SADS COMMUNITY BASED DENTAL CLINICS
Client: SA Dental Service
Location: Port Adelaide / Peterborough, SA
2008 - Port Adelaide + The Parks Community Clinics
2012 - Peterborough Community Clinic
2013 - Port Adelaide Community Clinic
SA Dental Service (SADS) periodically engaged Grieve Gillett Architects (GGA) over a five (5) year period from 2008 to 2013 for the upgrading of existing community based SA Dental Service facilities. These facilities were typically designed to suit
adult patients. The existing clinics were located in a variety of building types in locations attached to regional hospitals or standalone facilities within the community.
The upgrades provided contemporary facilities to meet the current Oral Health Facilities Design Guidelines (OHFDG) including improved work health and safety, infection control procedures and provided capacity to offer increased teaching and training opportunities for students as part of the OHTGYP.
Due to the buildings age and the extensive presence of asbestos within the existing envelopes the existing buildings are stripped back with only the primary steel structure remaining; all secondary structure (wall framing), linings, claddings, roof, ceilings, structural floor, windows and doors are removed and replaced. Refits included new finishes throughout including joinery, equipment and fixtures.
The Projects were consistent with the SA Dental Service Critical Works Plan. The ongoing operational costs and activities are managed and maintained by South Australian Dental Service as part of its recurrent work plan and budget process.