March 1, 2003
by Dental Practice Management
Two Clinics Completed at U of W
The University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry recently saw the completion of the new Paedodontic/Orthodontic and Endodontic clinics as part of a multi-phase renovation and addition to the School of Dentistry.
2001 saw the opening of a completely new Paedodontic/Orthodontic clinic. The original 10-chair clinic required complete renovation and enlargement. The administrative area and reception space was inadequate and patient access was difficult. The new clinic contains 12 open operatories and two quiet rooms. The central services, sterilization and radiography, are located within the clinic space. Both the reception and administrative space were enlarged and modernized. Patients now have direct access to the Clinic from the dental patient parking lot. The units and cabinetry were purchased from ADEC. This includes Cascade Radius Chair and Traditional Unit with Preference Lights, operator and assistant stools.
The Paedodontic/Orthodontic clinic supports the entire undergraduate paediatric and orthodontic clinical program and provides care for children and young adults drawn from the community. In particular, a large number of recent immigrants to the London, ON, community use the facilities.
Phase two of the school renewal was directed to the installation of an eight-chair clinic situated close to the new reception area in the new building. This clinic is used primarily for endodontic training both for undergraduates and CDE. The equipment includes ADEC Cascade radius chair and light, Bow Wood Canada cabinets, Gendex 765DC x-ray generators and DentOptix digital radiography with computer monitor mounts. Endodontic management was shifted from the Main Clinic to its new home in October, 2002. This provided an opportunity for the Division of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics to continue to take advantage of new developments in technology and delivery of endodontic service.