Oral Health Centre

The UQ Oral Health Centre (OHC) opened in January 2015. The award winning facility is the largest in size and scope in Australasia, designed to deliver high quality patient treatment, dental education and research. The OHC contains over 150 dental chairs across 11 clinics, two general anaesthetic theatres, a PC2 laboratory catering to a range of laboratory based research, two clinical simulation laboratories, two auditoriums and a seminar room complex aiding multi-modal delivery.

The facility brings together renowned academics and researchers, leading practitioners and top tier students united by their passion and commitment to quality patient care; the hub of the Oral Health Alliance. Clinical facilities within the Oral Health Centre are managed by Metro North Oral Health Services.

A key feature of the OHC are the dedicated patient clinics which are modern, fresh and purpose-built, offering exceptional dental treatment and care for all members of the family. Visit the Oral Health Centre Patient Clinics website for more details.

From the National Architecture Awards, 2016

Designed by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel, the Oral Health Centre has won a number of architectural awards since its construction. Designed with sustainable principles in mind, architects were challenged to design a facility that not only eliminates its impact on the environment, but also minimised the trepidation and anxiety often felt when going to the dentist.

The result is an inviting sequence of spaces, engaging students, staff and the public. Collaborative learning environments, laboratories, interconnected pathways, study spaces and common areas connect with the outside environment, inviting ample natural light. The sloping site allows public levels and clinics to be located low and adjacent to parkland, contributing to a feeling of calm.

This building incorporates numerous sustainability initiatives, including passive design, solar power, the re-use of old building materials and on-site water treatment.

Awards

Environmental Architecture Award
2016 Queensland Architecture Awards

F.D.G. Stanley Award
2016 Queensland Architecture Awards

Interior Architecture Award
2016 Queensland Architecture Awards

The Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture
2016 National Architecture Awards

National Award for Interior Architecture
2016 National Architecture Awards

National Award for Sustainable Architecture
2016 National Architecture Awards

Sustainability Advancement Award
2017 Australian Interior Design Awards