Insights To Maximize Your Dental Office Productivity


Our founder, Dr. David Ahearn, DDS, has been honored to share his concepts for maximizing dental office productivity with the dental community. And we hope that by reading some of his published articles, you’ll better understand our thought process as a company, and see a path to create the practice of your dreams. If you have any questions, please call our team at 1-800-275-2547.

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One Dozen Essential Elements of a Great Dental Office Design (Part 1)

One of the most valuable and lasting improvements that any dentist can contribute to a successful practice is an investment in great office design.
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One Dozen Essential Elements of a Great Dental Office Design (Part 2)

This edition completes the “baker’s dozen,” and we hope it leaves you with a clear-cut plan for what you will want in your new office environment.
Interior Design of a dental practice waiting room

What do Dental Patients Want?

Did you ever notice that the photos you see of award-winning dental offices are usually of the waiting room? OK let’s be politically correct… the reception area?
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The Eight Keys to Selecting Great Seating for Long-Term Dental Practitioner Health

The evolution to the seated position is just the beginning of our journey. A new look at dental practitioner positioning must occur as we pursue greater performance.

Efficient dental treatment room pairs

Room Pairs

Why exactly is it that most of us believe that the only way to set up an office is with symmetrical rooms? Do we think that we’re going to find the cure for dental hygiene?

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Dental Office Design and Productivity for the Rest of Us

In every practitioner’s life there comes a time when it is clear that a physical office change must occur. For some doctors, this happens early in practice.

State-of-the-art treatment room furnished with Ergonomic Products equipment

Ten Essential Elements of a Productive Dental Office Treatment Room (Part 1)

Let’s face it. Productivity in most dental practices is not very impressive. We may work hard, but we don’t get that much done. Heresy, you say! Let’s think about it for a minute…
detail of a completely redesigned dental practice from the hallway looking at all the new treatment rooms

Ten Essential Elements of a Productive Dental Office Treatment Room (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed the first five essential elements of a productive treatment room – cost, ease of use, fingertip access for all supplies, universal access, and staff friendly design.

In this article on treatment room function, we’ll go into detail on the five additional elements:

  • Create a compact operatory
  • Plan for the future
  • Allow free access
  • Easy re-equipping
  • Don’t scare the patient
optimize your smaller equipment needs by utilizing instrument cassettes

Dental Instrument Processing

As practices increase in their productive capacity, it’s common to see problems develop in the sterilization and instrument processing area.

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An Introduction to Ergonomics

(PDF ARTICLE) – An Introduction to Ergonomics : Risk Factors, MSDs, Approaches and Interventions. An ADA.org White Paper.
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