Good Shepherd Medical Center’s Dentistry and Center for Facial, Oral and Implant SurgeryCategory: Interior Design
In the dental suite (approx. 3,200 SF finished-out with 680 SF shelled for future growth), there are 10 dental chairs and a waiting room providing seating for at least 20 people comfortably. The reception desk houses four staff members and a private “nook” area for review of financials and bills. Separate offices for Dentists remote from the operatories.
The oral surgeon suite allows for two oral surgeons (approx. 4,740 SF). The space contains four regular operatories and one operating room. The operating room was supported with 5 Prep/Recovery bays as well as a Consultation Room. Nursing staff had a centralized workstation which was shared based on the operational desire to have any charting done in the rooms. Support areas included a Pan/Ceph digital imaging machine, Lab, and Sterilization areas. The suite was connected via a corridor and door to the adjoining Dental Suite for ease of access for the physicians to consult with each other and their respective clients.
Because of the physical connection, the two suites had to have finishes that blended together but looked different from each other so patients could tell the clinics apart if they are visiting both areas.
Lab and sterilization facilities were provided within the Oral Surgeon’s Suite to accommodate misc. equipment. The lab contained a lathe and model trimmer; the sterilization area contained an autoclave, ultrasonic cleaner, dryer, and lube system.
Furniture was selected and installed in both suites. Instead of using bariatric chairs, we installed two-seater sofas to make the waiting room look more like a residence.