Dental Surgery Design & Refurbishment

  • Dental Practice Design for a pioneering dental laboratory in Oxfordshireental
  • Good dental surgery design ensures integration
  • Surgery Design is more than ergonomics, consider the aesthetic for a calm enviroment.

The Importance of Good Design for your Clinical Area

A good surgery layout is one that has been ergonomically designed environment to improve productivity of the dental team, improving the quality of care for dental patients while protecting the physical well-being of the operating team. 

Any dental professional will tell you that sitting at chairside all day is very uncomfortable and may result in lower back pain, tendonitis, and/or neuromuscular or musculoskeletal complications. Good Dental Surgery Design ensures seamless integration keeps your equipment where you and your assistant can quickly and comfortably access it. No more getting up during a procedure, or taking your focus off the oral cavity. Because having everything at your fingertips is a more efficient way to practice.

There are hundreds of options for dental chair packages when you consider, the make, the model and available formats - plus then all the options to create the specification; integrating those options within the package can avoid additional foot controls, cables and pipes.

Often rooms are designed where clinical devices are stored on countertops or in drawers that are not easily accessible and often result in a cluttered dental operatory environment.  When designing your room we will aim to ensure that where possible any technology is integrated into your dental delivery system, thus providing a more efficient workspace.

Over the last two decades the increase in more complex materials and instrumentation put pressure on practice space and following the kitchen trend for more cabinetry, dentistry followed on. In more recent times with changing CQC guidelines and the introduction of decontamination rooms, we have seen the trend, take these items out of the clinical area and only be brought into the room for a particular session.

The workflow and layout of cabinetry and your equipment selection should balance to improve efficiency, speed, reduced physical stress, patient comfort, access and safety and optimal visibility for both dentist and dental assistant.

Key Elements to Consider

There are so many ways to design a surgery, the results can vary so much – it can be the chance for you to finally get the room you deserve, to work in the most suitable way.  However, in order to reliably achieve the optimum design, it is vital that there is strong communication between the client, sales person & designer.

Our Dental Surgery Design takes into account all of the following:

  • - The type of dentistry


  • - If it is a shared room/ for an associate (who may change)


  • - How the user works/ in what position they want to be in; any ailments (like lower back or shoulder pain)


  • - Feedback on historical equipment and layouts (likes/ dislikes)


  • - Clients branding and options for different styles of environment


  • - How the practice functions (central storage/ surgery storage).
Once we have an established the wish list for the layout, and selected the most suitable equipment- the final design can create an efficient clutter-free cockpit around the dentist, and an area that best suits the nurse's position and workflow - overall blending ergonomics and aesthetics, without compromising on longevity, reliability or expensive maintenance. Our Surgery Designers at Hague are always looking for the best outcomes for our customers and we strive as a team to make out cusotmers working lives healthier and more enjoyable.
Jim Hague, Sales Director

How we can help

Our team of designers and equipment specialists at Hague have been developing new rooms and refurbishing existing surgeries for over 25 years. 

Our turnkey approach to dental surgery design brings together a selection of eight services that ensure the fit our of your new surgery is a straight forward as possible:

Experienced CAD Designers

By visiting your practice and a visit to our showroom we understand your optimal way of working. This is paired with looking at further considerations of the room i.e door position, patient access, windows and light and current service positions.

Equipment Selection

Many rooms that we design are of such a shape and size that this dictates the chair for the room. As suppliers for many of the world's top manufacturers such as Belmont and A-dec we are confident that there will be a model that will suit. We also offer an extensive range of pre-owned packages. 


Bespoke cabinetry can offer much more choice than off-the shelf types and can really utilise each nook and cranny to fit the room. Our medical grade furniture offers the benefit of ensuring it is sealed to avoid it harbouring bacteria and is able to withstand the higher levels of moisture in the air of a surgery.


We offer a large selection of high grade durable flooring with non-slip resistance. Flooring has come along way in recent years and we can help you choose a style. Consider a stone, concrete or wood look for a modern finish, that can blend with the other communal areas. 

Build & Services

Ensure your new or adapted room has the correct services for the equipment, sinks, ventilation etc you are looking to have installed. This includes the position of plumbing, electrics and airlines. Work closely with your engineering team to get this right first time.

