Annual competition’s juried panel recognizes outstanding spaces in California, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas.

Consider a teeming array of gorgeous, functional spaces as fun to work in as they are soothing to patients’ sometimes-anxious souls. Next, perform a comprehensive review of practice photos and floor plans, along with explanations of how each attains a balance of design, operation, and technology.

The juried panel for the Incisal Edge Design Competition does that — and more — annually to determine which nominees from across the U.S. will earn national recognition for dental practice design. This year’s competition took place from July through November, 2020 and today, the magazine announces its 2021 winners and honorable mentions in three categories:

WinnerGreater Houston Pediatric Dentistry Conroe, Conroe, Texas, Dr. Linh Luu

Honorable MentionSmile Design Studio, Houston, Texas, Dr. Simone Ellis


Winners—(tie) Sinada Dental, Houston, Texas, Dr. Ghassan G. Sinada 

                    (tie) The Kid’s Dentist, Owings Mills, Maryland, Dr. Nneka Davis

Honorable MentionBrar Family Dental Office Inc., Pasadena, California, Dr. Pardeep Brar and  Dr. Sadhana Savani


WinnerElevation Orthodontics, Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Brice Gilliam

Honorable MentionEndodontics PC, Dearborn, Michigan

Honorees of the 9th annual competition will be featured in the print and digital issues of Incisal Edge magazine this spring. The competition’s juried panel from the dental and architectural worlds included Joyce Bassett, DDS, FAACD, FAGD, Tristan Hamilton, DDS, M. ARCH, Phyllis Marshall-Rice, LEED AP, EDAC and Andrew Lyons, DDS. Dr. Hamilton is a previous recipient of an Incisal Edge Design Competition award.

Published by Benco Dental since 1997, Incisal Edge curates the industry’s most progressive thought leadership to concisely and compellingly deliver the latest in dental innovations and the people behind them. Incisal Edge magazine is dedicated to helping readers get an edge—and keep it—in the fast-changing world of healthcare and business.

For additional information regarding the magazine, visit Incisal Edge online and view previous Design Competition winners here.