A dental surgery design for nervous patients!
None of us like visiting the dentist. As nice as the dental practitioners are – and as diligent as we’ve been with our flossing – there’s always the fear of the dreaded drill!
Waterside Dental Care, Rochdale, is looking to change this. Recognising how daunting visiting the dentist can be, Dr Pamela Coates, the proprietor of this large private practice, wanted to create a surgery which felt as warm and welcoming as her clients’ living rooms.
That’s where we came in.
We were commissioned to craft bespoke furniture for both the reception/hallway area and the surgeries themselves. Keeping the main aim in mind, it was essential that all dental equipment (such as drills!) were neatly stored away from patients.
With a variety of materials used to craft the practice rooms, reception room and hallway, this was a fascinating project for our team. So please enjoy our tour and let us know what you think – would you have a filling at Waterside?
The reception area isn’t clinical and sparse. Instead patients can relax in an environment which is warm and welcoming. The actual reception desk was hand-crafted from American oak with an inlaid black forbo desktop. This ensured that the desk was both beautiful and functional as a working surface. With a roaring fire, hot beverage station, television and comfortable chairs, the entire surgery is designed to be as welcoming as it is possible for a dentists to be!
The ceiling was also coffered and adorned with a central chandelier to mirror the opulence often seen in period buildings.
Notice how the American white oak doors have glass apertures that look a little like smiles?!
Surgery 1 was transformed with mazer birch doors with a black inlay and maple border. With black granite surfaces completing the design, the dental surgeons now have a beautiful and practical room for treating patients.
Aside from the aesthetic design, the entire surgery is also double insulated via methods such as rubber floor tiles. This keeps noise down to a minimum and stops patients hearing any anxiety inducing dental machinery.
The beautiful ceiling paintings were created by Walter Kershaw, a local painter and artist who is very well renowned in the North West. The paintings feature colourful birds, calm skies and Gandolfo’s balloon, and are designed to transport patients to faraway places.
If you would like to know more about commissioning a beautiful dental surgery design, please contact us and tell us about your business objectives.