The Magic of Dental Care & Dental Office Design
Dental care and oral health are important parts of our lives. From a young age, we are encouraged to take good care of our teeth. For example, parents share the story of the tooth fairy as a way to promote good dental care for children – including daily habits like brushing and flossing.
According to Delta Dental’s Tooth Fairy Poll, the average rate for a tooth in the United States is $3.70. Since 1998, the poll has been collecting the average Tooth Fairy payouts. In addition, it compares it to stock market activity to show how the value of a lost tooth relates to the U.S. economy.
Aside from the tooth fairy, the dental office is really where the magic happens. Dentists are very important people whom we visit at least every six months to ensure we receive the dental care we need and that our oral health is in tip top shape. Above all, they help patients by diagnosing and treating dental issues, and developing better oral hygiene regimens.
Dental office design also plays an important role in a patient/dentist experience. That is to say, patients should be in an environment that feels comfortable and inviting. On the other hand, the space needs to perform efficiently for the dentist and dental hygienists too. Good dental office design doesn’t have to be a fairy tale…
UNMC Dentistry Clinic
Schemmer provided architecture and interior design services for the 6,500 SF renovation of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Dentistry Clinic located on the third floor of the Durham Outpatient Center. Their mission is to continually improve the oral health of the people of Nebraska and beyond. The clinic provides comprehensive, affordable and high-quality dental care to patients of all ages. In addition, the renovated clinic allows the college to serve more patients and accommodate a new residency program.
UNMC’s new clinic includes 15 patient chairs - more than double that of the old clinic.
It also includes:
- multipurpose rooms for special procedures and
- updated dental operatories,
- sterilization lab,
- reception area and
- support spaces.
The updated facility:
- provides a comfortable environment for patients,
- creates a more efficient flow for patient management and care, and
- supports accessibility for patients with compromised mobility and complex medical conditions.
Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.
Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering and construction field services consultant. Providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges.
Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future. Located in three States and six offices throughout the Midwest, Schemmer is providing services to clients from coast-to-coast and border-to-border across the United States.
Schemmer's services include:
- Field Services