The Kitchen Inc., Dental Clinic

The Kitchen Dental Clinic, an organization that provides dental work for those who are uninsured or underinsured in the Spring-field area. Ireland Architects was asked to help accomplish their vision of an updated, more efficient facility where local dentists would want to volunteer their services. The new layout uses an open dental operatory plan with ancillary spaces in close proximity, which makes it more efficient than the previous configuration. The Kitchen, Inc. was having problems getting dentists to volunteer in his facility before the remodel, once the remodel was completed they had more of an interest from dentists to help. The new space helps the patients feel more respected and comfortable in this setting, than the previous facility.

Challenge:

Design a renovated dental suite for a facility that helps the homeless.

Solution:

We were able to design this facility to make it more appealing so dentists would volunteer their services.