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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.

Interview with Dr. Brett Pack – A Themed Office is a Blessing

September 15, 2021
Today we’re talking to Dr. Brett Pack and following up with him 2 years after we installed underwater theming in Moses Lake Community Health Center. Find out how the center has benefited from the addition of fun and colorful themed decor. Watch the video to hear from Dr. Pack and marketing manager Stephanie Melcher and […]
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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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Four Strategies for Improving Patient Satisfaction Through Clinic Experience

March 23, 2021
It’s been said that happiness is connected to one’s circumstances. To translate this sentiment to your business, it’s better to say that improving patient satisfaction is connected to the overall clinic experience! While you might not want to take full responsibility for the happiness (or unhappiness) of your patients, assuring they have the best possible […]
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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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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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5 Ways to Improve Pediatric Patient Experience in Your Medical Clinic

January 28, 2021
Children aren’t much different from adults in their hopes for experiences — both new and familiar. They seek comfort and a feeling of safety in most situations. Medical care is no exception. More reason than ever to improve the pediatric patient experience in your clinic. Office environments, when designed with intention, can help to ease […]
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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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What is the Future of Pediatric Medical Office Design?

January 14, 2021
Design inspiration is about more than creativity. That’s especially true for the future of pediatric medical office design. Young patients and their families require design considerations that create: Confidence in the care environment. Playfulness that engages their emotions. Hope for positive outcomes. Those elements function best when they work together in a flexible, high-performance environment. […]
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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 to Create a Unique Dental Experience in 2021 (and Beyond)

December 17, 2020
Uniqueness gets attention. When that uniqueness is intentionally designed to suit your goals, it produces the right kind of attention. That’s why it’s important to consider how to use design to create a one-of-a-kind dental experience for your patients and families. Your dental practice faces competition so distinguishing yourself from other dental professionals is important. […]
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