A dental clinic must be fundamentally functional and sterile, but that leaves plenty of room for creativity. There’s no rule that walls must be white, floors tiled and surfaces made of stainless steel. At Riga’s new LAVA Dental studio we introduced elements like colour, lighting and texture to ease the patient experience and enhance staff wellbeing. Delivered in a relaxed environment, quality dental care should be a stress and fear-free experience. The walk from the reception area to the treatment rooms is calming and sparks curiosity rather than tension.
We designed the reception area to encourage patients to feel more like clients at a beauty salon or spa. Inspired by the flow and movement of lava in its natural environment, our design features floaty materials, earthy tones and textures. Above the reception desk, soothing projections show scenes of transformation in nature, hinting at how a patient should feel after their visit – positively transformed.