Is Your Dental Office Holiday-Friendly?

Posted by Deborah Pinnock on Dec 2, 2021 4:50:00 PM


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Festive music dominates the airways. Hats and horns ushering in the New Year. The smell of pine trees and great food permeates the air. Bright-colored decorations and twinkling lights brighten the nights. And we just know…it’s that time of the year. It’s the holiday season!

Many people are off from work and children from school so you may find new and old patients coming to visit your office during the holiday season through the New Year. Make sure your office shares in the festivities of the holidays and New Year’s celebrations.

One of the ways you can make their experience a memorable one is to make sure that your office is holiday-friendly. People are reminded that it’s the holiday season because everywhere they go…whether it’s a restaurant, store, or their neighborhood, the décor shows that celebration is in the air. And your office should be no different. Your office décor can help to make the season bright and share holiday cheer with your patients and staff.

So here are a few quick tips on making your dental office holiday-friendly:

Use Nature’s Decorations: Spruce up your waiting room. Get creative and use various seasonal flowers and foliage, like pine branches or evergreen hollies in decorative. If you have enough space in your waiting room, add a Christmas tree! You can make it a team activity to decorate the tree together and have staff members bring in a favorite ornament to put on the tree. 

Use Neutral Colors: Many bright colors, such as reds, greens, whites, and blues are associated with specific holidays. In an effort to be sensitive to those who don’t celebrate the December holidays, consider using gold and silver decorations. Plus, those neutral colors will keep your office festive for New Year’s Eve as well!

Brighten Up: Use white or multi-colored lights to lighten and brighten your office. Wrap them around rails, and line them along doorways and walls. They come in a wide selection of colors and styles, so you can vary them across different rooms and areas. However, there are a few aspects to be cautious about. For one, you should avoid blinking or overly harsh lights that might distract people as they work.

Reach out to your patients: Send a holiday card to your patients and thank them for being your patient. This could be another fun team-building activity by having a group holiday photo taken of your staff to use as a holiday card. This adds a nice personal touch and can help build your relationships with your patients. 

Your office, just like your staff, is an extension of you. Before patients meet you in person, they get to meet you through your office. So what do you want it to say, especially around the holiday season? You want to communicate that your office is a happy and festive place that welcomes everyone and is sensitive to its diverse workforce and is committed to the well-being of its diverse patients. 

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