Therapy Dog

therapy dog


Therapy Dog

Meet Our Friendly Dental Office Therapy Dog

At Uptown Dental Office – Dr. Susie C. Kwok, it's a goal of Dr. Kwok's to provide support for our patients who may struggle with dental fears and anxiety. Our objective is to form a network of caring team members, including our precious therapy dog, Nella. She can be present with you during your dental appointment to reduce anxiety and bring comfort, happiness, and cheer. Please inquire about the therapy dog in our dental office. She is available to you anytime and will assist you in your treatment.

Research has shown that contact with a therapy animal can help improve your physical, mental, emotional, and social state, which in turn helps you better engage and participate in the process of your treatment. For example, if you struggle with an extreme fear to dentistry, you may be able to have the needed dental treatment without any medications and begin building positive feelings about visiting the dentist.

Here are just some of the possible healing effects of our dental office therapy dog:

  • Increased hormones associated with health and a feeling of well-being
  • Increased sense of comfort and ease
  • Decreased stress and anxiety, including from post-traumatic disorders
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Decreased heart rate

We want your time with us to be as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Our dental office therapy dog, Nella, is ready to help make your time with us a positive experience. Contact us today and inquire about how our therapy dog can help you!


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