Dental Office Design

Dental Office Design

Recognizing that preliminary design and design development are the two most critical foundational phases of any new construction, renovation or remodeling of an existing dental practice,http://www.designforhealth.com makes it possible for practices to engage our services for either or both of those all important aspects of the process, independent of the construction drawing and construction phases. Whatever the choice, Design is often the preferred option on out-of-state projects, where distance and other factors, such as variations in building codes, make it more convenient to enter into the construction phase with local contractors. Another important reason for considering this option is that it gives dental practices the opportunity to support local businesses in the construction phase of their building projects. This type of involvement with local contractors and vendors helps practices build goodwill within their communities and grow and prosper as a result.

To ensure that our approved design plans are executed to exacting standards, when a practice elects to hirehttp://www.designforhealth.com for our Design option, we offer free ongoing consultation throughout all phases of the dental clinic design, construction and remodeling.

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Our Dental Office Design Services consist to the following:

Preliminary Design Phase:

    1. Program Development
      1. Coordination of project team (contractor, interior designer, equipment supplier, etc.)
      2. Budget review
      3. Lease review and Tenant Improvements (T.I.’s) analysis
      4. Visiting/reviewing similar dental clinic projects
      5. General design considerations and completion of a detailed Programming Questionnaire:
        1. Philosophy of dental practice
        2. Staff projections
        3. Dental office procedures and staff responsibility review
        4. Operatory design
        5. Design of ancillary rooms
        6. Inventory of existing equipment and projected needs
    1. Project Site Analysis of Building Conditions
      1. Field measure all existing conditions and analyze space for structural and mechanical limitations:
        1. Structural walls, columns, beams, floors and ceilings
        2. Window locations and operation
        3. Solar orientation
        4. Exterior views
        5. Handicap accessibility
        6. Parking considerations
        7. Plumbing service
        8. Electrical service
        9. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning requirements (HVAC)
        10. Access above ceiling and below floor
      1. Review existing or proposed building plans and specifications
      2. Take on site record photographs
      3. Review special building problems and hidden structural elements with building owner or his representative
    1. Design Presentations (view example)
      1. Develop scaled CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings showing the location of all major equipment, furnishings, cabinets and storage, etc., so as to facilitate a complete understanding of the proposed scheme(s).
    1. Design Modifications
      1. Refining the dental office Preliminary Design until the client is completely satisfied that maximum usage has been made of the project site.

 

Design Development Phase:

    1. Reviewing the dental office Preliminary Design with the interior designer to achieve a coordinated finished product
      1. Floor coverings
      2. Wall coverings
      3. Furnishings
      4. Window coverings
      5. Special lighting
      6. Color coordination
      7. Special interior design details
    1. Reviewing the dental office Preliminary Design with the Client and developing appropriate details
      1. Final equipment selection
      2. Intercom system
      3. Background music selection
      4. Computer system
      5. Special construction details
    1. Preliminary Ceiling Design (view example)
      1. Location of lay-in and gypsum board ceilings
      2. Design and location of gypsum board soffits
      3. Locations and generic specifications of all lighting fixtures
      4. Other ceiling element locations (exhaust fans, dental lights, speakers, etc.)
    1. Perspective Studies (view example)
      1. Computer generated three dimensional perspectives of some of the critical areas of the office suite in order to enhance an early understanding of the finished project
    1. Preliminary Cabinetry Design (view example)
      1. Three dimensional isometric drawings
      2. Location of all doors and drawers
      3. Location of all accessories and plumbing fixtures
      4. Special built-in cabinets and furniture

 

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