Dental Office, Higganum, CT
Waiting area & close up detail of check-in.
Dr. Campbell, DMD
Design Challanges and FX Design Approach
Dr. Campbell purchased an older practice & requested that FX Dental Design update it and create a functional check-in waiting area & beverage bar, that would invite his patients into a calming environment.
To accomplish this goal, we had to open up the entire front area, eliminating two offices.
FX Design's Dental team created a large check-in counter that extends into the waiting area. Exiting the treatment rooms, patients are directed to the check-out pay counter, which extends into the corridor.
Based on FX Design's extensive knowledge of interior finish products for the northeast region, our team selected LVT for its maintenance proof properties. LVT flooring requires little maintenance, just mop & go,
it resists salt, sand, snow & moisture. To soften the waiting room appearance, we transitioned from LVT to a commercial plush textured carpet by J&J Commercial. We then continued the LVT plank flooring into the operatories to create a seamless transition.
Color Palette: FX selected soothing blue/grays, that included Luxury Vinyl tile plank flooring to eliminate soiling from entry to check-in counter & beverage bar. Shaw Contract flooring “Uncommon Ground” is a product with a 20-millimeter thickness, and 10-year commercial warranty, providing easy maintenance.
Dr. Campbell asked FX Dental Design to re-purpose his existing dental operatory & sterilization cabinets into the newly renovated offices. FX Dental Design recommended adding new solid surface counters to provide a clean aesthetic. We selected a solid surface countertop material from Silestone Quartz series, based on its non-stain, aesthetic qualities. The aggregate quartz material is a natural & biodegradable recycled content product. Silestone offers a cost savings when compared to alternative solid surface products such as Corian, Cambria, or granite.
Accent details include beautiful glass mosaic tile from Crossville's Ebb & Flow series. We designed the mosaic to Ebb into the check-in counter to add texture, then flow into the backsplash of the adjacent beverage bar creating soothing texture.
Dr. Campbell's patients can now enjoy the re-imagined soothing dental practice, that provides them with a boutique type hotel waiting area & beverage bar to relax before their dental procedure begins.