DoctorConnect.net is exhibiting at Nextech Edge 2021 April 15th and 16th. If you are attending we would love to meet you and demonstrate how our services can help your practice. Be sure to check out our new online no contact patient forms and documents system. We process thousands of patient forms every hour – no more clipboards, no more paper.
We are excited to be having our User Conference on January 10th & 11th in Austin, Texas. You will be able to network, share ideas, earn CE Credits, speak with our preferred vendors, learn from guest speakers, and also enjoy the wonderful night life of our beautiful city!
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
January 10th – 11th, 2020
If you will be attending, please drop by and say hello!
DoctorConnect wants to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. We’ve had a great year, and we have all of you to thank for it.
Just a note: Our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Thursday, but your support is extremely important to us. If you are having a critical issue during off business hours, we are always monitoring our help desk requests.
The fastest way to reach us during holiday hours is by submitting a ticket from our web-page, or within the DoctorConnect interface.
DoctorConnect.net will be exhibiting in booth 300 at Ascent 2019 in Austin, TX , September 8-11, 2019. If you will be attending, please come by and say hello and let us show you how our patient engagement system can enhance your current office operations and improve patient satisfaction.
TexMed 2019 returns to Dallas and the Hilton Anatole on May 17-18, 2019. At TMA’s annual meeting, physician leaders conduct TMA business, network with other specialties, and attend interdisciplinary CME programs. Attendance at TexMed is a FREE member benefit!
Advance registration is now closed.
Onsite registration hours:
Thursday, May 16 8:30 am-7:30 pm
Friday, May 17, 7 am-6 pm
Saturday, May 18, 6:30 am-1:30 pm
DoctorConnect has teamed up with Crystal Practice Management and EMR. This partnership will help transform optometric specialty offices into high-performance practices by automating manual patient engagement processes to increase revenue by reducing no-shows, increasing patient retention, building online reputation, and improving operational workflow.
Getting patients in and out on time at a dental practice is key to the success of an office. The muscle behind the success of this method is proper appointment scheduling. Scheduling for a dental practice can be stressful with so many things going on in an office. By focusing on these seven appointment scheduling tips and automating your process, your dental practice will become a well-oiled scheduling machine.
1. Schedule in Proper Increments
Time is money, and this couldn’t be more important than in a dental office. Most dentists plan their schedule with 15-minute increments between patients. This is lost money that quickly adds up and could prevent a practitioner from retiring on-time, if at all.
We suggest shaving down your time between patients to 10-minutes. This may take some practice, but with automated software, your schedule will become more efficient and in the end, make you more money.
2. Keep Your Appointment Slots Filled
Don’t let patient cancellations or unfilled time slots become the bane of your office. Get yourself familiar with a waiting list management system. This type of software helps automatically fill empty slots in your schedule.
The software will send out dental appointment reminders via text to patients. Should one cancel, the text reminder app will then reach out to specific patients that could potentially fill this time slot, leaving you with zero money lost.
3. Schedule for the Present and the Future
Scheduling ahead is always in your best interest as a dentist. This is especially true when you begin to develop lasting relationships with your patients. Your schedule will quickly become filled for the time being, but that is okay. As long as you have daily scheduling goals in place you will always be able to focus on the now and if the methods you are practicing are effective.
4. Don’t Forget Hygiene Appointments
A dentist cannot rely on new patients and dental emergencies alone to survive in the industry. Hygiene appointments are detrimental to your business’ success. With programs like DoctorConnect, you can use appointment scheduling software to plan out distant appointments with hygiene patients before they leave your office.
5. Have Your Station Prepared
This may sound like a basic suggestion, but too many dentists have wasted their time by not having the station prepped for each patient. Aside from getting your scheduling down to perfection, work with your staff to come up with a great routine for prepping the station between patients. Automated scheduling will shave off lots of time for your office and allow this to become a reality.
6. Automate Your Appointment Scheduling
Appointment scheduling has never been easier than with the modern tech of software. Forget the phone calls and refer your patients to online appointment scheduling. By working with automation software, your dental business will make planning for dental care stress-free for both you and your patients. Appointment scheduling also reduces no shows, sends out patient appointment reminders and works excellent with text messages and email.
7. Always Schedule to Maximize Production
Maximizing production is the ultimate goal of a dental office. This can best be done by creating more time in a schedule for cosmetic procedures like dental implants or more advanced root canals. With programs that automate your schedule, you can easily separate the types of appointments on your plate and when they fit into your overall availability.
Keep Your Dental Practice On Schedule with DoctorConnect
Dental services in the United States rely on near-perfect scheduling of upcoming appointments. It isn’t easy to reach the goal of perfection without some help. Let DoctorConnect be the software that helps make your office as efficient as you need it to be. Contact us to find out how to schedule a demo for your office today.