Entering this bright, playful space in Whitby, Ontario, young patients and their families are immediately immersed in the imagery of an underwater wonderland. The office environment is a testament to Dr. Arif Mamdani’s love of his profession as a pediatric dentist, and is an expression of the attention paid to both clinical requirements and design details.
To aid in accomplishing his vision of a professional, but fun-filled atmosphere within the “Atlantis” concept, Dr. Mamdani enlisted the talent of Jean Akerman and her design team. The collaboration resulted in some wonderful design features that promise to entertain and engage children during their visits.
Water imagery is abundant—in the undersea mural featured front and centre in the play area, in the blue wave design on glass walls and doors, in the aptly named “Urchin” pendants over the reception desk, and in the floor design of the Hygiene Bay, among others. The rich colours to be found in our oceans and marine life—blues, greens, yellow, orange—are lavishly used to enhance the experience.
Dr. Mamdani made certain to include I-pads to interest the children in the play area, a tooth-brushing station to educate young patients about proper techniques, an offering of different toothpaste flavours to ensure that every child looks forward to brushing, and TV monitors in treatment areas to entertain them during procedures.
To ensure patient well-being and protection, finishes are practical, durable, and easily cleaned. Dental equipment is state of the art, and the stericentre is organized and finished according to the latest safety standards.
Dr. Mamdani would like to thank the project team for the successful outcome in bringing his concept to life. The office recently opened, offering a delightful first impression and positive experience to the youngsters who come here for their dental treatment.
Interior Design: Jean Akerman Design Inc.
Contracting: AceCon General Contracting Inc.
Dental Planning and Equipment: Sinclair Dental
Photography: Juri Iaboni