Frequently asked questions

We've compiled a collection of our most commonly asked questions. If you can't find the answers you need, please contact us.

Will Dentec design only so I can manage the build myself?
Please contact us, we assess this on a case by case basis and is dependant on our design and build resources.
What level of confidentiality can Dentec provide?
All conversations with our clients are kept 100% confidential. Often our clients may not wish for their current place of employment to know of their decision to set up their own practice.
Does Dentec only design and build dental spaces?
Dentec designs all types of healthcare spaces. We have experience in private and public hospitals, theatres, radiology, veterinary, optometry, orthopaedics, audiology, general practice, and minor healthcare.
Does Dentec provide finance?
Dentec has finance options, please contact us to learn more.
Does Dentec operate outside of typical business hours?
Yes, as we understand most healthcare professionals are time-poor. We are always willing to meet up or take calls after hours to accommodate this. You can also use our book a meeting feature to find a time that best suits your schedule.
What parts of New Zealand does Dentec service?
We provide our full offering nationwide. We have a great and experienced team covering all of New Zealand.
How much does it cost to set up a dental practice in New Zealand?
Great question! Depending on size, number of surgery rooms, and existing site conditions this can vary significantly. Contact us to request a complimentary site assessment, budget estimate, and concept plan.
Does all equipment need to be purchased through Dentec when using the design & build services?
You do not have to. We work with all equipment providers across New Zealand. There will be some significant efficiency gains and savings if the equipment is purchased from Dentec but it is not a requirement.
Does Dentec design and install signage?
Yes, we have a great team of graphic designers and signage partners nationwide.
Design & Build
Does Dentec help with building and/or resource consents?
Yes, we do this as part of our design and build offering. You can view more information about our design and build process here.
How do I know if a site is suitable for a dental practice?
This can often catch you out. We recommend contacting us for a complimentary site assessment. While some sites may look just perfect, there is a lot to consider when looking at a space for a dental practice.
Is it more cost-effective to convert an existing house to a dental practice than to fitout a commercial space?
Generally speaking converting a house is a lot more complex. Houses can often require resource consents, and change of use consents, as well as run into accessibility and car parking issues. Along with this, the property will be required to be completely re-wired to meet medical standards. With a house you will see less economic and efficient use of space as you are using existing rooms and walls.
How long does it take to build or fitout out a dental practice?
This varies from project to project. The design stage takes around 4-8 weeks, consents can take 4-6 weeks, and the onsite works range from 6-8 weeks project depending.
How much space do I need for a 3-chair dental practice?
100m² - 150m² is ideal. It can often be done in less space, however this will likely impact your ergonomics and practice efficiencies.
Does Dentec renovate or refresh existing practices?
Yes, we do anything from a single surgery room, sterilisation room refresh, to a waiting area refurbishment, or a major renovation. We do it all!
Can Dentec help me find space for my new dental practice?
Yes, we have real estate agents across New Zealand contacting us weekly with new developments that suit healthcare facilities. Contact us today to receive a list for your area.
Does Dentec offer branding and identity services?
Yes, we do. We have a great team of graphic designers who specialise in dental branding who are ready to help!
What isn't included in a Dentec build?

We can include everything and anything, however, generally speaking with a full design, fitout, and equipment package from Dentec you would only be required to purchase the following:

  • Dental consumables
  • Appliances
  • Computers
  • Printers
  • TVs
  • Loose/soft furniture
  • Stationery
Does Dentec help with lease or purchase negotiations?
As we see a lot of purchase and lease agreements, we're always happy to review yours and ensure you are getting the best value for money.
Equipment Supply
Does Dentec supply any other equipment not shown on the website?
Yes, we have a vast range of equipment and can often source items not listed on our website. Contact us to let us know what you're looking for and we'll let you know if we can help.
What warranties does Dentec's equipment come with?
All our equipment is covered by extensive manufacturer warranties. All items will have their individual warranty and periods of cover.
Who services Dentec's equipment?
We have a network of certified service technicians nationwide.
What equipment brands does Dentec sell?
We have many world-renowned brands including NSK, Cattani, Melag, Heka, Ancar, and more. View our equipment page to see several of the brands we stock.
Who installs Dentec equipment?
We have our own technicians as well as a network of authorised technicians across New Zealand.
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