Starting Your First Dental Practice: How to Master Design Basics Quickly

Starting Your First Dental Practice: How to Master Design Basics Quickly

June 11, 2022 - Arminco Inc.

Did you know that interior design can impact your mood? That's right, if you want your patients to be calm and happy in your dental practice, you need to incorporate a few elements of good design.

But you're a dentist, not a designer. Why does interior design matter and how can you start putting together a well-designed office?

Let's talk about it. Read on to learn more.

Why Does Dental Practice Design Matter?

Too many dentists think that the actual design of their offices is unimportant, but this isn't true. From the waiting room to the treatment rooms, the way that you set up and decorate the office will influence the patient experience and even the experience of the staff.

Sure, you could have bare and boring dentist office floor plans, but that "sterile" look won't help your patients stay calm before their appointments.

Whether you're doing general dental office design or pediatric dental office design, it's important to create a space that's just as visually interesting as it is functional.

Think Of Your Patients

When you're considering the basics of your dental office interior design, put the patients at the front of your mind. What would make them feel most comfortable (and thus most likely to return)?

When it comes to the waiting room, prioritize simple decorations, comfortable pod seating, and a look that's both clean and modern. Make sure that it's easy for patients to meet all of their needs (in this case, accessible restrooms and a clear path to the check-in desk).

Make sure that the path to the treatment room is direct so that patients don't get confused or disrupt each other when they enter and leave their appointments.

Consider Your Workflow

Your workflow (and your team's workflow) will also matter when it comes to the design of your dental office.

Make sure that there's plenty of room for everyone to get around. The treatment rooms should be spacious but still tight enough that everything that a dentist might need will be within reach.

Remember that interior design isn't all about aesthetics. It's about functionality.

Work With an Expert

If you're not a design pro, you're going to struggle to come up with an effective design for your dental office. If you want the job done right, work together with a professional.

Medical office design is complicated. You want the office to look clean and clinical without it looking too "sterile." You want to create a cheerful environment that's somehow still soothing.

A pro will know how to work with your vision and your basic design skills and come up with something that you'll love.

Let's Design Your Dental Office

The "basics" of interior design aren't as basic as they seem. Keep these things in mind when you're trying to come up with an effective dental practice design that will wow your patients.

We want to help you create the dental office of your dreams. Contact us at Arminco Inc so we can start working together today.

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