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Could Your Practice Be More Efficient?

By Planet DDS
October 9, 2019

Running a dental practice is a ton of work. Seeing dozens of patients each day, filing paperwork, and scheduling appointments takes a toll on you and your staff. Add on communication with patients and you may feel overwhelmed.

Patient Engagement Software can simplify many tasks to reduce strain on you and your front office team, including:

Sending Appointment Reminders

Scheduling is no small feat—a balancing act of coordinating appointments with doctor and patients’ availability. Missed appointments throw off your schedule and cost money! Reminding patients manually requires pricey mailers or listing and calling each upcoming visitor—which gets exhausting fast! Patient engagement software removes this burden from your front office, syncing with your schedule and automatically reminding patients of their appointments so your chairs stay filled.

Confirming Patient Appointments

When a patient approves an appointment from a digital reminder, patient engagement software will automatically confirm the date and place it on your practice management system calendar. An additional confirmation can be sent to your email so you can keep track of appointments without checking your dashboard.

Completing New Patient Forms in Advance

The first appointment with a new dentist can be very stressful for patients—it’s jarring to enter an office full of strangers and immediately be handed paperwork demanding one’s entire medical history. Patient engagement software makes life easier for new patients by giving them the ability to complete medical history via a website or email in advance. Your office staff gets the information they need and your patients have one less thing to worry about on their first visit.

Patient engagement software helps simplify your day-to-day operations, freeing up time for you and your office staff. Plus it can save money and help your practice recoup lost revenue. Selecting the correct software solution for your practice should take some careful consideration, but with the right tools in place, you can reap all these office efficiency benefits and more.