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By Sara Schilling
Tri-City Herald 

Tri-City dental offices provide spa-like experience


KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Jonathan Martinez dipped his hands into a warmer filled with paraffin wax.

Then, as the wax got to work softening and moisturizing his skin, he sat down in a reclining massage chair.

He relaxed as music played in the background and enjoyed a pleasant scent — lavender, maybe — wafting through the room.

Then his dentist walked in.

Martinez, 34, of Pasco, wasn't at a day spa, but a dental appointment.

His dentist, Dr. Antonio Lopez-Ibarra of Tri-City Dental Care in Kennewick, is one of a growing number offering spa-like services to patients.

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