The design approach, which De Style Design Inc. takes, is unapologetically bold, using such language as elliptical shaped partitions, custom curved doors and oversized graphics. The intent was to create a series of meandering transitional spaces which gradually shape the idea of the lunar theme, prior to the patients arriving at their "space capsule" – otherwise known as the dental chair.
Functionally, the bold accents are positioned to provide the first impression, as well as for consultation rooms, where treatments are being discussed. Functionality is not compromised and all of the areas, sculptural as they may be, have sufficient space to accommodate storage and office cabinetry.
Staff and service areas are tucked away from the main treatment area, in order to keep all interruptions to patient flow to a minimum.
Sterilization, the functional core of the practice is highlighted by a bold circular glass panel, set within drywall and secured with perimeter wood trim. The aesthetic is designed to emulate a porthole in spaceships, including the stainless steel caps, to evoke once again the space thematic.
In order to transform the space from concept to reality, many meticulous hours on site were required in order to map out the curvilinear elements and carefully integrate lighting with walls, custom doors and cabinetry. Antham Construction team rose to the task, drawing on their significant experience to ensure the project was executed to the client and designer expectations. Careful coordination was required throughout all stages of the project with the dental team from Henry Schein – to ensure that all the cutting edge dental equipment is accommodated and highlighted properly in the space.