A Symphony of Dental Care: Our In-House Pianist
At Artistic Family Dentistry of Silver Spring, we believe in creating an ambiance that transcends the ordinary. As you step into our dental spa, you’re not just entering a place of dental excellence but also a haven of soothing melodies. Every Friday, our in-house pianist, James Dryburgh, graces our reception with the gentle notes of a baby grand piano, transforming the atmosphere into tranquility and elegance.
Music has the power to heal, to calm, and to elevate experiences. Recognizing this, we introduced live piano sessions, a unique feature that sets us apart from other dental practices. Our music therapist and pianist, James, is a talented musician and a healer, using the universal language of music to alleviate anxiety and ensure our patients feel relaxed and at ease.
As explained by James Dryburgh, our music therapy philosophy revolves around promoting mental and emotional wellness through music vibration, specifically acoustic piano and guided imagery. One of our methods involves the therapist providing compositional and improvisational piano music during patients’ dental experiences, complemented by exquisite visual nature vistas displayed throughout the practice on monitors.
Quality of life results from commitment, experience, knowledge, and innovation. Piano music subtly blends the dental procedure with different stimuli to transform negative feelings of anxiety into more relaxed breathing and feelings conducive to healing. Rolling relaxation sounds through the piano waves transform or modulate the patient’s emotional state. Studies have shown that music can regulate the activity of brain regions involved in initiating, generating, maintaining, terminating, and modulating emotions.
Our music therapy program is a testament to our commitment to patient comfort and is reaffirmed with each patient by Dr. Bikoi and her team. We recognize its benefit in patient comfort, vitality, healing, and wellness.
Imagine: as you await your appointment, the calming notes of the piano envelop you, setting a tone of tranquility and assurance. James Dryburgh, who began his musical journey at age 9, brings a lifetime of studying, performing, and teaching piano to enhance your dental experience. It’s a testament to our belief in holistic care, where every detail, from the ambiance to the treatment, is curated for your well-being.
Join us and experience firsthand how we’ve harmoniously blended top-tier dental care with the soulful touch of music.