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Dental Office Design – The Basics

June 19th, 2011

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In our history, Varisco Designs has designed many dental offices and wanted to share and contribute our experiences with the medical designing field.  First, we believe in general that dentists are sometimes more willing than the typical physician to build a more aesthetically appealing medical office.  We believe this to be the case due to dental patients belief that physically appealing teeth is of utmost importance, this translates into patients who are conscience of aesthetics.

With this fact given, dentists tend to desire an office that is attractive and less clinical in feeling.  Finishes and Features such as granite countertops, stone flooring, hardwood wall treatments, soffits and ceiling variations, accent lighting, frameless glass doors and windows, and high quality casework area all commonly seen in the best dental suites.  In the medical field, the closest comparison migh well be a plastic surgeon’s office, where patients area willing to spend electively and lavishly.  These patients expect that the doctor’s facility will reflect the high quality of care that they anticipate receiving.  The same is definately true in dentistry.

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