An Undersea Adventure Awaits
There aren’t many people who say they enjoy going to the dentist. But, one dentist wanted to change that perception for her young patients. Dr. Beatriz De La Roche wanted to make a difference to the children who enter the doors of her pediatric dental practice by providing a positive atmosphere. Her vision was to create a place where kids could come, play and have fun at the dentist.
Child-friendly diversions like 3D murals and the latest video games help kids look forward to dental visits. Even the dental rooms provide a different atmosphere such as being in a rain forest, on an African safari, or being among pandas and dinosaurs. This sparks imagination and helps the staff create a conversation to engage children.
We see many of the same experiences at Children’s Hospital. If you specialize in pediatrics or have a significant pediatric population, are you building your facility to attract your patients and make a comfortable setting for their parents? When children enjoy a medical experience, it removes anxiety from both the children, as well as their parents.
You may wonder what this has to do with construction. A customized project such as this is about understanding who your audience is and creating an environment and place where they can feel comfortable, in this case both children and parents. [Read more…]