Clinic By Design

The Ins and Outs of Dental Practice Renovations

The decision to open up your own dental practice or renovate your existing clinic can be an extremely exciting one.


But it can also be quite a daunting one, so it is important to make sure you do some research into the items that need to be considered very carefully before appointing the team that will make your vision come to life.

1. Do Your Homework –

When it comes to dental clinic design the area you are located in and the type of patients you already have or want to attract play a huge role in how your clinic should look. If you are attracting young families you may want to give you clinic a fun, colourful look and set up a children’s area with additional acoustics in order to reduce noise for other patients, whereas if you are catering for mainly executive types you may want to give your practice a sleeker look along with some additional extras such as charging stations in which they can plug in their phones and laptops in order to work while they wait for their appointment.

2. Secure Financing –

Although you will not have a hard time finding a bank to lend to you not all banks are familiar with the actual costs and funding allocation required for a start-up practice and therefore it is important that you become familiar with a few different medical finance companies and who will work best for you.

3. Build a Strong Network

– Although it may feel risky to hand everything over to the one company when it comes to organising your dental practice renovation or construction we highly recommend the services of an experienced medical design and construct company. Not only do they have experience within the medical field, which is extremely important in order to really understand the requirements needed to ensure your practice is built to standard, they will also have existing relationships with subcontractors meaning you do not have to deal with each separate trade yourself.

4. Have a Business Plan

– A detailed business plan is the best way to show a complete understanding of the environment you will be opening your dental practice in. Not only is this beneficial when it comes to financing it is also a good idea to have everything written down so you know exactly what needs to be done in order to get your vision off the ground. Take a look at our previous blog ‘Planning Makes Perfect’ to see what should be included in your business plan.

5. Ask Around

– The best way to make sure you are going down the right path with your dental practice renovation is to speak to other practitioners. This gives you the opportunity to hear the good and bad stories that can go along with a refurbishment or new clinic construction and gain valuable advice on what they would have done differently if given the opportunity to do it all over again. Word of mouth is also good when it comes to appointing your design and construct company. Past clients and medical finance companies are usually the safest and most reliable option when it comes to medical construction.


Cosmetically it is very simple to give your dental practice the update it needs or set your brand new clinic apart from the rest but without the pivotal stepping stones above you will not have the structure to keep your business running successfully.


We understand that medical practitioners don’t like downtime therefore having as much information under your belt from the very first meeting with your preferred design and Construct Company is imperative.


With your clear plan and our knowledge and experience we can help get the ball rolling quickly in order to turn your dental practice dream into a reality.