Westwood Dental Clinic Renovation Led by DPM

updated sterilization unit at westwood dental clinic

Design & Project Management (DPM) recently completed a needed upgrade and replacement of existing equipment for the School of Dentistry’s Westwood Dental Clinic. The scope involved replacing two single chamber washer/sterilization units and upgrading the existing utilities needed for its operation. The new equipment will meet the demands for the highest volume sterile processing and allow for flexibility while reprocessing a wide array of surgical instruments with multiple rack configurations.

The Westwood Dental Clinic serves the public and only closes during major campus closures. This required working during the Winter Closure to allow the work to be performed without impacting the central clinical operations. These schedule constraints required a great deal of coordination with the Maintenance & Alternations shops, Campus Building Official, and a third-party vendor supplying and installing the sterilization units so the work could take place over the Winter Closure. 

Just before the commencement of work, the vendor informed our team that they would not be able to complete the installation of the single chamber washer/sterilization units. DPM ended up working with the School of Dentistry to install one unit, and agreed to complete the installation of the second unit over Spring Break. That work was just completed and both units are now fully operational. Nick Quintanilla, Jeff Schaab and Ying-Ling Esfandi led the DPM Project Team.


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