Office Design

Poll: Office Design
Orthotown’s monthly poll helps see how other practices operate. This month Townies weigh in on office design.
September 2023
The Floor Plan is Key to Productivity: Floor Plan Analysis to Ensure Great Results
The essential elements to general practice and specialty floor plans (and their differences) that result in optimal productivity and minimal physical staff stress are discussed.
Dr. Mark Tholen
CE Credits: 1.5
Heat Advisory
Dr. Christos Papadopoulos shares six tips that can help position a startup practice for success even before it opens.
by Dr. Christos Papadopoulos
June 2023
Stacking the Tech
This course details many of the different aspects of technology that dentists should pay attention to when designing or redesigning their offices to ensure a well-planned, patient-focused,...
Reuben Kamp
CE Credits: 1.5
Board Profiles: 3 Questions With Dr. Courtney Barry
For Dr. Courtney Barry, it’s more than the just clinical details that count. When this young Townie opened a scratch orthodontic practice in Manhattan, nothing escaped her eye, from the color palette...
March 2023
Dental Office Design: What You Need to Know
This course is a must for all those planning on designing and building a dental office as it is extremely comprehensive in the details involved.This course consists of a detailed outline of the...
HanH Tran
CE Credits: 2
It's a Vibe
Dr. Courtney Barry walks readers through the steps she took when designing her Manhattan orthodontic practice to ensure it would have the right “vibe” even before patients set foot inside the front...
by Dr. Courtney Barry
March 2023
Office Visit: Dr. David Richter
This Townie’s new 6,700-square-foot practice in Greeley, Colorado, is, as he puts it, “the nicest dental facility I’ve ever been in.” In our exclusive Q&A, Richter tells us how he went from burned...
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
September 2022
Consider the Benefits of a Digital Workflow
Practice management consultant Michelle Shimmin explains how digital solutions can help orthodontists serve their patients better where they are—which patients are increasingly demanding.
by Michelle Shimmin
May 2022
Let’s Talk Computer Placement
Townies discuss their different office setups and the benefits of each layout.
April 2022
Better By Design
Orthodontic practice design expert Joseph Ross discusses the most common mistakes orthodontists make while planning out their “dream offices,” and how to rectify them while things are still in the...
by Joseph Ross
March 2022
2021 Townie Choice Awards
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite orthodontic services and products, we tallied the results. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the Orthodontic 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
January/February 2022
TV in the Waiting Room
Townies talk about the tube and why (or why not) to have one in the office.
January/February 2022
Office Visit: Dr. Drew Ferris
This Townie, who has two practices on the central California coast, travels around the world, educating orthodontists about clear aligners as a master faculty member. We visit his new Santa Barbara...
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
March 2021
Office Visit: Dr. Emily Howell
2020 Townie Choice Awards cover winner Dr. Emily Howell discusses how her business degree gave her an upper hand in managing her practice, the importance of giving back to her community and how her...
by Arselia Gales, assistant editor
January/February 2021
5 To Grow On: Part 2
The final installment of this series with the Scheduling Institute’s Jay Geier discusses strategies involving space and equipment, clinical duplication and financial discipline, which require...
by Jay Geier
January/February 2021
Rethink Office Design
HanH H. Tran, senior design director at dental office design and architecture firm HJT Designs, discusses the best strategies to use when retrofitting, designing and building an orthodontic office so...
by HanH Tran
October 2020
Office Visit: Dr. Howard Chu
Dr. Howard Chu and his wife, a pediatric dentist, recently built a new 2,600-square-foot partner practice in the Los Angeles area from the ground up. In our Q&A, the Harvard Dental School graduate...
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
September 2020
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