We care so much about how our patients experience their trip to the dentist. If you haven’t been here in a while you might be surprised when you walk in the door to see that we’ve painted the walls and the ceiling and outfitted our waiting room with the kind of furniture you’d want more often at home.
None of this has been done willy-nilly. Every choice we’re making we’re doing in a considered way to affect our patients’ healing. We align ourselves with the experts not just on how we approach dentistry, but on how we see our office as a place of healing. From the birds outside the treatment areas to the soft lights in the hallway — we are thinking about our patients and their well-being.
Healing spaces do a lot a of work. They:
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Promote harmony of mind, body and spirit
- Affect the productivity of the staff
- Increase connection to nature
- Provide positive diversions
- Reduce blood pressure
These are all good things for the dentist’s office.
Cheryl Janis, an expert on designing healing spaces recently feature our rotating collection of bonsai on her website in a post called “How to Humanize Your Environment.” Thank you, Cheryl, for calling us out for this aspect of what we do to promote healing!
We’ve been collecting images of our bonsai since we began featuring in them in our office. Here are just a few.