Few experiences in life are more stress-inducing than a visit to the dentist’s office. But one ingenious clinic knows someone who’s capable of making otherwise anxious young patients actually enjoy coming in.
Meet JoJo — the furriest assistant on staff at Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook, in Illinois. Just like for her colleagues, smiles are her business.
“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’s does a great job with them.”
“When the patients are very anxious or scared, they tend to move around a lot,” Renteria said. “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.”
Best of all, a friendly paw to hold requires no prescription.
“She loves coming in. She’s very well trained and knows what she’s doing. We all benefit from her so much.”
(Via: The Dodo)