The IDS Checkup Blog

Hello! We’re the IDS team, the people behind the business theming giant that is Imagination Design Studios. However, we’re not just about cool office decor, we’ve got news, stories, design inspiration, advice about marketing, and more.

Unique Decor Ideas for Libraries

January 17, 2023
Libraries are important places where children and their families can come to learn and explore. As libraries struggle to remain a competitive alternative to various forms of digital entertainment, the need to create an inviting atmosphere that encourages exploration and learning grows every day. With clever decor ideas, you can create a space that is […]
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Unique Decor Ideas for Libraries

January 17, 2023
Libraries are important places where children and their families can come to learn and explore. As libraries struggle to remain a competitive alternative to various forms of digital entertainment, the need to create an inviting atmosphere that encourages exploration and learning grows every day. With clever decor ideas, you can create a space that is […]
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Recession-proofing Your Dental Business Marketing Strategy in 2023

January 2, 2023
There’s an assumption that dental practices, like grocery stores, are immune to recessions. After all, people need to eat. And they still need to take care of basic health issues. Yet a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association confirmed what dental professionals who have been through economic downturns already know: […]
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Considerations When Creating Your 2023 Dental Practice Marketing Budget

January 10, 2023
Wow, that year went by quickly. It’s hard to believe that 2023 is here. A new year means it’s time to start setting your marketing priorities and building out your marketing budget. But what are those with an ear-to-the-ground saying about developing a dental practice marketing budget for 2023? Growth-driven dentists should maintain or boost […]
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Interview with Dr. Joe Yale

December 14, 2022
Tune in to an interview with Dr. Joe Yale, owner, and dentist at Yale Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Yale and his team work passionately to ensure their young patients view going to the dentist as a safe and enjoyable place for them to visit and set them up with the skills to successfully manage their oral […]
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5 Benefits of a Mascot for Pediatric Dental Offices

November 10, 2022
Before we highlight the benefits of having a mascot, let’s answer a few basic questions about mascots in general… What is a mascot? A brand mascot is a character that represents your company, or ‘brand‘. Companies use brand mascots as a spokesperson to promote goods and services as a part of their marketing strategy. What […]
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Do You Have a Media Consent Form for Your Office?

September 7, 2022
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. HIPAA was created many years before social platforms became the omnipresent media giant it is today. As a result, there are no specific rules outlining social media use. […]
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Interview with Dr. Bryan Morgan

August 23, 2022
Striving to offer his patients the highest level of care possible, follow along as we touch base on how Dr. Bryan Morgan accomplishes this goal with IDS theming. Dr. Morgan owns and has themed two offices through our team, Children’s Dentistry of Manatee and Children’s Dentistry of Lakewood Ranch. His interview touches on the impact […]
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Spotlight on Bayou Themed Decor for Your Office

August 24, 2022
The swampy marshlands of Louisiana and the subtropical everglades of Florida are inspiring landscapes. From crawfish to alligators and cypress trees to cattails, the bayou is mysterious and whimsical with an exciting cast of characters and scenery – so it’s no surprise it’s been one of our most popular themes over the years! Let’s review […]
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The Benefits of Theming for DSOs

June 6, 2022
Dental Support Organizations (DSO) and Dental Group Practices are built by hard-working professionals who have established reliable partnerships to grow their business nationwide. They own and operate anywhere from 10 to 1000 dental practices. Resourcefulness and efficiency are at the core of these organizations’ models – providing management and marketing support so location staff can […]
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How to Attract Staff to Your Dental Practice… and Keep Them!

July 27, 2022
Pandemic-induced life changes have promoted a work-life balance reset for many, leading to media reports of a ‘great resignation.’ – World Economic Forum Is your dental office set up to grow with this mentality and cultivate a space that will draw in the best of the best to join your team and stick by your […]
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Interview with Dr. Julie Russo – Building Her Dream Office

April 25, 2022
Today we’re talking to Dr. Julie Russo, pediatric dentist and owner of Clermont Pediatric Dentistry in Florida. She has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Back in 2014 IDS fabricated and installed safari theming in her office and outfitted her company vehicle. Dive into our follow-up […]
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Interview with Dr. Alexandra Jensen – Joining a Themed Office

April 25, 2022
Our team got together with Dr. Alexandra Jensen, a partner and dentist at Clermont Pediatric Dentistry in Florida. Dr. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. The IDS team installed safari theming throughout the Clermont clinic back in 2014 ­– Dr. […]
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