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Meet our Service Dog

Mya

In accordance with St. John Ambulance, Mountain View Dental Group is proud to offer the services of Willie, our therapy dog. Patients that may experience anxiety or fear during dental appointments should take advantage of this service and request for Levi or Willie to join them at their appointment.

In order to offer this service officially, the dog has to go through special evaluations and supervision with the St. John Ambulance. A dog cannot simply be brought in off the street to do this kind of work. This is why Willie is so special, he has been given the green-light to take on the job of comforting our patients.

We understand that this is a rather new concept for dental clinics but we feel its an important service to offer. We also understand that some people are not comfortable around dogs and we make sure that Willie is only seeing patients that request the service. They will not meet anyone outside of requests.

 

Some general guidelines to follow are:

  • Willie is at the office to work. If you see him in the office but have not requested him, please ask if you want to meet him rather than just going up to him.
  • Do not feed Willie anything while at the office.
  • When you’re in the chair with him, his purpose is to sit with you while you have treatment done. Please avoid playing with him so that the dentist/hygienist can complete their work.
  • Willie will always have hisr handler/care-givers with him at all times, so expect them in the room with you as well.
  • If you have allergies or any concerns while Willie is in the office, please do not hesitate to inform our staff and we will make arrangments so that everyone is comfortable.
  • If you feel you could benefit from a visit with him at your next appointment, please call ahead and let us know. We will try to accommodate as best we can.