Bayshore Dental in Milwaukee is a practice in which the high-tech is integrated so seamlessly that it appears to be perfectly natural. This could be due to the sophisticated design concept of the planning architects and the designer as well as the large number of creative ideas of the practice founder Dr. Gauri Mona Patel. The primary reason for the harmonious atmosphere of the practice is Dr. Patel’s overall approach. She has made her high-tech equipment the centerpiece of the design:

“To be honest, we have oriented the design of the entire practice around the new treatment centers and our digital workflow concept. My fully equipped Teneo and Intego Pro treatment centers form the center point of my practice. They fulfill my high demands on efficiency, ergonomics and comfort for the practitioners and our patients, and that should also be seen. I would like my patients to trust in our work, and therefore I show and explain each of the steps that I carry out and the innovative devices which we work with.”

Facts and data
Dr. Patel opened her approx. 325 square meter practice in 2013. Since then, she has been treating on average more than 5,000 active patients per year. At the moment, there are six fully equipped treatment rooms available, with two more treatment rooms coming in the future. CEREC restorations are produced in a practice laboratory. The patients are very welcome to watch as their restorations are being milled. Dr. Patel is currently supported by a second practitioner, two dental hygienists, two assistants and two practice managers in reception. An additional “Doctor of Dental Science” along with a third dental hygienist are also soon to be employed.

What patients can expect
Bayshore Dental provides the complete range of dental treatments, from hygiene to full mouth rehabilitation, and that also includes implantology, endodontics, periodontology, pediatric dentistry, smaller oral and maxillofacial procedures, aesthetic dentistry and CAD/CAM-aided production of dental restorations among other treatments.

“My practice is an expression of my personality and it says: What you see is what you get.”  

What patients can rely on
Bayshore Dental is a model practice for the leading dental technologies – primarily equipped with innovations from Dentsply Sirona, including two Teneo and four Intego Pro treatment centers, CEREC, the digital combination of CBCT and pan X-ray Orthophos XG 3D, Schick sensors, Sidexis software as well as straight and contra-angle handpieces.

What it looks like
Dr. Patel’s practice is a successful example of the synthesis of high-tech and nature. For work and life. The dentist has realized her vision of a practice with an inviting and reassuring ambience. Modern synthetic materials and glass provide a successful connection with natural objects made of grained wood. The surfaces are smooth, but they radiate warmth. With a reduced range of colors consisting of white and gray tones, a base set of colors that creates a “modern spa ambience” has been created. Fresh lime green color accents can be seen in the window frames and in the logo of the practice. It would be futile to search for cluttering or unsettling decorative elements in the Bayshore Dental practice.

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What catches the eye
Dr. Patel has placed in a targeted manner artistic objects that she has had produced according to her own ideas. “Designing the art was the most fulfilling task when designing my practice, as I could act really personally here,” she said. “The art here is not merely for a decorative purpose. Every object tells a story and has a meaning. They reflect aspects of my life that are very valuable to me. In the reception area, reliefs made from transversely arranged birch branches are hung in a way that they are assigned to a corresponding counter-piece that is made from a plaster cast of the branches. The complete work is called “First Impressions”, a pun on the first impression that you get of the practice, and the impression that the dentist makes of the jaw. Another piece of art is the stainless steel sculpture that was manufactured with the CAD/CAM procedure and that represents an over-sized strand of dental floss. It is even more personal in Dr. Patel’s office. Here, there are two large reliefs of the fingerprints of her two daughters. Plywood sections manufactured in the CAD/CAM procedure represent the lines in their fingerprints. Dr. Patel calls these pieces “DNA”.

Dr. Patel’s philosophy
“If we expect our patients to trust in our high treatment standards, then we also have to express this high level of quality in all aspects of the practice. We express our diligence and our personality in the design and in the personal touches of the practice and we convey to the patients that we will do our best for them. We will receive trust if we are genuine. My practice is an expression of my personality and it says: What you see is what you get.”