Drs. Howard and Kara Fraiman and sons, Cory and Lucas,
at the dedication.
School of Dental
Medicine's Pediatric Dental Clinic has a new hand-painted mural--an
undersea world of imaginary adventures--in the play
area within its reception area, ready to greet children
who are about to see a dentist. The bright and lively mural
was developed and donated by Penn Dental alums Howard,
SDM '91, and Kara, SDM '92, Fraiman of Bala Cynwyd,
in memory of their daughter, Ashley.
Lansdowne artist Rhona Candeloro,
who conceived and painted the mural, said the goal was to
create a storytelling image that would engage children in
making up their own stories about what is going on with all
the characters in the mural which covers the far wall of
the children's play area.
Penn Dental, which provides
care to approximately 4,900 children each year, opened this
new, state-of-the-art Pediatric Clinic in January 2002. Located
on the first floor of the Evans Building, and accessed through
the Schattner Center, it features 10 examination rooms, four
of which are specially designed for treating special needs
children and handling those cases that require sedation.
The 4,400-square-foot clinic provides patient care to children
14 years old and under, as well as clinical instruction for
the school's graduates.
The clinic also includes
a patient education/conference room, a sedation/recovery
room, an oral hygiene education area, two computer workstations,
a spacious business/reception area, an instrument management
and dispensing room, a panoramic radiology room, a darkroom,
a clinical laboratory, a handicapped-accessible lavatory,
and offices for the school's pediatric department faculty
and staff. The project architect for the clinic was Paul
Steege & Associates.
To make an appointment at
the Pediatric Clinic, call (215) 898-8979.