working with PDG

Practice Design Group has unparalleled experience consulting and designing dental facilities across the country. As advocates for the profession of dentistry, PDG is passionate about assisting dental specialists with maximizing their investment return in new and remodeled facilities, and in enhancing their quality of life as practitioners.

PDG Facility

2400 SF design studio with a 1600 SF finish materials library

PRESENTATIONS

Pat and Jeff present multiple CE accredited courses on dental office design and construction each year including the Impact Design seminar series sponsored by the Midmark Corporation.

services

Practice Design Group provides design and consulting services to dentists nationwide. Many clients choose to travel to our design studio for one or more design meetings to take advantage of our finish materials library, meet face-to-face and enjoy time in Austin. Pat and Jeff typically make multiple site visits to projects during construction to ensure projects are being construction in accordance with all drawings and specifications.

PAT CARTER, IIDA

Pat attended Clemson University and graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 1975. Practicing as an interior designer, Pat started her career with hospital and hotel design projects for several architectural firms.

Pat was vice president of T.H.E. Design Inc. for twenty years prior to forming her own company, the Practice Design Group, with Dr. Jeff Carter in 2002. Pat has written numerous articles on dental office design in Dental Economics and other publications and is a frequent speaker at many national and state dental meetings including the ADA Annual Meeting, the Hinman Meeting, Texas Dental Association Meeting, Greater New York Meeting, Chicago Midwinter Meeting and Southwest Dental Conference.

Pat was at the forefront of the evolution of dental office design that utilized architecture and interior design to elevate dental facilities from the realm of generic office space.

Since 1979, she has participated in the design and construction of over 2000 dental facilities and is considered a leading expert on the provision of dental office design services nationwide.

pat@practicedesigngroup.com

JEFF CARTER, DDS

Jeff graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biological Science in 1976. In 1980 he received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry. In his years as a practicing dentist, Jeff practiced as a young associate dentist, a group practitioner in a large clinic setting and as a solo-practitioner in his own practice.

In 1997, Jeff was hired by T.H.E. Design, Inc., of Austin, Texas. During his tenure at T.H.E., Jeff implemented technology integration services a much needed adjunct to T.H.E.’s dental office design services. In 2000, Jeff developed the Workstation and Pendulum Mounts to effectively integrate dual monitor systems in the dental operatory and other medical settings.

Since 1997, Jeff has been involved in the design and construction of over 500 dental facilities including dental schools and has published over 75 articles on office design and equipment and technology integration. Visit www.dentaleconomics.com to access archives of Jeff’s columns in Dental Economics, Dental Equipment and Materials and Dental Office. Jeff is also a frequent speaker teaming with Pat to present CE courses on Custom Dental Office Design nationwide.

Jeff’s multi-faceted career also includes working as a Series 7 licensed investment broker, writer, stuntman, and B-movie actor.

In 2002, Pat and Jeff formed the Practice Design Group in response to dentists seeking a more collaborative and innovative design resource than was available through the dental supply houses and other formula-driven dental office design companies.

jeff@practicedesigngroup.com

A Strategic Partnership

Practice Design Group – Plunkett Raysich Architects

Over the years, Pat and Jeff have worked with numerous architects and engineers to provide comprehensive dental design services nationwide. In 2012 we first partnered with Plunkett Raysich Architects to design and engineer the largest private practice dental facility in the United States, the Racine Dental Group. The combination of PDG’s dental expertise and Plunkett Raysich Architect’s shared attention to detail and depth of experience has proven to be an exceptional partnership. A partnership that has allowed PDG to advance dental office design concepts and principles while providing the highest level of service for our clients.

John Holz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Plunkett Raysich Partner, Sarasota Office Leader

John Holz is an accomplished architect with over 25 years of experience creating award-winning and distinctive building design. John is a trusted collaborator, fostering productive business relationships with clients and prospects, allied professionals, key organizations, and community institutions.

Education
Master of Architecture
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

John has partnered with Pat and Jeff since 2012 and has a mutual sensitivity and appreciation of dental office design. John can articulate complex architectural and process details to PDG clients in enlightening ways that elevate the client experience.

Derek Neuman, AIA

Plunkett Raysich Project Executive

As a Project Executive, Derek Neuman brings experience with the design and construction process to each project. Derek prides himself on his thoughtful, detail-oriented approach from initial concept through permit documentation. His combined technical skillset and big picture view allows him to foresee project challenges before they occur. Derek will collaborate closely with John and the project team to ensure your goals are met accurately and timely.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Pat and Jeff first collaborated with Derek in 2016. Since that time, Derek has become a favorite of PDG clients everywhere for his ability to quickly transform design concepts in 3-D Revit models during design meetings.