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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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Interview with Scott Savel – How Theming Brings Success to Your Business

September 3, 2018
Scott Savel owns several successful dental offices. IDS has themed three of those locations – you can see his first space themed family dental office and second space themed pediatric dental office in our gallery. On our most recent install, we sat down and chatted with Scott about what he thinks about theming.  Watch the video to see a […]
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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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Interview with Dr. Jed Snatic – Creating a 1920s Train Theme for a Chestermere Station Dental Office

June 1, 2018
After creating this amazing 1920s style train themed office we returned to have a chat with the owner, Dr. Jed Snatic, to see how he and his patients feel about their new IDS pediatric dental office decor. You can see clips of the interview in the video or read the full transcript below. IDS: What have your patients […]
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5 Easy Ways to Use an Award to Market Your Dental Office

March 2, 2018
Awards are an honor to receive, as well as a great way to boost the reputation of your business. Let’s look at how an award can help your business. Awards are a form of “social proof”. Social proof is the influence that the actions and attitudes of other people have on your own behavior and decisions. By showing that your business is […]
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Working with a Business in Canada is Easier than You Think!

February 1, 2018
The IDS head office is aaall the way up north in Calgary, Canada. To some that can seem like a long way to do business, but with the technology available to us, and the right people managing your project, we have it figured out. The 400 offices we have already themed are proof of that. […]
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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 – How the IDS CAD Team Engineers Fun

January 5, 2018
We’re taking a look behind the scenes at the role of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) department in the process of making your office come to life. Your guide, Casey, is the head of the department. The CAD department takes the illustrated concept sketches and bring them to life while considering space planning, building code, […]
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Interview with Dr. Leslie Jacobs – Bringing Her Storybook to Life

November 1, 2017
Dr. Leslie Jacobs is a successful pediatric dentist in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. Jacobs was kind enough to take some time to tell us about her experience with IDS and how it has impacted her practice. Take a look at her storybook office. Watch the video to see a tour the story book themed office decor.  IDS: Dr. […]
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How to Match Your Marketing Materials to Your Theme

October 2, 2017
You already know you have an amazing office; now you need to make sure the world knows it. Marketing your practice is a key component to office promotion and having a marketing strategy is very important. Many of our clients need a bit of guidance when it comes to marketing, so here is a quick […]
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Connect Your Social Media Platforms Together To Save Time

September 4, 2017
In previous blog posts we’ve discussed social media and offered a few ideas to get the ball rolling. However, sometimes it can be hard to manage all of your different social media profiles.  Most dentists have a social media profile on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are some tips for relieving a little time and effort […]
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Bring in New Patients with a Grand Opening Theme Reveal!

August 4, 2017
Once your office has been completed, the importance of a Grand Opening Theme Reveal should not be undervalued. Whether you have themed an existing office or built one from the ground up, a Theme Reveal is a perfect opportunity to connect with the community and gain new patients. By hosting an event for families, it […]
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IDS Experts – Wall Murals, The Finishing Touch for Your 3D Theming

July 3, 2017
IDS Wall Murals are the most impactful element in our themed offices, creating the landscapes in which our 3D characters exist. Let’s take a little peek behind the work that goes into creating this cool product with the head of our mural department, Chris! All of our wall murals are hand illustrated by our in-house […]
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