Leveraging design to enhance dental education

University of Tennessee
College of Dentistry

Memphis, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry is consistently recognized for its excellence in education, research, patient care and community service programs. As a core strategy to improve the program's ability to provide multi-specialty care in one location and sustain clinical excellence in education, UTHSC engaged Kahler Slater + Fleming Architects to design an addition and renovation to their aging facility.

The existing building currently serves as the gateway to the Health Sciences Campus. Therefore, designers intentionally wrapped the addition around the north and west face of the existing building in order to refresh the image of the campus. The updated facility will also provide an enhanced patient experience in order to attract new patients and ensure the school’s ability to obtain and conduct clinical research. The Dunn Dental of Tennessee Building project is currently under construction.