Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme

Posted by: pollyman

Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:23 PM

Okay Guys. I have been working on changing my dental office to the old filling station theme. We started painting in mid October and I have been moving pumps and hanging signs ever since. It's almost done. We are having a big open house party on Friday June 11th from 3:00 - 7:00 with food, drinks, 50's music, classic cars in the parking lot, bouncy house for the kids, and tours of the office. Everyone is welcome if you're in the area. Here are the pictures, but it is much better in person.
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:25 PM

More picts
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:26 PM

Very nice.They all should look like that.
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:27 PM

Hallway
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:28 PM

Signal and Texaco Rooms
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:29 PM

Mobil and Polly Rooms
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:31 PM

more hallway and Sinclair room
Posted by: gas pump hobbyist

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:32 PM

looks great! I think all dentists offices should be call
filling stations!

gph
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:33 PM

Standard Room
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:37 PM

My back office area.
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 01:57 PM

That looks great. Seems to me a good way to expose the hobby to all sorts of people, especially the younger set. Heck, you may even have some customers donate some "decor" items for your office. That would be cool having a really great item given to you by a patient. I know I would be more at ease surrounded by all that Petroliana!
Darin
Posted by: bmclemore

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 02:08 PM

I wouldn't mind going to the dentist if his office looked like that.
Posted by: KYGULF

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 02:25 PM

I wish my dentist office looked like that. I'd rather look at signs and pumps vs. watching the news.

Brian
Posted by: DIESEL

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 03:06 PM

THAT IS GREAT,! LOOKS AMAZING!
Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 03:14 PM

You Are Probably the Coolest Dentist in the World!!! Looks Great!!! I would actually look forward to going to the Dentist office if it looked like that!!
Posted by: s932

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 04:09 PM

Ditto to what Jason just wrote
Posted by: gargoyle garage

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 04:53 PM

You are my hero, I might have to fly there for a crown. No seriously!
Posted by: Signal Gas & Oil

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 06:15 PM

Makes my dental appointments fun. Good job. You must have someone that helps you find this cool stuff. LOL
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 06:16 PM

a fun dentist!!looks great!
Posted by: bruzer75

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 06:30 PM

I know where Tara's going to be working when she sees the Sinclair Room. Awesome decorating.
Mike
Posted by: LOWright

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 08:10 PM

I sure hope they never go to SELF SERVICE !!! Looks Cool !!!!
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 08:36 PM

How often does Ted work in the Lube Pit ?
If my Dentist office looked that Great, maybe I'd have taken better care of my teeth !

I didn't see any cans.
Posted by: Thunder II

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
I didn't see any cans.


Standard Room. RPM can on the shelf...
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 09:06 PM

I bet you rather have a good sign than money, I'd pay you with a sign or a pump if I had extras for dental work.
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 09:29 PM

That is wonderful, Jason!
Thanks so much for sharing all the pics with us.
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Esse's Garage
You Are Probably the Coolest Dentist in the World!!! Looks Great!!! I would actually look forward to going to the Dentist office if it looked like that!!


Ditto that smile
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 10:57 PM

Thanks Guys for all the compliments. I wish you guys could see it in person. I have always liked work, but now I love it! Almost 95% of the patients love the new decor. I have an office in a small blue collar town. These people are down to earth hard working people who appreciate this kind of stuff. I have connected with so many older patients who have some history of working at stations back in the day. It's wonderful to be able to share this stuff with people on a daily basis. It just sat in my garage before and I was the only one who ever saw it, now hundreds of people a week get to enjoy it.

Down the main hallway are pictures of my Grandfather who ran many stations. There are pictures of him in front of his stations back in the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's.

I have traded dental work for gas pumps and signs in the past and I am always open to a good trade. It works out well for both sides. And yes I would rather have a good sign than money. Anybody who wants quality dental work for signs or pumps, let me know.

I have had a few patients donate a couple of small items like cans and porcelain license plates. One guy brought me the top to a rusty visible gas pump. We use it as a planter in the front of my building.

Dick,there are actually 2 to 3 quart cans in each room. You can see them in the pictures if you look close. There are a total of 13 different ones showing in the pictures I posted. It's like playing Where's Waldo? Ted (Dad) only comes to get his oil changed every six months, but we do have lunch together more often than that!

