JoJo the golden retriever is your ideal dental assistant

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Dentist's office hires comfort dog to help calm patients

Finally, a reason other than dental health to attend your yearly dentist appointment.

JoJo is an adorable golden retriever residing in Illinois. She is also the Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook's furriest assistant.

The pup is a trained comfort dog and her job is to ease the anxieties that often come with visiting the dentist.

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"A lot of the time, those patients would need nitrous oxide or other sedative to help them relax," clinic staffer Veronica Renteria told The Dodo. "But when JoJo comes in with them and sits in the chair, they're comforted. They can just sit and pet her as they're getting their teeth cleaned. She does a great job with them."

Not only does JoJo make for a great furry friend around the office, but she is actually listed as staff on the clinic's website.

Image: Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook

Having an adorable face to greet patients and help them better enjoy the dentist is a perfect incentive to make regular visits.

"A lot of the patients who normally were very apprehensive about even walking in the door now look forward to their appointments," Renteria told The Dodo. "The moment you walk in, you feel very relaxed. There she is, waiting for you to pet her."

Looks like we should probably head to Illinois for our next cleaning.

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Mashable has reached out to Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook for comment.

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