Hold the phone! Did you know you can schedule your dentist appointment online?

Take a guess. When do you think the most popular time to book a dental appointment is?

If you guessed during working hours, you’d be right! For most of us, finding time to make a phone call during office hours can be a struggle. Wouldn’t it be great to book your appointment whenever it pops up in your memory? Imagine, booking an appointment before you head to work, as you’re settling into bed, or even on a Sunday!

Well, the future is here. At keith + associates, we always strive to bring you the latest technology to make your dental visits more comfortable, efficient, and accurate. Now, we’ve done the same with our online booking. No matter what time or day it is, when it comes to scheduling your regular check-ups or periodontal maintenance, you can now book your appointments online.

Thanks to our integration with LocalMed, you can easily see when we have openings in our schedule and reserve an appointment that works for you right from our website.

How to schedule an appointment online

To get started on any page throughout our website, just look for the red “Schedule Online” button on the right side of the screen. You can also click the blue “Schedule Online” button in the upper right-hand corner if you’re on a PC.

Image of schedule online button for Keith and Associates Website

 

First, the system will want to know if you’re a new or a returning patient.

New patient

Before booking your appointment, you’ll want to make sure to have your dental insurance in hand.

For new patients, you can select from “New Patient Cleaning – Adult” or “New Patient Cleaning – Child (Ages 13 and Under).” A new patient cleaning will include a thorough look at your dental history, x-rays, if necessary, plus a check for gum disease and cavities.

For many patients, you’ll also receive a teeth cleaning during your first visit. However, if you appear to have signs of gum disease or other dental health concerns, your first cleaning may have to wait until treatments like scaling and root planning are scheduled and completed.

In any case, we like to specially plan these new patient sessions to give you ample time to get to know us, ask questions, and allow us to develop a thorough picture of your long-term smile goals.

Returning patient

Returning patients have a few options. If you’re just looking to book a standard cleaning, you can select from “Teeth Cleaning – Adult” or “Teeth Cleaning – Child (Ages 13 and under).”

In a dental emergency that involves intense pain from an abscess or cracked tooth, select “30 Min Emergency/Toothache.” If you don’t see hours pop up, it’s ok, please call us at (913) 384-0044. We know how awful a toothache can be and would never want our patients to suffer while waiting for an appointment. Your comfort is important to us, so we will always try to get you seen as soon as possible.

If you are actively being treated for gum disease and have a periodontal maintenance plan with us when you’re ready for your next appointment, select “Adult Perio Maintenance” to get on the books.

Select a date/time

After you’ve selected your visit type, you can find the best time that works for you.

Interested in the first available appointment? A red button will appear on the middle right side of the screen. If you click it, this will show the first available appointment on the schedule below.

Otherwise, use the arrows on the right and left sides of the screen to look through potential dates, or use the “Change Date” link just under the “Schedule a Confirmed Appointment” heading to type in the date you are interested in manually.

 

Once you see a date and time that works for you, click it to start the booking process.

Finalize your appointment

Last, we’ll just need a little information from you. If you have a LocalMed account, you can sign in and access your stored data to save time on the form.

Otherwise, if you’re new to us, the more information you provide, the quicker your check-in process will be.

After you submit this information, you’re done! We’ll send you a reminder before your appointment and look forward to seeing you.

Booking a dental appointment doesn’t have to be a hassle. At keith + associates, we understand that you’re busy. We want to take down as many hurdles as possible that exist between you and your oral health.

If you’re ready to pay us a visit, why not give our system a try and schedule online?

Not ready to make an appointment for a cleaning, but just have some questions about our services or cosmetic dentistry? Contact us by phone at (913) 384-0044 or online. We’re always happy to help.