August 22, 2023

How Much Does a Melbourne Dental Fitout Cost in 2024?

Dentistry is changing. Is your practice keeping up with the times?

With every dental or medical fitout we’ve completed in recent years, the demand for patient-centric builds has increased. Dental professionals want spaces that are not only functional but also less clinical, more comfortable, and welcoming for their patients.

This is great progress for the industry, but at the end of the day, how much does it all cost? And are there certain “hidden costs” you should know about before starting a dental fitout?

Whether you’re looking to revamp your existing practice or are opening your first dentistry, don’t let budget hold you back from completing your dental fitout. Below we break down every cost you should know about; empowering you to create a space that enhances the patient experience and also aligns with your budget.

Common Dental Fitout Issues (and How to Avoid Them)

Now you know what to be on the lookout for, but what about those things a builder might not tell you about? Let’s explore them below.

Material Lead Time

Lead time for certain materials can vary. While materials can be sourced locally, some items may need to be imported. At Canopy Fitouts we take a comprehensive approach to quoting and building your fitout. We forecast lead times wherever possible, and will suggest alternatives if you desire a speedier completion. 

Regulatory Bodies

With any construction project, approval from regulatory bodies will be required. Rather than taking on council fees, permit plans, and the potential red tape involved, our team will assist you and ensure the process is seamless. Don’t let neglected paperwork hold up your fitout.


Asbestos is the most hidden issue on this list. While it may not be an issue for your fitout, we’ll never really know until we get started on the project. At Canopy, we’ll do all early leg work to catch signs of potential asbestos and will help you get a professional to decontaminate the premises quickly.

Hidden Costs

We recommend allocating at least 30% of your budget to cover hidden services like the ones above. We will be as upfront as possible in the early stages of your build to help you avoid these costs later on.

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Speak With a Dental Fitout Expert

At Canopy Fitouts we believe in transparency at every stage of the fitout process, which is why we have no qualms with sharing the latest data we have on dental fitouts. Of course, not every dental is the same, so it’s best to speak to an expert first for further clarification on what costs will pertain to your business. If you have any specific questions or are ready to get started on your fitout, speak with our knowledgeable team today.