One of a kind office designed by The Jim Pride Group in the early 1980s.

Jim Pride was the head of the UOP Dental School Clinic in the mid 1970s. With his involvement in the clinic he envisioned the ideal operatory space, both for ergonomics and minimum wasted floor space. It was designed for right and left handed dentists…I am left handed.

Dr Pride, a well known architect, and an interior decorator teamed up to design unique new dental suites. There were no offices like this in the Central Valley at the time. After visiting offices in San Jose & Roseville, Drs Moss, Schapansky and I decided to build an office with similar attributes.

We built our building and office at 6099 N First St in the First & Bullard Center. The office is 3250 sq ft and has 9 operatories. They are located around the perimeter of the office with patients looking into gardens with trees, plants and a redwood covered wall. The treatment area has a very open concept and patients are not isolated. The office (suite 104) is designed to accommodate 2 or more dentists. The office can easily handle 2 to 3 dentists working in the usual 8-12 & 1-5 schedule. Groups of 4…or even 5 can utilize the space using a “modified” schedule. I would welcome discussing this concept.

The total building size is 5000 sq ft with an adjacent office of 1850 sq ft. Almost all of the office has been upgraded over the years…some items (carpet) more than once. Currently there are 6 doctor treatment rooms with 3 hygiene rooms. Any of the hygiene rooms could become a treatment room. All room dividers with sinks and work counter remain. All rooms are plumbed for nitrous oxide.