How to Create a Spectacular Dental Office Design
At Kappler Design, a world-class dental office design company, we serve two masters with every dental office we design: the Eye and the Mind.
The Eye is obvious; which means a practice that delights the eye with its originality, beauty and quality. This idea is best summed up by one of our recent clients, Dr. Kaveh Baharvand:
I knew the look I wanted. A modern, custom design where patients wanted to take a ‘selfie!’
Countless selfies later, Dr. B’s mission has been accomplished.
But for now, let’s talk about something only the dental professional can appreciate: Dental Office Efficiency. Dental office design that serves the Mind is one that maximizes a dentists workflow, conserves their energy and minimizes their distractions.
As custom dental office designers, the Kappler family has been passionately dedicated to efficiency in dental office design for over 70 years. From our start in Germany, we are now a worldwide leader in dental office cabinetry and design that elevates function to its highest level. Kappler creates empowering dentistry designs that elevate every practice to its’ optimum efficiency and aesthetic.
Today the third and fourth generation of this proud family company, Holger and Julia Kappler, are expanding the Kappler philosophy by applying the same rigorous design parameters to the best dental office designs around the globe.
This global perspective and timeless approach is unique in the dental office design field. No one else designs fixtures for your office, customizes them to fit your specific needs (and for less because there’s no middle-man) then surrounds them with a modern dental office design that maximizes workflow efficiencies. All perfectly designed for the way you work best!
From beginning to end we can build you a revolutionary space that increases your workflow and saves you precious time.
Here are just a few of the dental office design ideas that Kappler Design uses to help your dental practice be more efficient and profitable.
Prepare To Be Studied!
Dental office interior design is a very personal matter. So Kappler wants to get to know you: how you work and how you live. Every detail matters when it comes to creating your new dentist office. From schematics to product selection, Kappler Design collaborates with you through every step. Clients love our 3-D virtual walk-through which allows them to get a feel for patient and staff flow.
Eliminate Needless Steps
When supplies are needed, Kappler believes it makes sense to store them as close as possible to be used where and when they’re needed. A great example is the Kappler Sirona X-Ray cabinet. It measures just 90mm deep and hugs the wall right behind the unit placing all needed supplies discreetly within reach.
Clear Traffic Jams
There’s a famous case study where a designer studied an urban hospital with blue colored yarn. Staff and patients rolled the colored yarn out as they went about their daily business. It offered an eye-opening demonstration of inefficient movement. You may be experiencing the same thing in your dental office design. Kappler will take into account the daily workflow of your patients and staff to design the best dental office that meet your needs. The results will give us solid data for how to design your new dental office’s floorplan.
Dental Office Operatory Designs
In many practices (especially larger ones) operatories go online at different times. So inconsistencies between the spaces creep in. This means the dentist and assistants waste a significant amount of time acclimating from operatory to operatory. Your redesign is the perfect opportunity to standardize and optimize your workflow. With decades of experience, Kappler can suggest a variety of dental office best practices to make sure you maximize profitability and growth potential in your new dental office design.
Good Interior Design Feels Good
As proponents of using ‘best practices in dental office design,’ Kapplers’ goal is to make the infamous dentist “hunch” a thing of the past. State of the art ergonomics help the dentist and staff work longer and more efficiently. This is a major factor in making four-handed dentistry effective, but it’s also a concern for all team members throughout the office. Kappler’s dental office plans and equipment setups are completely customizable to put all the tools within easy arm’s reach. A good example is our Ratio Gipsen design, which makes work in the plaster room less backbreaking.
Never Skimp on IT
The faster you work, the more money you can make. So don’t let your digital capability lag behind the industry. The future of dentistry will require more and more advanced digital capabilities so plan now for increased bandwidth to accommodate patient growth and workflow efficiency. From wifi for every visitor, training for staff, entertainment for patients, data records, billing, patient retention—there’s no limit to what the future holds. One good example—those filing cabinets with patient records in the reception area—their days are numbered. Instead, look forward to a gorgeous modern reception desk like the Kappler Dubai below.
The Best Ideas in Dental Office Design are Invisible
Now is the time to consider the advantages of consolidating dentistry tools where they won’t be seen—or heard. Some practices believe in having nitrous oxide delivery in every operatory, however don’t want them to be obvious to the patients. Tanks and lines can be hidden in soundproof rooms—out of sight and still easily accessible. This is also a good location for the practice’s water-less vacuum pump systems as well as advanced security and fire safety systems. By being out of sight there’s less chance of agitating patients.
Let’s Keep the Discussion Going
As dental office interior designers and architects, your team at Kappler is dedicated to creating the best dental office design for your practice. A dental office design that is ready to grow with and serve you well in the future, aesthetically and efficiently. Kappler believes the right design is a key element to your financial success and in turn the best return on investment a dentist can make. Contact Kappler today to begin planning the dental office of your dreams.