Making it as simple as possible for new patients to sign up to your dental practice is one of the easiest ways to generate more business while saving your office time and money. If someone has arrived at the stage of wanting to accept treatment with your practice, they’ve already decided that you’re the dentist for them, by checking you out and establishing that you have a sound reputation for providing the best dental care.
However, the registration process can put people off if it’s too time-consuming. Your prospective patient also needs to be satisfied that the sensitive information they’re giving you will be secure. Our security-protected online registration form for new patients ticks both these boxes.
Anyone with access to the internet can use a registration form on your practice’s website, and the convenience of registration via a mobile phone will particularly appeal to the growing number of people who regularly use devices such as smartphones, which enable patients to sign their form with their finger. The number of smartphone users in the U.S. in 2017 is estimated at more than 224 million, according to statistics company Statista. This figure is expected to rise to well over 270 million by 2020.
Many patients balk at the prospect of having to fill out paper forms because of the time it can take. Another reason to switch to secure online registration forms for patients is that it saves your practice hours of clerical work, plus the cost of stationery, printing off and storing documents.
If your patients can complete an online registration before their appointment, it spares them the hassle of having to fill out paper forms when they arrive at your office. It’s been estimated that online forms can save 15 minutes per patient registration. Online registration also eliminates transcription errors that can occur when your staff must manually input data provided by patients on paper.
I’m so excited about our New Patient Forms! They have made patients’ lives much easier! And, it’s so much faster. Thank You!