Allsbrook Dental Parksville, BC
General Practice

Size: 2,600 sq/ft

Number of Operatories: 5

Floor Plan

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Dr. Richard Cloutier

When the group practice that Dr. Cloutier was working for went up for sale, so came the desire for him to evolve from associate to directing the next phase in his dental career. "It was time to start fresh, redefine my goals, and move forward with a plan that reflected my vision," comments the Doctor.

Allsbrook Dental is located in the seaside community of Parksville, BC. With the help of Designer Tanja De Roeck, a coastal theme became prominent in the design and spirit of the new office. The building's two-level construction reflects its previous life as an industrial space but works well in accommodating a population dominated primarily by retirees. The ground-floor operatories offer easier access to the handicapped and patients with reduced mobility. "Overall, the design is just more patient friendly," comments the Doctor. On a clear day, its upper level operatories give a stunning view of the nearby Lasqueti Island and the Strait of Georgia. A generously sized skylight floods the upstairs landing and downstairs reception space in natural light where granite countertops, a fireplace, and leather seating offer up warm and welcoming design elements. Vibrant, local artwork creates a nice accent on the walls throughout the office. The seaside mood is also reflected in the wave that is graphically incorporated in the glass-etched Allsbrook's logo. "The pleasant environment results in happy, enthusiastic employees while conveying a message of our long-term commitment to our patients," explains Dr. Cloutier. Production is up because of our 5 operatory spaces, with options to expand to a 6th operatory in the future…not to mention, being my own boss is a definite plus!"

Field Sales Consultant Kathy Anderson offered her advice and expertise during the project, introducing Dr. Cloutier to Henry Schein's Business Discovery program. "These meetings bring our specialists together with dentists," explains Kathy. "Together they explore the doctor's potential while defining goals and creating business strategies to achieve those goals." Additionally, Henry Schein Canada's Sales Manager Bob Almasi performed a Practice Analysis of the Doctor's business. By using actual practice data, the dentist can uncover opportunities to increase income while reducing workplace stress. By reviewing this information that has direct relevance to the doctor, customized suggestions are made in the areas of fee adjustment, technology investments, and a variety of relative practice activities that will enhance productivity, efficiency, and revenues. Through membership in our Privileges program, Dr. Cloutier receives extended labor warranties on his equipment, ensuring that his investments are well protected. He also stepped into the digital age of dentistry with the addition of Sirona's XG5 digital pan. Dentrix and Digital Imaging Specialist Maralee Miller provided guidance with their Dentrix practice-management system.

"The pleasant environment results in happy, enthusiastic employees while conveying a message of our long-term commitment to our patients," explains Dr. Cloutier."

"The decision to work in my own practice has had a very positive effect in my career and life," notes Dr. Cloutier. "I now have control over my own destiny! Our new office provides a wonderful workplace with easy—and free—parking. We now have quick access to data from our integrated computer systems; a two-level floor plan that has the flexibility to meet the needs of our patients; and a pleasant work environment for the staff. Henry Schein should be proud of their team of specialists whose professionalism helped to make my dream a reality."

Left to right: Hugh Yardley, Equipment Service Technician; Ryan Miller, Equipment Sales Specialist; Dr. Richard Cloutier; Kathy Anderson, Field Sales Consultant.

Featured Equipment

Air Techniques AirStar 50 Compressor
Air Techniques Acclaim Camera
Air Techniques DryVac System
Air Techniques Guardian Amalgam Separator
Biolase ezLase Laser
DentalEZ J/V Generation Chairs
DentalEZ Ellipse Delivery System
DentalEZ Generation Stools
Dentrix Professional Office Software
M&CC Cabinets
Midmark Cabinet-mount Lights
Midmark M11 Sterilizer
Pelton & Crane Centennial Cabinets
Pelton & Crane Spirit 3000 Chairs
Pelton & Crane Spirit 2000 Stools
SciCan Statim 2000 Sterilizer
Sirona Heliodent Intraoral X-ray
Sirona Orthophos XG5 Digital Pan