Northwest dentists were big winners in the most recent Dental Office Design Competition, which is sponsored by Wells Fargo, the American Dental Association and ADA Business Resources. Of the six winners, two were located in Washington.
Lake Hills Orthodontics in Redmond won Small Practice Design of the Year. The leased office space was redesigned with patient comfort and efficient workflow in mind. Mechanical equipment is located in a sound-proof room so the rest of the practice maintains a quiet, calming environment. Glass partitions give the feel of openness while restricting the movement of sound. State-of-the-art technology improves the quality of patient treatment and recordkeeping. The practice is owned by Dr. Wisanu Charoenkul, DDS, MS. Mark Peterson and Jennifer Mukai, respectively, with JPC Architects in Bellevue did the design and interior design.
The Group Practice Design of the Year award went to Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry in Olympia. The building has several kid-friendly aspects, including a small entry door in the vestibule, loft “treehouse” in the waiting area and dedicated infant room. Natural wood inside and out, blue and green paint, and metal siding give the building a Northwest appearance. The office is designed to minimize noise and maximize staff efficiency and comfort. The practice is owned by Dr. Scott T. Rowley, DDS and Dr. Benjamin D. Ruder, DDS. The space was designed by Garner Miller at MSGS Architects in Olympia. Wendy Garrison with Garrison Design of Seattle was responsible for interior design.