Going to the Dentist without the Pain !

From: ibooka
Published: Tue Aug 30 2005

Your head is already pounding from a toothache yet all you get from continual redial of your local dentist is an irritating engaged tone. You need to book the kids in for a check up at the dentist but by the time they are fed, watered and settled all you get is an answer phone message apologising and asking you to call back in the morning as they have closed for the day. You just want to confirm your regular appointment with the hygienist and call between meetings successfully managing to miss the free line all day. While these scenarios are frustrating for the patients and can be a real pain, for the dental practice they can represent lost profit, lost patients and wasted staff time. With ibooka all dental practices can now afford to have their own Internet booking system, to be open for bookings 24 hours a day and to offer a better customer service.

The problem for dentists up to now has been that Internet booking systems have cost far too much, in terms of money and time for any practice to realistically afford them. With ibooka (www.ibooka.com) that problem is overcome. ibooka have a fully functional solution that offers dentists their own tailored booking web site, on a shared central server, at no charge. If patients and dentists find the system of value and continue to use it then the only costs is a few pennies per booking. The ibooka solution is another of those new breed of solutions which shows what can be done at very affordable prices when a clever use of technology and the Internet are combined with the specific intention of addressing a genuine business requirement at dental and other health practices.

To set up an ibooka site only takes a few hours and ibooka can even, optionally, link in an electronic payments system to handle payments on-line if required. Ibooka provide free "hand holding" help through this part of the process allowing even those that have never used the internet to benefit from ibooka. A trial booking site with ibooka is free and many dentists have piloted the system with the hygienist bookings or regular patients first to see the strength of the customer demand, with nothing to lose they have proved just how much there is to gain from an ibooka system.

As well as being pleasing on the eye, ibooka is efficient, is simple, and it does the booking/reservation job required of it. Dentists and Patients can select variable time slots, change bookings, reschedule and plan their time better, however, feedback has shown that by far the biggest benefit is the almost elimination of the engaged tone.

Ibooka is an equally appropriate solution for independent dentists or for the largest dental chains, integrating into all environments and with most existing systems. For more information about ibooka or to understand how ibooka can provide a solution in your business please contact ibooka at ibooka@ibooka.com.

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Company: ibooka
Contact Name: Simon Theobald
Contact Email: ibooka@ibooka.com
Contact Phone: +44 191 385 9755

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