2011 Dental Office Design Competition Winners Announced

October 17, 2011 – Emeryville, CA – Wells Fargo Practice Finance (formerly Matsco), Dental Economics, ADA Business ResourcesSM and the American Dental Association are proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Dental Office Design Competition.

All practice types with newly-built offices or offices with leasehold improvements or renovations completed between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2010 were eligible to enter. A panel of dental industry and design experts selected the following winners, as announced at the 2011 ADA Annual Session in Las Vegas, NV:

Dental Office Design of the Year
Best overall facility as evidenced by functional design, efficient interior space planning and appropriate integration of dental equipment and technology.

Small Practice (one to two practitioners regularly working in the practice)
Amber M. Allen, DDS
Omaha, NE

Group Practice (three or more practitioners regularly working in the practice)
Pelham Links Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Simpsonville, SC

Outstanding Specialty Practice
Best new, remodeled, or expanded facility for a specialty practice.

Gila C. Dorostkar, DDS
Greenbrae, CA

Outstanding New Dentist Practice
Best new, remodeled, or expanded facility for the first practice owned by a doctor or group of doctors who have graduated dental school since 2000.

Amber M. Allen, DDS
Omaha, NE

Outstanding Design Efficiency
Most effective space planning and use of square footage to meet practice needs and objectives.

David M. Caron, DMD
Dental Designs, LLC
Dayville, CT

Outstanding Environmental Considerations
Exceptional attention given to take steps to help protect the environment for both new and remodeled projects.

Gila C. Dorostkar, DDS
Greenbrae, CA

Both "Dental Office Design of the Year" winners receive a $2,500 bonus marketing fund, feature stories in Dental Economics and an engraved plaque for their office. Awards and other media coverage will be provided to other category winners.
For more information about the Dental Office Design Competition, including entry guidelines and schedules for the 2012 Competition, visit www.wellsfargo.com/dodc.