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While patients seem to be enjoying their experience at these dental offices, they are not allowed to serve the adult beverages without a state issued liquor license, even if they?re not charging for the drink.

"It's an extra something that helps you dread the dentist a little less. I don't know why more places don't do it, quite frankly," one patient said. "The wine helps take the edge off." 

The dentists are holding steadfast about their decision to serve the drinks, saying that it is about creating an experience people will remember. 

"We offer the beverages as part of our efforts to create a welcoming, boutique, spa-like environment in the office and make patients more comfortable," said Dr. David Janash. "We also provide cozy blankets for people while they get treatments and warm, scented towels to refresh their face and hands. Our patients love it."

While decisions from New York officials are likely to come since this discovery, patients seem to be gravitating towards this ?spa-like? dental atmosphere because it provides them with a comfortable feeling where they are able to relax while receiving their treatment. 

"It was incredibly mellow. It's not a fancy office, but they have the wine so it adds a little something, a little extra touch that shows they care," another patient said.

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