If you were to glance into Excel Dental’s new office at 1701 James River Rd. in Ozark, it would be easy to mistake it for a spa.
Upon stepping into the lobby, Dr. Tracy Davis and Dr. Jim Oslica’s patients meet a serene space that encourages any emerging dental anxieties to melt away.
The same relaxing color scheme of blues and grays carries on into the exam and procedure rooms.
Davis was highly involved in the design process and worked with the teams at James Decor and hdesigngroup to create this office that marries form with function. One key change was raising the building’s roofline, which dramatically changed the exterior and interior appearance.
“The owners wanted to transform an existing shopping plaza and convert half of the building into their new dental office,” says Bryon Oster, project manager at hdesigngroup. “We wanted the new Excel Dental entry to stand out amongst the other tenant entrances to clearly define where users should enter. We achieved this by removing a section of the existing roof above the new waiting area and building a tower element with clerestory glazing that provides a lot of natural light into the space. [This also] created a more inviting and comfortable environment for waiting clientele.”