Construction is underway on state accredited dental surgery center in University area of Charlotte

Carolinas Center for Ambulatory Dentistry (CCAD) will lease the entire building under a long-term lease with an option to purchase.

Charlotte, NC—A M King and The Keith Corporation (TKC) announced today that construction is underway for a single specialty, dental-only surgery center in the University area of Charlotte. The new facility will be 11,000 square feet and is located directly behind Novant Medical Plaza at the intersection of Mallard Creek Road and W.T. Harris Boulevard. Completion is slated for July 31, 2018.

Carolinas Center for Ambulatory Dentistry (CCAD) will lease the entire building under a long-term lease with an option to purchase.

CCAD was formed by partners at Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery (CCOFS) and Village Family Dental (VFD). CCOFS is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty practice, utilizing cutting edge dental and oral surgery technology, while providing a full range of services including: wisdom teeth removals, facial cosmetics, dental implants, jaw surgery, TMJ treatment and cleft lip surgery. VFD is a large, Fayetteville-based dental practice that covers all areas of dentistry. CCAD procured a Certificate of Need from the State of North Carolina.

TKC secured all entitlements, managed construction, financed and leased the project. TKC will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the facility after completion.

“We are excited that Carolinas Center for Ambulatory Dentistry selected The Keith Corporation to develop its new state-of-the-art dental surgery center at this excellent location in the University area of Charlotte,” says TKC Healthcare Development Partner, Andrew Lawler. “We are expecting the facility to be hugely successful for them.”

A M King will design and build two operating rooms, two procedure rooms, four private exam/pre-op/post-op rooms, six semi-private recovery areas, a nurse station, waiting area, restrooms and locker rooms. The site will also feature a patio area, bike paths and fully connected sidewalks throughout the parking lot that connect to the sidewalks along Medical Plaza Drive and Mallard Creek Drive. The goal is to promote pedestrian traffic while still meeting area zoning requirements.

The state-certified ambulatory surgery center project will include complex medical gas installation, as well as medical vacuum, dental vacuum and intricate mechanical controls. The facility will house a generator–per state mandate for life support–separate patient and ambulatory entrances and LED lighting throughout. In addition, because this facility will serve pediatric patients, tamper-proof switches and access controls will be put in place.

“It’s great to team up with The Keith Corporation on another local project,” says George Lehnerer, A M King Business Unit Leader. “We are looking forward to the presented challenges and opportunities of completing both the shell and sitework, along with the complete interior surgical, dental and support areas on a very aggressive schedule.  We have been working on design and planning approvals for quite some time and it’s nice to finally be onsite working towards occupancy so the tenant can begin treating patients.”