March 1, 2010
by Dental Practice Management
Design a chic yet contemporary dental office that doesn’t look like a dental office within a set budget. This was the challenge posed for designing Hillsview Dental Care, on Stream d.c.p. Inc., a residential design firm.
Hila and her team’s (Kathy and Tina) biggest challenge would be to create a distinctive yet functional office in a world where functional needs led to most offices having very little difference between them. She started with patient seating, replacing the typical clutter of chairs with banquette seating, creating a streamlined look.
Hila also separated the sterilization centre, working with Russell Showman and Jim Clarke of Dentrix Construction, to build a unique plexi glass design suspended with wires. This was an alternative to the usual glass walls, establishing a clean division between it and the hallway. Dan Burns of Sinclair Dental supplied state-of-the-art equipment, such as digital radiographs and introduced the dentist to a new paperless software with touch screen technology.
The dentist was ecstatic with the results and highly recommends the design team. “I felt that I needed someone fresh, outside the dental field, in order to achieve the look I was seeking.”
Special thanks to Russell Showman and Jim Clarke from Dentrix Construction, Dan Burns and Scott Lyall from Sinclair Dental, Cliff Dungey from Back-up Server.ca, Randal Anderson from Cleardent Software, Regency Cabinets, MCC Cabinets, Kathy Daukant and Tina Costa for putting together all the design ideas to make this office beautiful. Hila can be reached at email@example.com DPM
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