Patients at Dr. Edward S. Rich’s dental office are receiving a soothing massage while they get their teeth cleaned.

Dr. Rich has teamed up with Dana Hatch, Certified Massage Therapist, to provide this extra service for his patients.

“For many people, going to the dentist is a stressful experience,” states Dr. Rich. “We feel that our patients are special and we want this to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience for them. We have always gone the extra mile for our patients and now we’re stepping that up a notch. Along with receiving great care now they will be Pampered Patients.

Dana will provide a relaxing hand and neck massage while Tracey Goings, Registered Dental Hygienist, cleans the patient’s teeth.

When asked if this will be difficult to work around Tracey replied, “Not really. A nervous, tense person is challenging to work on anyway. So whatever helps them relax is a plus. If anything, this will make my job easier and the experience for the patient more enjoyable and fun!”

Linda James, office manager, believes that this service is a natural for Edmond. “We have so many spas and salons that it’s obvious Edmond residents want to be taken care of.

And everyone is so busy that being able to get a massage and get your teeth cleaned at the same time is the ultimate in multi-tasking! I think people are ready for this.”

Dr. Rich and his assistant Jessica Ly will have their patients massaged as well, time permitting.

Jessica, who plans on attending dental school in 2006 commented, “This type of patient care appears to be the wave of the future.

People seem to enjoy receiving a variety of services in one stop. I’m excited about having Dana on board. Hopefully, she can give massages to the staff in between caring for the patients!”

Dr. Rich and his staff are located in the Renaissance Center near 15th and Kelly.

Their dental office provides a full range of dental services for the entire family: cleanings, teeth whitening, fillings, crowns, nitrous oxide, and more.

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