The flagship office for The Dentist Group is a vibrant, light-filled 1600 sq. ft. space in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. The client wanted a modern yet comfortable environment for his patients; a departure from the strictly utilitarian dental offices that still prevail everywhere. The design team worked with a challenging site, an accelerated schedule and the constrained budget involved in getting a startup off the ground. Embracing the site’s existing elements, the design incorporated the concrete surfaces, exposed structure and partial double height ceilings to create six operatories, two offices, work areas and break areas for the staff. Colors, finishes and thoughtful added lighting take advantage of the space to create interesting visual focal points throughout, serving as reminders of the energetic urban environment outside. This dental office is an attempt at creating a space that helps assuage some of the anxiety synonymous with a visit to the dentist.