You’re an accomplished dentist. Each day countless customers come to your office and leave happy. That’s why you’ve decided that it’s time to open your own practice, or expand your existing clinic.
You’re looking to invest in a custom office. That’s great news for you and your patients, but a lot of factors go into ensuring the process goes right. Constructing a dental office is more complicated than a custom homes design build.
Don’t Make These Mistakes on Your Dental Office Design Build
You’d be surprised how many dentists make easily-avoidable errors in building design that substantially hurt their businesses. Here are some obvious examples:
- Office Doesn’t Meet Functional Needs – Some dentists fall in love with a chic, stylish design only to realize later that it isn’t functional (which should always be priority number one!). Maybe the waiting room wasn’t properly designed, or the bathrooms aren’t quickly accessible from the examination room. Small things can make a big difference.
- Not Looking Ahead – When dental and medical clinic builders design a new office, they are planning for the occupant to stay there for decades. The problem is that some dentists don’t think that far ahead. Of course certain things can’t be foreseen, but if you expect your practice to grow significantly during the next 20 years, or you think another location might be better in the long term, you need to consider those things in your dental office design build.
- Not Knowing Laws and Regulations – In Toronto as well as other places in Canada, dental offices are subject to special building regulations. That includes things like fire safety, sanitation and security. If your place of business isn’t up to code, you could face fines or even be shut down. It’s another reason to hire an industry professional to advise you during the planning process.
- Forgetting to Keep Staff Happy – In any industry, a business is only as good as its lowest-ranking employee. And getting consistently-good performance depends on keeping employees happy. Some dentists make the mistake of neglecting to build a spacious, comfortable break room and staff bathroom. Be assured, it’s worth the investment.
Each of the mistakes listed above can be avoided, especially if you call an industry expert like Heidan Construction. Located in Toronto, we specialize in dental office design build, planning and constructing top-notch offices that meet all regulations while optimizing functionality. Call us today!