About Kathy Rotramel-Stipe, Sr. Writer

Kathy Rotramel-Stipe, senior writer, has decades of writing experience with a strong focus on creating compelling content that resonates with readers. Rotramel-Stipe has written many articles for the dental industry on topics including ergonomics, practice planning, efficiency, and dental office design.

What to Look for When Buying a Dental Light

Your ability to see—and perform—depends greatly on your dental light. While a general dental operatory light should satisfy normal visual requirements, some procedures require greater visual clarity and illumination. Three properties are essential for providing good dental lighting in the oral cavity: Dental light continuity – A “clean” and uniform light pattern, free of [...]

By | 2018-07-24T22:48:19+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Dental Lights|

The Power of Color

What’s the style of your dental office? Are the furnishings classic, transitional or modern? Does the layout support efficient traffic flow? So many design elements affect the feeling of an environment, from layout and aesthetics to decorating style. But without a doubt, one of the biggest components is color. Color is a powerful design [...]

By | 2018-06-26T22:27:02+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Dental Office Design|

What to Look for When Buying a Sterilization Center

The sterilization center must meet the specific needs of your practice. Look for setup options and different modules that let you arrange equipment according to your staff’s preferred way of working. The more flexible those options are, the better. Here are some top questions to consider when buying a sterilization center: Q. Is the [...]

By | 2018-05-30T17:14:07+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Dental Cabinets|

Can a Sterilization Center Save Your Staff Time?

Sterilization is a vital, but time-consuming, part of the daily routine in a dental office. So naturally, a centrally located sterilization center that maximizes flow, efficiency and materials turnover is key. But let’s take that a step further. The sterilization center should reflect a process-based design system. One that follows a streamlined process to [...]

By | 2018-05-17T23:44:46+00:00 May 15th, 2018|General|

Practice Planning: Five Common Oversights

Designing or remodeling your dental office takes a lot of up-front planning—and there’s certainly no shortage of advice to follow. But just as important are those things you may not think about. Here are five dental office design considerations to add to your list: 1. Plan for adequate sterilization. The sterilization center is literally [...]

By | 2018-04-11T18:28:04+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Dental Office Design|

What to Look for When Buying Dental Cabinets

Freestanding cabinetry offers both design and financial benefits. Dental cabinets manufactured by dental equipment companies are engineered and designed specifically to meet the many requirements of a dental environment. You can be assured of the appearance and quality of your dental furniture, as you get to see, touch, and choose from various configurations. With custom [...]

By | 2018-03-07T22:21:36+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Dental Cabinets|

Dental Practice Management: Five Things You’ll Want to Know for a Healthy Financial Year

Trent Watrous, CPA, CFE, CVA and renowned speaker, specializes in the dental industry. In a recent conversation, he shared his top five tips to set dental practices on the road to a healthy financial 2018. If you don’t know the answer to any of these tips, your CPA can partner with you to analyze your [...]

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:29+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Financial|