Maximizing Comfort and Practicality: A Guide to Selecting Bench Seating for Your Dental Practice

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In the ever-evolving landscape of dental practice design, bench seating has emerged as a leading trend, offering both practicality and space-saving solutions. However, while the allure of bench seating is undeniable, it’s crucial to navigate through various considerations to ensure optimal comfort, durability, and accessibility for your patients. Here, we delve into essential factors to keep in mind when selecting bench seating for your dental practice.

Comfort: While bench seating can save space, it’s important to ensure that it is still comfortable for patients. Look for benches with padded seats and backs and consider adding cushions or pillows for extra comfort.

Durability: Bench seating in a dental practice will likely see a lot of use, so it’s important to select a material that is durable and easy to clean. Vinyl or leather upholstery may be good options as they are easy to wipe down and sanitize.

Size: Make sure that the bench seating you choose fits the space you have available. Consider how many patients you will need to seat at once and choose a bench that is appropriately sized. You might consider using a design team that can provide you with a 3D visualisation of the space, to ensure that not only do benches fit between walls, but that there is adequate leg room.

Accessibility: If you will be serving patients with mobility issues, make sure that the bench seating is accessible. Look for benches that have an open frame design and are at an appropriate height for easy entry and exit.

Style: Bench seating comes in a variety of styles, from modern and minimalist to more traditional designs. Choose a style that fits with the overall aesthetic of your practice.

Overall, bench seating can elevate your patient experience yet still provide a practical and space-saving seating solution for your practice. 

SLAM Soft Beam Bench Seating from Sellex

When our interiors team designed the waiting room at Hove Dental Clinic, their choice fell on the Sellex SLAM Soft Beam; they opted for 4-seater benches with back-and-armrests and the colours were carefully selected to match the style of the space, distributing turquoise, warm grey, and deep pink benches throughout the waiting rooms.

The SLAM Soft Beam is a modular seating system that allows for the configuration of a 2, 4, or 6-seater upholstered bench in various versions and orientations. Its versatility makes it a perfect fit for waiting rooms as it allows flexibility to customise the seating arrangements.

The fabric is treated to reduce the concentration of germs, preventing the growth of fungi, mould, and mildew spores, making it ideal for dental waiting rooms.

The endless possibilities and superior quality of the SLAM Soft Beam make it the perfect choice for dental waiting rooms.

For more information on how Hague Dental can help you design and create your ideal waiting room and keep it that way long into the future, please visit  email or call 0800 298 5003.