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What are the benefits of a dental therapy dog?

Dental therapy dogs can decrease a patient’s blood pressure and heart rate, reduce anxiety and stress, and improve their overall mood. This, in turn, allows them to interact more easily with staff.

How much can a patient interact with Gizmo and Gadget?

Plenty! Both Gizmo and Gadget are available for hugs and cuddles before, during, and after your appointment. If you’d rather not, that’s fine as well—we understand dogs aren’t for everyone!

What does it take to be a dental therapy dog?

In order to be a licensed dental therapy dog, a dog must undergo special training. This is to ensure they have a good temperament, a calm demeanor, and can behave in different environments—in this case, a waiting room or dentist’s office.

Where do our calendar fundraiser proceeds go?

Dogtor Gizmo’s calendar proceeds benefit local animal shelters, such as Orphan Angels, Because You Care Inc., and Canine Partners and H.O.P.E rescue.

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