CANCELLED: Design Solutions to Positively Impact Your Practice (Build, Renovate, Refresh)

Jeff Carter, DDS & Pat Carter, IIDA
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: T15 Cost: $0/$0 after Sept. 29 Date: Thursday, Oct. 27

This course has been cancelled.

CE Credits:  3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Dental Office Design |  Recommended for: All Attendees

Can facility design impact your practice success? Optimally designed facilities are proven to average a 35% production increase within two years when adding functional capacity to an existing practice model.

Dr. Carter and Pat will share important design principles to help you identify what is not working in your current facility and avoid repeating those “mistakes” in your new project. The positive impact of purposeful design has far-reaching benefits. By improving workflow and with attention to safety, you can improve your patient experience, team satisfaction, and ultimately achieve your growth goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to analyze and “score” your current facility to identify areas for improvement in your new project.
  • Understand design principles inside and outside your facility and how to apply them to your plans before you build or renovate to avoid costly mistakes.
  • Focus in on best design principles within your treatment rooms and sterilization center to optimize workflow, ergonomics and safety.
  • Develop the confidence you need to move forward with your project plans.

As a follow-up to this course, Dr. Jeff and Pat Carter will be available in the afternoon to answer your design questions and provide personal consultation. You’re encouraged to bring your floorplans for review.

About the Speakers: 

Jeff graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biological Science in 1976. In 1980 he received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry. In his years as a practicing dentist, Jeff practiced as a young associate dentist, a group practitioner in a large clinic setting, and as a solo practitioner in his own practice.  During his tenure at T.H.E., Jeff implemented technology integration services a much-needed adjunct to T.H.E.’s dental office design services.  Since 1997, Jeff has been involved in the design and construction of over 1,000 dental facilities including dental schools, and has published over 75 articles on office design and equipment and technology integration.  Jeff is also a frequent speaker teaming with Pat to present over 300 CE courses on Dental Office Design nationwide.  Financial Relationship – none reported.

Pat attended Clemson University and graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 1975. Pat was vice president of T.H.E. Design Inc. for twenty years prior to forming her own company, the Practice Design Group, with Dr. Jeff Carter in 2002. Pat has written numerous articles on dental office design and is a frequent speaker at many national and state dental meetings. Pat was at the forefront of the evolution of dental office design that utilized architecture and interior design to elevate dental facilities. Since 1979, she has participated in the design and construction of over 3000 dental facilities and is considered a leading expert on the provision of dental office design services nationwide. Financial Relationship – none reported.

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