One last thing... I do have to thank my Dad for helping me find this stuff and teaching me the ropes. He has created a monster though. And my wife has been very understanding. She actually likes this stuff. I practically had to sneak that Mobil Wayne 40 pump out of the house and there was no way she was letting me take the Tokheim 850 and Wayne 60.

Thanks again guys! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I definitely enjoyed sharing!
Posted by: tjhvintage

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 11:18 PM

Jason, It looks fantastic! There is no doubt " the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree." Your father has been an obvious influence. LOL... I'd like to see it in person next time I'm down your way. Tim
Posted by: Gas Pump Rob

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 05 2010 11:56 PM

Jason,
You did a super job personalizing your workplace!!!
Love all the photos!
Thanks for sharing!
Nice to know another pump collector that likes Euro pumps.
Sometime I will send you a photo of our French pumps.
Take care,
Rob
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 12:01 AM

Jason, where is your office? I would like to try and come to the open house and bring my 56 GMC.
Posted by: Tom Stover

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 12:14 AM

Looks great Jason. Glad to see it's being "shared" by lots of people. My back is just starting to feel good after helping you drag that Frontier sign around the Turlock swap meet!!
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 12:25 AM

Now that's cool. Great idea, Jason! I am sure it helps relax your patients and give them something else to think about. Something other than needles, drills and PAIN!!! eek smile
Posted by: fast66

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 12:47 AM

Great job Jason - a really good idea to show your collection at work!

My dentist has a poster showing Hollywood actors in the ceiling above the chair - same poster four years in a row - I'll send him a picture of your office :-)

/Claes
Posted by: hillsideshortleg

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 09:16 AM

Love that old Dental station or what ever you call it. Very cool
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 09:23 AM

CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT? wink
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 10:29 AM

Tim - Anytime you in the area let me know, I would be happy to show you the office.

Matt - The office is 740 Spaans Dr, Galt, Ca 95632. On highway 99 15 minutes south of Sacramento. I would love to see that 56 GMC.

Rob - Those French pumps are pretty cool. Send me a picture sometime. I would enjoy seeing those.

Tom - you're not that old. LOL.

Doc - anytime, I would like to meet you.
Posted by: ryanfair

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 11:33 AM

Man that is great Jason! I love it! I am an accountant and I always bring in 8-10 cans and a handful of signs to hang in my office during tax season. Good conversation pieces for people and they always like to see what's new.

Awesome office!

Ryan
Posted by: Blastmaster

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 11:58 AM

Jason:
Looks great and you are inspiring me to consider putting some stuff in my office.
Rick
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 01:11 PM

Jason , I would make an appointment with you for three reasons .
First , the Texas 66 sign
Second , the nice Sinclair stuff. Dave Sinclair was a Texan
third , the wayyyy too kwell European Pump with the twin cylinders !
Ed Shaver
Posted by: Tara Worsham

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: bruzer75
I know where Tara's going to be working when she sees the Sinclair Room. Awesome decorating.
Mike


If it wasn't such a long commute, I would ask if you needed a good hygienist! Looks awesome! Wonder if my boss would let me hang signs in my op...
Posted by: Gas stuff.com

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 03:15 PM

It is allways nice to be surrounded by the stuff you love.Good job. If I was closer you would be my dentist.
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 05:09 PM

Funny story about the French Pump. I really wanted that pump in the office, but the ceilings are only 9 feet tall. The girls at my office said there is no way you are going to get that pump in here. That seemed like a challenge to me so I made a little improvement to the ceiling to gain 8 extra inches and now that pumps fits just right!
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 06:09 PM

thats how its done!!
Posted by: rvanpelt

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 08:16 PM

AWESOME OFFICE, Jason!
The only time I go to the dentist is when I have to. If you were closer I'd be in your office every other week for a check up and even counting the days to my next root canal....well, almost. LOL
Thanks for the pics!
Rod
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 10:49 PM

Jason, here is my truck that I will bring if I can make it to your open house.


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Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 06 2010 11:13 PM

Matt, that would be awesome if you could bring it. I would love to see that truck in person. I have always wanted an old truck from the 50's, that and a 60's mustang of course!
Posted by: Ryan Fortner

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Sun May 09 2010 12:38 AM

dont get me wrong I really dig that scheme, great eye candy to look at while you are getting the ***** drilled out of your mouth but something about the rusty porcelain does not sit well with the steril environment. I love it but if Im getting something major done the steril issue comes to mind. Im sorry im just OCD about dirt. Killer colection though!!!
Posted by: Scott Baselt

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Sun May 09 2010 01:26 AM

Looks GREAT Jason !

