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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.

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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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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6 Tips to Make Your Dental Practice More Inviting for Pediatric Patients

July 1, 2021
To become the #1 choice in your community, it is imperative that your dental practice is welcoming to everyone, no matter their age. While appealing to the adult crowd has its own set of essentials, the needs and wants of your pediatric guests require a different, more careful approach that can at times be difficult to […]
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Top-Shelf Anxiety Books for Kids to Add to Your Clinic Waiting Area

March 11, 2021
Distraction is a go-to tool in a parent’s utility belt. A favorite snack or a well timed “wow, look at that!” can quickly take a kid’s mind off of whatever is causing their fear, panic, or anxiety. Books can work wonders for reducing kids’ anxiety as well, which is why it’s a good idea to have […]
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How Dentists Can Eliminate Anxiety in Kids During Their First Appointment

February 25, 2021
“I love going to the dentist!” It might be a stretch thinking you’ll hear that from most kids. Even so, that perspective can motivate you as a dentist to deal with anxiety in kids during their first appointment. Almost 20% of school age children are afraid of a dental visit. Those in that range, and the […]
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Reduce Dental Anxiety with “The Kids’ Guide to the Dentist”

February 18, 2021
Going to the dentist can be scary for children, so it’s important to address their dental anxiety in a way that’s both kind and encouraging. Helping a child face their fears of the dentist will help set them up for a positive interaction and a stronger lifetime relationship with dentistry.  Common Causes of Dental Anxiety Think about […]
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How to Help Your Pediatric Patients Overcome Their Fear of the Dentist

January 7, 2021
Kids have big imaginations. Unfortunately, this big imagination can imagine scenarios that create fear and anxiety. That reality should mean creating a priority to help your pediatric patients overcome their fear of the dentist. But why? For the Sake of Their Health It’s common to avoid those things that create stress and fear. In some […]
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How (and Why) to Help Kids with Anxiety About the Dentist

December 3, 2020
Good experiences are worth repeating. That truth applies to your strategies for helping kids with anxiety in your dental office – a result that can improve your patient retention too. Children can sometimes experience fear about their next dental appointment. A positive patient experience can increase the likelihood that they won’t dread it. WHY HELPING […]
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Download Our White Paper: Alleviating Patient Anxiety Through Office Theming

January 15, 2018
WHITE PAPER ABSTRACT This paper focuses on techniques for alleviating dental anxiety, fear, and phobias through positive interior support design and environmental distractions. Reports of dental anxiety in up to 74% of children and adolescents imply that anxiety is a major concern in dental offices. Pediatric dental theming vastly improved patient experience by relieving anxiety, […]
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