Interest Hello Kitty Dental Clinic Opens in Tokyo
posted on 2012-01-15 18:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A Hello Kitty-themed dental clinic opened in Tokyo's Koto ward on Friday. The Hearts Dental Clinic features Hello Kitty imagery in every aspect, from the reception desk to the waiting room and the examination rooms.
The outside of the clinic is decorated in pink with an illustration of Hello Kitty wearing a nurse's hat. The dental office has three different rooms for patients: Kitty Pearl (used to discuss symptoms and treatment plans), Kitty Ruby (used for the actual dental treatments), and Kitty Diamond (used for implants and special treatments).
The clinic's representative said that he opened Hearts Dental Clinic because normally dental clinics have a "painful, scary image." He originally opened a clinic last November, but then remodeled it with the Hello Kitty theme during the new year. The clinic held an open house until Sunday. ITmedia's Netlab website posted more photographs in higher resolution.
Also on Friday, JAL began flying another Hello Kitty-themed airline jet. JAL, TOKYO FM Broadcasting, and Sanrio collaborated on the "Hellosmile" Boeing 777-300 to raise cervical cancer awareness.
Update: Typo corrected. Thanks, MagicallyDelicious.
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