Post 4: Roofing & Flooring
Hi, welcome to our fourth of several blog posts detailing the construction of our brand new 8 chair purpose built dental facility. The momentum has continued on site since the previous blog post with the roofing and flooring complete. Several internal elements are also well underway including the plumbing and ducting for the air conditioning. We have shown some of our staff around and they’re very excited to move in! (see the last photo below)
From our perspective the construction thus far has been quite smooth with Optima dealing with any issues and problems onsite. Testament to this is that we were able to take our staff to Vegas for our 10th anniversary celebrations without worrying about what was happening onsite. This is the benefit of having a builder with industry specific knowledge.
Further, we recently received a call from Optima to confirm that certain rooms were to be setup in a left hand or ambidextrous configuration. This is important as the plumbing needs to be laid out depending on the configuration and getting this wrong can be hugely problematic when coming to install the dental chairs. Additionally, Optima were able to liaise directly with our equipment provider (Romesh from Dentsply Sirona) to ensure the positioning of the chairs will be correct. Again, this reflects the importance of using people with industry specific knowledge.
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We’re hosting a conference for Dental Practice Owners coming up on the 21st and 22nd of June 2019 at the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. This is the premier event for Dental Practice Owners in Australia and New Zealand. The unique programme will be headlined by inspirational speakers such as Ian Thorpe (5-time Olympic gold medal winner) and Anh Do (author, comedian and artist). There will also be a variety of speakers with topics related to the business of dentistry, entrepreneurship, investment and growth. We will have a trade display with many conference only offers and predict significant discounts to be had for Practice Owners. Limited spots are still remaining. To register please visit: https://dpoc2019.com.au/registration/
Further, our next practice ownership seminar is coming up in Brisbane on the 17th and 18th of August 2019 and Melbourne on the 12th and 13th of October 2019. These seminars are for those wanting to get into ownership and have sold out in previous years so please register ASAP:
We also offer expert guidance in various areas of practice ownership. Please see the below link for more information.