A Quick Guide to Dental Office Design and Construction

A Quick Guide to Dental Office Design and Construction

July 09, 2021 - Arminco Inc.

It's no secret that people despise going to the dentist. According to a study, 36% of the population has dental anxiety, and 12% have "extreme dental fear." But what if you could create an office that is welcoming to patients?

Perhaps you've got an outdated office that you want to add onto, or you are planning on building a new one. Your team can take this opportunity to create your ideal space.

There are a few steps you need to complete before you get to this point, though. If you've never gone through the dental office design and construction process before, you might not know where to start.

To learn more about it and how you can guarantee a final product that meets your satisfaction, keep reading.

Find a Team of Experienced People

When you start building, you need a contractor, a designer/architects, electrical, civil, and mechanical engineers. If you don't already have an establishment, you'll need to find an equipment supplier to install chairs, x-ray machines, etc. Additionally, hire an IT manager to install all the necessary software onto your computers.

Build a Budget for Your Dental Office Design

Because there are so many different types of professionals involved in the construction process, make sure you include the cost of their labor when building your budget. During this process, you should reach out to a bank (or wherever you'll receive your loan) to help you establish how much money you should borrow. It will prevent you from overspending and worrying about recovering the cost after the construction process is complete.

Create Dentist Office Floor Plans and Choose a Location

What does the final result look like in your mind? A pediatric dental office design plan is different than a dental clinic design and a general office one. Come up with an idea that best suits your patient demographic. You can even survey them to see what they would like improved in the next edition of your office space.

When you are creating your dental architecture plan, you should include everything you need first. From the treatment rooms to the front desk, you want to make sure that your layout looks modern. If you have more room in your budget, you can add all the extra equipment or rooms you believe will better your practice.

If you are building your office from the ground up, you'll need to pick a location suited to help you increase your number of patients. Look into multiple locations before choosing one. You don't want to move to a place that already has numerous dental practices with loyal patients.

Hire a Reputable Dental Construction Firm

Always do your research before hiring a construction team. Look at their portfolio and contact their references to see what their experience was like with the company. You want to work with a company that specializes in dental office design.

If you want to build an office in the Northern Virginia area, consider Arminco Inc. We've worked on over 1,000 local projects since our opening in 1996, including over 500 dental practices. Fill out this form to contact one of our highly trained representatives to get started creating your new office.

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