The Future of Dental Clinics

An insight about the evolution of Dental Clinics and where it’s leading.

Ash-wood surfaces, translucent glass screens and brass features, large windows that are facing some lush greenery and an atmosphere of calmness and solitude – these are some design feature that would make you think you’re at a spa but, surprisingly, you’re at the dentist’s office.

The confusion between the two waiting rooms is no accident: many dental professionals are designing their practices to encourage a more comfortable atmosphere for patients.

Making the space comfortable is a prominent design aspect for any healthcare space. So, how can this be developed further or how does the dental clinic of the future look?

Swiss Concept Clinic, Valencia

Let’s start with the essential aspects to consider. Functional balance means that your project incorporates the principles of architectural design, clinical function, technology integration, and ergonomic design — all within the scope of your budget.

Sometimes taking a design project to the future does not necessarily mean a requirement to spend an exorbitant amount of money. Using the right colour scheme can make a massive impact on any space.

CLI Dental Clinic, Valencia

Valencia’s CLI Dental Clinic pose a smart game of colour: in the all-grey office, an unlikely case of minimalism that fits quite well in modern interiors.

CLI Dental Clinic, Valencia

One can argue that dental services have similar principles as retail spaces – A requirement to market the exceptional work they provide, meeting clients satisfaction, great consideration to the customer journey and probably the most obvious one, having a solid brand identity.

L’Or, Brasil

Preventing dull dental appointments is one of the critical factors when designing a clinic of the future. To tackle this, some dental clinics opt for exclusivity and luxury in space design. A great example and also appropriately named is L’Or, Brasil. The use of gold and opulent interior finishes create a mood of exclusivity while still providing an essence of calm into individual spaces.

L’Or, Brasil

L’Or, Brasil

Another form of exclusivity is catering for specific clientele. To keep up with the current times and to reach out to younger generations, The Urban Dentist is run by three young dentists who wanted to make patients ‘feel comfortable and fearless’. The bold colour palette and programmable light walls highlight this concept creating both an industrial and indulgent environment.

The Urban Dentist, Berlin

The Urban Dentist, Berlin

Staying current with technology is a critical way of staying competitive in today’s dental market. Using up-to-date technology not only improves the overall efficiency of the practice but also communicates to patients that they will receive the utmost in care.

Dental Excellence UK, Liverpool

Dental Excellence, located in South Liverpool, promises the most prestigious private dental practice in the North West. The facility is kitted out with equipment capable of delivering 21st-century dentistry methods such as CADCAM and digital smile design, that revolutionise perceptions of dentistry as it provides the highest standards of clinical care.

Dental Excellence UK, Liverpool

Gone are the days where you walk into a dental office and are immediately met with stark and dreary surroundings. Dental clinics are moving towards a creative approach where aesthetics and functionality work hand in hand.

Be Smile Dental Clinic, located in one of the most prestigious streets of Nişantaşı İstanbul, aims to focus on dental aesthetics designing the best smile for the patients.

Dental Excellence UK, Liverpool

Besides having a unique design for the clinic; it’s a space that is simple yet has an impressive aesthetic approach.

Dental Excellence UK, Liverpool

Similarly, Pedra Silva Arquitectos has designed a state of the art dental clinic on one of Sydney’s high-end retail streets, boasting interior features of sculptural wooden elements throughout the whole space.

Care Dentistry, Sydney

Care Dentistry, Sydney

Pedra Silva Arquitectos have overcome challenges such as the client’s request of how to allow complex procedures to be seen by peers to share the experience and knowledge.

This was achieved by placing an observation room on a higher level with a large window towards the surgery and connected with a camera allowing for fellow surgeons to view procedures from a close-up on a large screen. This indeed creates a dynamic and inspirational space.

Care Dentistry, Sydney

There is no doubt first impressions count when creating customer relationships, and for dental clinics, the storefront often represents that critical first point of contact. The goal of a good storefront design is at best to beckon clients inside, or at least to create a memorable impression that triggers a future visit. A striking storefront can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful business.

Impress Dental Clinic, Barcelona

Somriures Estudio Dental, Valencia