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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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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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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