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Background & Inspirations of Bytes Dental

 

The original concept of a dental surgery in outer space came from both Dr Kim Davies and Mauro Cozzolino. After her UQ dental degree in 1997, Kim completed a fine arts degree at QUT Brisbane in 2005. She was planning on being an artist but ended up building a dental practice. Kim studied animation and made this 4 minute animated movie on the "Dimensions of Decay", staring Shannon Fiddy Fresh Butler. This pikster video was made with Jay-sen Phang.

Kim's love of space, fractals and nano imagery have combined into this one-of-a-kind dental practice. These same images are displayed on ceiling monitors above the dental chair for patients to enjoy. The original design carries a circular motif throughout the practice. The floor is black and embedded with glitter. Fibreoptic lights adorn the ceiling. The opening night party was in 2007, with a follow-up space party in2008.

The uniforms are designed by Kim, inspired from Star Trek. The funky dental chair was collected from an old Sydney dental practice. Kim has refurbished it with hot pink zebra fur, and spray painted crop circle designs on the base. It can be seen, a little faded now, from our shopfront window. The original space window has been replaced with a fractal design, printed by Jon at LJ signs Ballina. Special thanks to Nuria for being the face of Bytes Dental. Jon also printed the large black and white wall print, a designer fractal by Pete Robinson of Byron Bay. The UFO reception desk was designed by Kim and made by Advance Composite Technology in Brisbane.

We have had presence in several publications, including an editorial in Bite magazine, and had our own advertising campaigns. Our old MySpace page is a bit of a relic. Today our facebook page is active and healthy. Please feel free to contribute. Our staff have been an integral part of the entire operation. Special thanks to Nicole Duverge, our practice manager, for being so extraspecially friendly everyday, no matter what. And lets not forget the dentists, whom without, none of this would be possible!

 

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