ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio of Chicago is a proud practice of sustainable green healthcare and dentistry. As a LEED and GGHC (Green Guide for Health Care) project, the designers of the ORA® office renovation adhered to LEED’s Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ), guidelines “To provide the occupants with a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the tenant space.”

In some areas of the facility, such as the operating rooms, where windows were an impossibility, the clients wanted to provide a connection with daylight and the outdoors, albeit simulated, but still capable of evoking an invigorating and uplifting feeling for patients and staff. The Luminous SkyCeilings, with their daylight-balanced backlighting, achieve this and were designed as the focus of the rooms.

According to Steven A. Koos D.D.S., M.D., the clinics medical director, “patients are generally quite anxious prior to undergoing sedation, general anesthesia and surgery. We consistently hear how relaxing and soothing the combination of listening to music and the direct views of the SkyCeilings are. My team and I also love the SkyCeilings because no matter what time of year or what type of inclement weather there is outside – at ORA® we ALWAYS have blue skies and sunshine!”