North Texas Dentistry Volume 8 Issue 3 2018 ISSUE 3 DE - Page 9

ally collected ideas and refined our vision for the new office, which opened in 2006. By the time she was ready to begin con- struction, we knew exactly how we wanted the office to be designed in terms of its look, feel, and patient flow. All the plan- ning paid off, and the office is virtually perfect.” Beach may be what you see, but comfort and fun are the under- lying goals of this design, and it is right on the mark. Palm trees and orchids give the office a tropical and spa ambiance. The reception area feels more like a home than a dental office, with cozy seating and an interactive play table for tots. Family mem- bers can watch a movie on the flat screen television, or enjoy a cool drink of bottled water at the “tiki hut”, surrounded by a handpainted mural of a beach scene complete with a vintage Woody. Seating in the “hut” can be used for kids to do home- work or for parents to work on their computer. Dr. Rozas has wireless internet connectivity in this area for working parents to catch up on emails while their children are in treatment. In the “Brush Up” area, a large mirror encircled by seashells is mounted over three sinks, each at a different height to accom- modate patients of all ages. The adjoining “Shark Shack” houses arcade games and serves as a “hang out” for tweens and teens. A saltwater tank sparkling with brilliantly colored fish stands in the center of the area. Every corner of the office, including the Dr. Rozas’ team’s goal is to make each patient feel welcome and valued at every appointment. treatment rooms, is brimming with beach paraphernalia, sig- nage, and souvenirs. Designing an experience The treatment rooms are each separated from the hygiene bay by glass, making the entire area open and bright. “Patients and parents alike appreciate being able to see their surroundings, Comfort and fun are the underlying goals of the design of Dr. Melissa Rozas’ office. The reception area feels more like a home than an office, with cozy seating and an interactive play table for tots. Palm trees and orchids give the office a tropical feel. www.northtexasdentistry.com | NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY 9