COVID-19 And How It May Affect the Design of Dental Waiting Rooms

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Whether you call it The Waiting Room, The Reception Area, or Patient Lounge; it is just semantic. Due to CDC’s mandates and guidelines for slowing down and or reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 virus, changes had been made to all current waiting rooms, not just for dental offices but for many businesses, and prompted many dentists to asked these common questions amongst many dentists are “What do I do with my current Waiting Room?” or “Do I still need a Waiting Room, going forward?”

COVID-19 And How It May Affect the Design of Dental Treatment Rooms

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Dental practices across the country are diligently and methodically adapting to the CDC’s guidelines and recommendations to stay in compliance and minimize the risks of being infected and slow the spread of COVID-19. Peer discussions are taking place to exchange and share ideas and determine what the post-coronavirus dental office may look like, and how dentists should best attempt to navigate the effects of COVID-19 on their practice, staff, and patients without sacrificing the practice’s efficiency or safety and the patient’s experience.

Choosing the Best Location/ Building Site for Your New Dental Office

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Choosing between leasing to fit-out a startup or a second location and building new from the ground up dream office are often dictated by the personal choice of real estate ownership vs rental and the current stage of the dentist’s career. Either scenario, looking for the home run location, for the new office, warrants similar due diligence.

Adding Touchless Amenities in Your Dental Office

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Motion-Sensor Activations, No-Touch, Touch-Free, Touchless all refers to devices and apparatus that activates automatically once it detects motion/movements within the activation zones. Though the technology has been in use for several decades, it’s often found in multi-users common large public restroom facilities for minimizing the transfer of germs from often touched surfaces. They also reduce the use of paper products relating to the adaptation of a greener culture.

Wall Options For my Dental Office

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We all can agree that walls are physical vertical barriers used to divide or separate two or more spaces. What we may not agree on is what dimensions, materials, assemblies, and design features to use to make up the walls. For this blog we will concentrate on only the building’s interior walls. 

Door Options For My Dental Office

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COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it can be overwhelming to handle infection controls. Some of the thoughts may involve renovating your existing office by removing, changing or installing new doors. Not all doors are created equal and that the doors in your building may serve multiple functions, therefore renovations to the office layout should be reviewed by design professionals.

One-Way-In and One-Way-Out: Controlling Your Office Traffic Flow

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There are numerous measures that can be employed, in the efforts, to minimize the spread of infectious pathogens to and between staff and patients. These measures can include, but not limited to, touch-free restroom accessories, door hardware, and devices, to air filtration systems or UV light irradiation, but those are add-on fixes and not a permanent design feature. A worthwhile solution, by design, is traffic flow control, such as implementing a dedicated one-way-in and one-way-out entrance and exit design.

Your First Step in Designing Your New Dental Office

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To increase your percentage of success in taking on the designing of your dental office, whether it be a renovation for an existing office, a build-out for a new start-up, or building from the ground up with a new building design, the very first step is to define a road map to help guide you to achieving your objectives. The road map is known as The Master Plan.

Choosing the Right Dental Delivery Units for Your Treatment Rooms

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In the dentist office, the Treatment Rooms are where all the real magic happens and at the heart of it all are the dental delivery systems. The dental delivery systems used by individual dentists can be due to numerous variables: Personal preference, how he/she plans to do dentistry or affordability/inheritance. The most common types of dental delivery systems used in the US are Rear-Delivery, Over-The-Patient and Side-Delivery.
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