We have a salt water aquarium in our office. It is over 400 gallons and has become a hot topic of conversation among our patients. We are constantly adding rare and unique fish, corals and other things to the aquarium. In fact, we have Facebook contests for the kids to name certain fish, shrimp, clams, starfish, etc. We also have created an aquarium fact book with pictures of the different corals and animals next to their official name, given name and interesting facts about them. Because we are in a building with other dentists and specialists, their patients will also stop by and ask about the aquarium...and sometimes they will make an appointment with us.
I follow Dr. Theurer's office Facebook page and watching his fish naming contest was a blast. Everyone loved seeing the new additions to the tank and coming up with crazy names.
We did a "Practice of the Month" interview with Dr. Theurer in April of 2010 where you can see his 400 gallon adventure.
I've been to your practice and right when I walked in I thought "where do I...." and before I could finish my thought I was greeted by Tonya. I thought it was a really nice way to make your guests/patients feel important. I've been in hundreds of practices, I don't remember all of them but I do remember Hammond and Ellis! Great idea.