Medplex Pets, Sister and Sugar, Ease Anxiety in Patients
Many children fear the dentist, but our sweet Medplex pets, Sister and Sugar can help ease stress and provide comfort to patients.
Sister and Sugar are available to provide sweet reassurance to our patients. As a result, they greet patients as they walk to the operatory. They are also available to sit with patients in the chair as we perform procedures. Sister and Sugar’s calming presence has been a blessing for our patients. Most of all, they relieve stress about having a pediatric dental appointment.
We know it can be a struggle to persuade your child to come to our office. We’ve found that children now look forward to their appointments for the chance to see and play with Sister or Sugar. They will even take a picture with your child in front of our red carpet backdrop!
Comfort of Dogs and Pets
Dogs like Sister and Sugar are trained to provide affection, comfort, love, and ease anxiety. They emphasize the human and dog connection. Love and support from dogs are shown to reduce heart rates and ease anxiety. Finally, in a 2002 study at State University of New York at Buffalo, researchers found that when conducting a stressful task, people experienced less stress when their pets were with them than when a spouse, family member or close friend was nearby.
Medplex Pediatric Dentistry is proud to be the dentist for kids in the Greater Birmingham area including l Hoover, Pelham, Alabaster, Calera, and Helena, AL.