AAPD Member Introduces Mouth Monster Truck to Patients
Dr. Jarod Johnson was interviewed by WQAD News 8 regarding his new ride for patients at UnityPoint Health Trinity in Muscatine, Iowa.
According to the piece:
Dr. Jarod Johnson, a pediatric dentist, is taking that matter into his own hands by introducing the Mouth Monster Truck to his patients at UnityPoint Health Trinity in Muscatine.
Johnson is a dentist at Arctic Dental, but twice a month he performs surgery at the nearby hospital. He always wanted a toy truck himself when he was young. Now, he’s bringing his dream to his patients, thanks to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
"The biggest thing for kids is the separation anxiety from their parents," says Johnson. "This has taken their mind off of it and I’ve noticed a big change and all the kids come back with a smile on their face."
"We’ve got the mouth monsters on the truck – "Tartar the Terrible", "Ginger Bite-Us", and "Tooth DK"," explains Johnson.
Click here to watch the inspiring news segment in its entirety.
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