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Alice: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
The Cheshire Cat: “That depends a good deal on where you want to go.”
Alice: “I don’t much care where.”
The Cheshire Cat: “Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.”

Wondering how to get started on something so complex? A dental or medical office design project represents thousands of individual decisions.

The place to start is at the beginning. And if you are just beginning to think about or plan your project, the resources on this page will give you valuable information you need to get off on the right foot.

But don’t worry if you’ve already selected your space, have a loan in place, or even if you have a floor plan from another designer or equipment company that is just not working.

On a 30 minute Process and Feasibility Call I’m happy to review and lend my expertise to look at where you are. Together we can determine if you should take a few steps back, simply make a few adjustments, or move on full steam ahead. Click over to the Resources tab to apply.

If you don’t know where you are going, the only way you will get there is by accident.

Wherever you are in your project planning, the most important thing is that you have a solid, tested process to follow. The flow chart below indicates the order of events and last workable times to attend to each major part of the project.

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You wouldn’t begin patient treatment before making a proper diagnosis. Without a solid and tested process to do the diagnosis and treatment planning, office projects become stressful, disorganized, and massively expensive. Learn everything you need to do to get your project ready and avoid costly mistakes in this Project Planning Guide.

You are your practice’s chief asset and chief attraction.
Your office should reflect you, your style, and your brand.

Your project will thrive with my expertise and care, from designing and managing hundreds of orthodontic and specialty dental office projects, as well as private practice clinics, wellness centers and veterinary hospitals, my trademark Dream | Design | Deliver process let’s you learn from the very best kind of mistakes… Someone else’s.

Taking time to dream (decide what you really want and discover what of that is really possible) means the difference between getting an office that works pretty well (maybe like your current office) and getting of the office you and your patients can’t wait to step into: The office that supports your wildest-dreams practice success.

If you already have your space selected, your loan in place, and you have a builder on board, contact me for an immediate review in a free 30 minute Process and Feasibility Call.

The same construction budget can build a terrible plan or a fantastic one.

Together we will keep you from the worst mistake you can make in starting your project:
a failure to dream.

Shira L.E. Coleman MA, CID

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