Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist wherever a moe maid in cosplay cleans your tooth

This new dentist wishes to make otaku goals arrive true.

Tokyo’s Akihabara, or “Akiba” as it is affectionately acknowledged in otaku circles, has long been regarded as a place where moeinner thoughts of robust affection towards 2-D figures in media like anime and manga, is not just acknowledged but encouraged and celebrated.

The heat and fuzzy environment of moe is laden with cuteness and a feeling of convenience, and it is the central strategy that maid cafes in the place have developed their successes on. Now, the thought of maids and moe is becoming utilized to offer ease and comfort to a further variety of clientele in a slightly much more nerve-wracking setting — the dentist’s business.

▼ That’s correct – a moe dentist is opening up in Akihabara.

This abnormal dentist’s office goes by the identify “Akiba Shika” (“Akiba Dentistry”) in Japanese and “Akiba Dental Clinic” in English. Not like other dental clinics, this a person has a hygienist who’s dressed as a maid, and to get every person acquainted with the uncommon strategy, a preview event was held for the general public on 10-12 June, in advance of the clinic’s formal July opening.

Our reporter Seiji Nakazawa stopped by to see what it was all about, and when he arrived, the initially issue that impressed him was the beauty of the reception area, which was clean, modern, calm, and inviting.

▼ Then he stepped into the dentist’s area, and which is in which he bought his initially glimpse of moe at the dentist.

Individuals who’ve usually believed there wasn’t enough fingers-on interaction with maids at a maid cafe will want to make a booking to get their teeth cleaned listed here, mainly because this is a incredibly fingers-on practical experience.

▼ Well worth having a filling for.

All through Seiji’s take a look at, the maid who attended to him was Riko Konoe (@ko_no_e on Twitter), who’s equally a cosplayer and a certified dental hygienist. She did a superb career of making Seiji sense serene and perfectly cared for, so by the time he sat up again he felt as if equally his mouth and head were refreshed.

With so a lot of maid cafes around, Seiji commenced to wonder why nobody experienced considered to incorporate moe and dentistry in advance of, so he questioned Joji Yukawa, the dentist and clinic director, about his factors for opening the dental clinic.

Seiji: Why did you come to a decision to open a enterprise with this strategy?

Dr Yukawa“I consider there are rather a few individuals who are terrified of dentists, to the extent that they have a phobia all around dentistry. Originally, the starting point for this enterprise was the drive to have all those people arrive to the dentist. Then, when I was imagining about how I could get them to arrive, I considered it would assist if they could have a superior romantic relationship with the staff members. It would be awesome if they could have a dentist who did not just check out their tooth, but a dentist whom they could converse to as very well.”

Dr Yukawa: “Because I’m basically a dentist, there’s only so much I can do, so the primary treatment I offer you will be the similar as a standard dentist. Having said that if individuals want to just discuss [to allay their fears about dental visits] that would be irregular perform that a usual dentist does not offer you, so I have not made the decision how to go about that just nonetheless — it’ll be labored out for the duration of the opening method.”

Dr Yukawa undoubtedly had a variety aura about him that would assistance to tranquil anybody with a dental phobia, and at times a totally free dental consultation, with a maid by your side, can be vital to gently coaxing these more anxious sorts into the dentist’s chair.

On the other hand, obtaining a maid in the place of work may possibly give sufferers a destructive impression about everyone’s credentials, so Seiji resolved the elephant in the place by asking:

Seiji: Do you supply suitable dental exams?

Dr. Yukawa: “Of training course. To be genuine, I imagine it’s pure for people to have that form of effect, so I’m only applying top-of-the-range gear. It is something I have been most cautious about.”

Dr Yukawa, who graduated from Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto Dental College, delivers treatment method for cavities and periodontal condition, as perfectly as dental implant, cleaning, and whitening products and services.

Seiji was making an attempt challenging to come across a crack in this seemingly desire-appear-legitimate dental clinic, so he enquired about their unusually late opening hours.

Seiji: I heard that Akiba Dental will start out viewing patients from 1 July. If you’re a really serious dentist, why are your company several hours so distinct to other dentists? Is not it late to operate from 2-11 p.m.?

Devoid of missing a conquer, Dr Yukawa replied:

“Because our goal demographic is not small children, it is individuals in Akihabara.”

Seiji realised these functioning hrs would unquestionably accommodate all the business employees in and around Akihabara, who at times really do not leave the place of work till immediately after 9:00 p.m. It can be difficult to find a dentist open at that time of night, so Akiba Dental has truly carried out its investigation on who its concentrate on shopper is.

That’s when our dentist-fearing, late-evening functioning, moe and maid-loving Seiji realised he was the clinic’s goal shopper.

The crew at Akiba Dental truly do fill a specialized niche in the Tokyo dental globe, and now that Seiji has tried out it for himself, he really endorses paying out them a take a look at. Following you go to the maid cafe with moe ointment and the otaku hair salon, of system.

Place details
Akiba Dental Clinic / アキバ歯科
Handle: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda 4-4-3, Ogiso Developing 2F
東京都千代田区外神田4-4-3 小木曾ビル2F
Open: 2:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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