The IDS Checkup Blog

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.

Do You Have a Media Consent Form for Your Office?

September 7, 2022
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was created to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. HIPAA was created many years before social platforms became the omnipresent media giant it is today. As a result, there are no specific rules outlining social media use. […]
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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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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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