Dental Clinic construction by Norwest

Dental Construction FAQs

If you are planning dental construction in Portland, Oregon you’ve come to the right blog! Norwest Contractors is one of the top dental construction contractors in Portland. Our dental construction design is always unique, functional, and beautiful.

Whether you were just getting started with dental construction in Portland or elsewhere in the metropolitan area, or you have been knee-deep in the process for some time and are stuck on your next steps, Norwest Contractors is here to help. With decades of combined experience under our belts, you will feel confident not just working with Norwest Contractors, but relying on our resources like this blog to help you make the right decisions moving forward with your dental construction.

In this article your will learn:

  • The top questions our clients have about their dental construction.
  • How to approach challenges with enthusiasm and innovation.
  • How Norwest Contractors can help from start to finish.

If you’d rather skip the article and proceed forward with your dental construction as soon as possible, Norwest Contractors is ready to help. Get in touch with our trusted team today to discuss your plans for your dental construction in Portland and we guarantee to bring your vision to life.

Check out our Portfolio Page to look at examples of dental construction in Portland we have performed recently.

Atlas Dental exam chair in new clinic constructed by Norwest

Answers to Your Top Dental Construction Questions

Below you will find the questions (and answers) to the most common inquiries we receive at Norwest Contractors. Thanks to decades of experience, we’ve seen our fair share of mishaps, roadblocks, and challenges that come with dental construction. Luckily, you can trust this article to be a handy guide for the most frequently asked questions we receive when it comes to dental construction in Portland and elsewhere in major metropolitan cities.

How Much Will My Dental Construction Cost?

This is probably the number one question at the top of your list. It is understandable that you want to at least have an estimate or a ballpark measure of what you can expect to spend in total on your dental construction. Unfortunately, this question is nearly impossible to answer over an article alone.

The cost of your dental construction will depend on the size, scope, and overall mission of your dental construction project. For example, you may be interested in a build-out, which would only expand your current facility. Or, you may want to pursue the construction of a new building from the ground up in an entirely new city and location. Thus, if you are pursuing construction from the ground up or just a remodel, the cost can vary considerably.

If you’d like to receive an estimate on dental construction in Portland from Norwest Contractors, please give us a call or reach out to us on our contact page to tell us more about your project. We are experts at dental construction in Portland, especially if you are looking for design, architecture, and execution that is unique and functional, too.

Front Desk of Dental construction by Norwest

How Long Will My Dental Construction Take?

Similarly to the question about costs, the answer to this question is also heavily depends upon the size, scope, and overall scale of your dental construction. Most commercial construction projects take anywhere from a minimum of a month to up to 12 months to complete, if not longer. A brand new construction site can take as much as a year to fully reach completion.

If you plan on building your dental construction in Portland from the ground up we recommend you plan for a minimum of 9 to 12 months, from the time you start working with your contractors to the time when you can open for your clients. Of course, this estimate can vary considerably.

Even some build-outs, where you are merely remodeling or adding to your current facility, can take months and months at a time. We also caution that with the current pandemic in the United States, you add several extra months onto your current timeframe, just in case things don’t go as planned or there are delays due to health and safety-related concerns. The best way you can stay on schedule and meet a specified timeframe for your dental construction is to work with contractors, architects, and other individuals that are eager to complete your project as quickly as possible without delay.

Is There a Way to Design My New Facility in a Way that is Conducive to Patient Comfort?

Yes! In fact, Norwest Contractors believes in evidence-based design principles. This means that a facility is designed with scientifically sound ways of setting up rooms and the basic layout of the facility so that it is effective for patient care.

For example, in medical facilities specifically, there are certain ways that rooms are set up to make it easiest for employees to care for patients. One of the best examples of this in practice is how hospital rooms typically have each bed set up in the same direction, all of the medical carts and computers are in the same spots, and so on and so forth.

If you would like to learn more about evidence-based design practices, check out our article written on the topic HERE.

Colorful entryroom to dental clinic

What are the Most Common Challenges of Dental Construction I Should Look Out for?

If you are planning dental construction in Portland, Oregon, or any other major metropolitan city, there are several challenges you can expect. Here are some of the most common challenges we face and help our clients overcome with their dental construction endeavors:

  • Navigating patient care and comfort during the construction/remodeling process.
  • Staying on time and on budget.
  • Juggling multiple contractors, appointments, and deadlines.
  • Ensuring patient and employee safety during remodeling.

If you are considering dental construction in Portland, Norwest Contractors would love to hear from you! We have a great deal of experience working with dental construction in the downtown area, and the challenges that come with working in and around city streets. Most of our dental construction in Portland is located on busy streets and among bustling businesses. We are well acquainted with the challenges that come with a major construction or remodeling project in major cities. If you are in the Portland area and are eager to get started on dental construction or remodeling, please reach out to our team today!

Can Norwest Contractors Help with the Design & Execution of My Dental Construction in Portland?

Absolutely! We love working with your clients and completing projects that are innovative, unique, and always functional for patients and employees alike.

Especially now, we are eager to move forward with projects that will help influence the health and wellness of our local communities. Dental construction in Portland, along with medical and veterinary construction, are our top specialties. No matter what stage of the design or building process you may find yourself in, we are here and ready to help!

Dental office constructed by Norwest

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Dental construction in Portland is our specialty! For more information on past projects, check out our Portfolio Page.

For more information about dental construction in Portland, check out our Blog Page and these other great resources below:

7 Tips for Starting a Commercial Design Project
Building Design with Social Distancing in Mind
7 Ways to Create a Dental Office That Will Ease Patient Anxiety
Incorporating Evidence-Based Design in Healthcare Facilities

Get in touch with our team and take the first step towards your dental construction in Portland by clicking HERE!

Colorful back office of dental clinic