Despite 2020 getting off to a rocky start, Dental Depot is still on track to open its 25th location this summer. The office, located in Surprise, AZ, will be the first non-partner Dental Depot outside of Oklahoma. Currently, there are seven partner-owned locations: one in Edmond, OK, four in the DFW Metroplex, and two in the Phoenix area.
Surprise brings with it an exciting new community for us to grow in and support. Dr. Jason Arthurs, the partner who launched the flagship Arizona office in 2008, is already familiar to the residents in Phoenix. However, before we tell you all about the new office, we’d like to introduce you to the city.
Welcome to Surprise
Surprise is a city in Maricopa County, located about 45 minutes northwest from Downtown Phoenix. It offers the perfect blend of big-city amenities and entertainment with a unique community dedicated to maintaining small-town comfort. With the expansive White Tank Mountain range to the west and the Lake Pleasant Regional Park to the north, it’s a beautiful country.
An actively growing community, Surprise is home to some 140,000 people and is richly diverse in its multigenerational families. It’s a popular spot for retirees and snowbirds alike. But this city wasn’t always so exciting.
In fact, the city was founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler, who named the city such because she “would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” Today, Surprise is the second-fastest growing city in the Phoenix Metro.
The city is also home to the spring training grounds for the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers baseball teams.
A Bold New Look for Arizona
The office itself features the iconic Dental Depot exterior – a yellow shiplap complemented by red brick and green trimmings, as well as a clock tower, water tower, signal arms, and baggage cart.
And you can’t forget the train.
Handcrafted by our talented welders, each Dental Depot train is unique and Surprise is no different. The train made for Surprise is especially unique, as it is the first redesign in nearly 20 years. Previously, our trains featured a separate engine and coal car, this time, the two have been conjoined to make one solid structure. This new design saves time and, ultimately, will allow the facilities team to continue to make enough trains to keep up as more offices open each year.
The interior will be new to patients who have previously visited the two partner offices in Arizona, both of which follow the same design as older Oklahoma Dental Depots. The new interior features brightly colored walls and bold prints as opposed to wood paneling and matted artwork. Our goal has always been to make patients feel welcome and at-ease in our offices, and we believe this design carries that spirit forward.
Open June 2020
Surprise is slated to open June 15th, 2020 and the office will be led by Dr. Rajas Pradhan. Coming in at nearly 5000 square feet, the office has ten exam rooms and will be open Tuesday through Saturday.
The office will offer full-service general dentistry, including exams and cleanings, as well as restorative and cosmetic services. It is located at 13828 W. Greenway Rd.
To learn more about our Arizona offices or to request an appointment online, visit us online at this link or give us a call at 623-323-1555.