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? Why can we book a flight across the country online but patients still can’t schedule a routine cleaning?
The answer, as you already know, is because it’s complicated. Dental scheduling involves a series of steps that differ for every practice that the front desk must be trained to handle.
We recognized this gap in the dental industry and that's why we started LocalMed. LocalMed introduced the first platform that automates the online scheduling process, allowing patients to view real-time availabilities and book confirmed appointments online, 24/7.
You’re in Control
You maintain complete control over what you want patients to see. Just as your front desk staff currently schedules, LocalMed offers different time slots based on various appointment types. You select which appointment types you would like to make available online upon setup, we take care of the rest.
Adding our “Schedule Now” widget to your website (and anywhere you own and control your web presence like Facebook, Yelp, etc) makes it easy for patients to view your providers, toggle between locations, compare availabilities and book confirmed appointments, 24/7. In addition, patients can schedule through our many partner sites and directories. The goal is to have our real-time scheduling capabilities everywhere patients search for providers.
How Does it Work?
LocalMed is already integrated with your practice management system; we are able to read, display and fill your availabilities in real time. This is not a request system. Once an appointment is booked online by a patient, it is automatically written into your schedule, just as if your trained front desk staff had scheduled it.
We have spent extensive time working with patients and dentists to close this gap in the dental industry. We attribute much of our success to creating a truly-automated platform that closes the loop on the patient acquistion process, without the need to learn new software.
Take an inside look at LocalMed's real-time online scheduling platform today!