If you’re planning on remodeling an existing dentist office or you’re designing a new one, then you need cabinetry that will function for everyone in the office. Consider all areas of the office in what function it will have. Then, design your cabinets to the best usage for your space.
Here are the most common dentist office areas you need to consider in your cabinetry design:
12 o’ clock Rear Unit Cabinets: These types of units typically house the computer, in which the dentist assistant and doctor can easily type patient notes. In an orthodontic office, this is especially helpful for helping a patient visualize his or her orthodontic plan for braces on a computer screen. Keep in mind that a good 12 o’clock rear unit should consider slide-out keyboard trays, moveable or swing-out arms, or components to clear an easy pass-through for assistants and doctors.
Center Island Units or Consoles: This is the main workstation where items like the rinse sink, waste inserts, task lighting, cup holder, paper towel-dispenser, and other dental office chair accessories are made available. It’s important to have this area neat, and clutter-free for safety and sanitary reasons. Your cabinet-maker and installer will probably recommend a sturdy surface, like quartz, for this area.
Sterilization Centers: This is the main area in all dental offices where the design must meet functionality. With any medical office, sterilization of equipment is a standard guideline and having a designation area in the office ensures that this standard is adhered to. To run an efficient dentist office, the sterilization workstations should have built-in cabinetry designed specially to house sterilization equipment.
These are just a few essential cabinetry areas of a dental office. Check back soon to learn of even more efficient dentist space-design tips.
When planning your dentist office design, keep NK Cabinets in mind. From conceptualization, to planning, to implementation, NK Cabinets can tackle any project with precision. NK Cabinets specializes in designing, fabricating, and installing custom and modular dentist office cabinets, center island consoles, real units, sterilization centers and more. Located in Southern California, NK Cabinets can service areas in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Encino, Granada Hills, West HIlls, Calabasas, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, Hollywood, Westwood, Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Malibu, and many more cities.
NK Cabinet offers on-site evaluations for dentist office remodels or new construction. We even work with contractors to complete various custom cabinet installations. Our advanced technology allows us to quickly fabricate virtually any size cabinet, reception desk, or laboratory with unmatched precision in our industry. Our installation experts have installed medical cabinets for outstanding organizations such as UCLA Medical Center and City of Hope. Contact NK Cabinet today for your dentist office project: 818.897.7909