The patients of Discovery Dental, in Washougal, can look forward to the possibility of having dental work done in a new office, by September 2017.
Currently, patients are seen in a 2,200 square foot building. Construction of a 6,170 square foot dental clinic is proposed.
Washougal Planner Jessica Herceg said Discovery Dental has received preliminary site plan approval from the city’s community development department.
“They still need to submit a final site plan and final civil design through the planning/engineering department, and they need to obtain building permits from the building division.”
The plans to expand would involve the demolition of a house at 2530 “E” St., next month, and then construction of the new office could start at the beginning of next year.
“Discovery Dental has outgrown its current space and will be able to better meet the needs of the community and their patients with a larger space, complete with four additional chairs,” said Adina Stinchfield, director of marketing for Discovery Dental. “The rooms will offer more privacy to our patients and a state-of-the-art sterilization area.”
The current office offers patients a view of a garden while they are receiving treatments.
“It is very relaxing and calming and something that our patients have come to love,” Stinchfield said. “We did not want our patients to lose this amenity, so the new office will include an expansive and soothing atrium that each chair will look in onto.”
Dr. David Stinchfield owns Discovery Dental. He also owns the building (through Taysaac Nation, LLC) where patients are treated, at 2614 “E” St.
David Stinchfield’s associate is his younger brother, Dr. Tom Stinchfield.
Adina Stinchfield said the existing building could be leased to a local medical or health-related business.
The dental practice has been in its current building since the early 1970s.
RSV Building Solutions, of Vancouver, will be the general contractor for the construction project.
“Our plan is to have the new building completely move-in ready before we close the existing building,” said Adina Stinchfield. “If anything, there will be a few days where we are closed to allow for equipment to be moved to the new building. We don’t want to inconvenience our patients at all.”
For more information, call 216-1285 or visit www.discoverydentistry.com.