Treatment Room Concepts

Treatment Rooms

They are where you’ll spend the majority of your daily routine, and it’s crucial to enhance the patient experience within this environment. The equipment used should prioritize patient comfort while optimizing ergonomic considerations for both you and your staff. Our primary objective is to enhance treatment efficiency by minimizing unnecessary movements, enabling procedures to be completed more swiftly without compromising quality. The practice of dentistry can be physically demanding and mentally taxing, making it essential to eliminate distractions and maintain a relaxed focus during procedures. At Morgan Shaw, we specialize in creating exceptional clinic designs through a collaborative partnership with your equipment provider. Together, as a unified team, we work toward achieving your office design goals.


Step 1: Planning Dental Treatment Room Style.

Once you have determined your office design goals, the next step is to decide which type of treatment room style will work best for you.

Dental treatment rooms usually follow three general concepts.


This type is an open bay with multiple patient chairs contained in the room.  Although it is highly cost effective, the non-privacy aspect doesn’t permit wide use and is usually found in orthodontic type practices.

Single Entry

This type of treatment room is separated by walls to divide operatories and provides the most patient privacy due to only one entry into the room. It also can allow for smaller room design by eliminating a second entry so can be more economical and permit more density of operatories for limited office floor space.  It will however restrict staff movements in and out of the room during treatment so proper planning and use of modular system should be utilized to ensure uninterrupted traffic flow.

Dual Entry

Is the most common designs. This type of treatment room is separated by walls or cabinets to divide operatories and provides reasonable patient privacy. The major benefit is how well it facilitates patient and staff traffic by allowing entry from either side of the patient chair and room.

Remember dental assistants have many important responsibilities. Their tasks include patient care, infection control, inventory control, and equipment maintenance. With is this in mind we can now think about all the options available in creating the optimum treatment room for your practice.