Brushing is PAWsome! Introducing a Therapy Dog Into Your Practice” with Dr. Gila Dorostkar

This video is free to view but no CE credits are offered.

Highlights of my presentation include how our family’s Golden Retriever, Aspen, became a certified therapy dog, officially introducing her into our practice routine, training Aspen to be chairside, and researching operational considerations such as liability insurance. Aspen’s effect on our patients has been magical and heartwarming and her presence in the office has been therapeutic for our entire team.

Educational Objectives:

Brushing is PAWsome! Introducing a Therapy Dog Into Your Practice” with Dr. Gila Dorostkar

  • Find a therapy dog program in your community to certify your dog and describe what’s involved in the process
  • Take concrete steps to introduce a therapy dog into a dental practice including finding special liability insurance, modifying new patient forms, and formally announcing her role to patients
  • Learn techniques for training a therapy dog to help anxious children during their dental care and also train team members on incorporating her most effectively into an office’s daily routine

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Office Staff

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Instructor Info:

Dr. Gila. Dorostkar is in private practice with locations in Mill Valley and Greenbrae, California. Her certified therapy dog, Aspen, has been bringing joy to patients and their families since 2018.

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

None

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