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Main Clinic Renovation & Schattner Pavilion

Robert I. Schattner Clinic — The School’s Main Clinic, now the Robert I. Schattner Clinic, has undergone a complete renovation, including revealing the original windows on the north side of the space. It opened for operation January 2018.

Schattner Pavilion — The first floor of the new Schattner Pavilion provides a gathering space for students, faculty, and staff. Photo courtesy of Ewing Cole

Schattner Pavilion — The second floor of the new Schattner Pavilion is a waiting area for patients being seen in the School’s Robert Schattner Clinic. Photo courtesy of Ewing Cole

Main Clinic Renovation & Schattner Pavilion

The renovation of the Main Clinic (now the Robert I. Schattner Clinic) and the construction of the Schattner Pavilion (a two-story addition to the Robert Schattner Center) were made possible in great part through support from the late Dr. Robert I. Schattner (C’48), one of the School’s most accomplished and devoted graduates, who contributed $15 million toward these projects before his death in January 2017. Thanks to his generosity, his legacy is continuing to move Penn Dental Medicine forward.

Main Clinic Renovation – Robert I. Schattner Clinic

The School’s 11,520-square-foot Main Clinic, which has been the hub of DMD clinical instruction and patient care since the Thomas Evans Building’s construction in 1915, has undergone a complete renovation for an improved student and patient experience.

Now the Robert I. Schattner Clinic, it features new state-of-the-art equipment, 74 individual operatories designed to maximize privacy and comfort, new flooring and lighting, enhanced radiographic capabilities, and a redesign to optimize operational flow, including improved instrument distribution and collection. Adding a dramatic element to the space, two-story windows that mimic the building’s original 1915 windows line the north side of the clinic, bathing the space in natural light.

The clinic opened for operation in January 2018.

Robert I. Schattner Clinic Naming Opportunities
Gift Level
Patient Waiting Area $250,000
Clinic Windows
The clinic windows will be returned to their original, two-story, wide-paneled appearance.
$50,000 (6)
Digital Laboratory $50,000
Clinical Director’s Office $50,000
Clinic Operatories $25,000 (70)
Patient Check-In Desk $10,000 (4)

Schattner Pavilion

The Schattner Pavilion builds upon the unified Penn Dental Medicine campus achieved with the Robert Schattner Center’s construction. When the Schattner Center opened in 2002, becoming the School’s main entrance, it linked the Evans Building and Leon Levy Center for Oral Health Research. The Schattner Pavilion enhances this connection, further joining all three buildings that make up Penn Dental Medicine and facilitating interaction among faculty and staff within them.

The 2,100-square-foot Pavilion extends beyond the existing atrium of the Schattner Center and encloses a portion of courtyard area behind it, creating a dynamic new space on two levels for public gatherings and interaction. This space a central meeting and reception area for faculty, staff, patients, and visitors to the Penn Dental Medicine campus. The second floor patient waiting area improves way finding for patients being treated in the Schattner Clinic, and the connection to the Leon Levy Center provides a straight line of access from the Evans Building through the Schattner Center to Levy. The Pavilion opens into a faculty collaboration space within Levy.

The Schattner Pavilion opened on June 2018.

Schattner Pavilion Naming Opportunities
Gift Level
Schattner Pavilion 1st Floor
This dramatic visitor and student gathering space features modular and set seating groupings and panoramic views of the Fonseca Garden.
Levy Commons 1st Floor
With the aim to foster collaboration, this casual meeting space features multi-seat conversation areas .
Levy Seminar Room 2nd Floor $100,000
Levy Commons Conversation Areas $10,000 (6)

Support the Project

For more information on supporting the project, contact:
Maren Gaughan
Associate Dean for Leadership Giving
Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Penn Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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