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Getting a Therapy Dog in the Fight Against Dental Phobia

edited June 2018 in General Topics
imageGetting a Therapy Dog in the Fight Against Dental Phobia

After experiencing the worst of the worst in childhood dental trauma -- everything from not being given local anesthetic to having teeth drilled with ancient, belt-driven equipment -- I decided there must be a better way.

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  • This is such a great idea! You have very lucky patients :) I wish my dentist had dogs like Mia and Bella! I hope this idea catches on

  • Love this idea!

  • Bella and Mia bring joy to our office everyday. I appreciate everyone’s thoughtful comments and hope pet therapy continues to grow in all areas of health care.

  • A positive way to calm people without using medication. I bet the dogs love getting to come and work with you!

  • My dentist has nothing for our comfort no head phones no sedation of any kind no laughing gas barely says what he’s going to do just starts going at it. I’m changing dentists to a caring woman dentist.

  • I love this! I totally can relate to the dentistry childhood trauma. That was the worst. I still tell stories to my friends about how frightening it was. The dog idea is brilliant and I really hope that more dentists look in to this! Oh and your dogs are precious!

  • Such a great idea to bring your fur babies to the office! Everyone wins including the fur babies!

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  • Great idea

  • Oh, nice idea

  • It's a great idea to bring therapy dogs into the office to ease anxiety of patients. I would love to implement this into my own office! Great article!

  • I love this! I can imagine how comforting it would be to have a fuzzy friend on my lap to ease my anxiety. Count me in!

  • So disgusting! This is a healthcare environment where things are supposed to be sterile. I can only imagine the fecal matter floating around the office and into people's mouths. Too many people also have a fear of dogs.

  • Testing.

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