Investment to Modernise & Improve
Health-care is a constantly updating world of innovation in techniques, technology, training & materials but let's not forget the primary point of contact with our patients.
Dental surgeries can be be a place of joy for both the dentist & patient, and the general ambiance of the direct place of contact between the two makes such a difference. So a bright modern surgery may not change the treatment required in itself but can make the whole experience a whole lot better! The flip-side of this being a dark dreary old surgery is not exactly a mood motivator.
A good first impression can work wonders. -- J. K. Rowling
The work involved in the modernisation of a surgery is often under-estimated, so we thought we'd give you a bit of background on the whole journey.
Planning is the key to any project like this, and this starts by working out what we can do, what we can use & what we want from the final result, then work backwards to where things are currently to itemise the necessary steps to make the transformation.
Our practice building as many know is a converted outbuilding, originally constructed as stables & outbuildings to High House which was one of the original four buildings in East Ayton when the village was first established. We are set well below street level on the road side & also slightly lower even than the land behind, this leads to severe limitations in what we can do with the services (air/water/drains/suction) in our floor to supply the chair, & similarly with sink drainage from the cabinets. Secondly our room sizes are not exactly generous when it comes to installing dental surgeries.
Cutting to the chase this meant that only relatively minor changes could be made to the cabinet layout & the position of the chair has had to remain almost the same BUT all the services still required alteration to work with the new chair/taps/sinks.
So the planned order was;
- Cabinet layout/new chair position drawn up on CAD
- Service drawings produced
- Equipment & cabinetry ordered & fitting booked
- Two weeks window left in patient bookings to allow removal of all surgery fittings, & refitting of the flooring, new services & new chair & cabinetry & their connection
Here is a sequence of photos showing how it happened
The Final Result- We hope you like it!
We'll have to let you have the final say on this one.