How to perfect the oral surgical light of dental practice
Have you considered the effect that dental operatory lights can have on the atmosphere in your practice? A simple and cost-effective feature that’s often overlooked in dental interior design, dental office lighting can help you set the scene to create a positive and welcoming environment, making a significant difference to how your practice is perceived. Let’s take a look at some techniques that you can use to perfect the lighting in your dental practice.
Lighting Matters- To Your Patients
Many patients come to the dentist feeling nervous about the experience. Children are scared about a stranger’s fingers and all those loud, metal instruments, jammed into their mouths. Adults are nervous about the diagnosis, and the truth about the condition of their teeth (and the cost to fix it). But whether you realize it or not, the lighting you choose can help ease that anxiety and make their experience more pleasant.
Lighting Matters-To You and Your Staff
Lighting is especially important in your treatment rooms and lab spaces. The goal is to have “balanced lighting” throughout the entire office. This will allow everyone in your office to see exactly what they need to see while they’re there. For dental care professionals, it’s important to be able to properly evaluate and measure your work.
Whatever types of electric lighting you are using in your dental practice, there’s no substitute for natural light. Studies have shown that exposure to natural light affects our productivity and mental wellbeing at work. For patients, natural light can help create a relaxing atmosphere which can play a part in reducing anxiety.
In part, your access to natural light will depend on the layout and orientation of your building, but you can also arrange your dental practice layout to maximise natural light wherever possible. Glass doors and skylights can increase the amount of daylight that permeates the building, while removing curtains and blinds from windows, and rearranging furniture so that it does not obstruct light sources can be very effective. Natural light bulbs for dental ceiling led light or dental chair light may be worth considering in a completely windowless environment.