The Very Dental Podcast Network

Episode 121 is a like a tidal wave of office design goodness! For the interview segment we talk with Dr. Michael Unthank, who is arguably the most influential name in dental office design! Dr. Unthank tells us a little about his journey (architect first, then dentist, now full time architect). We ask the questions that you would ask if you were trying to figure out how you might be able to use a design firm for a new build or even a remodel.

  • How can you design your office to help your patients choose to follow through with treatment?
  • Do you need cabinetry in your operatories?
  • How can you design an office to be ready for technology that  hasn't even been invented yet?

Whether you're considering a new building or you're just trying to understand how to deliver dentistry're going to want to hear this interview!

In our Brain Trust we bring together panelists who have experience in creating a new office space. Dr. Lance Timmerman, Dr. Melissa Zetter, Dr. Josh Carpenter and Dr. Drew Byrnes join Alan to talk about their experience with designing and office and what they might change if they could.

Some links from the show:

Unthank Design Group

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Go Hack Yourself:

Jason: Dr. Charles Blair's "Coding with Confidence"

Alan: World War II in Colour (on Netflix)

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