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Matsco honors dental office design winners

San Antonio—Swonke Family Dentistry in Woodlands, Texas, was named Matsco's 2008 Dental Office Design of the Year winner in the small practice category during the ADA annual session Oct. 16-19.

The award honors the practice as the best overall facility in functional design, efficient interior space planning and appropriate integration of dental equipment and technology in the small practice category.

Dr. Mark H. Kogut of Dallas won the group practice category as well as the Outstanding Specialty Practice award for the best new, remodeled or expanded facility for a specialty practice.

Stobert Dental PC, Kalkaska, Mich., won the Outstanding New Dentist Practice award, which recognizes the best new, remodeled or expanded facility for the first practice owned by a doctor or group of doctors who have graduated dental school since 1997.

All practice types with newly built offices or offices with leasehold improvements or renovations completed between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2007 were eligible to enter the competition that was showcased at the ADA annual session Oct. 16-19 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

A panel of dental industry and design experts selected the winners on-site in San Antonio during the annual session.

Both "Dental Office Design of the Year" winners received a $2,500 Bonus Marketing Fund, a feature story in Dental Economics and an engraved plaque for their office. Awards and other media coverage will be provided to other category winners.

For more information about the Dental Office Design Competition, including entry guidelines and schedules for the 2009 competition, visit www.matsco.com/DODC.

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