January 21, 2013
New ADA resource offers guidance on designing dental offices
In The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Office Design, a new planning resource, an accomplished team of dentistry and design industry experts shares their expertise.
A collaboration between the ADA and several experts, the new guide reflects the authors' valuable knowledge and experience with planning and building a new dental practice space from scratch—or redesigning an existing office.
The new guide features more than 100 color photos, charts and graphics, and sample documents, and it offers advice ranging from architectural and interior design to ergonomics and environmental best practices. It also addresses financing options, assembling a project management team, determining equipment needs, layout efficiency and more. The 196-page, full-color book is available to ADA members for $89.95 and to nonmembers for $134.95.
"I wrote the foreword to the first edition of The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Office Design and was subsequently asked to contribute the chapter on dental office layout for the second edition," Dr. Unthank said. "Being both a registered architect and a licensed dentist, and having designed only dental and specialty offices since 1980, I felt this was a topic I could appropriately address."
"The guide is essentially a one-stop shop that connects you to the design professionals who are at the top of their game when it comes to dental office design."
ADA members can save 15 percent on The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Office Design and other ADA Catalog products by using campaign code 13101 by Feb. 28. Visit adacatalog.org to make purchases and for more information.