Charlotte Foreman explains how new uniform can help your practice look more professional.

First impressions count, so getting the right dental uniform for your practice is important. From the minute your patients walk in to reception they expect a quality service, and how you’re dressed is a part of that experience. A professional look helps patients to feel more relaxed and confident in your team, so choosing the right uniform is an important decision (and often overlooked).

Updating your uniform

Updating your uniform is a relatively low cost way of freshening up your practice branding. Here are three quick ideas on how to update your uniform:

  • Colour – adding some colour to your dental uniforms is a great way to brighten up your practice. Consider using different colours to distinguish the roles within your team. We have a great range of colours available on many products at My Dental Uniform for both men and women (My Dental Uniform is a brand of Kent Express, a specialist mail order dental supplier). Introducing colour doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. For example, the Hejco brand has 60 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing dental uniforms; quality and function are its key drivers
  • Style – changing the style of your dental uniforms is a subtle way to smarten up your practice without making a commitment to colour. Consider styles that will flatter different body types if the uniform is being bought for the whole team
  • Shoes – when spending a large part of the day on your feet, finding the right shoes is a must. You need a shoe that is comfortable, ergonomic and also works for your practice in terms of style. One great option is ‘Blair’ shoes from Hejco. Features such as anti-slip and air cushioned soles provide that extra level of comfort.

Want to update your dental uniform but not sure what one to pick? Come along to the BDIA Dental Showcase where we will have a selection of uniforms for you to look at and try on. Look for the Kent Express stand (K16) where our team will be happy to help. We’ll have a range of products on show, including scrubs, dental tunics and more. We offer a wide range of uniform to suit all budgets, including Dickies, Simon Jersey and Hejco.

Remember that your team are a vital part of your practice brand. Professional dress and presentation are vital to the patient experience.