Dr Gaurav Vasudeva’s decision to be a dentist was not a sudden one. Growing up surrounded by family members working in various areas of health care, Gaurav’s interest in dentistry developed gradually.
He wanted to be in a profession where he could contribute to society and the community. Drawing influence from the dental care and treatment he experienced and his natural affinity for the technical and challenging aspects inherent in the field, Gaurav began his studies and initially qualified as a dentist in 2000 before completing his post graduate specialist training in specialist endodontics in 2005. Further to that he completed a diplomate membership with Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh by examination in specialist field of Endodontics.
Approaching his 20th year in dentistry, Gaurav decided that the time was right to establish his own specialist endodontic practice and began searching for a company to help him realise his practice vision.
“Having worked in private, public and university hospitals over two decades, I realised the kind of specialist practice I wanted to have. This was not only for my personal satisfaction and maintaining high standards of care but also for my patients, who could depend on me and trust my standard of care in a comfortable environment”.
In 2020 Gaurav contacted Medifit, having seen the company’s website and hearing positive anecdotes from contemporaries. From the first meeting with Medift’s Sam Koranis, Gaurav knew he was in good hands.
“Sam Koranis (Medifit’s Managing Director) went out of his way to help me find and secure a property with no monetary benefits to him or the company. I really appreciated that commitment.”
Sam says “Finding the right property, in the right location and at the right price point is crucial to the path for success of a new practice. My experience as an accountant gives me the ability to help mentor clients on cashflow strategies including the relative merits of purchasing or leasing and/or structuring their fitout costs for tax effectiveness. After viewing many properties with Gaurav, it became apparent the site in Applecross was the right solution”
“I wanted a reputed company with considerable experience in dental design especially one who had previously worked with a specialist or a dentist with high demands in terms of IT cabling and microscope planning. Medifit had great experience managing such projects and they delivered a quality job in a very short time.
“Root Canals general carry a poor reputation amongst majority of public and are considered a painful treatment. On the contrary, this procedure is done to not only retain your existing teeth but to relieve pain. Keeping the above in mind, I wanted a practice that doesn’t particularly resemble an intimidating clinical or hospital environment. It needed to have a relaxed and comfortable reception with a friendly and welcoming feel.
Drawing on his experience Gaurav had a clear idea of how he wanted his new practice to function. “I wanted a very ergonomic setting both for patients and staff including the clinicians. The everyday workflow had to be smooth without interference in terms of the environment and repetitive movements should be unrestrictive. Everything must flow and needs to be where it is supposed to be with a minimalistic feel and no clutter.”
With this in mind, the Medifit design team set about coming up with a design solution that provided the optimal patient flow to maximise productivity. A comfortable waiting area leads to a small corridor with two surgeries, a consult/opg room and a centrally located steri. Both surgeries have two points of entry/egress allowing for efficient movement between treatment spaces and their adjacent consult rooms. Texturally, light walls and wood textures make the space feel larger than the 85smq the practice occupies.
The overall effect is one of understated elegance, a blend of absolute professionalism with a familiar and approachable feel. So, is Gaurav happy with the new practice?
“Medifit worked very well with me to incorporate all aspects without too much of demolition of the existing property. Only a few internal walls needed to be partially removed and that helped keep the budget in check. They delivered exactly what I wanted. I think the look of the practice is actually better that what I imagined in my head. Everything has its place hence the workflow is great considering the property was already subdivided with brick walls being an old family home from the 1950’s. They listened and delivered exactly to my brief in terms of design and the final product and they stuck to my budget. In addition, all work was done in a record time of 7 weeks with handover made 2 days before Christmas. Well done Medifit and thank you”.
Sam Koranis adds
“It is a pleasure to meet clients who have a clear idea of what they require and we thank Gaurav for the opportunity to help realise his practice vision. Working collaboratively with Gaurav, we have achieved a fantastic solution for his needs and I am sure the practice will be a great success.”