Building out a fully digital dream office with help from Patterson

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Photo of Dr. Alan Baughman at his dental practice, Clearwater Dentistry in Greely, Colorado.
Alan Baughman, DMD, MBA

Going “completely digital” was the goal for Dr. Alan Baughman and his practice, Clearwater Dentistry, which opened in February 2020 in Greeley, Colorado. Planning his complete startup practice began in February 2019 and Patterson Dental was there from the beginning. He had a vision to utilize modern dental techniques and technology to provide the best possible care with a focus on his patients’ comfort and convenience. After sharing his detailed vision with Patterson Equipment Specialist Lonnie Gwynn, Dr. Baughman had the confidence in Patterson to make his vision a reality.

“I wanted to change the perspective patients had when they go to the dentist,” shared Dr. Baughman. “Our contemporary office has a comfortable atmosphere and is spa-inspired, featuring calming colors and esthetic accents, along with the industry’s leading technology and equipment.”

Clearwater Dentistry opened with a Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM mill and oven, Primescan, SprintRay 3D printer, A-dec cabinets/chairs, and later added a Dentsply Sirona CBCT. There are TVs on the wall and ceiling of each operatory for reviewing patient charts, X-rays and treatment plans, and for patients to watch movies or TV shows during treatment. The practice is also equipped with digital DEXIS X-ray sensors, intraoral cameras, CariVu intraoral cameras, electronic charts, and so much more.

“My equipment specialist, Lonnie Gwynn, immediately understood the type of office I was looking to build. After I found the space, Lonnie was able to provide an initial layout for the practice that encompassed the vision I communicated to him with the design, details, and digital equipment. Every interaction with him was professional, yet personal, and he was an integral part of realizing the dream that is Clearwater Dentistry.”

Lonnie was able to build this great relationship with Dr. Baughman by asking the right questions and providing support and guidance from the start.

“Dr. Baughman knew I had his best interest in mind, which made designing his floorplan and recommending the equipment that best fit his needs a very smooth process,” said Lonnie. “He had the vision and was willing to trust us. I was proud to partner with him and see his beautiful office come to fruition.”

Clearwater Dentistry is continuing to grow with patients and team members and looking to add in two more operatories in coming years to support its growth. The feedback from patients has been overwhelming with a common sentiment of “being the most beautiful dental office they have ever seen,” having a “clean and crisp design,” and “that the patients feel comfortable and well taken care of.”

“Lonnie and the Patterson team made the whole process seamless. Their support and advice, backed by their extensive knowledge of the industry, experience, and expertise, was extremely valuable undertaking this project. Patterson has been there when I needed them and exceeded my expectations.”

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