Q: “I have an older 2-chair practice in about 50 sm. The lunch area, steri, lab, store and OPG are all in one small room. It can be a bit embarrassing and it is not up to current standards. I feel I am gradually losing patients. I am looking for premises to move into and would like to have 4 chairs in the new practice. Can you give me a guideline for how much room I will need?”
A: Our experience has taught us that there is a basic formula for estimating space needs. The basic figure to remember is that it takes about 40-45 square metres to run and service every dental chair efficiently.
Q: “I have just moved into my newly refurbished practice and couldn’t be happier with the result, however it needs a few finishing touches. Unfortunately in my budget didn’t allow for any new artwork. Could you suggest any cost-effective alternatives to purchasing artwork that might help to dress the space?”
A: “While good artworks can provide you with fantastic options for aesthetic and visual emphasis, as in your case, this solution isn’t always an affordable option. Alternatively, however, inexpensive well-framed reproductions can be just as effective in providing the visual relief required.”