10 Years The Best! Rock ‘n’ Roll Dentist: Larsen Family Dentistry
(Originally Featured on planetjh.com by the fabulous Robyn Vincent)
Dr. Scott Larsen and his grinning soldiers dismantle every notion of the dreaded dentist. Larsen’s wooden-beamed office, a former coffee shop in Rafter J, is adorned in Beatles memorabilia. The good doctor learned to play the guitar to The Beatles, after all. A portrait of the band by dental hygienist/artist Nicolette Gdontakis Maw sits above a turntable.
“I hung up a picture one day and so many people could relate to it,” Larsen said. “People started bringing me dolls and pictures; patients were cleaning out their mom’s houses and bringing me boxes of Beatles stuff.”
The Beatles are indeed a bridge between all sorts of folks. But rock ‘n’ roll dentistry aside, Larsen has created an atmosphere that puts patients at ease. The focus is on prevention, which means many of Larsen’s patients rarely see the man himself. Though if you do, Larsen’s calming, warm demeanor softens the whole experience. Larsen, however, does not rely solely on warm and fuzzy feelings to get you through.
Inside each room, patients can kick back in one of the self-massaging chairs and take a journey to Maui or the Alps via the television screens mounted to the ceiling. Real nature—Teton views fill every window—is close by too.
Larsen and his team genuinely like people. That helps explain why his almost 20-year practice has won gold in Best of Jackson Hole since the poll’s inception a decade ago.
“I love being a dentist and working with people,” Larsen said. “I like figuring out how to give my patients the best experience possible and I like the variety of people I see. If people were not different, this town would be boring.”
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With over 10 years of dentistry experience in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Larsen Family Dentistry provides personable, quality, and affordable dental care to men and women of all ages. If you're looking for high quality and personal service, you've come to the right place. It is our passion to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.