Redesigning and renovating a dental office is a perplexing undertaking, especially if you have never done it before. Where do you start? Who do you hire for contractors? Is design important? Interior design is very important for not only your patients but for the functionality of your staff. Before you begin, read these 4 tips help you be effective in your future dental office design.
Balance Look and Functionality
Before you get carried away with giving your office the look you had in your dreams, never ever forget balance is key. Aesthetics are important but the comfort of and ensuring your employees can be as productive as possible is even more important. They have to be able to move around the office well and have access to essential equipment. This also applies to the patient. Keep employee and patient experience in mind when designing your new office. They are more likely to come back if they’re comfortable compared to how it looks.
Remember, it’s a dentist office you’re designing. You shouldn’t go over-the-top with aesthetics. Keeping things simple can be your greatest friends. Things you should keep simple is furniture, colors, tables and your check-in counter. Patients come to the dentist to either get their teeth checked, cleaned or operated on, so impress people with the state-of-the-art dental equipment you have.
Clearly define your budget before you even call anyone. Consider overhead costs and make sure you are not forgetting hidden expenses like insurance and permits if you are doing things to the exterior of the building. Like designing, think about the comfort and functionality of your employees when spending funds on things. Ensure they have the comfiest work spaces and the best equipment so they can do their job and represent your business in the best way.
Don’t Forget About the Children
If you are a family dentist, not all your patients are adults and that’s where you have to think of ways to be welcoming to children as well. If there are two certainties when it comes to children its that they don’t like to wait for extended periods of time, and a lot of them don’t like going to the dentist. Be welcoming by having a big waiting room with an area for kids to play while they wait for their check-up. Also have a specific dentist chair and room that looks kid-friendly.
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