How to decorate a dentist surgery

As your patients generally visit the dentist once or twice a year, you might not think that office decor is important, however it is essential that your surgery is a relaxing place to be. People have the tendency to associate dental visits with discomfort; the design of your office can instantly make people feel more relaxed.

Is your dentist Hendon Harrow Cockfosters or Barking? Wherever it is, make use of natural light wherever you can.

Keep magazines on tables to distract people. Magazines such as ‘Hello’ help individuals to concentrate on other people rather than their own dentist appointment and ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ may help people to dream about designing their own luxury kitchens. For people who enjoy a good crime novel about a detective agency London dentists may have interesting articles or even books in the The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith.

Green plants and bamboo furniture?


You can help to safeguard the environment as well as adding style to your waiting room by using bamboo furnishings. Put settees and armchairs near the window so people look at the outdoors rather than focussing on the dentist’s chair.

Add natural herb plants for a fresh scent. Plants such as basil, oregano, and rosemary are naturally fragrant, although they are not very colourful. Tulips and sunflowers instantly brighten a room.


Whilst visiting a dentist is important, eye tests are also very important, particularly for children. The same tips above can also be applied to the décor for opticians.

dentist dyslexia

Whether your child is struggling to read or not, you should visit an optician regularly where their eyes can be tested.  Various tests can be done to check your child’s eyesight. A colour dyslexia test would not normally be necessary unless it seems that your child may be dyslexic and an optician would certainly pick this up.

Where to find a good dentist or optician?

The internet and company websites are always a good place to start. A dentist or an optician with a high domain authority would appear near the top of the first page of google and if you look at their websites first you can then get in contact with them.