Dental Office Design and Construction


SPEAKER: Jim O’Brien, Ph.D.

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd – 6:25 pm to 7:45 pm


Jim O’Brien, Ph.D.
Jim O’Brien is a Licensed Architect &Certified Interior Designer. He holds a Ph.D. in the History, Theory & Criticism of Art & Architecture. Jim focuses his design firm on the needs of dentists with his Dental Office Design Studio, which delivers dental office environments through the design-bid-build process specifically crafted for each doctor and specialist.

Course Description:

Dental Office Design and Construction

This presentation is designed to educate dentists about the overall process of selecting a location and having a dental office designed and constructed to meet their goals, power their business, and meet the needs of their practice for years to come.


Identify the phases & tasks within the dental office design & construction process. Identify the roles of the dentist and the other service providers involved in the process. Identify key priorities for project budgets; design; interior environments; equipment needs and construction agreements. Identify potential issues and problems that may come up in the process, and find the tools needed to solve them along the way.


Gain knowledge and detailed information on the process of dental office design & construction. Be able to define the roles & goals of the several service providers involved, as well as the dentist’s “to-do’s” in the process. Become familiar with key standards & practices for: evaluating project budgets; good design criteria; effective interior environment features; current & future equipment needs planning, and fair &balanced construction agreements. Be able to address potential issues &problems that may come up in the process, and be aware of the tools available to dentists to solve them along the way.

This course is graciously co-sponsored by