Dental anxiety is a common concern for many patients, but a Californian dentistry has discovered a new way to make going to the dentist more enjoyable. Encouraged by winning the Dental Office Design of the Year Award from the American Dental Association, the team behind Parklane Dental envisioned a new kind of office that would bring patients comfort, courtesy of a unique theme.
Earlier this year, Parklane Dental opened its second location in Temple City – the first and only US dentistry to feature the popular animated character, Hello Kitty and her friends.
Dr. Eric To was inspired to partner with Sanrio Friends after his daughter was hospitalized during a severe medical event and found great comfort in her special Hello Kitty plush throughout her treatment. Dr. To understands the stress that many pediatric patients feel when walking into a traditional dental office, often accompanied by scary surgical noises and unpleasant smells. “By welcoming Sanrio to our family, our team hopes to foster a community where patients of all ages can build authentic connections with our doctors and hygienists in our Hello Kitty and Gudetama-themed rooms,” said Dr. To.
While designing the office aesthetics, Dr. To incorporated a mix of modern décor and bright pops of color to help alleviate patient’s stress the moment they walk into the art-filled lobby. The Parklane Dental group includes general & cosmetic dentists, an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and a pediatric dentist. Our dental team provides full onsite treatment for your whole family, old and young. To support the whole range of dental treatments offered by our dental specialists, our new office is equipped with the latest dental technology, such as 3D digital imaging, CT scan, and same-visit crown restoration that will make both braces and implants easier for patients of all ages.
Patients have already reported feeling more at ease during trips to the office, where children enjoy playing in the separate themed community room. The impact of the design on the patient can be seen immediately, and a special Sanrio-themed dental care kit gift awaits patients following every appointment.
Equipment: Patterson Dental
Designed by: Kohan Inc. http://kohaninc.com/
Photo credit: Sanrio, Inc.