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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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Add a Cool Google Office Tour to Make Your Business Page Stand Out

June 2, 2017
Technology is constantly evolving. In the past, patients were only able to view your dental office once they arrived at their appointment. With the improvement of cameras and the widespread influence of Google maps and images, it is easier than ever to let your patients step into your office without ever leaving the comfort of […]
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IDS Experts – Use Dental Education Stations to Engage Patients While They Wait

May 1, 2017
As an expert at designing displays for museums and engaging children in educational activities, production manager April knows how to attract people to focal points, create a safe and interactive environment, and make education a fun activity. Educating the public is a skill. Whether it’s for museum visitors or dental and medical patients, the same […]
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Interview with Dr. Chuck Hughes – Bringing in Clients with Attention Grabbing Theming

April 3, 2017
Dr. Chuck Hughes is a highly successful pediatric dentist in Jackson, Tennessee and a valued customer of IDS. We sat down with Dr. Hughes to ask him about his experience working with IDS and the impact it has had on his practice. Now an enthusiastic office ‘themer’, he was happy to oblige. You can see his […]
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Interview with Dr. Bobby Ghandehari – Theming is for Orthodontists Too

February 3, 2017
Dr. Bobby Ghandehari has run his own practice since 2004. Along with his wife, Dr. Sarah Mathias, a pediatric dentist, they approached IDS to theme their joint jungle themed ortho/pediatric office. IDS: As an orthodontist, what are your biggest challenges in growing your practice? Dr. Ghandehari: I would say competition. There are 25-30 orthodontic offices in our area, […]
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3 Quick Tips on Using Theming as a Social Media Promotional Tool

December 1, 2016
Theming your office can be a great way to attract customers by word of mouth and online. As of 2018, 3 out of every 4 Americans own a computer and 96% of adults own a smartphone. That’s a lot of people going online every day! More and more these people are using the internet to find dentists. […]
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Celebrating Different Holidays in Your Dental or Medical Office

November 1, 2016
Kids love holidays! Celebrate the holidays in your office with costumes, decorations, and contests! If you have IDS office theming, don’t miss the opportunity to throw a Santa hat on an elephant or turn a crocodile into a spooky ghost for Halloween! Fun photo opportunities are available everywhere in your themed office. Here are some […]
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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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6 Tips to Help You Take Great Photos of Your New Themed Office

August 1, 2016
You’ve just opened the doors of your newly themed office to the public, so now what? Show it off of course! It’s time to start spreading the word by utilizing social media and viral marketing with great photographs of your newly themed office. How do you do that? Well, the first thing you’re going to […]
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Interview with Dr. Tonya Triplett – 3 Locations with IDS Themed Office Decor

July 1, 2016
Dr. Tonya Triplett knows the power of innovation in the dental industry. She and her partners were the owners of the very first IDS themed office, installed back in 2004. Her originality isn’t about to stop there. She has the first farm themed IDS office ever created, which was completed in the spring of 2016. We talked […]
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The Biggest Concern We Hear from Our Dental Theming Clients: Price

June 3, 2016
We’ve worked with a broad range of dentists and doctors over the years, from little clinics to massive hospitals, and we’ve seen and heard it all. But the one question we always hear is… how much is it?  If you are interested in theming, but are hesitant to contact us based on price, let us […]
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