This is a guide aimed at all dentists who want to start their own practice,
but do not often know how to furnish it and seek advice. To furnish a
dental office it will take some precautions that are often the same as
those used to furnish a common doctor’s office. Here are some ideas …
The only difference with a modest ordinary center is that various services
are provided in the dental one compared to a doctor’s office. For this
reason there will be many more rooms to take care of and more tools to
be included in the various environments. The furnishings of these spaces
must be harmonious and welcoming for the patient. Let’s analyze each
space that a dental office can make up and how it could be furnished.
#1 Let’s start from the waiting room first
It is the first room we meet when we enter a dental office. In this space,
clothes hangers with some hooks and an umbrella stand must be placed.
Furthermore, inside the room, there must be chairs or armchairs that will
cheer the waiting of the patients. Many times we opt for prefabricated
buildings that vary the number of seats based on the space available.
Next to these chairs, low tables must be placed where magazines and
newspapers will be present.
Obviously we have to consider that a dental office is not only frequented
by the “adults”, in fact it is a place where many of the customers are
children so it will be appropriate to use suitable spaces for the “little
ones”. Children very often tend to get bored and throw tantrums while
waiting, and this can cause them even greater fear of the doctor.
It will therefore be necessary to set up a room for them. In this space you can
place special seats that are small and possibly colored. It is essential that
there are books and magazines as well as baskets containing toys suitable
for children of different age groups.
Finally, to ensure that children can play in peace, a carpet can be installed
on the floor of this room or a large carpet will be enough. The non-clinical
areas are of particular importance, i.e. all the environments that the
patient passes through before arriving at the office. In fact, reception,
corridors and toilets must convey personality and professionalism to the
customer, which will help create good sensations in the patient.
Anyone who enters a studio will not have a good feeling when they see
bare walls or any kind of decorations. Make the rooms “warmer” by
placing plants, not necessarily real ones, and characteristic paintings.
Even small sculptures will do, as long as everything is harmonious with
#3 The study
Inside this room it will be necessary to place a desk complete with a chair
or an armchair for the doctor and two other seats to accommodate
patients. In another room, which will always be part of the study, it will
be dedicated exclusively to outpatient activities. Within this space there
must necessarily be a dentist’s chair, equipped with light, which must be
placed in the center of the room.
Wheeled stools will be placed next to it which will be used by the dentist
and assistant. Along the walls will be placed all the storage units, also
equipped with closed shelves with doors or even drawers, in which
medicines, work tools and other useful accessories and a sink will be
placed. Many of these furniture will have to be equipped with wheels, so
that they can be moved when the dentist needs them. Usually the
furniture that makes up the furnishings of these studios is made of wood
or metal materials.
The surfaces they are made of must be easy to sanitize, which is ideal for
these studies. The colors that can generally be used in a dental office are
mainly neutral ones, white is the one that is often used as it gives a sense
of cleanliness and hygiene. However, when it comes to areas for children,
the room can be decorated with colored inserts or details. This is simply a
small guide, remember that aesthetics are also important.
Now it’s up to you to decide how to furnish your studio, but remember
these little tricks.