Choose an architect who has designed dental offices…lots of them. There is a science to designing a highly functional office that moves like a Swiss watch. And there are specialists in architecture just as there are in dentistry.
What should be my first focus during office interior design?
Understanding that you will be in your office, on average, for almost 20 years before you move or retire. So, decide on the number of operatories you will need well into the future. A daunting task, but here is a clue: the average monthly debt service on a fully equipped operatory is about $700, but the average op will generate anywhere from from $10,000 to $35,000/month. SO DON’T BE SHORT OPS! IT IS A BAD BET.
Does office interior design impact the employees?
Of course. Everyone would like to work in a nice office. The environment contributes to employee retention which is key to obtaining patient trust.
How much does it cost to set up a dental clinic?
That is like asking the cost of a car. There is a big range from a mini Fiat to a Bentley SUV. And the size of the office is a big factor. However, there is a universal truth: dental offices are expensive because of all of the required infrastructure. Plumbing, electrical, and technology expense will almost universally represent over 50% of the total office construction cost.