Incisal Edge, Herman Miller award distinction in dental practice design

Dental lifestyle magazine announces its 5th annual design competition winners

Annually, Incisal Edge, the leading lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, offers an opportunity for national recognition in outstanding practice design. The magazine’s team canvasses doctors, architects, designers, and students for nominations across five categories, then turns it all over to the blue-ribbon panel of judges. This year’s competition ran from April 28 through September 25.


Award-winning dental practices in the 2018 Incisal Edge Design Competition as sponsored by Herman Miller include:

  • New Construction (tie)
    Ellis County Family Dentistry, in Waxahachie, Texas, owned by Seth Atkins, DDS
    Rother Dental, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, owned by Dr. Ryan Rother
  • Specialty Practice
    Britton Orthodontics, Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas, owned by Dr. Bloyce Britton
  • Repurposed Practice
    Platteville Dental in Platteville, Wisconsin, owned by Dr. Joseph Jacquinot
  • Eco-Friendly Practice
    Mark Harris Architects, PC of Colorado for his design of the Parasol Building and Smile Perfection Dental Office for Dr. Sharad Pandhi in Oracle Valley, Tucson, Arizona
  • Design of the Future
    Nest Mobile Dental Clinic, Ivan Hanson, Syracuse, New York

Five existing dental practices receive an Aeron Chair valued at $1,800 provided by Herman Miller, a professional photo session for their practice and a plaque. Design of the Future category winner receives a $2,000 prize. All winners will be profiled in the Incisal Edge winter issue.

The competition’s juried panel from the dental and architectural worlds included: Tristan Hamilton, DDS, M. ARCH.; Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAACD, FAGD, and Phyllis Marshall-Rice, LEED AP, EDAC.

Published by Benco Dental, Incisal Edge celebrates dentists’ achievements both inside the operatory and during their hard-earned downtime.