Chief Calming Pawfficer
June 24, 2020
After a hiatus due to COVID-19, Longmont Dental Loft’s therapy dog will be returning to the office effective June 29th, 2020. Bentley is an Australian Labradoodle with the title of Chief Calming Pawfficer. As the Chief Calming Pawfficer, Bentley interacts with patients that enjoy being around dogs. He typically sits on patients laps and is a comforting presence that makes patients feel at ease.
“Since we’ve been back from the COVID-19 closure, patients have asked us on a daily basis when Bentley is coming back,” said Adrienne Hedrick, Longmont Dental Loft Dentist, and owner. “He’s been extremely popular with our patients. In fact, in the past year we’ve had 3 patients adopt Australian Labradoodles as a result of meeting Bentley.”
During the past few months Bentley has been staying at home. He has had a lot of fun and has kept entertained by taking walks and playing with the vacuum cleaner. However, he misses seeing patients and is ready to go back to the office.
There will be several precautionary measures in place when Bentley is at the office. First, he will be in the office area away from patients unless a patient requests to see him. Second, before a patient encounters him, they will need to make sure they wash their hands. And Bentley won’t be at the office every day. If a patient wants to make sure he is available, Longmont Dental Loft is asking patients to request a visit with him in advance.