The IDS Checkup Blog

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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Why You Should Have a Blog on Your Dental Website

October 16, 2020
If you don’t have a blog on your website, you’re missing out. You’re missing out on improving keyword rankings on search engines. You’re missing out on increasing organic visits to your website. Most importantly, you’re missing out on opportunities to get new patients. According to Hubspot, businesses that blog receive 67% more leads than those that […]
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The Importance of a Website for Promoting Your Dental Practice

October 15, 2020
The yellow pages are a thing of the past. Having a website is an important, if not the most important, part of your marketing plan. Today, the majority of your potential clients are using the internet to find the services and products that they need. When someone is looking for a dentist, they are most […]
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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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FAQ about Covid-19 and Keeping Your Theming Clean

September 23, 2020
Preventing the spread of germs and limiting common touchpoints is a hot topic right now. Luckily, IDS theming is easier to keep clean than you may think! Not only are our products perfectly suited to regular cleaning in a clinical setting, but they are resistant to fading and scuffing.  FAQ ABOUT COVID-19 AND KEEPING YOUR […]
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Case Study – Adding Theming to Increase Profitability and Patient Satisfaction

August 3, 2020
One of the main benefits of IDS office theming is how it can help you grow your business faster. IDS has themed over 300 offices and more than 30% of our clients have come back to theme a second (or third, or seventh) additional office. Theming has brought them success and allowed them to expand, […]
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Dental Office Theming is Big News for Local News Stations

July 3, 2020
One of our favorite perks to theming offices all over North America is getting to see our offices pop up in local news across the country. Not only is this a great way for a dental office to get extra exposure and free advertising, but it will make you proud knowing your office is newsworthy. This […]
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How Theming Creates the Ultimate Brand for Your Business

July 1, 2020
Creating an amazing brand is important. If you don’t know, branding is all of the ways you establish an image of your company in your customers’ eyes. It’s what they think about you when they hear your name beyond just the visuals of a logo. THEMING CREATES THE ULTIMATE BRAND FOR YOUR BUSINESS A consistent […]
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5 Tips to Prepare Your Waiting Room for the New Normal

May 2, 2020
As practice and clinic owners begin focusing their attention on reopening, we rounded up a few tips we thought you might find helpful.  For a more in-depth checklist on how to keep you, your staff, and your patients safe, check out this great article by AAPD. Most importantly, check with your local, state, and federal governments […]
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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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Make a BIG Impact with a SMALL Budget Using the IDS Essentials™ Collection

March 2, 2020
At IDS, we’re best known for our highly creative, custom-themed spaces. We often feature some of the more elaborate and in-depth environments in our portfolio, but did you know that we also offer a host of solutions that can make a big impact even if you’re working with a small budget? Over the years, we […]
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Patterson Today Features an IDS Underwater Office

February 7, 2020
One of our underwater themed clients was featured in Patterson Today, an online publication by Patterson Dental. The article does a great job of showing off their impressive new office! Here’s an expert from the article where Dr. Healy of Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry talks about the undersea theme we created for this amazing office: As many doctors […]
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