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If you’ve ever felt a little nervous getting into the dentist chair, you’re not alone. Many people worry about getting treatment at the dentist, but finally we’ve found the most natural and calming solution, and they’re cute as a button.

Welcome Cookie and Marco to Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast.

Our newest members of the team Cookie and Marco are our resident therapy dogs. Whilst our friendly team do everything we can to alleviate nerves and anxiety associated with the dentist, we’ve had to admit that our new friends Cookie and Marco have outdone us with their ability to put our patients at ease.

Both Cookie and Marco are pure bred Havanese and are the most friendly and intelligent pups to train.

Meet The Team


Cookie is a four-year-old black-tan girl that loves meeting people. She is an excitable lady that loves attention and a good pat.


Marco is a 3-year-old black tan boy, he’s a little quieter than Cookie but will nuzzle in for the best cuddles when placed on your lap.

Here To Lend A Paw

Both Cookie and Marco have undergone extensive training at Empower Assistance Dogs in Queensland, but at Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast we understand that not everyone likes dogs, so Cookie and Marco have their own private office where they play together until they’re needed.

At Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast we accept nothing less than excellence, so after every patient the room is thoroughly cleaned to ensure the utmost hygiene. You can expect the highest levels of cleanliness; each treatment room is held to the highest standard.

Cookie and Marco make regular visits to the groomer to ensure they are looking, feeling and smelling their best, so you can enjoy beautiful cuddles with our therapy dogs without that doggy smell.

We’re Here To Support You

Don’t let nerves and anxiety hold you back from maintaining your dental health when Advanced Dental Care Clinic on the Gold Coast provides a warm and welcoming dental clinic with a difference.

From the moment you enter you’ll be welcomed by our friendly team. Should you request the company of Cookie and Marco, like true professionals they will be with you every step of the way.

Cookie or Marco will come and sit on your lap, and as they nuzzle into you you’ll soon start to feel your nerves and anxiety float away.

Because We Care

Anyone that is a little nervous about visiting the dentist should experience the comfort that our therapy dogs can provide. With the introduction of our gentle, non-invasive laser treatments, coupled with our therapy dogs, the most painful part of visiting the dentist will now be saying goodbye to Cookie and Marco.

A Dentist With A Difference

It’s ok to be scared and it’s not uncommon to be anxious of the dentist, that’s why our therapy dogs have become such an integral part of the team. Both Cookie and Marco have provided many of our patients with the confidence and ability to keep coming back.

Why not call Advanced Dental Care Clinic in Oxenford on the Gold Coast and come meet Cookie and Marco?

Why struggle through a dentist appointment when you can nuzzle through one?