Dental Office Design Software for the Informed Dentist
Posted by HJT Design
Dental office design software is becoming more and more available, both online and off, with today’s free design software applications. Any dentist who wants to build their own dream office can experiment with several different design programs that were specifically developed with the unique needs of dentists in mind.
No previous skill or knowledge of drafting is necessary, as these programs walk you through the process step-by-step. The more you use these programs the more you will learn about dental office design, and while consulting with a professional is still a must, this software alone can provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge.
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One of the most comprehensive dental office design platforms available is the inView system. This is a web based program that includes not just physical design elements but important planning and feasibility information as well.
Dentists who are taking the DIY approach can benefit from this program largely because of the way it walks its users through the integrated and predetermined phases that are designed to keep any project on track and under budget. It is one of the only platforms that is specifically catered to dental office design and takes into account many of the unique challenges that the dental industry faces.
Jesper Office SpacePlanning
For a more generalized and simplified design option, Jesper Office has created the SpacePlanning program to help with space management and interior design once your space is ready to be decorated.
This is an easy-to-use program that allows you to rearrange furniture, make measurements, identify possible foot traffic hang-ups, and work through the layout of each exam room on your own. The user interface is extremely friendly and easy to understand so you can have fun with your design without the stress of more complex programs.
CAD Based Programs
Dentists who are prepared for a challenge can always search for any of the free or low cost Computer Aided Design programs available on the market. These programs use coordinate mapping, vectoring, and high quality rendering allowing you to design your office in two dimensional and then view your design in a three dimensional rendition.
This will give you the ability to consider different space layouts and construction materials, and create an extremely detailed view of what you want your office to look like. Your contractor will need these kinds of measurements in order to begin construction and have a clear idea of what the finished building will look like.
Dental Design Assistance
No matter what your level of design expertise there are many different dental office design programs available to help you manage all aspects of the design process.
By using these programs to draw up your vision of your new office, you will be able to utilize your resources effectively and create a space that speaks clearly to your tastes and philosophy. Some of these programs simply focus on one phase of construction, while others provide a well-rounded solution to the entire design and construction process.
Even after you have settled on a layout, other DIY programs exist to help you with the decorating and furnishings of the space for even more individualization through the end of the project.
Hiring A Dental Design Architect
Dental design software can give a dentist the freedom to try and design their new office to give them a good idea of space.
However, if you are unfamiliar with building codes, zoning regulations, and permits, you’ll want to contact an experienced dental architect who can help you navigate these areas.
A general design concept is helpful when you sit down with your dental architect or dental design firm. Having these ideas on paper can help translate your thoughts for your space, and help your dental architecture team create achievable solutions for you and your dental practice.
Starting your dental office design project with HJT Dental Design can help you achieve your dental practice goals and save you money in the long run. Working with a dental architect spear heading your dental design project from day one, will give you peace of mind and reduce the stress of designing your dental office on your own, while still maintaining and running your dental practice and seeing patients.
Contact HJT to schedule a free consultation for answers and knowledge to prepare and empower you in moving forward with your dental consturction project with confidence.