Online Scheduling by Dental Intelligence is the most powerful online scheduling in the dental industry. We are grateful that this tool has made it easier for millions of patients to schedule with their providers and look forward to enabling this for your office.
You will need the following information for each provider you want to make available for online scheduling:
Name of Provider
Provider's Schedule (days of the week + hours on each of those days)
Appointment Types (which appointment types for which provider)
The provider must be set up in your practice management software as a provider
This video will walk you through the steps of getting your providers added to the LocalMed Online Scheduling feature.
In the following step by step instructions we will cover:
Adding a Provider
Select Practice Overview from the menu on the left
Click on "Add Provider" found in your Actions window
In the General Info:
Enter the providers NPI (if applicable)
Upload a photo for patients to see while scheduling, however, these are not required
Enter the first and last name of the provider, this information will only appear in the LocalMed portal
Enter the name you would like for patients to see while scheduling in the display name box.
Select the providers gender and click Next
Select the providers specialties. Use the search field to quickly locate desired specialty. Multiple specialties can be selected per provider. If you aren't seeing the specialty you are looking for try clicking "Load More" to see more options!
Click Next to continue
Click to elect the office location you are adding this provider to and click Next to continue
Enable the Operatories for this provider you want to make available for online appointment scheduling. Select each operatory and day that applies to this provider. If the provider only works certain ops on specific days of the week you can select just those boxes!
Next, select the all appointment types you want to make available for online scheduling
Next, review all of your provider details. Click the edit icon to make any changes and click Add Provider
You will now see a loading sequence ending with the following screen:
The provider has now been added to LocalMed. Next, let's check to ensure that your practice management software settings to ensure that the correct settings are enabled to allow for openings in the provider schedule.
Practice Management Software Settings
After a provider has been added to LocalMed, it's important to ensure that your practice management software settings have been properly enabled so that the provider shows as available with openings for patients trying to schedule. Follow the instructions outlined below based on your practice management software provider.
First, verify there is an opening that should be showing in the provider's schedule in Dentrix.
Next, verify that the provider in question is highlighted blue for every operatory for the practice, even if the provider doesn’t work in those other operatories.
To do this in Dentrix, first click Office Manager (chair icon) > Maintenance > Practice Setup > Practice Resource Setup > Provider ID > Assigned Operatories
Note: You may need to use the toggle arrows to see all ops
Next, verify that the provider has scheduled hours during the opening in question.
To do this in Dentrix, first click Appointment Book (red book icon) > Setup > Provider Setup > Provider ID > Setup > double arrow on Day in question.
First, verify there is an opening that should be showing in the provider's schedule in Eaglesoft.
Next, verify that the provider is assigned to the correct operatory and has correct hours.
To do this in Eaglesoft, from the main window click on Lists > Providers/Staff. Double click on the provider and then click Hours and select the operatory for the provider from left column. Then click View Hours.
First, verify there is an opening that should be showing in the provider's schedule in Open Dental.
The provider should have hours and the correct op(s) assigned on the date and time in question.
To do this in Open Dental, click on Appointment Book > Setup > Schedules. The provider should have available hours on the date and time in question.