Seeking an office design geared more for the patient, Dr. Dan E. Patterson
creates an innovative concept for oral surgery.
After practicing some 25 years as an oral surgeon, Dr. Dan E. Patterson
knew it was time for a change.
> Dr. Patterson
, a native of Bartlesville, Okla., and the founder of the Central Oklahoma Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
, thought that there was a better method for providing care than what he
had been doing in his
traditionally designed dental office. ,Although my practice had evolved into a patient-focused, total-experience concept, it was clear that traditional office design did not support this ideology,, said Dr. Patterson, an honors graduate from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry.
,Dental office designs typically focus upon efficiency of care delivery and the needs of the doctor,, he
added. ,My philosophical goal was to create a patient-centered design.,
So, Dr. Patterson
specialty practice in Stillwater and moved 75 miles away to Tulsa with the plan to design a practice in which the patient,s needs come first.
On June 23, 2004, Dr. Patterson
opened the doors to Ashton Creek Oral Surgery Suites.Along with the practice,s opening, he
unveiled a unique approach to dental care - the ,suite, concept. ,Although modern dental offices are pleasant, colorful, and esthetically pleasing, they do little to mask or conceal the intimidating sights and sounds that patients find objectionable,, said Dr. Patterson, who completed his predental studies at Oklahoma State University.
To do this, Dr. Patterson
,s design for Ashton Creek provides for mental distractions as well as physical separation to make a patient,s dental experience more enjoyable.
The Ashton Creek staff includes (from left) Connie Crawford, Lauren Patterson, Ann Patterson, Dr. Dan Patterson
, Bret Patterson, Felicia Qualls, Susan Smith, and Emily Morgan.
For Dr. Dan Patterson
staff, how ,suite, it is at Ashton Creek Oral Surgery Suites in Tulsa!