{1 - 24} GreyGrey
{25 - 49} GreenGreen
{50 - 499} BlueBlue
{500 - 4999} OrangeOrange
{5000 - 24999} RedRed
{25000+} BlackBlack

Please confirm that you would like to report this for an admin to review.

Scheduling patients as a hygiene student

Any advice on scheduling patients as a second year hygiene student would be much appreciated. The school has an appt. request book, but when I call from the book to schedule patients that I don’t know I’m afraid of scaring the patient off by asking them if they only want to be there for half the day or the whole day. That’s a lot of time to sit in a dental chair and I feel like most people would be turned off by that question. Right now I only have morning appt’s booked hoping that they will want to stay the entire day, but I know that’s not a good idea and I will end up with no patients for the second half of the day. Any tips on how to solve this problem? Thanks!

Confirm that you would like to Remove Email Alerts for your question. You cant undo this and you will not be able to re-subscribe.

1 Answer

If patients are on a waiting list, they should be aware that an appointment is going to be on the longer side. Don’t be scared to be honest with them when calling. The worst that will happen is they don’t schedule an appointment. Also, don’t hesitate talking about your concerns with one of your instructors. I’m sure they have faced this issue and can give you advice. That’s what they are there for!

Confirm that you would like to select this answer as the "Best Answer" to your question. This will bring this answer to to top and be highlighted as "Best Answer". You can always change this if a better answer is given.

You must be Logged In to Answer this Question

Already a Member, Log In
Not a member yet? Sign Up