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Style Guide 03 – 2011

Q: “I have found a great house for a dental practice in my local area. Will I need a planning permit to set up?

A: The short is answer is yes, unless the council area you live in has a most unusual approach to planning.

Approval is generally supported if there are no more than two or three practitioners, there is plenty of onsite parking away from neighbours’ living or sleeping areas, there is plenty of landscaping area on site, and there is compliant access for disabled people.

Q: “I am a principal dentist in a partnership, we have testimonials on our website. We recently received a letter from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) claiming this is inappropriate. I have signed consent forms from my patients giving us permission to use their testimonials on our website. Doesn’t client consent allow us to use their testimonials?”

A: Patient consent and the ability to use that testimonial for promotional purposes are two separate issues. The idea of getting written permission from patients is to reduce the chance of getting sued for libel (defamation).

As dentists, you offer regulated health services, this is why you need to register with the dental board. In late 2009 the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 (Qld) was enacted, and section 133 prohibits regulated health services from using testimonials to promote business.

Very helpful and professional through out the process. The support we received after fit out completion was fantastic, we requested a few minor adjustments after installation and no request was too hard. Excellent communication, would happily recommend to anyone.read more
Excellent attitude and quality service. It is increasingly rare for the leadership/ management team as a whole, of a company, to take personal care and deliver in a timely manner. Everybody is impressively polite, and I have zero hesitation in recommending Levitch Design Australia.read more
Australian Skincare
Australian Skincare
20:11 17 Jul 18
designs are beautiful, talk to Dean Arnot if you want to build with Levitch, he is very quick to respond to your calls and very thoroughread more
Eunice Park
Eunice Park
11:43 13 Nov 17
The entire team at Levitch Design are very professional and easy to work with. I am very pleased with how our dental practice looks. From the start they were informative and always helpful, going out of their way to make sure the final design and plan was what we envisioned. I would highly recommend Levitch Design to anyone !read more
Karan S Baran
Karan S Baran
06:39 27 Oct 17
I engaged Levitch Design Australia for the renovation, rebranding and marketing of my Dental Practice, and from start to finsih I was very impressed with their professionalism. I didn't realise initially that they would be able to oversee all aspects of the project, and having them do this allowed for a seamless integration of the vision across all parties. They were professional, creative, addressed any concern thoroughly and in a timely manner, and were a pleasure to deal with. Since completion, the feedback from patients has been extremely positive, and we have noticed an increase in revenue as a result. I would highly recommend Levitch Design Australia.read more
Alistair Graham
Alistair Graham
06:03 05 Jul 17