Buhite-DiMino Center for Implant Dentistry and Advanced Dental Education
The second project in BKP’s phased School of Dental Medicine Master Plan, the Buhite-DiMino Center for Implant Dentistry and Advanced Dental Education comprises six enclosed treatment rooms, four open operatories with computers and X-ray units, and support spaces including a reception area, prep, recovery room, storage, conference room, break room, patient restroom, and scrub sinks. Nitrous gas is piped to each treatment room. The project involved relocating the implant center from the third to the first floor in Squire Hall.
Technology has been integrated into the design. Two of the surgical suites have the ability to broadcast procedures in real time to the center’s conference room and to three different classrooms within the School of Dental Medicine. With Zoom or another videoconferencing tool, the school can share and discuss procedures with educational partners and students around the globe.
The use of warm wood and bright white continues from the Stephanie T. Niciszewska Mucha and Joseph J. Mucha Patient Welcome Center; in the Center for Implant Dentistry, the wood ceilings illustrate circulation paths for improved wayfinding. A framed glazing system with a combination of frosted and clear glass allows for a balance of patient privacy and faculty oversight. A graphic floor pattern composed of VCT tile extends throughout the Center for Implant Dentistry. Linear light fixtures, quartz countertops, and sophisticated finishes present a high quality standard of care for all patients.
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
5.500 square feet
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