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Introducing a Therapy Dog Into Practice

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While animal-assisted interventions may help calm anxious patients, dental professionals should follow appropriate guidelines to ensure the successful introduction of a therapy dog into practice.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Define the purpose of animal-assisted interventions in health care settings.
  2. Discuss the prevalence and symptoms of dental anxiety.
  3. Describe the use of a therapy dog in the dental setting.
  4. Identify guidelines and recommendations for safely incorporating a therapy dog into dental practice.

This course was issued in January 2020 and expires January 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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