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You remodeled your practice
at the height of the pandemic,
shortly after renewing your
lease for 15 years. What led
to this decision?
My lease was expiring, and I had to renew
or move. I looked at other spaces within
walking distance of my current location and
simultaneously negotiated my current space
for leverage. After months of back-and-forth,
in February 2020 we agreed to a 15-year lease
and tenant space improvement dollars that
essentially gave me " free money. "
The investment into a new space and
moving my office would have cost 10 times
what the remodel did. I couldn't justify the
expense of moving, so I signed the renewal
just weeks before the pandemic hit.
The timing was great: My office shut
down for 2½ months starting March 16,
2020. The plans had already been drawn and
I had ordered the floor and wall coverings,
solar blinds, dental equipment, LED ceiling
lights and other light fixtures in early 2020,
so I was lucky enough to get shipment
just in time for install. So my contractor,
Arlington Construction, had free rein of
the office and could work around the clock
with no restrictions.
The remodel earned your
practice the ADA Design
Innovation Award. What
do you think earned you
this distinction?
I think it was a compelling story about
how we need to adapt to our environment
in an ever-changing reality. We took the
situation and made the best of it by making
not only an aesthetic enhancement but also
an infection-control upgrade that will most
likely set a new standard of patient care
moving forward.
I believe the COVID-19 pandemic will
make patients more aware and concerned
about how dentists are handling infection
control. Patients will still want to walk into
a nice-looking dental office, but health,
efficiency and cleanliness will be of utmost
importance.
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