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AAPD Annual Session 2018 Recap – Unveiling the IDS AR App VIVARRA

May 17th, 2018

Another successful AAPD Annual Session has come and gone. Elizabeth, Kristi, Gavin, and David were so excited to meet everyone and talk about all the new projects and products we are working on right now. Our most exciting product is our latest innovation: the VIVARRA augmented reality app. Did you get a chance to check it out at the show? If not, we recommend you book a demo to see the app in action.

 


David and Kristi demonstrate our new AR app at the AAPD Annual Session.

 

The VIVARRA AR App and Your Patients

VIVARRA is a fun, playful app, but we want to dive deeper into the benefits of VIVARRA and how it helps combat patient anxiety.

Did you know that a patient’s waiting room experience has an impact on a doctor’s rating and consequently the likelihood of a patient returning? * Whether you want to admit it or not, anxiety is inherent in your patients, with up to 74% of children and adolescent patients reporting some sort of dental anxiety. **

This fear is a real barrier to effective treatment. Sitting idly while waiting for an appointment creates an opportunity for young imaginations to run wild, feeding into any trepidation they may feel and impacting the effectiveness of the appointment. There is an easy way to use that time waiting and instead transform it into a positive and engaging experience — a fun, educational distraction. IDS presents VIVARRA.

Our app uses augmented reality (AR) along with our popular murals and graphics to take office theming to the next level. Patients explore graphics with a mobile device, bringing characters to life right in your waiting room, treatment rooms, or wherever patients have idle time.

Each theme has a character that springs to life and along with a human friend, demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques. Brushing is fun and easy to do with the help of an animal companion. These characters then lead the user through an I Spy game, dances, and other in-app activities, providing a variety of entertainment.

 


The VIVARRA app includes educational demonstrations and fun games activities like making your AR character perform different dance moves.

 

Augmented reality is a new technology and it is on the rise. In the article Healthcare Virtual Reality Enhances Clinician, Patient Satisfaction By Elizabeth O’Dowd she states 

“While the initial uses of VR in healthcare may not be immediately apparent, its applications can be spread through many facets in healthcare including surgery, education, pain management, rehabilitation, and therapy.”

IDS is taking the educational potential of AR and combining it with the fun and entertainment that the IDS brand is famous for, creating an app just for dentists and their concerns.

“VR and AR also have many patient facing uses as well for pain management, therapy, and can even be used to reduce fear in patients.”

With the right tools, you can combat dental fear in your office. Are you interested in introducing augmented reality into your patient experience? Contact the VIVARRA team to book your demo: 1.888.340.6690

 

*stats taken from www.vitals.com
** Responses measured with the Corah’s Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) and the Trait Anxiety Scale (TAS) at the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the Federal University of Parana

 

IDS Experts – Murals, The Finishing Touch for Your 3D Theming

September 1st, 2017

All of our wall murals are hand illustrated by our in-house creative team who are experts at creating digital art. Unlike traditionally painted murals, our digital murals are drawn directly on special computer monitors. The digital backgrounds and characters we create can be resized and moved around to fit your space. We can even change colors with a couple clicks of a button!

I especially love creating the 2D to 3D murals. We work with our sculptors to create unique 3D characters that appear to be bursting from their 2D mural counterparts and are specially designed for small spaces such as treatment rooms or hallways. By merging a 3D character with a 2D mural we can create an amazing optical illusion!

Our digital murals are printed on vinyl sheets and are easy to install, cutting down on the time it takes to transform your office while keeping the style consistent. Digital murals enrich more than just the walls in your office; we can apply graphics to many surfaces. Door and window decals help to enhance smaller spaces, while murals added to benches and cupboards help tie your whole office together. Floor murals add theming without losing valuable space in your office. Even custom video game bezels get the IDS treatment.

Part of my job is working closely with printers to find the highest quality and longest-lasting materials for all these different surfaces. Unlike paint that might flake and fade with time, we use vivid inks, high-quality durable vinyl, and a UV resistant laminate that protects from fading and creates a surface that is easy to clean.

Whatever the size of your space, wall murals match your theme, work around existing features, and bring your office to life!

From our artists to our engineers, we pride ourselves on the level of expertise each team member brings to the projects we create. Our experts want to offer some insight into their work and offer professional advice to help your dental office reach its full potential.

Chris
Head Muralist
Bachelor of Design Degree
Joined IDS in 2012
 

Marketing Tips – Pediatric Dental Offices Get a Spotlight on the Internet with Help from Smile Savvy and IDS

September 16th, 2013

Here at IDS we are always looking for other companies that we believe share similar business values in order to enhance our marketing offerings to our customers. We want to continue focusing on our core competencies as a company that creates designs that are fabricated into one-of-a-kind themed offices for children and families.

For the past several years we have been providing website design to some of our customers to ensure that the branding that they developed with us would carry through to their online presence. We discovered through that process, however, that as an organization it was not the best use of our resources and that sometimes it is counter-productive to endeavor to be all things to all customers. Recognizing that, we want to introduce you to Smile Savvy, a dental website design and internet marketing company.  We have recently announced the beginning of a relationship that will bring comprehensive marketing solutions to dentists.

For the past 13 years, the Smile Savvy team has been developing websites and providing internet marketing services to over 1,000 pediatric dentists in 46 states and 3 countries and has grown into the largest pediatric dental internet marketing company in the world. Working together with IDS enables a customer’s branding to come to life online as well as in the office.

Julie Fields, President and CEO of Smile Savvy and Dentists4kids.com told us that,

“The Smile Savvy team was immediately amazed by the creative designs of IDS when we saw your booth for the first time at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry convention years ago. Imagination Dental Solutions is a company that shares Smile Savvy’s commitment to quality for its customers. The products designed and produced by IDS are custom originals and made to the highest standards. We are proud to be working alongside such a well known and respected company.”

Dave Nolan, President of IDS said of the new business relationship,

“Our customers often ask who we would recommend for their website and internet marketing needs. In Smile Savvy we have found a company that shares our values while providing favorable internet marketing results to their customers. I have no doubt that this relationship will be great for IDS, Smile Savvy and most importantly, our customers. The IDS team is very excited to be working together with Smile Savvy.”

The customer-centered commitment of the two companies is to work closely to ensure the themed products and designs will be consistent in all areas of marketing from the office design, to the website design, and social media campaigns.

Smile Savvy, a sister company of Dentists4kids.com, is an internet marketing company serving the dental community through website designs, internet marketing, and social media. More information about Smile Savvy can be found on their website www.smilesavvy.com.