Setting Up a Comfortable and Professional Dental Office Waiting Room

Waiting roomWhether you’re setting up a new dental office or just looking to revamp your current waiting room, there are simple, easy, and cost-effective ways that you can make a big difference. It’s vital that you know the importance of your waiting room, as this is the first impression your patients will have of your dental office.

Many patients are anxious about a visit to the dentist’s office, so try to make your waiting room as welcoming and comfortable as possible.

Simple Ways to Improve Your Dental Office Waiting Room

Below are some easy and cost-effective ways to make your dental office waiting room more comforting and welcoming:

  • Music – It’s been shown that playing music in the waiting room can help patients feel more relaxed before their appointments. When you’re deciding what kind of music to play, be mindful of your patient base. We suggest an adult contemporary station, and make sure it’s not too loud!
  • Reading Material – If your dental office has reading materials available, it’s important to make sure it’s updated frequently and kept in good condition. Outdated or damaged reading materials can be off-putting for your patients.
  • Furniture – We suggest having a variety of different types of furniture in your office to accommodate different body types, sizes, and preferences of your patients. Couches, love seats, chairs, etc. The more comfortable the furniture, the more relaxed your patients will feel in your waiting room.
  • Children – If you have a pediatric dental office, we recommend having a special place for them to wait. Have a television playing a children’s movie, offer coloring pages and crayons, and have toys or books available. Make sure the children’s area is kept sanitized and kept free of small toys or anything else that could pose a choking hazard.

Here at CTC National, our goal is to help you achieve the successful, profitable dental practice of your dreams! For more information on how we can help, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our dental consultants today!

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