VIEW OF OPERATORY SUITES FROM THE HALL.
THE HALLWAY STAYS A NEUTRAL GRAY TO TIE ALL THE
SHERBET INSPIRED ROOMS TOGETHER.
See article in publications
By Kerry O’Leary, ASID ICON The Magazine of the American Society of Interior Designers Sep/Oct 2008
PATIENT CHECK-IN DESK
PATIENT WAITING AREA
PATIENT WAITING AREA- BEVERAGE CENTER
ORANGE OPERATORY SUITE
LIME OPERATORY ROOM
SUNNY LEMON OPERATORY ROOM
SUNNY LEMON EMPLOYEE BREAKROOM
VIEW OF OPERATORY SUITES FROM HALLWAY
When Dr. Alla Gorenbeyn purchased an existing dated dental practice in Salem, CT, she had a vision. She realized she could potentially lose new clients because of the appearance of the patient waiting area & dental operatory rooms. She wanted her practice to reflect a modern European flair and realized she needed professional help to accomplish her goals. She hired Laura Bordeaux, ASID of FX Dental Design, an interior design firm located in Glastonbury, CT.
Dr. Gorenbeyn envisioned a contemporary, state of the art practice that reflected a cheerful and vibrant atmosphere.
She already purchased multi-colored operatory chairs & dental cabinets. Laura realized she needed to select warm wood flooring and neutral grays to blend the operatory rooms to the common areas, corridor and waiting room.
FX Dental Design studies the human response to color and healing. Pastel greens reduce stress and have a calming effect, creating a sense of serenity while tangerine provides a feeling of alertness and warmth. With this in mind, she set out to optimize each patients’ experience by developing three sherbet inspired dental suites- Orange, Lemon & Lime.
On one hand, if a patient is feeling a bit anxious, they can select the cool lime green suite to reduce their stress, relax and calm their nerves. On the other hand, if a patient is feeling dreary, they can choose the sunny lemon suite to brighten their day. If they are feeling chilly, they may prefer the tangerine suite which will provide them a sense of warmth and comfort.
The end result was a stunning practice, complete with a digital X-ray and paperless set up.
Salem Dental provides services which include routine cleanings, fillings, crowns, implants, endodontic procedures, surgery, and sedation.
Dr. Gorenbeyn’s patients are great fans of the new, clean, and warm waiting area, check-in & operatory environment. The interiors are unique, and patients say they have never seen anything like it. They enjoy their visits and look forward to the experience.
“The results were stunning! Patients are all great fans of the
new office environment. Many patients state they have never seen anything
They enjoy their
visits and look forward to coming again and again.”
Alla Gorenbeyn, DMD, Salem Dental
Please see the article
below which was featured in an issue of Dental Economics.
"Creating a cost effective
Medical or Dental Practice"
Medical practitioners can provide their patients with a cost effective healing
environment, by hiring an ASID Interior Designer.
This was the case when
Laura Bordeaux, ASID, an Interior Designer for FX Design Inc. in Glastonbury, CT
accessed Evidence Based Knowledge, which defines the
human response to color and healing, to create a unique Dental practice for Dr.
Dr. Alla Gorenbeyn has
always enjoyed world travel including visits to European dental conventions and
seminars. Therefore, when she purchased an existing dental practice in Salem, CT
she had a vision to change the interiors from the outdated country décor, to a
modern European image. She realized she needed professional help to accomplish
her goals, so she hired Laura Bordeaux, ASID to make the dream come
Dr. Gorenbeyn requested a
fresh contemporary image for her practice that incorporate bright colors and the
uniquely sculpted glass sink fixtures she purchased from her European sources.
Laura wanted to ensure that the hue’s she preferred would promote a healing
environment that patients would feel comfortable in, and the dental staff would
ASID was aware that there is a human response to color and healing.
Evidence-Based Knowledge research, funded by ASID, defines how wall color in a
healthcare settings, may provide an easy low cost strategy to creating a healing
environment. Pastel greens reduce stress and have a calming
effect, creating a sense of serenity. While pastel oranges provide a feeling
of alertness and warmth. With this in mind, she set out to optimize each
patient’s experience by developing three sherbet inspired dental suites.
With these specific
parameters, Laura realized she needed to establish a neutral that would create a
visual bridge between the bright hues of each operatory room, and the common
areas such as the corridors and waiting room. Laura drew on her knowledge of
design to visualize how she could create a cohesive dental practice while using
three separately colored operatory rooms. First, she selected a dark cherry
wood look floor to anchor all the rooms, then added whites & grays to help
the eye rest between colors.
If a patient is feeling a
bit anxious, they can select the cool lime green suite to reduce their stress,
relax and calm their nerves. If a patient feels sad, they can choose
sunny lemon suite to brighten their day. If they
are feeling chilly, they may decide on the orange suite to provide warmth and
Dr. Gorenbeyn said, “ The results are stunning! Patients are all great fans of the new
office environment. Many patients state they have never seen anything similar.
They enjoy their visits and look forward to coming again and again."