Dental Health Info Article

May 5, 2015 - Fred Joyal Recommends Major Changes in Dental Patient Appointing

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 5, 2015) – Futuredontics®, the nation’s leading provider of dental marketing services, is hosting a live encore presentation of its popular webinar, “Empty Chairs, Empty Bank Account: Evolving Patient Scheduling to Fit the Future.” Led by company founder Fred Joyal, this free presentation examines how many commonly used appointing practices actually hurt production and offers solutions to help dentists connect with time-strapped patients.

Brought back by popular demand, the hour-long webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 13th beginning at 11am PST / 2pm EST, and is open to all dentists and dental office management professionals. After the presentation, Fred will remain online for a live Q&A session.

There’s been a radical shift in consumer expectations thanks to the Internet. People want convenience and instant gratification in everything they do, including scheduling a dental appointment. Unfortunately, the appointing practices at many dental offices don’t reflect this. Fred’s presentation will explore best practices for creating an appointing process that maximizes patient acquisition and retention. Topics covered include the need for 24/7 appointing, tips for eliminating no-shows, the benefits of block scheduling, tech tools that improve show-up rates, and more.

“Patients today are looking for dentists whenever they have a moment to spare, often late nights and weekends when most offices are closed,” Fred Joyal explained. “And they keep looking until they find one Practices must be able to accept appointments beyond the traditional 9 to 5 workday in order to connect with these people. This webinar will help dentists get in step with the changing scheduling needs of today’s patients.”

A noted authority on dental marketing, Fred Joyal is best known for founding Futuredontics, the parent company of 1-800-DENTIST®. He is the author of the bestselling book “Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth” and the host of a popular series of dental marketing webinars and online videos. Fred is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and the owner of the blog,, which regularly explores a variety of industry topics like how Yelp, social media and mobile search affect practice growth.

Dentists and staff can reserve their spot for “Empty Chairs, Empty Bank Account: Evolving Patient Scheduling to Fit the Future” by registering for free at

About Futuredontics®

Futuredontics®, parent company of 1-800-DENTIST®, is America’s leading provider of dental marketing services & software. Since 1986, the company has been dedicated exclusively to dentistry, developing powerful products and resources that help dentists thrive in the evolving digital world.

The company’s flagship product, 1-800-DENTIST, has delivered over 8 million new patient leads to dental practices nationwide and now incudes24-hour appointing so you never miss an opportunity. PatientActivator®, their patient communications, social and online reputation solution, increases production and boosts the practice’s online presence with automated appointment confirmations and tools for social media, reviews and much more. ReputationMonitor® helps dentists protect their online reputation – monitoring hundreds of directories, reviews sites and social media platforms, and displaying them all on a single screen. WebDirector® delivers dynamic dental websites, dedicated mobile sites and matching social pages. And ReActivation Pro® gets dormant patients back on the practice’s schedule. Futuredontics also offers an extensive library of dental marketing resources – including in-depth whitepapers, Webinars and front desk training. With unlimited live customer support, dentistry’s best marketing products and the largest dental website in North America, Futuredontics is the proven way for dental practices to grow their patient base and increase production year after year.

Contact: Betsy Roddy, Futuredontics, 310-215-6535