Published on November 11-13-20

Benefits of Playing Music in Dental Practices

Going to the dentist is often considered a stressful experience and many don’t look forward to their visit. Music can be a great way to reduce stress and anxiety for your patients.

Studies have long associated music with regulating and reducing emotions including stress. So, the music played in the waiting room, in treatment rooms and during procedures can ease stress, smooth anxiety, and even help with the healing process by reducing overall pain

It’s not only patients who can benefit from music in practice. All staff in a busy dental business will experience stress, from managing nervous children (and adults!) to the occasional dissatisfied patient, as well as personal anxieties from outside the workplace. Playing music can be a great way to create a calm, serene environment, which might not completely mitigate the issues above, but could help reduce them as well as keeping staff calm and focus while dealing with them.

Music can also be a way to protect patient privacy by obscuring conversation from people sitting in the waiting room.

So what is the Best Music for Dental Practices?

The logical choice may include slow instrumental or classical music with a lower decibel level but there is no correct answer to this question. In fact, playing instrumental music may be good for easing dental patients’ stress, but it may not be good for staff who need to stay awake. 

So, since there isn’t actually a right or wrong answer to this question we have decided to ask some of our customers which music are they listening in their dental practice. 

Listen to their choices in our new Spotify Playlist:




And you, what are you listening in your dental practice?

Let us know by adding to the playlist the hit song of your office!


REFERENCES: • Does Music During Dental Treatment Make a Difference? Department of Propedeutic of Conservative Dentistry, Medical Faculty, Jagiellonian University. • Changes Induced by Music Therapy to Physiologic Parameters in Patients With Dental Anxiety. (November 2015). Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. ScienceDirect.