expanding across the country
View the map on our home page to see our expansion across the country. We have been working continuously to bring providers to every city and state. LocalMed’s goal is for everyone in the country to be able to book dental appointments online, anytime.
August 29, 2014| LocalMed News
LocalMed taking on pediatric dentistry
LocalMed has been working hand-in-hand with Baton Rouge Pediatric Dentist Group, [Associates in Pediatric Dentistry](http://www.aipdbr.com/) (AIPD) to offer our online scheduling services. We've launched our service on their website at [aipdbr.com](http://aipdbr.com/), making it possible for you to look at your dentists schedule and easily book a time that is convenient for you.
July 24, 2017| Dental Marketing
What is LocalMed?
LocalMed is a software company dedicated to building innovative and industry-leading solutions for dental practices.
July 16, 2014| LocalMed Success
How Dr. Griffon uses LocalMed
One of the early LocalMed users, Dr. Ashley Griffon, is a big fan of what the service has done for her practice.
July 07, 2014| LocalMed News
Interview with Louisiana Business & Industry Show
Our CEO, Keith was recently interviewed by Tim Johnson on the Louisiana Business & Industry Show. They discussed a range of topics about LocalMed and Keith himself.
July 04, 2014| For Patients
How to pick the right dentist for you
Selecting a new dentist is a difficult task for many people. We can help.
June 27, 2014| LocalMed News
LocalMed in the Business Report
LocalMed was recently profiled in the Baton Rouge Business Report as a company on the rise by reporter, Meredith Whitten. “Juggling constantly changing work, family and social calendars can make the task of scheduling a dental appointment quite challenging for even the most organized among us.LocalMed wants to change that.
June 10, 2014| For Patients
Find a dentist and schedule online
Finding a dentist in Baton Rouge can be a challenge, especially if you’re on a tight schedule. Recognizing that challenge, LocalMed has launched our directory listing, giving you the ability to find doctors and compare open appointments that work for you.
June 06, 2014| LocalMed News
LocalMed live in Baton Rouge
Online dental scheduling is now available in Baton Rouge thanks to LocalMed. You can now find and schedule an appointment by going to LocalMed.com. Our scheduling application allows you to locate Dentists in Baton Rouge and narrow your search results by insurance, gender, or specialty.
June 05, 2014| Dental Marketing
LocalMed for your practice
Dentists are often seeking ways to either bring in new patients to their practice or improve efficiency to reduce overhead. LocalMed’s online scheduling platform is built to satisfy both of these needs simultaneously. We help funnel new patients to your practice and also streamline the entire appointment process.