Can the Design of Your Office Influence Your Team Performance?

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Dental office design influences any number of factors, from patient perception to physical efficiency to employee morale. In this article, we’ll focus more on the latter two, as both come together to explain the serious impact a good or bad office design might have on your team. We’ll start with an overview, move into regular pitfalls, and then dig deeper into the science and potential of office design.

Asking the Right Questions Before Your Plan is Finalized

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You’re probably excited about the prospect of a new dental office design, but it’s important to approach such a major project with caution. A new design isn’t just a way to get rid of long-standing stains and fix up a few parts of your office which look rough around the edges. It’s a chance to revitalize the way current and future patients perceive your practice. To that end, we recommend that anyone currently developing or considering a dental office design plan ask their firm these simple questions.

Should I Relocate my Dental Practice or Gut the Existing Location?

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If you are looking to refresh or revitalize your dental business, change is inevitable and necessary. You may feel that your current location is inadequate, or that there is not enough demand for your services in your given area. Deciding what types of changes need to be made to your business can be an overwhelming experience, but it does not have to be. While some business advisors insist that office relocation is the obvious solution, others state that renovation is the better, less abrasive option. Below are a few factors to consider when taking that first step towards revitalizing your business.

Considering Purchasing a Restaurant and Turning it into a Dental Office

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If you are looking for a new place to set up your dental office but haven’t found any location that meets you needs, it could be because you have not considered restaurants. They are an easy business to overlook because it seems like it would take a lot to repurpose a restaurant into an office space. However, it can actually make for an excellent transition, and one that is not as difficult as you may at first think.   

Can I Fit 5 Operatories in a Narrow Dental Office Space?

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When working with a narrow dental office space one of the main concerns is how to fit your operatories in a way that works effectively without disrupting the flow of the office.  Before designing a narrow dental office space you will need to answer the following questions to determine which configuration you will want to utilize.

Layout Suggestions for your Dental Practice

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As a dentist who may be considering the option of building their own dental practice or possibly opening another branch, then there are many options that are available when constructing or developing the existing space you have at your disposal.  Certain considerations will need to be taken into account:

How do you Negotiate Build-Out Costs for your Dental Practice?

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Department stores slash their prices to draw customers. Car dealerships accept no money down. In the world of tenant versus landlord, everyone wants good incentives. Landlords offer incentives to potential tenants where there is a larger office space than tenants available to fill it. The tenant improvement allowance (TI) is the most sought after incentive. This is expressed in total dollar sum or a per-square-foot; an amount decided upon during lease negotiations. 

What Size Should the Front Desk of Your Dental Office Be?

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The perfect reception desk is both inviting and functional. Your reception staff should have enough space to feel comfortable helping patients from their work stations without feeling crowded. Patients also want to feel like they have space and privacy while interacting with your staff. Here are some tips for choosing the right size front desk for your dental office:

How Many Dental Operatories Are Typical for a Dental Office?

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Before you can determine a fair budget for your new dental office or even begin with the design, you first have to decide how many operatories you want to have. This is an important question to consider because the number of operatories contained within your practice can go a long way towards determining your office’s potential number of simultaneously treatable patients.