Studio Dental is a mobile dental practice that brings the dentist to you! Perhaps unsurprisingly, it launched in technology hotspot San Fransisco, and much of their marketing seems geared to employers who are always trying to out-amenity one another as they compete for the most talented employees. Founded by dentist, Sara Creighton, the practice lives in a 26-foot-long trailer designed by Montalba Architects that features a waiting area and two patient rooms. According to Studio Dental website “The practice delivers the full range of dental services to patients, but sets itself apart with technologies that streamline the process of going to the dentist. Patients schedule appointments online, receive a text reminder on the day of their appointment, and pay for services with a credit card.”
The design is beautiful, and the ceiling is particularly clever. According to the architect, David Montalba “Rather than opening the side panels to potentially unattractive exterior environments, such as urban parking lots, we decided to install skylights to capture diffused natural light and house TV monitors to help patients remain relaxed while looking up during procedures.”
The project was partly funded by an Indie GoGo campaign that raised $41,515 in just one month, perhaps making a mark as the first crowd sourced dental office in the US?
There’s a nice interview with Dr. Creighton over at Wake Forrest University (her alumnus) if you’d like to learn more about her own personal decision to start a mobile dental practive.
(via Healthcare Design Magazine)