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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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How Patient Experience in Healthcare Impacts Revenue Growth

October 14, 2020
It might seem strange to put a dollar-value on a conversation, but it actually makes perfect sense. Why? Because patient experience in healthcare really impacts revenue growth. First, ask yourself – are you treating each patient encounter as if it could positively or negatively affect your bottom-line? It’s not about prioritizing the financial gain…it’s about […]
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What is Patient Experience and Why Does It Matter?

October 1, 2020
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Those words from Henry David Thoreau have broad application. They especially help answer the question, what is patient experience? Essentially, patient experience is often less about what’s obvious and more about those in-the-margins or between-the-lines realities that are truly “seen”. Every dental practice operates […]
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5 Tips for Creating the Experience Parents Really Want While in the Waiting Room (But Won’t Tell You!)

April 3, 2020
What is it that parents really want when they bring their kids in for treatment? Aside from positive clinical outcomes and healthy teeth – which we can assume is the number one priority for both you and them – there is something that every parent secretly hopes they get while bringing their family to your […]
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Interview with Dr. Karim Kanani – The Benefits of a Change in Atmosphere

October 1, 2019
Hear from Dr. Karim Kanani about how the atmosphere has changed in his offices since he added jungle and underwater themed murals and 3D from IDS. My name is Dr. Karim Kanani I am co-owner of SmileTown Dentistry. We have 3 locations themed by IDS. Our first office is a jungle themed office. We have […]
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Engage, Entertain, and Educate – The Three E’s of Creating Office Decor for Kids

August 15, 2018
IDS has gained notoriety as being the go-to company for creating office spaces designed with children in mind. When we design for kids we of course engineer the toughest product available, but we also look at the psychological side of how our creations will help children prepare for an appointment. For this we follow the […]
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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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IDS Experts – Have Fun With Color in Your Kid-Friendly Office

October 3, 2016
When working with a client, Production Manager April is often asked for her opinion on paint color. Many of our clients make the mistake of playing it safe with color. Her advice… have fun with color! Although it may be tempting to pick a neutral paint color or fabric and use it everywhere, this may […]
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Using TV as a Positive Distraction for Kids

September 2, 2016
Going to a dental office can seem a little scary for kids, even if you have a playful theme in place. So what else can pediatric dentists do to keep young minds from pondering scrapers and drills? There is the tried and true option of using a television. ‘Animate the wait’ using TV as a […]
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