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A Passion for Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Lesley Rudolph

Issue: Spring 2012
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Dr. Rudolph’s new facility has the very latest in dental technology. The high-end, high-efficiency, digital products will keep her office ahead of the curve for quite a while.

Realizing that you have outgrown a process or environment
can be difficult for some, but for Dr. Lesley Rudolph it was an energizing moment that set her professional career onto a new path. “After a year of practicing in a general dentist’s office, the dentist who owned the business…told me I had outgrown her space,” recalls Dr. Rudolph. “It was time to take another large step toward fulfilling my own professional goals and being able to offer the services that I felt were so important to the pediatric patient.”

The “reindeer” theme is found throughout the practice as well as on the building’s sign

Gaining the freedom to pursue new goals and fulfill everything on your wish list is cause for excitement—and securing a plan to get there is vital to getting the project moving. “I began looking for space to lease or buy,” notes the Doctor. “Unfortunately, I was unable to find a suitable building with adequate parking. So, I searched for property to build a new office. I then turned to (Henry Schein Equipment Sales Specialist) Pat Tarrant to assist me in designing the new space. We attended dental meetings where I was able to see the type of equipment and technology that was currently on the market. Pat also took me to see several pediatric offices in the area that he had helped to equip. This gave me the opportunity to determine what I preferred for my new office.”

Dr. Rudolph’s free-standing building houses South Tampa Pediatric Dentistry’s beautiful new 2,700-sq.-ft office. There are 3 operatories and additional 4-chair units set up in an open-bay style. The Doctor has made good use of her last name in creating a playful reference to the popular book and movie character, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. There are quite a few “Rudolphs” to be found around the office. “Everyone loves the reindeer theme,” comments the Doctor. “There are several in the lobby…the kids love to line them up as if they were leading Santa’s sleigh or place them in a circle around them as if observing while they are playing video games.”

The contemporary freestanding building is ideal for the practice’s goals.

The kid-pleasing office is warm and welcoming to the patients and their parents. Wide-plank flooring in the reception area is nicely offset by creamy ecru walls and ceilings and a pop of red on the reception desk. The adjacent children’s reception area has games, toys, and a flat-screen TV to relax the kids while they await treatment. And, of course, there are all those fun Rudolphs hanging around! The operatories are beautifully done—chocolate wood cabinets and ultramodern chairs are set off perfectly by the mellow neutral wall tones.

State-of-the-art equipment choices include technologies from Pelton & Crane, Midmark, and KaVo. “Dr. Rudolph’s new facility has the very latest in dental technology. The high-end, high-efficiency, digital products will keep her office ahead of the curve for quite a while,” notes Equipment Sales Specialist Pat Tarrant.

“This office is very impressive and will help to ensure that the Doctor can look forward to heightened productivity, reduced work-related stress, and continuous future growth for her business.”

The office can now accommodate more simultaneous appointments and still has the ability to give uninterrupted attention to each patient. “Everything has grown tremendously in only one year,” points out Dr. Rudolph. “Our referrals have accelerated and our total number of patients has doubled. We have hired additional staff (from 3 to 7) to keep up with our scheduling needs. Patients and their parents love the new office.”

The office uses all digital radiography allowing Dr. Rudolph to obtain quality diagnostic images while also minimizing the radiation exposure to her patients. Equipped with Progeny Preva DC
Welcoming reception space with activity area for children.
Equipped with Royal Chairs, Biotec Cabinetry

“Dr. Rudolph now has her dream office right in the heart of South Tampa—where she grew up,” notes Pat Tarrant. “This office is very impressive and will help to ensure that the Doctor can look forward to heightened productivity, reduced work-related stress, and continuous future growth for her business.”

Quartz countertops and a stainless steel back splash give the sterilization center a clean look. Equipped with Midmark Sterilizers and KaVo QUATTROcare
The consultation room provides a private setting for Dr. Rudolph and her staff to review X-rays and treatment plans with parents.
Dr. Rudolph and team along with Pat Tarrant, Equipment Sales Specialist and Patty Call, Field Sales Consultant.
Designed by Jennifer Rhode, Henry Schein National Design Group