Bring in New Patients with a Grand Opening Theme Reveal!
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 is considerably easier to draw in potential new patients and get everyone in your community excited about the theme you’ve created. Existing patients will get a sneak peek at the office before they come in for an appointment. Kids have the chance to explore and get comfortable in the office, helping alleviate anxiety and getting them excited about visiting the dentist.
This is also a great option if you can’t get theming installed before your official business start date. Have a soft launch to get the business going and smooth out any kinks, then celebrate in a big way when you get your theming installed!
1. Choose an Event Date and Spread the Word About Your Grand Opening
Choose a date for your Grand Opening Theme Reveal party. Alert local newspapers, send a message to mommy blogs, advertise in school newsletters, send out a notice to your existing patients, and create some buzz for your new, improved office on social media!
2. Guide the Party from Outside to Inside
If you party starts outside, people walking past your event will be drawn in and want to know more. A tour of the inside to show off your theming is important as well, but make sure you grab attention and draw in visitors with fun and balloons. Then you can have tours of the inside of your office, showing off you great theming.
3. Bring in Local Entertainment for Kids and Adults
Your event can be as big or small as you want!
- Invite sports mascots and local sports celebrities to sign autographs for your patients.
- Have someone dress as the tooth fairy to entertain kids.
- Hire artists to paint children’s faces and clowns to hand out balloon animals.
- Get a band to play some music for children and adults to dance to. This will also draw attention to people who can hear your party from a distance.
4. Serve Food!
Nothing brings in crowd faster than a BBQ or a pancake breakfast as part of your reveal. Kids loooove hotdogs.
5. Have a Photo Op Available for Guests
Whether it’s an IDS themed prop, pictures with the tooth fairy, or a basket of kid-sized costumes in front of your dental office logo, make sure your name is getting shared on social media by the people attending your event.
6. Run a Contest
Everyone loves prizes! Have a draw where attendees must write down their name and email to sign up for your newsletter. Or run a social media contest for the best photo op image tagged with your party hashtag.
This is all apart of your greater dental marketing strategy. Regardless of which stage you are at in the design and build process for your dental office theming, it is never too late to start planning your Grand Opening Theme Reveal to bring in new patients.
You can find all these tips and more in our free Marketing Guide for Dentists. Grab your copy today and read it on the go.
STAY ORGANIZED WITH A PARTY CHECKLIST:
CREATING AN WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT AND INVITING PATIENTS IN SETS YOU UP FOR SUCCESS
Invest in Your Patients
Valuing your patients and their families sets them up for a lifetime of positive health outcomes. And the environment you create can help you achieve a better patient experience.
- Reduce patient anxiety and enhance their relaxation
- Prime patients and families for their appointments
- Create positive dental care experiences
Invest in Your Business
Maintain your edge in the crowded dental service space. Attention to details in your space can transform your environment and the overall patient experience…especially in a pediatric practice.
- Create “buzz” in the community you serve
- Accelerate patient referrals
- Generate positive online reviews
Want more tips for marketing your office? Download the free guide to learn about branding basics, social media tips, ways to improve your online efforts, plus event and promotional ideas.
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Bachelor of Applied Arts in Visual Communications
Joined IDS in 2010