Celebrating Different Holidays in Your Dental or Medical Office

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 other ideas for ways you can celebrate the holidays with your patients.

CELEBRATING DIFFERENT HOLIDAYS IN YOUR DENTAL OFFICE IN WAYS YOUR PATIENTS WILL LOVE

Halloween

October is the gateway to plenty of office decorating opportunities! Decorations, additional props, and even contests are a great way to engage patients and show off your festive spirit.

The holidays can also be used as an important educational tool for children in many dental offices. After Halloween, many children participate in ‘Candy Buyback’ events that allow kids to bring their candy to their local dental office in exchange for money or small dental-related gifts.

Not only does this teach your patients about the importance of healthy eating habits, it also gives them the opportunity to donate to a cause. Many Candy Buyback events donate the collected candy to military troops overseas to lift their spirits during the holidays.

Thanksgiving

November welcomes in Thanksgiving, which is a great time to host contests on your social media page or decorate with arts and crafts made by your patients. Encouraging children to be creative in the waiting room helps to distract kids from any dental worries, while nurturing their imagination.

A dental-related coloring contest can be a great way to get your social media hopping. Post the coloring pages and host a contest to get some social buzz around your practice.

We have a number of coloring pages and activity sheets in our IDS Kids Club if you need some inspiration. 

Christmas

In December the spirit of giving is at its peak. This month is the perfect opportunity to educate children on the importance of charity along with health. As a local business and leader in the community, you can host contests or raffles encouraging patients to support local charities. Host contests to see how many toothbrushes your patients can collect to donate to a local shelter. 

This is also the perfect time to turn your office into a winter wonderland through the addition of fluffy snow, holiday hats, and cut-paper snowflakes made by your patients! Hiding an Elf on the Shelf throughout your office is sure to excite your patients – there is so much mischief an elf could get up to in a medical practice! The internet is full of ideas if you need some help deciding on the perfect hiding place.

Valentine’s Day

Make sure your dental patients show their teeth some love on valentines day. Hand out dental valentines with floss and a toothbrush attached to local schools as an office promo. Or give them to your patients and tell them to pass it along to someone they love to make sure they are caring for their teeth. Here’s a cute idea we grabbed from Pinterest:

Don’t forget about Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Back to School, Homecoming, and any local holidays.

There are so many ways to celebrate all year long. Enjoy the holidays and remember to take advantage of them to help promote your business!

How do you celebrate around your office?

Check out these related resources for creating a great experience for your patients:

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Office Photo Op

Engage, Entertain, and Educate – The Three E’s of Creating Office Decor for Kids

Contact Imagination Design Studios (IDS) to get started transforming your office from a mundane to magical patient experience.

Download our free marketing guide to learn great ways to get more patients in your office.

Contact Imagination Design Studios (IDS) to get started transforming your office from a mundane to magical patient experience.

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