Whether a dentist is building a new practice or renovating his or her current office, there are specific laws that come in to play for office design.
One of the most important things dentists should consider is the state and federal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (AwDA).
The AwDA helps guarantee access to places of public accommodation for persons with disabilities. Under the Act, and many similar state and local laws, a dental practice is a place of public accommodation, so the practice must comply with the Act and applicable state and local laws related to accessibility. The AwDA requires that places of public accommodation meet certain accessibility standards. The standards that apply depend on whether the office is an existing facility, being renovated or new construction.
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