The book appointment scheduler is a new feature available at the Horseshoe Mountain Medical Center in Scottsdale. The tool allows patients to set appointments for either one or multiple dentists at one time. This eliminates the need to make several trips to the same dentist and frees up time for patients to do other things such as looking for work, watching television, or enjoying themselves. In addition to the book appointment reminder feature, the program includes multiple tool tips including:
o Receive recommendations from friends and family. Three of the top most-visited dentists recommend the services provided by each one on the « I’ve Been To » list. Take note of these dentists when scheduling a trip. If one dentist doesn’t list on the « I’ve Been To » list, schedule another dentist to visit. Don’t be afraid to ask for a list from your own list. After all, you never know who might have the list.
o Ask patients if they are familiar with any dentists listed on the « I’ve Been To » list. This is a great way to weed out those dentists who aren’t on your « I’ve Been To » list. You might get lucky and be recommended by a patient to a dentist, you didn’t even consider on your first visit. In addition, you’ll know whether you’re dealing with a reputable dentist or someone who just seems to not be caring enough about their practice.
o Look up the average full-time hours of any Dentist in Scottsdale. This will help you decide whether or not you’ll be able to schedule an appointment with the particular dentist. Also check the average office hours for the dentists on the « I’ve Been To » list. If you prefer to get one dentist to look after your entire mouth, try to find one who works at least one hour more per night than the average office hours. This will allow you to have more than one dentist looking after your mouth at once.
o Write down a few phone numbers of any potential dentists in Scottsdale that sound good. Then call each one to find out if they take bookings. Of course, some will advertise that they do book appointments on a regular basis but don’t accept walk-ins. Therefore, it’s important to call these dentists to find out if they do take bookings or if they only do walk-ins.
o Keep the number of your dentist on hand and make a mental note of their name. In addition, write down their phone number. If possible, write down their e-mail address as well. If a dentist doesn’t have an e-mail address, this may be a sign that you should steer clear of them because they don’t value their patients’ privacy.