Dental Office Open House Event Ideas

Are you considering hosting an open house event for your dental office?

Here are some ideas to help make your open house a huge success!

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 Event Theme:


Winter Wonderland

Hearts – We “Heart” our Community or We “Heart” our Patients


Spring – Flowers (Thank you for helping our office grow)


Women’s Night Out  


Shopping (w/local vendors)


Cocktail Party (Wine & Appetizers)

 Target Audience: 


Community (Local Businesses/Non-Patients)

Current Patients

 Cross Marketing Opportunity:

Team up with local businesses!!

Hair Salons, Specialty offices, Restaurants, etc.

Display a thank you to the local businesses involved in the open house.

Have an area that they can display their business information

Have them donate a prize to be raffled off or used in a drawing.

Ask them to advertise your event at their place of business.

Advertising your Event:

Local Newspaper (Invite them to the event!)

TV News (Invite them to the event!)

Radio (Invite them to the event!)

Social Media Sites (include Facebook Event)


Current Patients (Ask them to bring a friend for a prize)



Online Local News Sites

Local Chambers

Local Businesses (Library, City Hall, Day Cares, Salons, Restaurants, Schools, EVERYWHERE)

Employees (Make sure the entire team is on board w/the event and talking about it)


Banner on building

 Call To Action/Community Support:

Collect Donations for…

Winter Gear (Coats, Gloves, Scarves & Hats, Blankets)


Canned Foods  

School Supplies

Aluminum Can Tabs (Ronald McDonald House)

or offer:

Complimentary Oral Cancer Screenings


Welcome letter/flier (Include in it: Info about the office, services offered, special offer & a thank you for coming in) Imprinted items, such as:

Toothbrush Bags

Lip Balm

Tote Bags


Coffee Mugs

Water Bottles

Flower Seed Packets


Key rings

Xylitol Products


Face Painting

Photo Booth

Balloon Twisting

Craft Table


DJ/Karaoke/Live Music

 Drawing/Raffle for Prizes:

Having a drawing(s) allows you to collect names and contact information of the guests. Be sure to collect Name, Address, Email & Phone #.

Electric Toothbrush

Teeth Whitening

$ off of a service  

Gift Cards

Gift Baskets

Team up with local businesses for Prizes

Office Appearance:

Office must be clean and clutter free!! (Inside & Out!)

Restrooms – make sure they are checked during the open house for cleanliness and that they are well stocked)

Have stations set up through out the office to encourage a tour of the whole office.

Decorate the office

Monitors set up in reception room and treatment suites playing videos of services offered


Team Members:

Well dressed

Name Tags

Friendly & Outgoing

Specific assignments

 Food/Drink Ideas:

Labeled Water Bottles


BBQ Foods



You may be able to get a local business to donate cookies, cake pops, cupcakes, sandwich trays, fruit and vegetable platters, etc

Day of the Event:

Smiling faces

Name tags

Give tours (Depending on size of the event you could set tours up scavenger hunt style)

Be ready to schedule appointments

Greet everyone

Take lots of pictures

Record a video of the event

 After the Event:

Send Thank you’s to all of your guests and any businesses that participated in the event.

Call prize winners to come in to the office and collect their gift – be sure to take their picture(s).

Send a follow-up article and pictures to the local paper.

Post pictures of the event on social media sites.  

Remember, Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance!

Be sure to make thorough to do lists that include a time-line & who is responsible for what & when.  

Have a GREAT Open House Event!!

If you have more ideas I would love to hear about them! To share your thoughts/ideas please comment below. If you enjoyed reading this article please give us a “like” below. 

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Yours for Greater Success,



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