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Reducing the size of the building without sacrificing vital features provides increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness.


The VA needed a new dental clinic for this regional veterans’ health center that serves more than 90,000 veterans in Central Arizona.


Using modular layout principles, GLHN worked with the VA dental team to design a functional and efficient building to enhance the team’s workflow. All of the 33 dental operatories have hands-free, head-end access to limit cross-contamination, as well as X-ray and digital display units. Twelve of the operatories are equipped with patient lift systems for maximum flexibility. The facility also houses two oral surgery suites and a maxillofacial surgery operatory with tandem lab and secured medication dispensing units. The building also contains 1,900 square feet of labs, pan-ceph x-ray, operatory-accessible digital patient records, centralized dental and surgical equipment, and 2,300 square feet of administrative and staff support space.

Role: Architect & Engineer of Record
Size: 16,000 SF
Cost: $8.2M