Find-a-dentist service finds partner

The UK’s first find-a-dentist service, that allows new patients to find and book dental appointments online, has joined forces with Practice Plan to promote its revolutionary service.

Taking advantage of the public’s increasing use of the internet to research and find local services, enables new patients to find a dentist, review available appointment times and actually book an appointment online 24/7. synchronises seamlessly with Software of Excellence’s (SOE) EXACT practice management software calendar, as well as offering non-SOE practices a standalone tool to manage online bookings.

Launched in November 2012, is now booking 1,000-plus new patient appointments online every week, with 40% of bookings made outside practice hours.

Practices listed on retain complete control over the new patient appointments that are displayed, and with 70% of bookings being for appointment times within 48 hours, Toothpick is a great channel to help fill short-notice gaps in the practice diary.

Sandeep Senghera, the co-founder and CEO of Toothpick said: 'The Toothpick team is very excited about this new partnership. As a dentist, I have tracked Practice Plan’s growth over the last few years, and see many similarities in how they are continuing to develop their business support for dental practices with Toothpick.’

Nick Dilworth, CEO of the Practice Plan group said: '’In supporting the growth of dental practices, a key strategy is to help practices attract new patients. The partnership with Toothpick perfectly complements this strategy by making appointment bookings easier for the consumer who is increasingly using the internet to locate a dentist and often validate recommendations received. As a forward facing business, I very much look forward to working with Toothpick.’

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