ABOUT


Imagination Dental Solutions creates custom themed environments just for pediatric dentists.

With over 200+ dental projects and counting, IDS is the only theming company with nearly a decade of specialized experience in the dental industry.

WHAT IS DENTAL OFFICE THEMING?


Dental theming is the transformation of a regular dental office into an amazing and entirely different environment through the use of murals, gaming and 3D elements.

Your office could be themed to look like a jungle full of friendly animals or a warm beach with sandcastles and ocean friends!

IDS has shaped the dental theming industry over the last decade by creating new products just for dentists and their unique needs. Whether your dental practice is large or small, we have office theming solutions for you. We offer both instant theming options and custom theming for your dental office. Often imitated, never duplicated, IDS theming.

THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL THEMING


Theming your office helps reduce patient anxiety.

Theming creates positive patient experiences. Kids are excited to visit a themed dental office making it easier for you to provide them with a foundation for good dental health.

Dr. Clyde Maxwell, an IDS customer with two themed offices, asks: "What are you trying to achieve with your practice? Are you trying to create the best patient experience possible? Theming is an investment that is going to have a lifetime effect on your young patient."

Less anxiety in children means greater satisfaction in parents. Word-of-mouth, your most powerful marketing tool, is generated by your satisfied clients. Parents that have a positive experience at your office will tell people about your dental practice.

Office theming is not an expense, it is an investment.

With IDS, achieving a competitive edge for your practice is easy. Our customers have told us that dental theming was the best investment they had made towards attracting and retaining patients.

Dr. Chuck Hughes tracked his new patients after theming his office with IDS: "I would have been happy had my new investment in IDS been responsible for 50% of the new patients tracked. You could have knocked me over with a feather when the results came in after six months... a full 94% of people surveyed cited the exterior theming!!"

Once themed, your practice will begin to generate its own word-of-mouth advertising. Your business will grow with each recommendation.

With Imagination Dental Solutions, you can have the kind of office that makes children happy and creates social 'buzz'.

MEET THE IDS TEAM


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Dave Nolan
PRESIDENT

Andrew Hulbert
VICE PRESIDENT

Elizabeth Roney
DIRECTOR OF SALES

Maria Felix
ACCOUNT MANAGER

John Belcher
FLORIDA BRANCH

DAVE NOLAN


David Nolan, a recipient of the Business in Calgary Leadership Award, is the president of Imagination Dental Solutions. Through his leadership and passion for the creative, IDS was created. As the father of two terrific sons, one affected by autism, David is always searching for ways to help children with challenges. IDS has allowed him the opportunity to help by creating welcoming environments for all children in potentially fearful situations. As president of IDS and the company’s creative director, David encourages his designers and production artists to continually renew their passion for art and design. Dave swears he shaves his head strictly for aerodynamics.

ANDREW HULBERT


Quality has always been central to Vice President Andrew Hulbert. Born and raised in London, England, he studied as a professional industrial model maker. As head of production at IDS, Andrew’s role is vital in ensuring the company provides the very best quality products to our customers. Andrew is instrumental in the engineering and building of all IDS displays. His philosophy is “if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right”. You’ll know you've reached Andrew on the phone if you have difficulty understanding his Cockney English accent.

ELIZABETH RONEY


Elizabeth joined our team when her volunteer work for children with disabilities connected her with Dave. As a recognized sales professional with over 25 years experience with a focus on educational institutions, she saw that her skills could be applied at IDS to enhance the lives of children and the practices of those who deliver healthcare to them. Elizabeth serves on Calgary’s City Council’s Advisory Committee for Accessibility to help enable accessibility for all in transportation and building design. Her enthusiasm, creativity and humor helps our customers achieve their marketing goals and their dreams for their offices. Despite being absolutely committed to IDS, she has refused to shave her head to match the other photos on this page.

MARIA FELIX


Maria joined IDS after recognizing that she needed to be part of an amazing team with an innovative, cool product. With 20 years of experience in building professional relationships through the media industry she is excited to continue to inspire creativity through imagination in both children and adults. Her energetic upbeat personality, combined with a desire to listen to a client’s needs, is the winning formula for creating magic. Although Maria is great at her job, we really hired her for her big hair.

JOHN BELCHER


John started his own architectural foam business in the mid 1990s, focusing on decorative treatments for residential and commercial buildings. He expanded into the more creative theming and display industry in 2004. With his extensive industry knowledge and experience, this enthusiastic father of four was the obvious choice for our expansion. Now working hard to pay for the three children in braces, John’s next expense will be products to delay the male pattern baldness that is ubiquitous in IDS management. :)

AWARDS


Business in Calgary - Leader Award, 2016

Sign Media Canada - Unique Signs Winner, 2016

Sign Media Canada - Best in Show, 2016

Corporate Vision Magazine - Best 3D Display Manufacturer in North America, 2016

Profiles of Excellence - Healthcare, 2016

Citiscapes Magazine - Best Pediatric Dentist in Northwest Arkansas, 2016

Benco Dental - Best Pediatric Practice 2012

OUR FACILITIES


IDS Facilities in Calgary

24,000 sq/ft Head Office and Sales Centre in Calgary, Alberta

This is where the IDS Team hangs out. We can ship anywhere in the United States and Canada from our location in Canada. Our northern location is very jealous of the palm trees at the Florida Branch.

IDS Facilities in Flordia

20,000 sq/ft second manufacturing facility in Pompano Beach, Florida

We have been very busy creating offices all across North America, so opening a second production studio has become a necessity to help serve you better. We have you covered from top to bottom!

Made in North America

Imagination Dental Solutions has a reputation for producing high quality products, but did you know that these products are proudly made in the US and Canada?

All of our work is hand-sculpted and hand-painted from custom designs and is produced in-house. This allows us to provide one-of-a-kind creations as opposed to generic or mass-produced products.

We assure that all IDS products are made to a consistent level of quality and durability that is unmatched in the industry and we maintain relationships with other local suppliers in North America who share our value system of responsible manufacturing.

Our products are manufactured in our very own facilities located in Alberta and Florida. This means that we can maintain a superior level of quality while using materials that we know to be safe and durable. In addition, our staff of engineers and designers accommodate all universal requirements for accessibility and safety.

PROCESS


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When your project begins with Imagination Dental Solutions, you are included in the process every step of the way. From rough sketches to finished sculptures, you will be presented with several stages of approvals. Your idea will be developed with precision and care, with each stage carried out by skilled craftsmen and artists.

IDS will take care of your project from start to finish. Upon completion of the project, your props will arrive carefully packed and ready for installation, giving you the option to use our installers or do it yourself. With years of experience, our installers will ensure a job that is done quickly and professionally.

Concept Illustration

Marketing and Graphics

Large Format Digital Printing

3D Virtual Modelling

Structural Engineering/CAD

Large Scale Sculpting

Molding and Casting

Installation of Finished Projects

Paint

Carpentry

Metal Fabrication