Entries sought for 2023 ADA Design Innovation Awards

Contest open from June 19-Aug 18; winners announced Nov. 10

Welcome: The first glimpse inside the front door of Seven Bridges Dental Studio, which won the “large new build” category of the ADA Design Innovation Awards, showcases contemporary sleekness with touches of wood and gold for warmth. Owner, Dr. Querishi, said that throughout the planning and building process, she envisioned a spa-like space, where her patients would feel comfortable and pampered to make their dental visits as stress free as possible.

Start gathering floor plans and photos of the interior and exterior of your dental practice.

In search of dental facilities that seamlessly combine esthetic appeal, function and design, the ADA Council on Dental Practice, ADA Member Advantage and BMO Harris Bank are seeking entries from June 19 through Aug. 18 for the 2023 Design Innovation Awards.

Association members are encouraged to submit entries for the remodel, new build and large new build (over 2,000 square feet) categories.

Judging criteria for winners of the contest include how the dental facility demonstrates an interesting or innovative use of space and color, with an eye towards function and a design that enhances the patient and staff experience.

Judges from the ADA Council on Dental Practice will select three finalists from each category. Votes will be cast online to determine the winners, who will receive a $1,000 prize and be showcased in ADA publications. Winners will be announced Nov. 10.

Entrants will need at least one photo of each of the following (if applicable): operatories/treatment rooms; dental office exterior; reception area; doctor's office; staff lounge; laboratory; central X-ray; sterilization; consultation area; front desk and business area; dental mechanical room; and technology server closet.

For remodel entries, "before" photos are requested, if possible.

Last year's winner for the large new build category was Seven Bridges Dental Studio in Woodridge, Illinois. Pure Dental in Buffalo, New York, secured the top spot in the Large New Build Category. Jeffery S. Kahler, D.D.S., in Templeton, California, received top honors in the Remodel Category.

For more information on contest rules and to enter, visit

The latest issue of Dental Practice Success features interactive online profiles of 2022 winners, including interviews with the winners about their challenges and design philosophies, photo galleries and before-and-after images.

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