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

Dentophobia: How to Help Kids Deal with Anxiety about Dental Procedures

December 15, 2021
You see and hear about it everywhere: children and adults alike are nervous about going to the dentist. In fact, in many cases, they’re more than nervous. Dentophobia, or simply dental fear and anxiety (DFA) is incredibly common, not only in North America, but also around the world. According to various studies and reports, 74% […]
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Spotlight on Fun Farmyard Office Decor

November 30, 2021
Time for an IDS theming feature! Today, we’ll take a look at some adorable farmyard themed spaces that went hog-wild with their characters and playful atmosphere. There’s no one way to bring some barnyard fun to your kid-focused clinic, dental office or daycare, so we’re going to feature a handful of our favorite ways to […]
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Top 5 Functional Medical Clinic Decor Ideas for Kids

September 8, 2021
For both big and small medical clinics, utilizing each square foot is a top priority to ensure patient comfort and prevent unnecessary crowding. Knowing how important space is can sometimes make bold theming feel difficult due to floor space restraints, low ceilings, or even just logistics in a very busy clinic – but we have […]
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Top 5 Functional Pediatric Dental Office Decor Ideas

August 26, 2021
For dental offices big or small, using each square foot of your space to its full potential is a top priority to ensure the comfort of your patients (we all want to avoid dental crowding afterall). Knowing just how important efficient use of space is, it can sometimes make bold theming feel difficult due to […]
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Say Cheese! Playful Photo Op Inspiration

July 6, 2021
The ultimate investment in both marketing and office appeal, a photo op is the perfect way to make a huge impact in your community awareness. Unique and fun, a photo op combines form and function by injecting instant playfulness into your space while also working 24/7 to market your brand. But what type works best […]
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3 Styles of Fun Waiting Room Seating Ideas

June 30, 2021
The truth is, no one likes waiting for their appointment. Despite that fact, waiting is an unavoidable part of receiving care, and whether it be for 2 minutes or 20, there are ways to make even those first moments of the appointment more exciting. To add a bit of fun to a reception area, you […]
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Our Top 4 Attention Grabbing Building Exterior Ideas

June 28, 2021
Be honest – would you rather your patients say they booked with your practice just because it’s closest to their house or because their kids can’t stop talking about the giant octopus on the roof and they had to come? The answer is obvious. Transforming your office from a regular building to a legendary local landmark can […]
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Top 11 Fun Reception Desks

June 14, 2021
It’s the first and last thing your patients see when they walk through the door of your office, so why not make it exciting? Your reception desk is the first point of contact for any visitor to your practice, new and returning. It acts as the focal point of your office space, drawing the eye […]
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8 Color Schemes and What They Mean for Your Dental Office Vibe

June 7, 2021
When designing your dream dental office, there is nothing more important than attention to detail. From the light fixtures to the baseboards, no feature is too small. But what about your color choice? How impactful is color? Simple answer? Very! When you consider the volume of dental office color schemes available to choose from, color just might […]
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Our Top 8 Pediatric Dental Office Styles to Inspire Your Design Strategy

March 26, 2021
If you’re considering making upgrades to your office, or you’re opening a new clinic, the best first step is to create a mood board of inspiring spaces. While in this stage of planning, try to think outside the proverbial “box” of dental office design strategy. There are so many interesting decor options to consider, allow yourself […]
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Important Details for Optimizing Your Office for Patient Acquisition

February 12, 2021
Acquiring new, lifelong patients is a journey. A journey that starts with the patients first appointment and develops through a series of good experiences with your clinic. Those positive results will typically point back to how well your office is optimized for patient acquisition. That’s no small task. These days patient interaction is skewed by […]
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How to Create a Dental Design Strategy That Enhances Patient Experience

February 4, 2021
A warm fireplace, natural lighting, and cozy amenities might not be the first thing you think of when you imagine a dental practice layout but maybe they should be. Those are only a small sampling of stand-out dental design that can re-define your practice atmosphere. The innovative design features should stop at the front door […]
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6 Dental Office Images That Show How Intentional Design Impacts Patient Experience

January 21, 2021
Clinical and procedural innovations aren’t the only changes impacting the dental patient experience. Browsing dental office images shows us that design and ergonomic innovation is also enhancing how patients respond to dentistry. Design standards can begin to blend into the “woodwork” – so to speak. What was once an innovative or stylish tweak to an […]
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