I have to give credit for this tip to the Meadow Brothers and also to Fred Joyal from 1-800-DENTIST.
Every new patient should get a personal call from the doctor the evening before their appointment.  It is really so simple to do, and works so very well but fewer than 20% of dental offices are doing it.  Offices that do this see an increase in their “stick rate” with their new patients actually showing up on time!
Try it – you will be amazed!