Seeking to provide a single location for multi-specialty care with an enhanced patient experience, Kahler Slater partnered with Marmon Mok and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to design the new Center for Oral Health Care and Research. The new, free-standing, teaching dental clinic facility allows the University to offer a wide range of dental education programs and a culture of research to their students, faculty, and patients. Kahler Slater served as the dental education programmer and planner and design architect.
The new Center for Oral Health Care and Research also provides the University with the ability to serve more patients in the region and ensures the school's ability to obtain and conduct clinical research, sustaining continued excellence in education. This new clinical training facility enhances educational and clinical interactions between various specialties. The patient-centered design incorporates the latest technology and includes comprehensive dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery suites, periodontics, simulation labs, radiology, clinical research space and faculty practice areas. Located directly adjacent to the University's Medical Center, the new outpatient medical care clinics assist with referrals and management of patients with oral health conditions.