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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Creating Online Buzz Starts Offline for Dental Practices

January 3, 2020
When creating a digital strategy, marketing teams typically think in terms of online activity and create digital content designed to convert views into clicks. Clicks then convert into appointments, with bonus points whenever it’s a new patient. But here’s the thing – it’s NOT a one-way street. Your digital strategy is incomplete if it doesn’t […]
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What’s Holding You Back? 10 Questions We Have Heard from New IDS Clients

December 2, 2019
There’s no doubt that an IDS-themed office makes appointments more fun for your young patients, creates an environment in which your team will enjoy working, and fast-tracks the growth of your practice… so, what’s holding you back? We get it – you likely have some questions around what to expect and how it all works. […]
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Interview with Dr. Diya Chadha – Kids Won’t Even Know They’re At The Dentist

November 15, 2019
Dr. Diya Chadha is the co-owner of 3 IDS offices, including one with jungle office decor and an undersea office. Watch the video to see a tour the beach themed office decor.  IDS: How did your new IDS beach dental office change the perception of your patients?  Dr. Chadha: Having our offices themed by IDS was probably the best […]
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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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Whether Your Office is Big or Small, We Have Options to Theme It All

September 2, 2019
No matter what size space you want to theme, the benefits of a kid-friendly space in dental or medical offices are always the same. Your practice will become more welcoming for young families, and the kids will have fun and be less anxious while in your care. Happy parents will rave about your office, and […]
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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Office Photo Op

August 1, 2019
With social media playing an ever more critical role in marketing, it’s no surprise that photo ops are becoming a trend in clinic waiting rooms the world over. It’s a great dental office promotion idea for using your physical office space to drive social media activity (like posts and shares) and can really help a practice gain […]
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3 Steps to Transform Your Office Decor from Mundane to Magical

June 3, 2019
The team here at Imagination Design Studios works with healthcare providers every day. Providers who care deeply about the experience kids have while in their care, while at the same time want to build a thriving practice. The great news is, you can have both! Second only to clinical outcomes, patient experience is the most […]
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How to Theme Your Office on a Budget

May 6, 2019
Theming an entire office can be a daunting prospect financially, especially if you’re a new grad or if you’ve just opened your first business. But trust us when we say we have something for everyone – and something for all budgets. All of our themed elements are custom built so prices vary depending on design, […]
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What’s the ROI on Theming an Office?

April 1, 2019
The ROI on kid-friendly spaces is more compelling than you may think! It’s a trend that’s on the rise – more and more healthcare providers who work with children are choosing to theme their pediatric offices or add dedicated kids spaces to family-focused practices. The obvious benefit is that these spaces turn out amazing and […]
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Interview with Dr. Joe Nguyen – Spend Money on Quality and Be Rewarded

February 4, 2019
Dr. Joe Nguyen has been a fan of ours for many years now. He first contacted us in 2014 to get a few brushing mirrors and a mural. Since then he has themed 3 of his locations from top to bottom, creating some of our favorite underwater themed offices. This video shows off the latest […]
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The 3 Social Media Sites You Should Be Promoting Your Dental Office On and Why

November 15, 2018
In the age of technology and digital communications, it is becoming increasingly important to market your dental practice through social media. Traditionally, mailed leaflets, phone calls, and word-of-mouth were the main sources of new clients. There are approximately 247 million U.S. social media users as of 2019. That is a massive market waiting to be tapped by your practice. […]
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How to Get Online Reviews for Your Dental Office (and Respond to Negative Ones)

October 1, 2018
Reviews matter for small business, especially if you cater to the public. Online reviews bring the benefit of social proof, something we have talked about before. Social proof is the influence that the actions and attitudes of other people have on your own behavior and decisions. 91 percent of people regularly or occasionally read online reviews. 84 […]
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