Scheduled for completion during Spring 2019, this pediatric dental clinic for the UCSF School of Dentistry will soon transform into a vibrant space that is both state-of-the-art and child-friendly. The School of Dentistry is currently located in the 1970s School of Dentistry building on UCSF’s Parnassus Campus. Pediatrics occupies a cluster of rooms on the first floor which have been undergoing incremental modernizations. This tenant improvement merges two suites of 4 operatory rooms into one suite of 8 open bays. Each operatory will be customized to pediatric treatment with colorful kid-sized chairs and an ergonomic workspace for dentists, residents and staff. An open floor plan and translucent partitions strike a balance between patient privacy and a feeling of openness. The translucent panels display illustrations from the children’s book This is San Francisco of city landmarks providing visual interest for kids and parents alike.
Illustrations from ‘This is San Francisco’ by M. Sasek reproduced by kind permission of the Miroslav Sasek Foundation and Universe (a division of Rizzoli International Publications).