As he watched his patient base grow and identified what needs the community had, Steven Freeman, DDS, owner of Elite Smiles in St. Augustine, Fla., began investing in 3D technology, including CAD/CAM, a CBCT and a digital intraoral scanner based on the advice of his Patterson Dental team.
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.
When Jeffrey S. Butts, DDS, decided to expand his services to offer oral surgery, implants, IV sedation and same-day dentistry, he turned to Patterson Dental to help with finding a new location, designing the office layout and nearly every other aspect of his new 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.
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 […]
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel!” –Maya Angelou How are you making your young patients feel when they walk through your doors? Imagine being that timid […]
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 […]
Are you still toying with the idea of attending this year’s SIROWORLD Conference? It could very well be the best and most energizing thing you do for your career all year. Interested in current dental industry trends? Check out one of 140+ general sessions. Maybe […]
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 […]
Congratulations! You’ve chosen a fulfilling profession that has a direct, positive affect on people’s health, happiness, and overall well-being. Now you’re ready to begin a new chapter in your professional journey – starting your very own dental practice. Before you open your doors and welcome […]
CEREC technology is all about integration and convenience, and with CEREC AI and CEREC AF, added flexibility and mobility make using this advanced technology even easier. Both the AI and AF units feature a monitor, a keyboard and PC, a CEREC Omnicam with cradle, and […]
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 […]
I’ve listed Google My Business optimization as one of the top 5 SEO strategies to deploy for your dental practice online presence. It’s time to talk about “Google My Business (GMB)” in more detail. The reason is that optimizing your GMB listing is one of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Increasing case acceptance is high on every practice’s priority list; however, one factor that often gets overlooked is where the treatment and financial discussions take place. Let’s take a look at a common scenario; you deliver a clear and solid treatment plan and the patient […]
When it comes to building your first practice, moving locations or renovating your existing practice, there are a number of decisions that need to be made throughout the process. It’s hard to choose any single part that is the most important, because all of the […]
Are you one of the many practice owners with a New Year’s goal of increasing the number of patients you see this year? If so, good for you! But remember, it requires an investment to grow your business. In addition to an effective marketing campaign, […]
Every morning when you get to your dental office, ergonomics is probably not the first thing that concerns you. It’s also probably not the second, third, or fourth thing, either. For many doctors, hygienists, and assistants, it’s not until the end of the day that […]
When Erin Roberts, DDS, purchased a dental office from a retiring dentist to open Healthy Smiles in Enid, Okla. in 2003, she had no idea what kind of challenges she would face with the outdated office and equipment. There was little room to move around, […]
If you’re building a new office or updating your existing space – or even just considering making a change – you don’t want to miss our Blueprint for Success event. This one-day seminar, sponsored by Patterson Dental, Wells Fargo and A-dec, will teach you how […]