The Space Channel show, “InnerSpace” recently filmed a segment at the “Star Trek”-themed office of Dr. David Hirsch in Aurora, Ontario. Aurora Borealis Orthodontics is filled with authentic, screen-used props from the original 1960s science fiction television series about the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew; the five spin-off TV series; and the movie franchise. Dr. Hirsch, an avid Star Trek fan and memorabilia collector, believes that his office is the only orthodontic practice with a Star Trek theme. It has been featured on Canadian television and in numerous publications including Oral Health Magazine, Canada’s most widely read dental magazine.
The InnerSpace segment includes a tour of the office led by Dr. Hirsch, with video showing highlights of his memorabilia collection.
In addition, Dr. Hirsch’s office was #7 in Off-the-Cusp magazine’s 2017 list of “12 Coolest Dental Offices in the Country.” (The U.S.-based publication made an exception for Dr. Hirsch’s office even though it is not in the United States.)
Two other AAO member practices also made the Off-the-Cusp list. The #2 practice on the list – the Larkspur, California office of Drs. Jasmine Gorton and Bill Schmohl – is a Certified Green Business with a soothing nature theme and a unique design including a living plant wall.
The office of Dr. Michael Hilgers and his wife, pediatric dentist Dr. Kelly Hilgers, in the Estella Mountain Ranch community of Goodyear, Arizona, is #12 on the Off-the-Cusp list. The Hilgers converted a former gas station into a Route 66-themed office with retro décor and automotive memorabilia. They also have another themed office, featuring a Mardi Gras theme, in the nearby Palm Valley community of Goodyear.
View the Off-the-Cusp Feature, “12 Coolest Dental Offices in the Country.”