CWRU School of Dental Medicine

CWRU School of Dental Medicine

The project, which includes operatories for students and faculty, clinic support, collaborative learning areas with rounds/seminar rooms, public/waiting areas, administrative/staff space, and mechanical/electrical maintenance space, aims to create a top facility in oral sciences education and outreach and to provide an overall positive patient experience that is welcoming, calming, and stress-reducing. Flexible, supportive learning environments offer multiple configurations that encourage collaboration.


Designed for efficiency and openness for patients, students, faculty, and staff, the clinical environment provides easy access for faculty members to quickly assess a student’s needs. The operatories, which also provide a high level of accessibility, accommodate room for assistants and additional equipment and features elements such as toe-in for privacy, over-the patient delivery for the dentist, chair-mounted dental light, and technology at the side millwork or behind the chair.


Design considerations include reducing patient wait times, diminishing redundancy, and heightening efficiency, in addition to addressing HIPPAA and handicap accessible regulations. The clinic will provide services via a front-of-house/back-of-house concept with space for patient business interactions situated away from public circulation to grant audible and visual privacy.

Case Western Reserve University / Cleveland Clinic

DLR Group

Westlake Reed Leskosky


Cleveland, OH