Dentist Hired A Therapy Dog To Help Ease The Patients’ Fear

Dentist appointments are definitely the ones to look forward to. If you’re a masochist. However, seeing a dentist at Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook, Illinois is actually pleasant because they have the best assistant ever – Jojo, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever. Jojo is a trained comfort dog and she helps to reduce the stress during the appointments.

“A lot of the time, those patients would need nitrous oxide or other sedative to help them relax,” clinic staffer Veronica Renteria told The Dodo. “But when JoJo comes in with them and sits in the chair, they’re comforted. They can just sit and pet her as they’re getting their teeth cleaned. She does a great job with them.

“When the patients are very anxious or scared, they tend to move around a lot,” Renteria added. “When JoJo is there, the appointments go much smoother and quicker for them. And the doctor gets to perform the work as it’s meant to be done.”

Meet JoJo, a 6-year-old Golden who works as a dentist’s assistant

therapy dog dentist

“A lot of the time, those patients would need nitrous oxide or other sedative to help them relax”

therapy dog dentist

“But when JoJo comes in with them and sits in the chair, they’re comforted”

therapy dog dentist

“When the patients are very anxious or scared, they tend to move around a lot”

therapy dog dentist

“When JoJo is there, the appointments go much smoother and quicker for them”

therapy dog dentist

“And the doctor gets to perform the work as it’s meant to be done”

therapy dog dentist

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