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Design Your Practice for Success, 2015 ADA News Convention Daily, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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2012 Dental Office of the Year

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Dos and don’ts for a high-tech dental office

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Congratulations to Dr. Amber Allen! Dr. Allen’s new office was awarded both the Dental Economics 2011 Office of the Year as well as the 2011 Outstanding New Dentist Practice.

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Article by Michael Unthank, DDS, and Geri True, ASID, Unthank Design Group

Dental Office of the Year 2010.

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Article by Michael Unthank, DDS, and Geri True, ASID, Unthank Design Group

Article featuring Dr. Andrew Glenn’s Office of the Year 2009.

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Article by Geri True, ASID, Unthank Design Group

A Woman’s Touch – Office design for women dentists

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Article by Michael Unthank, DDS, and Geri True, ASID, Unthank Design Group

Aligning patient perception with technology and quality of care: A study in dental office design

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Article featuring Dr. Michael Sesemann’s office and staff.

“The right people make all the difference”

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Article featuring Dr. Betsy Bakeman’s office.

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Article featuring Dr. Paula Harre’s Specialty Office of the Year 2007.

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Dental Practice Report Article

For a moment, think about how design can contribute to the success of your practice.The front office and reception areas should be open enough to greet new patients and regulars,while affording your staff the necessary privacy to manage the administrative needs of the office.The business area should be discrete, making patients feel comfortable and secure when discussing financial issues or treatment plans. Like these other areas, the esthetics and functionality of your treatment rooms play a crucial role in the effectiveness—and, ultimately, the profitability—of your business.

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Article featuring Dr. Sam Sadati’s Office of the Year 2005.

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Article featuring Dr. James Brennan’s Office of the Year 2003.

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1999 JADA Articles

Dental Office Planning

Background. A properly planned dental office can contribute directly to the success of your practice. Critical steps in creating a successful dental office environment are developing a design program, determining the size and cost of your facility, selecting a location and assembling the appropriate professionals to help with planning and construction.

Practice Implications. Planning a dental office is a multi-faceted and complex task. For optimal results, you need to completely understand the design and construction process, as no other business activity will demand a greater investment of your time and money.

Unthank M. Dental office planning. JADA 1999;130(11):1579-82. Copyright © 1999 American Dental Association. All rights reserved. Reproduced by permission. For the full text of the article, please click here to go to the article on the ADA’s Web site, www.ada.org. Access to this article is free of charge to all users.

Design for Treatment

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Interior Design for Dentistry

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dental practice coaching & consulting

Jody Catalanello and Linda Valencia have worked together coaching and consulting dental teams for more than 20 years. As mosaic management group we are well respected for helping dentists and their teams achieve their personal and professional goals. We love what we do, we work hard for your success, and we have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Dentists make beautiful smiles and we love to see dental teams smile about their practice. Click here for more information.

Betsy Wheat Consulting – Innovative Practice Management for the Entire Dental Profession

Investing in your office is the most effective way to strengthen your staff and impact your patients. Betsy Wheat is an experienced business consultant to the dental profession with a solid reputation for helping dentists increase their bottom line. Offering customized consulting services and training programs, betsy brings a focused, straightforward, and direct approach to reaching practice goals, improving patient care systems and enhancing team communication. Click here for more information.

Having personally negotiated more than 2,000 leases, George Vaill is a commercial real estate veteran who specializes in negotiating the economic elements of office leases for dentists nationwide, helping them secure substantial rental concessions and long term occupancy security. He also provides lease review services in conjunction with contract transfers accompanying a practice purchase. A member of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, he studied at Southern Connecticut State University, Harvard University School of Design and ICSC University. During his 33 year career, he has taught leasing courses at the Boston University Metropolitan College, consulted to the federal government on lease issues, published numerous articles, and lectured extensively on the topic of commercial leases. Click here for more information.

Bringing Technology and Dentistry Together

Keeping patients happy and healthy is your full-time job – you didn’t become a dentist to manage technology equipment, software, and wiring. But building a successful dental practice today does mean staying on top of the latest technology advances.

T2 Consulting, Inc. is a consulting and design firm that focuses on helping dentists successfully integrate high technology products and systems into dental offices…not on selling them! With over 500 clients nationwide, we have built our industry stature on unbiased consultation and frankness. You’ll save time, money, and hassle, while gaining a solution that’s right for your dental practice. Click here for more information

Wells Fargo Practice Finance (formerly Matsco)

Wells Fargo Practice Finance, the leading specialty lender for healthcare practices nationwide, specializes in dental practice construction, remodeling and expansion projects. From ground-up construction and leasehold improvements to equipment and commercial real estate financing, Practice Finance offers customized financing solutions, project-specific planning tools and practical expertise to help you build the practice of your dreams. The only practice lender endorsed by ADA Business ResourcesSM, Wells Fargo Practice Finance is a proud sponsor of Unthank Design seminars. Click here for more information.