The style and overall appearance of your surgery will be shaped by the type of cabinetry you choose. Woodlane Dental can supply and install quality cabinetry to suit your requirements.

When we are commissioned to do a design for a surgery we will visit your surgery to measure up and discuss your individual needs following which we will produce a computer design, complete with cabinetry contents (instrument draws and equipment housing among other features). The surgery design plans including cabinetry are sent to you, for you to make any changes required and to give your acceptance of the layout as well as choose the colours. If you wish to proceed then as soon as your cabinetry is ready, it will be installed by our experienced trained craftsman who will put the finishing touches to your cabinetry.

Naturally, the cabinetry layout you choose will be governed by a number of factors including the physical shape and size of your surgery and personal preference. However, you may have a layout different to examples shown on this website and we will work with you to produce a custom designed surgery to suit your requirements.

Shown below are schematic representations of three ‘standard’ designs:


L-Plan Cabinetry

The L-plan Cabinetry is a very common type of cabinetry layout, enjoyed by many because it allows both dentist and nurse enough cabinetry to work from, as well as each being able to reach the work surface from their operating positions.

This layout also enables both dentist and nurse to reach a computer typically positioned in the corner. Wall cabinets can be added to increase storage space should you require. Your delivery system could be mounted in a garage within the cabinetry, or on the chair.


Rear Cabinetry

Cabinetry in a run along the back of the chair has many benefits in the right room. It is very useful in narrow, long rooms where cabinetry even down one side would lead to a narrow walk way between cabinetry and chair.

This layout is also becoming more popular as the trend grows for storaging more in central storage areas, rather than in the surgery. This is because the design often, but not always, means less cabinetry than other designs. This has the added benefit of giving a less cluttered look and feel to the surgery with minimal cabinetry, kept as far from the patient’s view as possible.

This layout is also good for rear delivery systems.


Parallel Cabinetry

Parallel cabinetry runs of cabinetry work well in wider rooms, this layout also gives the possibility of having lots of cabinetry for storage if you require it.

Side delivery units work well with this design, keeping the delivery system in the cabinetry helps to keep the chair clear and clean, which can improve the look of the surgery to your patients.