There will always be a big list of expenses to deal with when starting a new dental business. While it may be important to have the most up-to-date dental technology to set yourself apart from the competition, this does not have to come at the expense of your dental practice’s aesthetic.
There are numerous small errors that can be committed during the setup process that might lead to long-term problems for dental fit out companies. So, in this article, we’ll go through the most common dental practise fit-out blunders and how to avoid them.
The project was not properly budgeted.
Budgeting is crucial. Failure to do so may result in building delays if expenses exceed expectations. To avoid this problem, consult with our shopfitting specialists about setting a budget for your fitout project. They can also assist you during the full process of establishing the clinic, from start to finish.
Not planning out the expense priorities
Your practice’s fit-out design staff will assist you in achieving the ideal style and feel. This will allow you to focus your other expenses, such as purchasing the essential equipment to conduct the practise, on the practise itself.
- Dental chairs
- X-ray unit
- Dental forceps
- Air conditioning
These are all things you’ll need for your office, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice-looking dental practice as well.
Not considering patient needs
A dental clinic’s layout does not have to be sophisticated, yet many fail to consider the demands of the patients. The clinic should provide a pleasant, peaceful, and comfortable atmosphere. While working facilities such as treatment rooms, storage areas, and the office must be functional, the waiting room must be large enough to accommodate all of the individuals who are waiting.
Free WiFi, a water dispenser, some books and magazines, a semi-private place for those waiting to take calls or use their computers, and a semi-private room for those waiting to accept calls or use their computers should all be considered. The doors should also be broad enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
Not planning for the future
It’s crucial to know what kind of dental chairs and equipment you’ll need, as well as how many chairs or sofas you’ll need in the waiting area, depending on the size of your clinic and the number of patients you hope to see. Keep in mind that when your company grows, you may need to accommodate more individuals.
Will the space and layout enable your growth if you start with a smaller practice and aim to expand later? Before building begins, your fit out experts can assist you in answering all of these questions.
No layout planning
Every operation has its own system that must be followed. Cabinets, countertops, and basins should all be installed to facilitate efficient productivity and storage. Depending on the available area, you should decide whether permanent, mobile, or mounted dentist chairs or delivery units should be used.
Ignoring the importance of lighting
In a dental clinic, lighting is quite important. While the waiting area should be pleasant and inviting, the surgery’s task lights should be bright and strategically placed to facilitate treatment. As needed, use the ceiling and walls to place ambient lighting.
Not paying attention to flooring
The clinic’s floor says a lot about it. Cold tile or stone flooring can injure people if they fall. The flooring material should be long-lasting, non-skid, sanitary, and easy to clean. It should also be wheelchair accessible and equipped with ramps if the space is not entirely on one level.