I see the Kendall sign that you bought from me at Fred Stokes Gas Bash is on display in the hallway. Cool.
Posted by: Vermonter

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Sun May 09 2010 09:17 AM

If my dentists office looked like that I would actually look forward to going!
Very nice looking.
John
Posted by: Roger Loupias

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue May 11 2010 07:17 PM

What kind of gas do you give your patients?
Posted by: Signal Gas & Oil

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed May 12 2010 04:50 PM

Ryan do you iron your underwear? LOL
Posted by: Hemibird

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue May 18 2010 11:21 PM

Jason,
Love the decor and love the Time sign! Looks good hanging on the wall! Gotta ask you, is that Polly sign you have real? If it is you have a real gem
Posted by: texaspelican

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 20 2010 07:03 AM

very nice...very very nice.
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu May 20 2010 05:26 PM

Yes it is. I have seen a picture of an old polly station with the same sign. It's double sided, but the other side is real rough. I clear coated the good side because I didn't want anymore paint to come off. Thanks guys for all the compliments.
Posted by: bruzer75

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Sun Jun 20 2010 09:56 AM

How did the open house go? I would have liked to been there.
Mike
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue Jun 22 2010 04:57 PM

Went great. I gave about 20 tours through the office, some patients, some family, and some people I have never met before. Had a blast. Here are some pictures.
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue Jun 22 2010 04:59 PM

Some of the cars.
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue Jun 22 2010 05:00 PM

More of the cars
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue Jun 22 2010 05:03 PM

Some of my office staff, yes we wear these shirts one day a week now. My wife and I, and My mom and Dad and I.
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed Jun 23 2010 02:15 AM

I sure would be curious to know where that 57 Vette came from. It looks like my sister and her ex-husband's. It was fuel injected and had the red coves. They bought it new in Monrovia? raced it in Ontario and the last time I seen it was in the early 70's broke down in their front yard. She offered it to me for $300 to get it out of the yard. They were divorced and he was living in Ontario. They are both dead now but I and their son would like to know what happened to the Corvette. Mitch
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed Jun 23 2010 10:09 AM

My Dad (Ted Roach) bought that Corvette in 1967 right out of high school. It was yellow and he had it painted red. He has not had it painted since. I will make sure that car stays in the family. It would be cool if you could find the Vette you are looking for. They are really cool cars.
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu Jun 24 2010 12:46 AM

Thanks Jason. Thought it would be a heck of a long shot. If it had been my nephew would have hit the panic button. Mitch
Posted by: Jonell

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed Mar 09 2011 08:43 PM

man. That's a very cool office you've got there, Dr.
I'm hunting photographs to show what my 1954 Texaco station may have looked like -- especially interested in interior office shots. I see a framed photo on wall of your office and wonder what year that photo is? Thanks for any pointers you can give me finding era appropriate pics. Jonell
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed Mar 09 2011 10:26 PM

Jonell,

Those were pictures from my grandpa's station in Lodi, CA. Send me an email and I will send you copies so you can see them better.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Thu Mar 10 2011 04:53 AM

Wow,

Thanks (and Welcome to the forums Jonell!) for reopening this thread for us newer folks!

Jason, I am taking pics of your office to my dentist...his walls are bare!
Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Tue Mar 15 2011 11:31 AM

You can drill my teeth anytime!!! When I was a kid, there was a dentist who dressed up like a cowboy and his assistants like balerinas and I thought that was cool... but it's got nothing on you - man, that's a cool place.
Posted by: Jarvis

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Sat Apr 09 2011 10:40 PM

Jason, You see this dentist office?
dentist office
Posted by: tony73tt

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Mon Apr 11 2011 09:02 AM

Are you taking patients from the U.K?? I suppose costs may be an issue, oh and then there is the can i make my appointment in time, also what do you charge for missed or late appointments???? shocked
Posted by: pollyman

Re: Dental Office Decor with Filling Station Theme - Wed Apr 13 2011 06:11 PM

John. That ortho office is pretty cool.
Tony, if you ever in Galt, stop by!