Saturday, March 12, 2011

Blueprint On Designing A Dental Office

All dental offices are not alike, because they are not designed with enough forethought.  Drs. Kirk Kimmerling and Alex Krempa have an extraordinary dental office in Marietta, GA, and share insight and advice about designing a dental facility.  At the Verde Pointe Dental Office, innovations and attention to detail have made day-to-day operations more efficient and therefore easier.  Their mission is simple;  Dental offices need to be equipped with the latest technology and it is important to train the entire staff. Every dental assistant at Verde Pointe is required to be certified in expanded duties recognized by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.   The front staff regularly attends seminars to assist patients easily in billing, scheduling and insurance needs. Each patient has the consummate experience from the moment they enter the front door until they leave.  The modern high/tech decor is a further reflection of the goal of providing the latest in high-tech.  Each part of the office, the technology, the equipment and the decor, complements each other part of the space.

Every office needs an extensive computer system integrated throughout the office.  Information (patient charts, radiographs, referral letters, patient schedules, etc.) is accessible from every computer in the office.  This helps to accommodate a patient at any location, allowing for less chair time for every patient. Each operatory  has dual monitors, one for the staff to post, and the other allowing patients to view their x-rays, view patient education and to see the inside of their mouth with an intra-oral camera.  Each operatory has a compact mouse/keyboard combination, that fits conveniently on the Adec tub tray, creating an innovation in using Adec’s equipment.  The Cadent iTero Digital Impression System provides a highly accurate digital impression for crowns and bridges. The digital impression is more hygienic than traditional impression making, reduces time and the cost of mailing, and ensures the lab receives the case. iTero saves time by verifying the impression’s accuracy and eliminating any remake impressions. The efficiency of electronic model making allows for less time creating a precise crown, requiring less time for cementation making a better patient experience.

On the technical side, all operatories are equipped with Adec 511 chair and Adec 533 Continental or Side Delivery with touch-tone pads and an Adec ICV HVE cleaning system.  Each Adec delivery system includes an electric hand piece, intraoral camera connection for Sopro 595 cameras and Satelec scaler. Each of the four hygiene operatories also has a Prophyjet Cavitron.  The doctor operatories all have Denmat Sapphire Plasma Arc Curing Lights capable of the fastest curing of composites available and Danville Micro-etchers attached to Adec delivery systems. Quicker curing allows for quicker and better patient experience.  The doctor operatories have innovative rear delivery patient Adec lights specifically designed by Dr. Kimmerling and Atlanta Dental Supply Co. A KaVo DIAGNOdent caries detector and a Kavo DIAGNOdent pen are located in pass-through areas for easy retrieval, and better diagnosis.  The office has two Root ZX Apex locators to provide increased efficiency during root canal therapy helping to achieve desired results.  For sterilization, there are three Adec Lisa Sterilizers, and a Statim 5000 Cassette Autoclave. The two Lisa’s and the Statim are located in the assistant’s sterilization area and one Lisa is located in the hygiene sterilization. Electric hand pieces are cleaned and lubricated using KaVo’s QUATTRO care system.   The extra-oral radiography is the Planmeca ProMax unit with 3-D capabilities that can produce tomographic slices for detailed morphologic diagnostics
Verde Pointe Dental Associates, cosmetic dentists in Marietta, GA have created what they believe is a new trend in dental aesthetics. The modern, high-tech office is striking with its double glass front doors and handsome front desk/business area. A custom-built waterfall captures patients’ attention.  The dental office and philosophy go "hand-in-hand." The group strives to provide efficient, high-tech, modern dentistry in an efficient, high-tech, modern facility all surrounded by beauty.