Dental Professionals in Germantown was looking for a fun way to show existing and prospective patients their newly expanded office and to introduce its new pediatric dentist.
What better way to do so than by hosting an open house! Hundreds of loyal patients and community members were welcomed on May 9. The open house required a great deal of preparation, from coordinating activities to designing promotional materials and
turning the office and parking lot into entertainment venues.
Ultimately, all efforts paid off when several attendees sought more information in the days after the open house. To date, at least 12 new patients have scheduled appointments. Debbie Anderson, who has worked at Dental Professionals for more than 20 years, lead the open house planning with assistance from Dr. Cynthia Jakusz and
“Our main goal was to thank the community and surrounding areas for their continued support during the past 30 plus years. They have helped to make us who we are. Since this area is growing, we also wanted to introduce ourselves and show off the expanded practice. What better way to do this than with a combined thank you party and welcome party,” Dr. Keith Templin said.
Staff got involved by contributing to the different department raffle baskets and helping with setup, giving office tours, assisting with activities, serving food and cleaning up.
Nearly 400 hot dogs and over 32 pounds of popcorn were handed out.
The Germantown High School Jazz Band played for guests and a rock wall was available for those up for the challenge. Children had the chance to interact with clowns and Disney® princesses Elsa and Anna from “Frozen”, as well as get their faces painted.
Dr. Chad Zambon said the practice, which was founded in 1983 by Dr. Tom Albiero, acquired more square footage from the Village Plaza, and was so grateful to be able to expand in the practice’s current location.
“We now have eight hygiene operatories and nine doctor operatories. By building on and increasing our size, we can better serve our patients with more appointment opportunities,” he said. With more space, Dental Professionals’ is growing its pediatric specialty department– DP Kids and welcomed Dr. Kyle Menne, who completed his pediatric residency training at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Tips for hosting events
Remember to take plenty of photos at the event to post on your practice website and social media channels. Submit photos and a letter to the editor to the local newspaper and thank any community organizations for attending or donating.