The lab area of a dental office is used as a workspace for pouring and trimming models, adjusting appliances and polishing/finishing work. The lab is typically located in an area that is easily accessed by doctors and staff while remaining private and out of patient view.
As dental practices become more digitized with CAD/CAM technology, the necessary functions of the dental lab are changing. Practices that are performing fewer cases involving physical model work may need less storage space, but instead need space to accomodate porcelain furnaces for CAD/CAM restorations.
- Accessibility to staff and doctors
- Privacy from patients
- Space for unique practice needs