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Fundamentals
Non-Essential but Useful Spaces
If you have the room, these could easily be considered essential. However,
if you are truly limited and 'something has to give', here are some options
for compromise:
* If at all possible, employees should have a break room, a place to eat
and rest. This space does not need to be large and can be equipped
with a small sink, microwave, and fridge. Break rooms often double
as a staff training and conference room; however, a dental-specific
break room is not necessary. Center staff can share
* Staff members often prefer to have separate staff restrooms. Ideally
staff restrooms should include a shower stall as a resource for those
who exercise, and for decontamination from exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials
* As you determine health outcomes for your patients, you may find that designating a small patient education
office can enhance the impact of your preventive program and free up the more expensive operatory space
for treatment procedures
* If you are inconveniently located to outside services or your office is large, a laundry area may help you to
cost-effectively and quickly clean towels and personal protective equipment (PPE); it is not a necessary
space if you contract with an outside laundry service or use disposable PPE
* A locker room enables staff to change in and out of PPE quickly and to securely store personal belongings
* If your practice will experience a high volume of pediatric patients or children accompanying parents to
appointments, a children's play area is worthwhile, keeping play segregated and reducing stress. You may
also consider creating a 'cafe' style area in your waiting room where parents and children can sit around
small tables to do homework or where children can draw while supervised
* If the assistants are very actively involved in follow-up calls to patients, ordering supplies, or other
administrative activities, an assistant desk/work area equipped with a phone and computer is useful and
productive
* If you plan to have medical gases built into your office, you will need a designated secure space to store
them and connect them to your delivery system
* To enhance patient understanding and ownership of their health, you may consider adding a small
library/research room that houses health education materials and one or two computers for internet
health research
* Conference or training room either shared between medical and dental staff or large enough to do double
duty as a staff break room, depending on what best fits

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