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Our Therapy Dogs

We brought Laser into our lives in the summer of 2018. He is a fluffy and loving Goldendoodle. Laser is a certified Therapy Dog, trained by the professionals at Paramount Dog Training. Laser became such a big hit at SDLA and our patient enjoyed the relaxation he offered so much, that we decided to bring on a second dog in 2019. Mercury is equally loving and on his way to earning his Therapy Dog Certification.

At Strongsville Dental and Laser Aesthetics, our approach has always been to offer an all-around exceptional experience for our patients. It is well documented that dental visits rank high as one of the many stressful things in one’s life.

dentist with therapy dog

Benefits of Therapy Dogs

According to Paws for People, Therapy Dogs have multiple benefits, for both physical and mental health. They include the following:

  • lower blood pressure
  • improves cardiovascular health
  • releases endorphins (oxytocin) that have a calming effect
  • diminishes overall physical pain
  • lifts spirits and lessens depression
  • decreases feelings of isolation and alienation
  • encourages communication
  • provides comfort
  • decreases anxiety
  • helps children overcome speech and emotional disorders
  • creates motivation for the client to recover faster

Dr. Theodorou and Dogs on Fox 8’s Morning Show!

Laser and Mercury are always a big hit with patients, but wait until you see their live debut on Fox 8’s morning show! Dr. Theodorou spent some time explaining why his therapy pups are crucial in helping people who are stressed, get through their procedures.

WOIO-TV Features Laser, Our Therapy Dog

WOIO-TV, Channel 19 aired a report about Laser, our Therapy Dog, and our Blanket Drive Event to help keep animals warm this winter. Laser is our new team member who helps anxious dental patients destress during their dental procedures.

Puppies Help to Keep People Calm at the Dentist

See WKYC’s report on Strongsville Dental and Laser Aesthetics and how our therapy dog, Laser is leading the way to a stress-free experience.

Dr. Chris Theodorou, Angela Pierce & Laser – Strongsville Dental & Laser Aesthetics’ Therapy Dog Approach

It is well documented that a trip to the dentist is a major fear for many people. Statistics show that between 9% and 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. Most people will simply wait until the pain gets so bad that they have no choice but to go. Here in northeast Ohio, one dentist came up with a solution to curb these fears and he is the first to do it. His solution has four legs, great hair, and a terrific bedside manner. Today, Alexa and Matt were joined by Dr. Chris Theodorou of Strongsville Laser & Dental Aesthetics, Laser, the practice therapy dog, and Laser’s trainer, Angela Pierce, of Paramount Dog Training to tell you all about it.

Ohio Dental Office Offers Therapy Dogs During Appointments

CLEVELAND — Dr. Chris Theodorou, the owner of Strongsville Dental & Laser Aesthetics, was looking for ways to help ease his patients’ anxiety surrounding dental appointments.

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