Comfort meets efficiency in the refurbishment of Dr Brenda Loh’s two customised surgeries.
Refreshed to Impress
August 2009, Dr Loh decided renovation of her two surgeries was long overdue. Taking advantage of a tax break incentive, she hoped to install a new clinical environment that suited her work conditions and individual needs.
The actual fitout process took three-and-a-half weeks between January and February 2010, involving the demolition and refurbishment of the surgeries; dismantling and disposing of unwanted equipment; and transfer and reinstallation of existing dental units to other surgeries in the same building.
Besides a more desirable working orientation, Dr Loh also wanted to streamline ergonomics by adjusting the bench-tops and overhead cupboards to suit her height and arm’s reach.
"Personal comfort and efficiency were primary goals of the design. I expect to be in these rooms for the rest of my career, so it should be about me," said Dr Loh.
Attention to Detail
Aesthetic considerations were subtle but effective. The black leather upholstery on the dental chairs and doctors’ stools provide a stark contrast to the rest of the treatment room awash in high gloss white and touches of purple. The mirror on the wall finishes the detail perfectly.
"I decided on Dentec because they are experienced in all aspects of setting up and supporting a dental surgery. In my mind, as long as the patient has a comfortable chair to lie on and feels assured by the clean and bright surroundings, they would be happy," she said.
Dr Loh eventually decided on and purchased two Heka-Dental UNIC chairs. As the exclusive Australasian importer of the European-made dental units, we were able to offer Dr Loh an extended warranty on the chairs. Dr Loh, is thrilled with the UNIC’s and admits she made the right choice.
Keeping to the tightly scheduled completion and handover dates, the newly refurbished rooms were fully operational on 18 February 2010. The results of the renovation are in Dr Loh’s words "two beautiful surgeries customised to my exact needs".