Fifty percent of the population
doesnít go to the dentist. Some of it is a matter of money,
but a lot of it is a matter of fear. That being said, there is
at least one dentistís office where patients are delighted to
make an appointment.
At first, it may seem like your typical dental office.
There are drills, bright lights, and chairs, but look closer.
Thereís also fresh flowers, music, even massage!
Linda Batts used to fear the dentistís drill until her
dentistís office became a dental spa.
"I know that Iím going to deal with things that are
uncomfortable, but the whole space, is a space of comforts,"
Those comforts include aromatherapy, full body massages,
warm towels, even a paraffin hand dip.
For Angie Gosta, that means getting smooth skin while
getting her teeth fixed.
"I was nervous about the sounds and the pain," she says. "I
just hated the dentist but I donít fell that way at all
This is a great place to be."
For patients that are very nervous, it makes a difference.
"Theyíre much more relaxed, then forget about me working on
their mouth, they actually get number faster," dental spa
owner Dr. Gary Sasaki says.
They get so relaxed that Charles Jennings finds he often
"I become totally unaware of whatís going on, and at one
point Dr. Sasaki asked me to open again and woke me up," he
Dr. Sasaki first saw the dental spa concept in California.
Dealing with patients who dreaded their visits sold him on
changing his Ypsilanti practice.
"Weíve had in the past, people come they go back to the
chair and then they ask to go to the bathroom and they never
come back!" Dr. Sasaki recalls.
Most amazing of all, other than the full body massage all
of these spa services come as part of your dental care for
For more information about the dental spa concept, visit
contact Dr. Sasaki at:
Dental Spa Center Michigan
1900 Packard Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197