A Man and His Dogs

In a recent article, The Dog in the Dentist’s Chair, and Other Workplace Pets, New York Times reporter Andy Newman met Mimi and Coco, two Maltese dogs in hand-knit sweaters who willingly join customers in the stylist chair at a Manhattan salon.

A Dutiful Pup

Another pup with special responsibility – easing patient anxiety- regularly steals the hearts at a Manhattan dental practice, according to Newman.

Dr. Carlos J. Huerta described his “14-pound mutt” Luna with affection in a 2016 interview with TheDailyFloss.com.

“I took one look at her and she was mine. We fell in love with each other.”

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Dr. Carlos J. Huerta at the 2016 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 photo session in NYC with Stacey Levine of Glo Science.

The @TheIncisalEdge  #40Under40  2016 honoree said his patients at The Dental Boutique NYC, in Manhattan, jumped on the bandwagon from the moment he introduced Luna at the practice in December, 2014.

“It was kind of a novelty at first. I brought her in because with all her abandonment, I didn’t want her, after being rescued, to be abandoned again.”

The Name’s Luna

As a rescue dog, she arrived with her name, Luna, which is derived from the Latin word for moon; Luna was the Roman mythological goddess of the moon.

Learn more about Luna’s role at The Dental Boutique in The New York Times: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/nyregion/workplace-pets.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

Visit Luna in person at Dr. Huerta’s award-winning dental practice design at The Dental Boutique, 151 West 30th Street Suite 602, NYC.

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Dr. Carlos J. Huerta earned accolades (shown) as one of the Incisal Edge 2016 40 Under 40, an annual award presented by the dental lifestyle magazine to America’s best young dentists.

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