Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry
Traverse City, MI
Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry (NMPD) is an adventure for the patients, for the dentists and for r.o.i. Design. This extremely busy practice specializes in the surgical and preventative care of the youngest of children.
r.o.i. Design recommended that the offices be divided into three themed areas organized around water, land and sky.
Design solutions included:
Small boat hulls were hung in the 14-foot ceiling area to help with acoustic reverberation and to give the waiting patients below that they were “under the water”. The carpet in the lobby undulated in pattern like waves, and the furnishings were abstract shapes that were meant to resemble bottom of the ocean creatures.
Between water and land there was a boat house play house with a steerable boat and a dock side port office.
Stepping through the door to the operatory the visitor experienced custom floor patterns that resembled stepping stones leading them to the examination chairs. A back lit acrylic panel filled with natural grasses lead the patients past a space that has a color changing cloud.
Starting with a dark corridor with inserted LED spots and track lights, the visitors step from deep space into a tall bright area filled with stars, clouds and sunshine.
Featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Incisal Edge, this pediatric office was recognized for its creativity.