2018 Entry Forms

The 2018 Incisal Edge Design Contest, for a fifth straight year, aims to reward creativity and innovation. We’ve invited a blue ribbon panel of judges, who will select the top designs, and provide their thoughts on each.

There are three categories for existing dental practices:

The Incisal Edge Design Contest celebrates designs at three established dental practices in three different categories: 1. Specialty Practice, 2. New Construction, or 3. Repurposed Practice. Each winner will receive:

  • a professional photo session for their practice
  • a profile in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine’s Winter issue
  • an Aeron Chair valued at $1,800 provided by Herman MillerEnter your dental practice to win an Aeron Chair valued at $3,000 from Herman Miller!
  • bragging rights for eternity

INCISAL EDGE DESIGN CONTEST RULES:
1. You may not enter an office in more than one category.

2. Upload a minimum of 6 photos of the nominated office (exterior, reception, operatory, consult room, sterilization center, equipment) to help our judges assess the space. Make sure the photos are in focus and high quality (.jpg file/300 ppi), and best represent the features of the nomination category.

3. Upload a floor plan of the nominated office. (PDF or .jpg accepted/300 ppi)

GENERAL CONTEST INSTRUCTIONS
Select one category below and complete the corresponding nomination form. You may not enter an office in more than one category. Entries will be accepted through September 4, 2017 for existing practices and September 25, 2017 for Design of the Future. Then a juried panel of experts from the dental and architectural worlds will pick the most striking designs and practices.


TO ENTER CONTEST, SELECT A CATEGORY BELOW

I. Design of the Future

A. Design of the Future

WHO CAN ENTER?
Students, architects, interior designers, dentists, anyone with the vision to create a workplace for the dental patients and practitioners of tomorrow.

Grand prize winner will receive:

  • $2,000 prize
  • a profile in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine’s Winter issue

Second and Third prize winners will receive:

  • $500 prize
  • a profile in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine’s Winter issue

RULES:
– Fill out the nomination form below by Monday, September 25, 2017.
– You may not enter an existing dental office.

A.      PROJECT BRIEF

Use the following scenario: a 3-operatory pop-up dental practice on a college campus in an urban center of South Carolina, with 1500 square feet.

B.      DELIVERABLES

Design a practice of the future:

Please include graphics that show how your project will look and how it will be constructed. Feel free to use any graphic style that is comfortable for you: hand-drawn, SketchUp, Illustrator and CAD are all acceptable. The most important aspect is clarity. Please make sure these pages are labeled with the name of your proposed design. All submissions are welcome, but your chances of winning increase with a more detailed entry. We encourage 2-3 renderings, 1 floor plan, 1 additional construction document or drawing, 1 presentation board with concept images and interior finishes.

C.      PARAMETERS

Incorporate the following parameters into your design:

1.  Functionality: the design should be inherently geared towards the daily operations of the dental office, with emphasis and thought placed on circulation and routine activities. Spaces that should be included in your plan are: reception room, reception desk, consultation room, three operatories, x-ray/digital imaging area, sterilization area, private office, staff lounge, restroom, mechanical room, storage.

  • Incorporate 70-80% HermanMiller furnishings in reception and consultation areas, staff lounge and private office.
  • Incorporate equipment, lighting, and cabinetry from vendors listed below into operatories and treatment rooms :

Pelton & Crane – (Cabinets, Chairs, Delivery Systems, Lights)
Midmark –( Cabinets, Chairs, Delivery Systems, Lights)
Modular & Custom Cabinets (Cabinets)
Forest Dental (Chairs, Delivery Systems, Lights)
DCI Edge (Chairs, Delivery Systems, Lights)
Symmetry (Cabinets)
Ergonomic Products (Cabinets, Chairs, Delivery Systems, Lights)
DentalEZ Equipment (Cabinets, Chairs, Delivery Systems, Lights)
Royal (Chairs)
Proma (Delivery Systems)
Biotec (Cabinets)
Integrated Laminate Systems (Cabinets)

Design of the Future Entry Form

II. Existing Practices

A. SPECIALTY (Ortho, Pedo, Endo, Perio, Surgical)

WHO CAN ENTER?
Dental professionals, architects, interior designers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPECIALTY CATEGORY
– Show best new, remodeled or expanded facility.
– Please explain the technical aspects, along with the design appeal.
– We also welcome patient reviews
– Expand on how function and design affect clients.
– Entry Deadline: Monday, September 4, 2017
Specialty Entry Form

B. NEW CONSTRUCTION

WHO CAN ENTER?
 Dental professionals, architects, interior designers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION CATEGORY
 – Illustrates the best new facility designed from the ground up.
– What is the overall square footage of the renovation?
– What was the budget for the project?
– Please provide cost per square foot.
– Entry Deadline: Monday, September 4, 2017
New Construction Entry Form

C. REPURPOSED PRACTICE

WHO CAN ENTER?
 – Dental professionals, architects, interior designers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPURPOSED CATEGORY
– Illustrates the best complete makeover or remodel of an existing facility
– What was the space originally intended for, and how are you using it now?
– Entry Deadline: Monday, September 4, 2017
Repurposed Practice Entry Form