Owner: iTooth Family Dentistry LLC
General contractor: Base Construction & Management LLC
Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Engineers: Own Inc., civil; Toth and Associates Inc., structural; and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 12,000 square feet
Cost: Would not disclose
Lender: OakStar Bank
Estimated completion: January 2024
Description: The iTooth Family Dentistry facility under development in south Springfield is centered on patient care, according to its owner, Dr. Lance Robbins. “Many patient-centered features will enrich our guest experience from the moment they walk through the doors at iTooth,” he said in an email. “We are moving the front office concept to the upper level.” This means patients will be greeted by staff when they begin their visit, but business calls will be addressed in a private area on the second floor. He added that dental workspaces will be fitted with monitors for both education and entertainment purposes and to provide chairside checkout. He added that the dental team will have a locker room with laundry machines plus an area for training. There will also be an outdoor patio upstairs off the kitchen for teambuilding and relaxing after hours. Robbins said iTooth performs general dentistry, cosmetics, orthodontics, implants and full-mouth reconstruction.
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