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4 Nontraditional dental practices

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These unique practices offer patients new experiences and give dental professionals flexibility.

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Editors note: This story was originally published in our sister publication, Dental Products Report®

In the past year, there have been a number of new innovations in all types of clinical practices to help deliver medicine to those who need it. Below is a few ideas that dentistry medicine could have for veterinary medicine, and includes one item where animals are enriching that practice as well.

1. Mobile dentistry

The mobile dentistry practice has gained traction over the last few years. It provides flexibility and adaptability, allowing dental professionals to meet patients where they are. It allows practices to expand with minimal startup costs while also adding a new revenue stream, increasing visibility, and marketing to new patients.

2. Warm practices

This trend in dental practice design creates a warm and inviting space. A great example of this trend is Orange Dental Clinic in Tianjin, China, which was designed by RIGI Design. Using a bright color palette, the practice’s interior creates a soothing, calm atmosphere. Its airy, light design features nonlinear furniture that provides an informal waiting room.

3. Kids theme

As most parents know, kids usually hate going to the dentist. So why not make it as fun for them as possible? That’s exactly what Dustin James, DMD did at Dentistry for Kids in Wilsonville, Oregon. The waiting room is bright and cheery, with tons of books and games for kids to play. Each operatory has its own theme, including a jungle theme, an underwater theme, and a flight theme. Plus, kids can watch a movie while they’re being treated.

4. Therapy dogs

Therapy dogs are trained to provide physiological or physiological therapy to people in stress or in need of comfort. These dogs and their handlers volunteer at hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other public places. Petting dogs is said to boost serotonin and lower blood pressure. That’s why Dr. Dan Ford trained his labradoodle Comet to be a therapy dog for his pediatric practice in Brisbane, Australia. Comet eases stress and reduces anxiety for his younger patients.

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