These days medical equipment is much smaller than it used to be. These changes allow the design of exam rooms and dental offices change as well.
The Biggest Changes In Dental Offices
The most significant change in medical office design has occurred in the dental office sphere. For instance, these days dental office have hand-held x-ray devices that can now be carried from room to room by practitioners. This technology allows for dentists to more easily create crowns, fillers, bridges, and other implants for their patients. In addition, a variety of hand-held cameras has also been increasing in popularity among dentists to provide same-day service for their patients. Dentists are now able to diagnose decay or other oral diseases the same day as they see the patient. This not only provides dental offices the benefit of completing a procedure quickly, it provides the patient with a sense of ease in not having to wait days to find out what is wrong with their teeth.
Exam Room Design
Education has become the main focus in designing an exam room. With the patient in mind, providing health education is an important aspect of healthcare design as a whole. Moving from the waiting area towards more education in exam rooms has really shifted the healthcare design landscape recently. Studies have been showing a greater effect in patients who find healthcare information and education in their exam room. This is typically the place that they are spending most of their time. And this is also probably the time that they are most curious about all their medical questions.
Growth In Technology
It seems as though technology continues to gain momentum and create new ways for medical providers to assist patients. In terms of planning the design of either an exam room or a dental office, technology is at the forefront when it comes to creating a space that is appropriate with all the new technology being used.
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