Article submitted by Rachel Gattuso, Gattuso Coalition
Floss Dental Boutique, a dental practice that seeks to give clients a boutique, high-end and above all else – comfortable – experience, has finished the renovation of its new location. The office retains character of “old Reno” with updates that will ensure it lasts many more chapters.
Floss is now located at 347 Marsh Avenue, formerly a private residence built in the early 1900s that has now been given a new life, reimagined and renovated for a bright future. Native-Nevadan Dr. Summer Holloway teamed up with her cousin, architect Angela S. Bigotti-Chavez, AIA, of Van Woert Bigotti Architects to undertake the project. With Dr. Holloway’s vision, Bigotti-Chavez and her team were able to retain some of the original character of the building: as much brick (stamped with “Reno”) as possible, the original furnace plate (now a feature on the main floor), doors, beams, and even newspapers that were used to originally insulate the home. New features to the building include a spiral metal staircase, pine ceiling accents, iron beams for improved integrity (and to allow the brick to shine through), and a welcoming entryway fireplace. Of course, it also has state-of-the-art dental equipment to ensure top-tier client care.
The Floss Dental Boutique renovation was led by Van Woert Bigotti Architects, who completed such projects as the Bentley Heritage facility in Minden, Nevada, and the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) building at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Summer Holloway, owner and principal of Floss Dental Boutique was heavily involved in the project and adamant in retaining the building’s original character. Fear or anxiety of the dentist is listed as one of the top ten fears, and an estimated 75% of adults cite they have anxiety when going to the dentist. Dr. Holloway envisioned her space to be more like a home or spa to mitigate anxieties for patients and extend a feeling of comfort to individuals immediately when arriving and entering the property.
By repurposing these buildings that have the structural integrity to withstand another chapter of life; something Reno citizens with a heart for retaining history will appreciate, Floss Dental Boutique is a shining example of how Reno residents can embrace history while preparing to write new chapters of shared history.
Floss Dental Boutique offers dental care for adults and children, along with a range of cosmetic procedures including BOTOX, Juvéderm and teeth whitening, in their recently renovated facility at 347 Marsh Avenue. The renovation allowed the practice to provide a more spa-like atmosphere for patients in an effort to mitigate dental anxieties.
To learn more about Floss Dental Boutique, visit flossdentalboutique.com.
About Floss Dental Boutique
Floss Dental Boutique expertly performs cosmetic, general and family dentistry for all ages with a “floss-ophy of patients and quality first.” The Reno, Nevada practice provides routine teeth cleanings and checkups, dental veneers, dental crowns and bridges, root canals, Invisalign, BOTOX, fillers and teeth whitening. Reno dentist, Dr. Summer Holloway and the team focus on top-tier service to ensure longevity of the work. They have curated a comfortable, spa-like atmosphere that puts clients at ease. To learn more, visit flossdentalboutique.com.