Steven Freeman, DDS, is the owner of Elite Smiles, a full-service dental office located in St. Augustine, Fla., that provides pediatric dentistry, orthodontics for all ages, Invisalign, implants, general dentistry, sleep apnea treatment and more. With nearly all dental specialties covered, patients rarely get referred to another dental office. But Freeman did not always have the space for all-inclusive dental services.
Planning your own remodel or new build can be a daunting task but knowing where to start and working with the right teams can ensure the process is smooth and painless. Join us for the Start-to-Finish Webinar Series to learn strategies that can help you define, refine and achieve your practice goals through effective dental office design principles.
Integrating these tools and strategies will improve practice efficiency and impress upon your patients how important their comfort and safety are to you.
After holding down the roles of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist in two rock bands, Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, is now the owner of a thriving dental office in Atlanta. So, how did Butts go from a touring rock star to owning his own practice?
As dental practices continue to examine infection control guidelines to meet the demands of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to consider how patients will feel as they walk into your office. A-dec has many solutions to not only improve the safety of your office, but also to visually show patients you’re keeping their health at the forefront.
Recognizing a need for growth, the first instinct for Drs. Michael Mefford and Keith Ellis was to add on to the existing building. However, the “big picture” told them otherwise. Now in a new location with a 6,700-square-foot space, they’ve been able to expand their dental hygiene team, hire an associate dentist and invest in new equipment and technology.
Dr. Ricky L. Farmer’s practice in Somerset, Ky., was successful, but patients couldn’t always be accommodated immediately in the 2,500-square-foot space. His vision was to transition to a larger group practice aligned with his philosophy of “contemporary, comprehensive, compassionate care.”
The days are long, the sun is hot, ice cream tastes extra delicious, and outdoor concert season is in full swing. There’s no denying it: we’re in the heart of SUMMER! Beaches and BBQs shouldn’t be the only places infused with #SummerVibes, though. From themed […]
Happy New Year! Hopefully the first week of 2018 has treated you well, and your new year’s resolutions are intact and on track ?. It’s so exciting to have a blank slate these next 12 months to fill with fresh goals, big plans, special trips, and […]
When new patients visit your practice for the first time, they come with a unique set of experiences that may or may not include feeling at ease around doctors and hygienists. Regardless of where on the comfort scale your patients fall, there are a variety […]
Everyone is familiar with the idiom, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, you can think of your dental practice’s office design in much the same way. If your patients walk into your waiting room and are greeted by a larger-than-life coral reef complete with […]
According to recent projections released by Grand View Research Inc., virtual and augmented reality in the health care market will swell to become a $5.1 billion industry by the year 2025. There are a rapidly-growing number of applications for this exciting technology in healthcare as […]
Unicorn fanatics, 2017 is your year: All things unicorn are en vogue. Want to drink like this mythical creature? Sip on a unicorn frappuccino or lemonade from Starbucks. Want to eat like one? Follow a recipe for unicorn toast. Want to look like one? Ask your […]
Oprah may have design guru Nate Berkus, and HGTV may have design power couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, but Patterson is not one to be outdone. We have an elite team of design rock stars ready, eager, and qualified to bring your dream practice to […]
There’s no denying it, this really is the most wonderful time of the year! Not only does the holiday season bring with it an abundance of yummy food and quality time with family and loved ones, it also means that we embrace the spirit of […]
With Halloween just two weeks away, most Americans have ~PUMPKIN~ on the brain. We’re drinking pumpkin flavored lattes, sniffing pumpkin scented candles, and dreaming up ways to incorporate these gorgeous gourds into our indoor and outdoor decor. We at Patterson are not immune to this […]
In the deepest, darkest corner of dental practices of old, sat the grizzled bastion of infection control – the sterilization center. It was here that sterilization occurred, far from the sight of any well-meaning patients who may have accidentally stumbled upon the horrors of used […]
Laura Grundmeier has worked as a Patterson office designer for 2.5 years and has designed hundreds of offices during that time. Of all of the office spaces she has worked on, Dr. Janette Pinedo’s Torrance, Calif., practice stands out the most. Pinedo came to Patterson […]
Does your practice have 4 operatories? If you increase that number to 5, your revenue will increase by at least 20%. What about if your practice has 3 operatories, and you increase that number to 4? Your revenue will increase by at least 25%. Sensing […]
It’s FINALLY SPRING, which means it’s time to put on your Spring cleaning pants and work yourself into an organizational frenzy!!! Okay perhaps a frenzy isn’t necessary, but it is the perfect time of year to take a look at which areas of your home […]
The Dental Office Design Competition, sponsored by Wells Fargo Practice Finance, Dental Economics and the American Dental Association, was initiated in 1999 as an inspiration and learning tool for dentists planning to build or remodel their own practices. Since then, over 60 practices across the […]
In previous entries, we looked at the business reasons for a green dental practice and office. We identified a framework for a visioning document to help prioritize sustainable goals for your practice. We learned about rating systems and examined some ways to reduce water and energy use by your […]
In the last blog entry, “All Systems Go … Green!” we took a high-level look at a couple of the sustainable design rating systems. Dental practices and equipment can be water and energy use intensive. The LEED Water Efficiency and Energy and Atmosphere categories together […]
Over the past four weeks, we’ve been talking about important lease clauses for dental practices to understand, and so far they’ve all had one thing in common – they’ve all been lease clauses that are desirable to have in a contract. For our final tip, […]
As you are thinking about your green dental office, you may be wondering, “How will I know if we are doing the project right to achieve our green design goals?” There are several rating systems in place to help you design spaces to minimize the […]
Practice growth – isn’t that what every dentist wants for their practice? With practice growth, though, comes a need for your practice space to grow. This is where an expansion lease clause can come into play. If you’re planning on any aggressive practice growth, you […]
There is no cookie cutter design formula for a green dental office. Successful green design is accomplished through a collaborative process between you, the dental practice owner, and your design professionals. The process will require some early decisions on your part. To be ready to […]
For part three of our five-part series about the most important lease clauses for dentists to understand, we’re going to talk about termination/restoration clauses. This is particularly important for any dentists who think they may need to terminate their lease early. If your practice expects […]
Are you thinking about operating a green dental practice? Are you considering constructing or remodeling your office using sustainable design practices? What does this entail and why would you want to do it? This is the first in a series of blog entries that will […]
Last week we kicked off our series about the most important lease clauses to understand. We talked about lease exclusivity clauses and how they can be greatly beneficial to your dental practice. This week, we’re looking at assignments and assumptions. If you’re thinking about selling […]