Equipment Installation

You will be confident that your new equipment will be installed by highly experienced engineers. All who are manufacturer trained and highly approachable should you have any questions during the fit out. 


Our team ensure you are confident with your new equipment. Like having a new car, there are lots of features that perhaps you haven't had before and its vital you make the best of your new investment. We also ensure you understand the maintenance required. 

Service Contract

Spread the cost of your annual servicing with a Service Contract for your equipment. Annual servicing is now a requirement in line with CQC. Our team will ensure this is done at convenient time for the practice with minimal downtime. 

Surgery Design Case Studies

Ashley Byrne

Ashley Byrne

Dental Surgery Design

Shivika Shah

Shivika Shah

Dental Surgery Design

Jonny Swift

Jonny Swift

Dental Surgery Design

Kate Heffernan

Kate Heffernan

Dental Surgery Design

Hugo Hagen

Hugo Hagen

Dental Surgery Design

Shivika Shah

Shivika Shah

Dental Surgery Design

Visit Our Showroom

Dental Equipment Showrooms

Visualise plans and concepts alongside equipment

Experience our 3,000 sq ft showroom near Gatwick. See the 12 chair packages including the entire A-dec and Belmont equipment range under one roof. Pair this with stunning cabinetry ranges, flooring and lighting. See reception and deontamination layouts and be inspired by the possibilities in our 'Design Area'.

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Our Step-by-Step Process

  • Step 1: Initial 'No Obligation' Consultation at your Practice

    So how do we get started in helping you design, build and equip your new surgery? Firstly, we need to come and see you. As discussed above we will start to understand the way you or the clinician using the room works and any particular requirements you have. We will measure up and survey the room and for this we would usually need around 15 minutes in each surgery you are looking to refurbish.

  • Step 2: CAD Design Concepts

    After visiting you we will take our findings back to work on with our CAD team. They work on a number of different 2D and 3D softwares to develop the space and make suggestions as to which dental chair we feel might work in that room. They will also add a basic plan for cabinetry for now.

  • Step 3: Experience our extensive Gatwick Showroom

    We will then invite you to discuss these plans further at our showroom. Here we not only have the entire A-dec and Belmont range for you to experience, but also medical grade cabinetry setups, digital and x-rays equipment, am extensive selection of stools and supportive equipment. Working through the surgery design we work with you to discuss the layouts of cabinetry, and be inspired by our interior design area, for helping you tie down the aesthetics of the room.

  • Step 4: Bespoke and Flexible Solutions

    Since 1996 we have provided highly flexible “bespoke” solutions to a wide range of projects. Its important for us to stress here that every project requires different skill sets and has a different budget. Offering a turnkey service we can provide and coordinate all parties involved in the project. However if your preference is to us your own builders, we are happy to coordinate works alongside them.

  • Step 5: Clear and Concise Quotation

    We hope at this stage you now have an understanding of not only the layout of the room, the equipment selection and which services you'd like our team to undertake for you. We will now then be in a position to provide a quotation for the works to be completed. If there are areas where clear pricing has not been received yet, we can ensure a realistic continguency is added, so you are then in the position to decide if you'd like to proceed.

  • Step 6: Finance and Funding Your Project

    Many of you will wish to work with a broker for finance on the porject. We work alongside nearly all of the speciaist dental and medical finance companies such as Performance and Braemar. Finance can be agreed quickly and easily in most cases. Please ask for more details.

  • Step 7: Installation and Minimalising Downtime

    Once we are underway with the works, we will try to avoid as much as possible any disruption to your daily practice. Where possible working out of hours, to ensure you have as little downtime as possible. On a 1 surgery refurbishment to give you an idea, we would expect it to take around 7-10 days, depending on how much build work needs to be completed. Your Project Manager will play a vital role at this time to ensure services are positioned correctly before flooring, cabientry and equipment is installed.

  • Step 9: Handover & Training for you and your team

    Once your new equipment is installed. Our technical team will ensure you have the confidence to make the most of your new equipment. As well as ensuring you understand any service requirements for the future. 

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