Do's and don'ts for an inviting office: Make sure the office properly showcases the practice

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An attractive and updated office is a necessity -- not a luxury. Perhaps your office looks like a time capsule from the '80s or '90s. Maybe the carpets are worn. View the office through the eyes of your patients -- you might be surprised at what you see.


Create more value during the patient experience. In uncertain times, patients are looking at every dollar they spend. Concentrate on creating more value for your patients. Improve your customer service. Strive to exceed expectations during every patient interaction. Make sure your reception area is attractive, clean, and well-maintained. Provide amenities, such as water, coffee, and tea. It's amazing how much these seemingly little things can affect the patient experience.


Don't forget to hold annual spring and fall cleaning events. Closets and storage areas are magnets for discontinued products, outdated supplies, and broken equipment. By going through storage areas semiannually, practices can free up much-needed space, find lost or forgotten items, and help keep the office more organized.

Roger P. Levin, DDS, is the founder and CEO of Levin Group, the leading dental practice consulting firm in North America. For the complete list of dates and locations where you can attend his latest seminar, visit

The comments and observations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor should they be construed as an endorsement or admonishment of any particular idea, vendor, or organization.

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