Trending Now: 2019 Dental Practice Design Trends


Dental practice design is being influenced by residential design and social media, specifically Instagram and Pinterest. They are great sources of inspiration, along with our own Inspiration page, for dentists, optometrists, and physicians.

We’re helping our clients day in and day out throughout the process of opening their offices, including construction, renovation, and coordinating designers and marketing agencies, so we’re highlighting the top medical and dental practice design trends that have caught our eye.

Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Operatories with floor-to-ceiling windows are flooded with natural light. Bringing the outside in and using natural light instead of fluorescent may help improve patient experience and reduce dental anxiety.


Exposed Ceilings and Industrial Elements

Industrial and masculine elements, such as exposed ceilings, beams, steel railings, and Edison lighting, are trending for dental offices in urban environments.


Barn Doors and Rustic Charm

Raw wood elements are a recent favorite, as are barn doors. But not all barn doors represent a wooden, rustic appeal; some are steel, colored glass, or window pane.


Letter Boards and Local Art

Doctors are incorporating temporary, artistic elements to capture patients’ attention and engage them with design elements in their space. Letter boards are a fun way to feature messages. Displaying local artists’ work brings the community together in new, authentic ways.


Bright White with Pops of Color

Even though Benjamin Moore’s Simply White was name the Color of the Year back in 2016, white paint has remained a favorite and prominent color in commercial and residential spaces. “White is not just a design trend, it is a design essential. The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director.



Our dental brokers specialize in working with dentists who are looking to open their first start-up dental clinic, relocate a existing practice, and grow their current portfolio of dental practices. As a team at Xite Realty, we take a data-driven approach to identifying underserved areas based off your service platform as a dental clinic.

Contact our dental real estate brokers to share your vision for your future practice.