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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.

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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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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6 Calming Strategies for Kids Nervous About Healthcare Appointments

December 10, 2020
Does anyone blame a child for their anxiety about health-related appointments? It’s understandable if you recall your own childhood fears. And it’s all the more reason to find and implement calming strategies for kids to help them cope with their visit to a physician or dentist. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes perhaps prompts […]
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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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What Makes a Dental Practice Successful

November 26, 2020
If you’ve ever talked-up a business to a friend you probably said something like – “…there’s just something about that place…” That “something” involves a lot of factors. And the same applies to what makes a dental practice successful. Success isn’t random. In fact, it requires consistent, intentional energy. Brand First The term, “DNA,” might be a […]
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Our Top 5 Hands-Free Waiting Room Ideas to Engage and Entertain Patients

November 10, 2020
Between the social distancing policies, masks, extra PPE, and barred off areas, your waiting room might be feeling a bit cold, unfriendly, or even a little scary to your patients these days. Or maybe you’ve looked around your empty waiting room while patients wait in their cars and thought it looked dull or lonely. If […]
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How to Get More Patients in Your Dental Office (And Create Long-Term Loyalty)

November 5, 2020
There’s no doubt that dentistry is a health essential and that you’re committed to helping people prioritize their oral health. This priority is probably one of the factors that drives you to strategize about how to get more patients in your dental office. It’s a win-win, really! Patients improve their dental health. Your practice increases […]
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How to Improve Patient Satisfaction in 7 Steps

October 29, 2020
Every practitioner wants their patients to leave happy, but what exactly does that mean and why does it matter? Well, when “happiness” is measured by how to improve patient satisfaction it’s worth investing your energy. Patient satisfaction also presents something of a paradox. What makes a patient happy may or may not ultimately be in […]
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5 Goals for Improving Patient Experience in Your Pediatric Dental Practice

October 20, 2020
Like adults, children seek comfort and security in most situations. Dental care is no exception. That sets the bar high for improving patient experience in your pediatric practice. An intentionally designed environment can help calm any fear, anxiety, or distrust of dentistry a difficult to treat child may bring to an appointment. According to Jason […]
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