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Office of Dr. Laff
The objective was to create a suite for a specialized
dentist who does orthodontic restoration, which involves long treatment
sessions with the patients. An atmosphere was needed to represent the
doctor's professional credibility and concern for the comfort for patient,
as mitigation of patients' dental fear was essential for the success of this
The patient entrance and waiting area has full access to a receptionist.
This environment was enhanced by a curvilinear receptionist desk
complimented by additional curved treatment and counseling areas, providing
sculptured enclosures between the exterior window vistas of the waiting room
and commissioned bronze sculptures spanning the space between two walls.
The treatment rooms were specialized spaces having curved forms and a domed
ceiling featuring hemispheric luminaries. Since patients are in a supine
position for many hours in restorative dental work, the ceiling's
hemispheric luminaries’ geometry has two lighting systems. Fluorescent
lights provided high illumination for dental work, while low-level
incandescent lighting for patients' extensive waiting periods.
The three treatment rooms are derived from within one large circular form.
This configuration creates a quality space which achieve optimum usage of
space, as well as minimum circulation for the doctor and his assistants.
This project was featured on a video by the American Dental Association for
outstanding dental design.
room, showing ceiling lighting.
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