Advanced Education Specialty Clinics
The third project in BKP’s phased School of Dental Medicine Master Plan, the Advanced Education Specialty Clinics project involved renovations to Squire Hall to create four post-graduate clinics in prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). The space features 57 open dental operatories, one dispensary, four dry labs, and support spaces including a reception area, X-ray, instructor stations, prep areas, and storage.
The materials palette incorporated in the Stephanie T. Niciszewska Mucha and Joseph J. Mucha Patient Welcome Center and Buhite-DiMino Center for Implant Dentistry and Advanced Dental Education has been continued in the new clinics, with the use of warm wood, bright white walls, and UB signature blue accents. Wood ceilings are again used as wayfinding devices to highlight circulation corridors, and the VCT tile floor pattern continues the design consistency. BKP developed a semi-custom dental casework solution modeled after industry standards. All casework was crafted by a local millworker.
Through the use of low solid walls, glass partitions, and millwork dividers, operatories are separated for patient privacy while allowing faculty sight lines to student dental practitioners. Linear light fixtures, quartz countertops, and sophisticated finishes present a high quality standard of care for all patients. A lab wrapped in back-painted glass in the school’s signature blue provides a vibrant focal point. The forward-thinking design considers the clinic’s needs in five, ten, 15 years, and beyond, incorporating spaces and support for emerging technologies, including 3D printing and milling.
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
11,000 square feet
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