The Good, Bad, and the Ugly. My Experience with Office Building

Kirk Huffaker

October 9, 2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
Eligible Credits: 1
Location: Virtual - Laguna Hills, CA

Session Description:

In January of 2019, I took an office space down to the studs in the exterior walls, in preparation for the buildout of my new office. The next 5 months were some of the most stressful, frustrating, and educational that I have had. In the end there were lessons that I learned that hopefully I will never repeat and other experiences that I would gladly repeat again. For those who are looking to build an office in the future there is no reason to make my same mistakes or experience the same painful lessons that I had to learn. There are also many things about my new office that work wonderfully well which I am excited to share with those who have a new office in their future.

Session Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, listeners will be able to identify:

  1. Red flags that may indicate the need for a change in architect and/or contractor
  2. Specific buildout items that need to be decided upon well before any nails are hammered into 2×4’s
  3. Possible important steps in the construction process that they may not have been on their “radar.”

Expect to Learn:

  1. There is no “one-size-fits-all” design for an endodontic practice. Every clinician practices a little differently and has certain things that are very important to them.
  2. The office design should reflect the way you work and the values you espouse. At the end of the day, the office is yours. Not the architect’s, the contractor’s, the advice-giving colleague’s or even the staff’s. It is your office, you’re going to spend a lot of time there, and you are paying for it, so make it how you want it.



Course Type: Lecture