From the day you open the doors of your new practice, these 6 effects are a direct byproduct of your dental office layout:
1st Effect: Increased Profits
Efficient floorplans are more profitable with less work. Avoid unexpected bottlenecks. Save time between operatories. Empower your team to do their job quickly and easily, especially in sterilization. Profitability is Profits –directly tied to proper dental floorplan design. We will discuss this more in the article below.
2nd Effect: Attract the Best Team
A great dental clinic floorplan will help you attract and retain the best hires with the proper balance of space. One small example is pre-planning the breakroom so your team can enjoy their work environment. But a balance is required that delivers a highly functional, productive design which keeps the team productive with fewer frustrations in their clinical flow.
3rd Effect: Clinical Excellence
It’s true. Your clinical skills will improve drastically when the facility supports your philosophy. The specific dimensions from chair to cabinetry is one such example. Your ability to diagnose comfortably in the right environment with proper lighting is crucial. The plan for your space will affect your clinical excellence.
4th Effect: Your Physical Health
FACT–doctors with an ergonomically balanced practice stay healthier—and more comfortable—longer. Your floorplans should be planned for proper posture while supporting the physical demands of dentistry. Fewer and smaller movements chairside reduce injuries and can add years to your dental career.
5th Effect: Investment Longevity
A properly dental office design can last your entire career. Correctly done, you will have a balance of today’s budgets with tomorrow’s growth, preventing you from a future relocation or a costly “shutdown” for weeks to make changes. Many practices make mistakes in their floorplan and are forced to practice in a subpar practice for years. Do this right the first time so your investment longevity serves you and patients for decades.
6th Effect: Improved Patient Experience
Your dental clinic layout and design should create a true experience for patients. As an example, consider the differences between a Disney experience and a typical emergency room experience. Your floorplan offers hundreds of pre-planned opportunities to blow a patient’s mind! Artfully orchestrate your floorplan so it matches your pre-planned vision and avoids the traps of some colleagues who randomly assembled ideas from dozens of online opinions and Facebook posts.
“Every minute of practice ownership will be affected by subtle floorplan choices.” -Jayme Amos, CEO Ideal Practices
Doctors who develop their dental office floorplan and design correctly know that to be true.
Unfortunately, too many colleagues fail to consider the permanence of the dental office design and the impact on their career. Those doctors are trapped for a decade or more, regretting those small design choices they are stuck with.
This is why successful startup practices prioritize getting their floorplan right the first time.
Let’s get this right for you by applying what is proven to work for dental startups. Then you will be one of the doctors who can proudly say you created the dental office layout that serves you and your patients perfectly – for decades.
For more information about OPERATORY DESIGN, check out this article from our in-house designer.