Meet Como and Destin!

Dental Comfort Dog

Como is a European Bernese Mountain dog; he was born at the end of January 2023. Joining the Dobracki family just in time for Easter, and the office family later in April. From day one he has been a calm gentle soul that our team fell in love with from the first sight.

Although it is still early, we are excited to have a new furry friend to help our patients and staff through their procedures. With time and work we hope to teach Como some of Destin’s old tricks and many that are just his own as he grows on his journey to become our new resident Emotional Support Animal and Therapy Dog.

Destin was not only a patient favorite, but also became a well-known member of the Ann Arbor community. He was a trained Emotional Support Animal and Therapy Dog who LOVED to help. He could always sense stress and anxiety and understands when to comfort a patient.

Many of our patients would request Destin at their side and prefer his company over sedative drugs. He always had a calming effect and provided a great distraction during dental care. After helping hundreds of patients, we often receive requests that he be present during certain appointments.

When Destin was not hanging out with our patients, he loved to go out snowboarding with Dr. Dobracki, help at children’s health centers, entertain at retirement communities, and chase squirrels. He LOVED to chase.

His parents were both national champion show dogs and known for their intelligence and temperament.

He knew many tricks but some of his favorites were:

  • “Go Blue”- His High Five
  • “Whisper” – His indoor bark
  • “All Done” – He can take a patient’s bib off and throw it away

Fun Fact: His Real name was Destin “Kiss on The Beach” Dobracki