Jenny Ruoho, DDS, Relaxation Dentistry. Dr. Ruoho wished to start a new practice in a dental office designed to reflect her professional style — at the lowest possible cost. My job was to refine her initial layout and establish a firm perimeter using minimal square footage. She was working with a lease negotiator on general terms of the agreement while I worked on the plan of her new office interior.
Office Design for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (OMS) is a subject addressed in a book I wrote for AAOMS. It is a design guide with drawings and technical information as well as photographs. Not included in that book is a recently completed OMS office for Dr. James Hughes in Hutchinson Minnesota.
General Dentist, Dr. Ken Windschitl, needed to move from his second story office in downtown New Ulm, Minnesota. A recognized name in New Ulm, he could relocate anywhere in town. He found seven possible sites and needed help deciding which would best fit his practice. He wanted an architect with relevant experience so he hired my firm to design his new dental office building.
An oral surgery office in a multi-tenant building has requirements beyond those of an office for general dentistry. For example, both building and site must accommodate separation of entrances for arrival and departure of surgery patients. Drawings shown here assessed feasibility of a particular site for a developer who is an oral surgeon; consequently a mult-tenant building could be designed around the needs of his new oral surgery office.