College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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Facility Focus PHOTO © G. LYON PHOTOGRAPHY, INC. C AREER EDUC AT ION The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry/Texas Medical Center D ESIGNED TO SUPPORT UT Health's goals of excellence in education, patient care, and research, the six-story, 296,000-sq.-ft. School of Dentistry includes dental clinics, simulation and preclinical labs, clinical support labs, a clinical research lab, classrooms, learning resource center, student center, and administrative space. WHR Architects divided the building into three zones: patient and public areas on the lower floors, followed by student areas, then faculty and staff areas. With a focus on flexibility, the building organizes the majority of the patient care areas on the first two floors, with a connecting two-story lobby and waiting area. 68 Open plan clinics allow for expansion or contraction of the individual clinics and a 20 percent expansion in class size for both dental medicine and dental hygiene and an increase in the number of patients. Stateof-the-art operatories and simulation labs can accommodate 100 dental medicine and dental hygiene students. Patient care areas include a Diagnostic Center with a radiography suite; a special patient clinic; a fourth-year dental hygiene clinic; and specialty clinics for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, undergraduate and graduate clinics for Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics, and a Faculty Practice Clinic. COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / JANUARY 2013 The third floor accommodates the clinical, simulation, and preclinical labs that support both the clinics and education components, the Student Center, and Central Sterilization. The preclinical/ multipurpose spaces include 100-plus-seat classrooms and lab benches with state-ofthe-art audio/visual equipment. The simulation lab incorporates custom designed stations with state-of-the-art simulation and audio/visual equipment. The fourth floor houses fully equipped distance learning classrooms and offices for Academic Affairs, Student and Alumni Affairs, and Research and the Learning Commons. Student interaction spaces in corridors provide alternate learning spaces. CPM WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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