by Alex Francis
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While we are often told not to judge a book by its cover, there is no denying the power of the superficial over the substantive. That said, it is important to be sure that the furnishings of your dental office are not purely functional, but are stylish as well.
As Jeff Carter, DDS, and Pat Carter, IIDA, explained in a recent article for DentalEconomics.com, “Furniture is one of many visible cues that produce an unavoidable message about your care and dental acumen.” In other words, a poor layout and run-of-the-mill furniture can give the best dental office an underwhelming feel just as easily as an appealing aesthetic can raise the bar of a mediocre office. So in order to ensure you have all of your bases covered, it is recommended you pay particular attention to the furniture in your office. Here are a few things to consider:
1. Don’t line the walls of your office with dozens of the same chair. Instead, create a more welcoming atmosphere by using different kinds of furniture in coordinating colors or patterns.
2. Opt for fabric over vinyl. Not only does it look and feel better, but it also stands up better to frequent use and is less prone to puncturing.
3. Take the flow of the room into consideration when designing your layout. For example, you should avoid putting a chair near a high-traffic door or hallway entrance, because it has a tendency to make the person sitting in it feel constantly in the way. It should be easy to move from the front door to the reception desk and back into the office without having to navigate around too many tables and chairs.
For more information about selecting furniture for your dental office and to see some examples, check out the Dental Economics article here.
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