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Behold: The Construction Contract

Oddly enough, it’s not the fine print to which you are vulnerable It would require the text equivalent of “Gone with the Wind” to adequately describe the details necessary to execute an average dental office construction project. As a result, most contracts, including...

Design Is How It Works!

“Design isn’t just what it looks or feels like. Design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs The phrase, “Form follows function” is not simply a cliché reference to modern architecture; it’s an element of ergonomics and human engineering; and that is the basis for...

Design Projectoscopy (Feasibility Study)

I can’t help but speculate that the aversion to performing a feasibility study is as much emotional as it is financial. Clearly there is a cost factor that may dissuade the fiscally faint-of-heart- despite its proven worth. However, my perception is that a feasibility...

Lose The Jugs!

Dental offices use a lot of water! Not by volume, but by variety [there are four]: washing/flushing; drinking; sterilizing; cooling/irrigating- and each has it’s own peculiarities. Three of them require a storage container or “jug”. And the fourth may be subject to...

Don’t Always Rely on Statistics

If You Rely On Statistics As A Guide When Planning An Office, You Are Likely To Become One Of Those Very Statistics! This article was inspired by a recent conversation that I had with Linda Miles [Linda Miles & Associates] during which she shared another of her...

Six Truths About Dental Millwork

THEORY #1: Pre-manufactured dental cabinetry offers superior ergonomic design. TRUTH: One would expect that to be true. Unfortunately, that is a profound fallacy! In fact, many of the products designed and produced by those companies necessitate class IV and class V...