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Peterson opens new dental clinic - 12/14/18

Media are invited to attend the new Peterson AFB dental clinic ribbon cutting Dec. 18.

The 16,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified clinic contains 19 ambidextrous treatment rooms, all facing the mountains, as well as a central instrument processing center, a designated area to perform oral surgery, and laboratory space with in-lab computer-assisted design technology which allows staff to expedite the creation of dental prostheses.

Additionally, the building is heated and cooled by an energy-conserving geothermal well field consisting of 27 wells, each 400 feet deep. The water that circulates out of these wells maintains a constant 60 degrees, which can be used for both cooling and heating.

The $17 million facility is expected to see 15,000 patients annually. The building was constructed by Gilbane Building Company through an Army Corps of Engineers contract.

The new facility will ensure military members are deployment ready by providing state-of-the-art dental health care. The clinic is one of a 10-building medical campus geographically distributed across three military installations providing healthcare and mission-readiness support for more than 25,000 active duty, retired and family member Department of Defense beneficiaries of the 21st Space Wing, 50th Space Wing, and Colorado Springs community.