10 Jan Ask a Designer: 5 Trend Shifts from the Last 5 Years
Between the pandemic and advancements in technology, the dental field has seen some major shifts over the last five years. Our designers have shared a few of their favorite design shifts that support a re-imagined dental space of the future.
Large Digital Labs
Doctors are including labs back into their space, specifically by going digital. These rooms are a great showpiece of the office, letting patients in on the new dental tech and processes.
Private Treatment Suites
My favorite trend that is gaining traction is including one larger private treatment room to accommodate families, patients with caregivers, patients who use mobility devices, or patients who may require a more quiet, private environment.
Clean, Downsized Waiting Rooms
Doctors are putting more emphasis on moving patients back into treatment and downsizing the waiting space. We are seeing more clean lines, less radius-style desks, and less bulk in waiting.
Central Clinical Hub
Sterilization is already the heart of the practice, so building in additional clinical needs like cart storage and technology docking just makes sense. You can also gain a staff workspace above the docking station for logging quick notes, submitting orders, or checking schedules.