FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED
For more than three decades we have been creating dental spaces that challenge the pre-conceived vision of what a trip to the dentist looks like.
Design and construction specialists.
OPTIMA’s reputation directly aligns with our customer’s success, but also relies heavily on our people and their high professional standards.
We have sought talent from tier 1 architecture and construction firms and brought them to the dental industry – a rare and valuable feature of our business that has heightened our design and delivery quality at every step.
30+ years industry experience.
Family owned and operated.
Design and construction specialists.
We are on a journey to change public perception of Dentistry.
We exist to remove the barriers in Dental environments by focussing on patient experience, practice efficiency and staff engagement.
We are on a journey to change public perception of Dentistry. This vision was formulated upon the long-existing negative stigma surrounding the dental industry.
We believe visiting the dentist should be an enjoyable experience for everyone. We wanted to shift the perception of dark, dreary dental spaces full of scary, noisy equipment associated with pain – to positive, warm, welcoming environments associated with personal growth.
This is our story. A small opportunity, treated with respect, blossomed to where we are today as a national design & construction partner for a remarkably talented industry.
From humble beginnings in Geelong, Victoria, to designing & building Dental & Medical practices Australia-wide, Optima is proudly family owned and operated since 1991.
Our founder, Phil Earl, was originally working as a commercial and industrial electrician when he received a chance callout from a dentist in desperate need of assistance to service some dental equipment.
That first successful technical repair, along with recognising a clear a gap in the market, sparked an immediate passion for the industry - and OPTIMA was born.
Our focus is on dental because it's where we started, it's what we know, it’s intricate, and it's our passion.
We are confident in our deep knowledge of dentists and their patient's, built on years of experience that has refined our approach.
Regardless of industry, we believe that our focus on customer satisfaction and trust is proven in the network of long-standing positive relationships we've built.
While our team has grown and the scope of projects we deliver has increased, one constant since our inception has been the family values we strive to work and live by.
From our first clinic visit to projects spanning nation-wide, we continue to stick true to our roots.
- 1991 – OPTIMA was founded. First trading as GEM Services
- 1993 – Commenced importing a range of Dental equipment from USA & Europe
- 1995 – Designed and built first Dental practice in Victoria
- 2007 – Commenced in-house design and project management
- 2011 – Opened up nationwide service offering
- 2017 – Secured office location in Sydney
- 2019 – Secured offices in Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
Our vast history in the dental industry has provided incredible opportunity to work on some industry-shaping projects.
From being involved in large Dental hospitals through to building Dr Nauvneel Kashyap’s flagship 8-chair Dental practice and everything in between we are proud of every project we undertake – large or small.
It’s why we do what we do.
The inspiring and ambitious people we meet that allow us to enhance their careers through ours.
We love seeing the smiles of our customers who witness their long-term vision come to life, and the positive impact they can have on the lives of the thousands of every-day Australian people who come through their new doors.