Life is uncertain, and there are times we get late or don’t show up at a particular appointment due to one reason or the other. While the situation may be inevitable and you might not have enough time to inform the other person, but we greatly appreciate if you can notify us not being able to make it to your appointment. When patients don’t show up, we get concerned about our patients. In this article, we talk about how to handle these scenarios.
Not Showing Up at the Dentist
We see patients by appointment only, so we can manage our schedule and give the best patient care. Unless you have a dental emergency, we give you an appointment that works the best for you. The time slot is reserved for you and only you, and no other patient is accommodated at that time. Eventually, the time is lost if the patient doesn’t show up, which could have been allotted to someone else in case of early cancellation.
Why Should You Visit the Dentist on Time?
While asking for an appointment, we give you a date and time that works the best for you. Similarly, respecting the dentist’s time is also important. Reaching the dental office on time can help you make the most of your time!
Can I cancel an appointment?
You can cancel a dental appointment just like you would cancel any other appointment. However, the cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to the appointment time.
Can I reschedule an appointment?
Yes, you can reschedule an appointment at the time of cancellation. You can choose a day and time that suits you and get the appointment according to your convenience.
What if I don’t cancel the appointment with notice?
If you fail to notify the office about not being able make to the appointment, your time will be allocated to someone else. You might also not be able to get another appointment soon.
Is there any cancellation fee for last-minute cancellations?
Yes, you will have to pay a late cancellation fee of $50 to the full cost of treatment if you do not provide an advance notice of 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment with the dentist.
How to cancel an appointment?
You can call the office to reschedule an appointment.
We do understand that emergencies happen, and we are very understanding! Open communication goes long way. We respect your time and expect the same.