S. Kirk Huffaker, DDS, MDS

S. Kirk Huffaker, DMDS, MDS
Private Practice
Glen Falls, New York, USA
3:30 p.m.
Friday, June 25, 2021
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
"Men are men; the best sometimes forget." What I Failed to Remember When Opening My New Office.
One of the great frustrations that I encountered in my office buildout was realizing that I had forgotten important, yet small details in my overall design. Another frustration was realizing that many of the problems that I ran into during the build-out process could have been avoided with a little assertiveness. Even after the paint has dried and the fire chief has given you the certificate of occupancy, frustrating (yet avoidable) situations will arise in the first few weeks of working in the new space. If you remember the items discussed in this short presentation, hopefully you can eliminate most of the above-mentioned frustrations.
Building and opening a new office space.
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Attendees will be able to identify several important details that need to be in the office design before the first nail goes in.
  2. Attendees will be able to identify important pitfalls that could cause frustration in the first few weeks of working in the new space.
  3. Attendees will be able to better manage situations where a contractor may be looking out for his/her best interests rather than the doctor's.
About the Presenter:

Received his endodontic certificate from UCONN in 2009 and moved to the Glens Falls region of New York in 2009 where he purchased an existing endodontic practice. In 2019 he took an existing office space down to the studs and built a new endodontic clinic where he is practicing today. He has been married for 21 years and has 7 children and drives a beat up truck.