Dental Clinics and Dental Offices Differences

What Is the Difference Between a Dental Clinic and a Dental Office?

flooded_officeDr. Karen Gordon and our entire dental team are members of the Karen Gordon DMD Dental Office. However, plenty of our patients assume that our dental office is a dental “clinic”. What is the difference between the two and why is there a need for distinction?

The Dental Clinic

The dental clinic is a place where a dentist performs dental procedures and treatments on patients. Dental clinics can be found in hospitals, schools, government offices, and other health-related establishments. The clinic is usually a single room housing all dental equipment and tools. Often, though not always, low-cost or free treatments are performed.

The Dental Office

A dental office is a business establishment owned and/or run by a dental professional. It has several components and handles not only dental services and treatments, but also clerical and financial concerns. Dr. Gordon’s dental office is a perfect example of such an establishment, with multiple employees and different departments.

Components of a Dental Office

A dental office has the following components:

  1. Reception area. The reception area is like a lounge with couches and entertainment options to keep patients busy while waiting. The reception area may have a television and some magazine racks. Some dental offices also have coffee makers or vending machines to provide refreshments for patients.
  2. Computers and patient records. In the reception area, the desk staff waits for patients and accesses dental records. Records may be computerized or on paper, but most practitioners use computerized records now.
  3. Dental clinic. As stated earlier, the clinic is the small room where the dentist performs dental treatments on patients. It has several pieces of dental equipment such as the dental chair, lighting, handheld tools and devices, oral irrigators, suction machines, and laser systems.
  4. Storage and other areas. Big dental offices with multiple practitioners may have several employees who work on filing and storage. For some dental offices such as Dr. Gordon’s, a specific department or employee may handle insurance claims and payment systems.

Services in Dr. Karen Gordon’s Dental Office

If you are looking for assistance regarding your dental problems, Dr. Karen Gordon’s dental office is the best place to be. As the best cosmetic dentist in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Gordon provides top-quality dental work. Our dental office provides general dentistry treatments for all kinds of patients, old and new. You may schedule an appointment using our online form or call us at our office phone number (954) 289-5134.

Our dental office is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art dental tools and devices necessary to ensure quality and accurate work. We also have several dental hygienists and assistants who work alongside Dr. Gordon to make treatments faster and more precise. If you don’t have a dentist yet, it’s best to choose one who has a dental office. A dentist who has an established business within a well-built office is a reputable and legitimate practitioner you can truly trust.

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