surgery fitout – why colour matters

Family Orthodontics

If you’ve got a few minutes it’s worth visiting the Pantone website and having a look around. Pantone is a multi-million dollar global company that specialises in colour. It identifies trends and puts together palates that guide everything from what’s on the fashion catwalk to the colour of your home interiors. There is a huge amount of […]

how the design of your practice can help to keep your patients calm

Whether you’re a doctor or a dentist, patients can become quite anxious when they are waiting in your surgery or clinic practice. What you might not realise, is that there a few simple design aspects that you can implement within your space to help your patients to feel as relaxed as possible. Hit the roof […]

find the right surface finishes for your practice

Designing a waiting room is more than what you think looks good. Aesthetics, functionality and practicality all play major roles in deciding what goes into your new waiting room. A dental practice’s waiting office serves very specific functions, and these can be overlooked if you don’t have the correct mindset. Some of these functions include […]

handling kids in the dental chair

Dealing with younger patients involves a certain degree of finesse, as well as a unique personality that children can warm to. This, more than your medical techniques, is what can make or break a child’s experience in a dentist’s office. Most of these traits are common sense – be conversational (to their level), be happy […]

top 5 design current trends for surgery waiting rooms

Long gone are the days of whitewashed walls and cold tiled floors – surgery waiting rooms are taking a deliberate step away from the antiseptic-scented, fluorescently-lit clinical space to embrace a warm and welcoming environment. By creating a waiting room that is less ‘sterile-office’ and more reflective of a hotel room or home, you can […]

contemporary style and substance

The fine balance of beauty, workflow and ergonomics lies at the heart of any successful dental fitout. Not surprisingly, that was what Dr Nerissa Green and Arturo Olivares set out to achieve when they envisioned the internal construction of Charlestown Orthodontics, a specialist clinic located in Newcastle. Dr Green co-owns the practice with her husband Mr Olivares, who is also the […]

new paediatric practice for sydney’s upper north shore

Specialist Paediatric Dentist, Prashanth Dhanpal, journeyed half way ‘round the world before finding a home in Sydney’s northern suburbs. Dr Dhanpal trained at undergraduate level in India and then completed his Masters and Advanced Diploma in Paediatric Dentistry in Hong Kong. Arriving in Sydney in 2010, he is one of a very few specialist Paediatric […]

designing healthcare spaces that work

As it appeared in the Australian Podiatrist Magazine Dec / Jan 2017 issue Perfect Practice is an industry leading Australian family owned and operated, healthcare construction fit-out business. Perfect Practice offers an end to end solution that integrates design, budget planning, scheduling and construction to create stunning, timeless practices. For more than a decade, Perfect […]

avalon beach family dental


Sydney’s Northern Peninsula starts at Manly and ends at Palm Beach and hosts some of Australia’s best-known swimming beaches and surf breaks. Avalon is one of those and Avalon Beach Family Dental is Dr Astrid Kylstra’s fun, vibrant new practice located some 40km from the Sydney CBD. Twenty years after graduating dentistry at UQ, Dr […]

mid-century cottage makeover

In a resto-renovation that would rival the reality TV show “The Block”, a simple weatherboard cottage has been completely renovated for its new life as “time warp” orthodontic practice. Dr Nerissa Green, who operates Charlestown Orthodontics, had to negotiate a raft of planning approval hurdles aimed at retaining the “residential façade” and character of the […]