Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist the place a moe maid in cosplay cleans your enamel

Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist the place a moe maid in cosplay cleans your enamel

This new dentist needs to make otaku goals come true.

Tokyo’s Akihabara, or “Akiba” because it’s affectionately recognized in otaku circles, has lengthy been generally known as a spot the place moeemotions of robust affection in the direction of 2-D characters in media like anime and manga, isn’t simply accepted however inspired and celebrated.

The nice and cozy and fuzzy world of moe is laden with cuteness and a way of consolation, and it’s the central idea that maid cafes within the space have constructed their successes on. Now, the idea of maids and moe is getting used to offer consolation to a different sort of clientele in a barely extra nerve-wracking atmosphere — the dentist’s workplace.

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

This uncommon dentist’s workplace goes by the title “Akiba Shika” (“Akiba Dentistry”) in Japanese and “Akiba Dental Clinic” in English. In contrast to different dental clinics, this one has a hygienist who’s dressed as a maid, and to get everybody acquainted with the bizarre idea, a preview occasion was held for the general public on 10-12 June, forward of the clinic’s official July opening.

Our reporter Seiji Nakazawa stopped by to see what it was all about, and when he arrived, the very first thing that impressed him was the fantastic thing about the reception space, which was clear, fashionable, calm, and welcoming.

▼ Then he stepped into the dentist’s room, and that’s the place he acquired his first glimpse of moe on the dentist.

Those that’ve at all times thought there wasn’t sufficient hands-on interplay with maids at a maid cafe will need to make a reserving to get their enamel cleaned right here, as a result of that is a really hands-on expertise.

▼ Value getting a filling for.

Throughout Seiji’s go to, the maid who attended to him was Riko Konoe (@ko_no_e on Twitter), who’s each a cosplayer and a professional dental hygienist. She did a incredible job of creating Seiji really feel calm and effectively cared for, so by the point he sat up once more he felt as if each his mouth and thoughts have been refreshed.

With so many maid cafes round, Seiji started to surprise why no one had thought to mix moe and dentistry earlier than, so he questioned Joji Yukawa, the dentist and clinic director, about his causes for opening the dental clinic.

Seiji: Why did you determine to open a enterprise with this idea?

Dr Yukawa“I believe there are fairly a number of people who find themselves terrified of dentists, to the extent that they’ve a phobia round dentistry. Initially, the place to begin for this enterprise was the need to have these folks come to the dentist. Then, once I was fascinated by how I might get them to return, I believed it will assist if they may have an excellent relationship with the employees. It could be good if they may have a dentist who didn’t simply verify their enamel, however a dentist whom they may discuss to as effectively.”

Dr Yukawa: “As a result of I’m essentially a dentist, there’s solely a lot I can do, so the essential remedy I supply would be the identical as a daily dentist. Nonetheless if folks need to simply discuss [to allay their fears about dental visits] that will be irregular work {that a} regular dentist doesn’t supply, so I haven’t determined the way to go about that simply but — it’ll be labored out throughout the opening course of.”

Dr Yukawa definitely had a form aura about him that will assist to calm anybody with a dental phobia, and generally a free dental session, with a maid by your aspect, will be key to softly coaxing these extra nervous varieties into the dentist’s chair.

Nonetheless, having a maid within the workplace may give sufferers a destructive impression about everybody’s credentials, so Seiji addressed the elephant within the room by asking:

Seiji: Do you supply correct dental examinations?

Dr. Yukawa: “After all. To be sincere, I believe it’s pure for folks to have that sort of impression, so I’m solely utilizing top-of-the-range gear. It’s one thing I’ve been most cautious about.”

Dr Yukawa, who graduated from Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto Dental College, provides remedy for cavities and periodontal illness, in addition to dental implant, cleansing, and whitening providers.

Seiji was making an attempt laborious to discover a crack on this seemingly dream-come-true dental clinic, so he enquired about their unusually late opening hours.

Seiji: I heard that Akiba Dental will begin seeing sufferers from 1 July. In case you’re a severe dentist, why are your online business hours so completely different to different dentists? Isn’t it late to function from 2-11 p.m.?

With out lacking a beat, Dr Yukawa replied:

“As a result of our goal demographic isn’t kids, it’s folks in Akihabara.”

Seiji realised these working hours would undoubtedly go well with all of the enterprise staff in and round Akihabara, who generally don’t go away the workplace till after 9:00 p.m. It may be laborious to discover a dentist open at the moment of evening, so Akiba Dental has actually accomplished its analysis on who its goal buyer is.

That’s when our dentist-fearing, late-night working, moe and maid-loving Seiji realised he was the clinic’s goal buyer.

The staff at Akiba Dental actually do fill a distinct segment within the Tokyo dental world, and now that Seiji has tried it for himself, he extremely recommends paying them a go to. After you go to the maid cafe with moe ointment and the otaku hair salon, in fact.

Location info
Akiba Dental Clinic / アキバ歯科
Deal with: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda 4-4-3, Ogiso Constructing 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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Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist where a moe maid in cosplay cleans your teeth