Office of the Month: Office in the Northwoods

Dr. Peter J. Schindelholz enjoys hunting and fishing and wanted his new dental office to have a homey, northwoods atmosphere. What better way for the doctor to reflect his appreciation for the outdoors than a hand-hewn log building on wooded acreage in Land O` Lakes, Wisconsin?

Oct 1st, 1996
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Ron Combs, Associate Editor

Dr. Peter J. Schindelholz enjoys hunting and fishing and wanted his new dental office to have a homey, northwoods atmosphere. What better way for the doctor to reflect his appreciation for the outdoors than a hand-hewn log building on wooded acreage in Land O` Lakes, Wisconsin?

"Our new office is a huge success,"exclaims Dr. Schindel- holz. "Patients can watch deer and birds in the woods outside each of our four operatories, and our reception area is roomy and inviting, much like a living room with comfortable furnishings and large windows." Indeed, the 2,200-square-foot facility offers the comfort, convenience and space for doctor, staff and patients that was lacking in a previous office.

The red-pine logs from Michigan`s Upper Peninsula were cut, fitted and assembled by Snowy Range Log Builders. The interior construction was done by a Land O` Lakes firm, Daniel Benson Builders, Inc. "Our five staff members," says office manager Holly Willis-Farrell, "are proud of the place. Dr. Schindelhotz in-volved the staff in the design of the office, especially the laboratory, sterilization area and operatories. It`s amazing how a well-planned, well laid-out space can increase practice efficiency and the fun of doing dentistry. Our patients often bring family or friends along to give them a tour."

"Nothing replaces a friendly handshake and warm smile, but our new office represents the care and comfort we try to provide," adds the doctor.

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Patients can watch deer and birds in the woods outside each of the operatories. "The office represents the care and comfort we try to provide," says Dr. Schindelholz.

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Patients often bring family and friends along to give them a tour of the log dental facility. (Photos by Kitty Sookochoff)

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