New York Dentists Now Offering Wine to Help You Hate Them Less


Everyone, at the dentist office: “Whine whine whine whine whine whi — wine? — WINE.”

In Manhattan, some forward-thinking dental practitioners have decided to catch clients with honey instead of scary drills. And by honey, we mean alcohol, of course. According to New York news blog DNAinfo, several dentistries have been offering patients wine in their waiting rooms to help “take the edge off,” say patients

At places like Park South Dentistry, visiting the dentist has become more like a day at the spa, with “cozy blankets,” and “warm scented towels” provided, in addition to bottles of red and white wines laid out in waiting rooms for patients to pour “at their leisure.”

“It’s an extra something that helps you dread the dentist a little less,” said a patient at another luxe dentistry Marini and Manci, DMD, “I don’t know why more places don’t do it, quite frankly.”

Part of the reason may be that it’s technically illegal, as none of the offices have been officially licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority.

That said, we can think of at least a couple more places that might be improved by at least a few glasses of bubbly (DMVS, post offices, jury duty . . .).