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Fundamentals
To Build or Not to Build
Whether you are building a new facility or converting an existing building space, it is important that you have an
economical and efficient result. As you weigh the various options in your target area, think about how readily the
site will accept conversion into a dental office. If you are considering an existing building, you will benefit from
expert evaluation of the site to determine how cost-effectively a suitable conversion can be done.
For new construction
* Do the building codes and zoning permit a dental clinic?
* Are all necessary utilities readily available: water, electrical, natural gas, telephone?
* Is sufficient bandwidth for internet access available for the site?
* Does the property have physical features: steep grade, need to remove trees, or structures that will add cost
to the construction?
* Will there be ample parking for staff and patients?
* Will the parking allow easy access to the clinic?
* What is the proximity of public transportation?
* Are signs allowed?
* Is there room for growth?
* How attractive are the surroundings?
* Will your landlord adequately maintain gardens, lawns, parking, snow removal, lighting, and the exterior
condition of the building?
* Can you co-locate other primary services creating integrated care that allows patients to be seen both by
medical and dental on the same day?
For existing buildings
* Will the cost of the renovation be so high that the benefit of a low-cost lease is eliminated?
* Existing walls impact design; identify weight-bearing and shear walls and whether your design can be
efficient with the existing configuration of those walls. If you must truly compromise your workflow and
efficiency in order to make the space work, you may want to keep looking.
* Older buildings may contain asbestos in their construction; whatever abatement plan is implemented, the
process can be very expensive.
* The impact of the floor type of an existing building is always a concern; air, water, and vacuum lines must
connect the chairs to the vacuum and compressor. Floors with basement or crawl spaces allow easier
placement of utility lines from the utility closet to the dental chairs. If the floor is concrete, trenching is
possible, but expensive; running lines through a false floor placed over the concrete or along walls to the
operatories may be possible instead of trenching.

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