UMKC Faculty Practice
Dental Office
G2 Architects
Dental Office Architects Kansas City

Project consisted of the complete demolition and
reconstruction of the Dental Faculty Practice located
in 6,628ft of the second floor in the University of
Missouri at Kansas City, School of Dentistry.

Design Objective:

Due to changes in dental technology and practice
methods the existing design and layout of the Dental
Faculty Practice Office had become outdated and
disorganized.  The dentist of the Faculty Practice
approached Guy Gronberg Architects, P.C. to
resolve their space plan issues.  Aesthetically they
desired a facility that patients would recognize as
being separate from the School of Dentistry.  The
maze like layout of the existing space was replaced
with a simple layout of two long bays of patient chairs
on each side of a central service core.  The facility
was set apart from the remainder of the School of
Dentistry by its use of warm materials such as wood
trim and ceramic tile, and by its enhanced lighting
design.  Lighting elements included decorative
pendants in the waiting room, concealed soffit
lighting in the circulation spaces, and wall washer
accent lights at the foot of the patient chairs
highlighting artwork.


  • 18 patient chairs
  • simplified circulation paths
  • enhanced lighting scheme
  • warm and inviting waiting room.
  • wood trim throughout
  • 6 ceiling mounted scopes
  • extensive lab
Project Description
Dental Faculty Practice
Kansas City, Missouri
Dental Check-in
The design for UMKC Dental Faculty Practice includes
warm materials, and an enhanced light scheme.