General ward of the existing prarthana hospital was renovated into an exclusive periodontology unit. The idea was to create open, healthy and pleasant dental clinic design unlike the closed stereotyped clinics.
Waiting area is common with hospital so this unit contains only consulting and a single dental chair without any partition in between. Large windows bring in plenty of light and provide garden view. The grills of windows were designed in a way that they also become planters and plant pots can not be seen from inside of clinic but only plants are seen. Areca Palms are framed in the interior as the most important highlighter and provides visual delight to patient during dental surgery. The wall cladding is of acasia (baval) wood which has unique variation in color tone and solid figures. This wooden cladding is soaked with oil before polishing process to bring out the sheen of wood.
One leg table is almost floating and so doesn’t divide the space. Natural plants inside the clinic and outside the windows are most significant elements of the interiors and random wooden cladding provides a rustic backdrop to it.
Planning is foundation of a high-efficiency dental hospital. Dental clinic setup requires planning at several levels including –
planning of your requirements for clinic
planning of most suitable dental clinic layout
planning of location of all dentist equipments with their specifications
electrification and plumbing with their integration to equipment
micro-planning of dental cabinets
This kind of planning is a combined effort by dentist and interior designer to provide a solution that is most suitable for dentist’s particular requirement. Just like a treatment plan before starting patient’s treatment, there must be a clear and through plan about all the elements of design before starting of execution work. Starting site work without clear plan will result in compromises and mistakes that can be costly in long run.