Dental offices are well known for their unique sounds – the buzz of a toothbrush, the screech of a drill, the vacuum of a suction pump…faced with a chorus of dental instruments, it’s not a huge surprise that patients may be intimidated when they enter a dental office. How can you help put your customers at ease? By incorporating background music into your regular routine!

Music can be an incredibly powerful tool for improving your patients’ overall experience. Whether it’s a relaxing playlist that minimizes stress, or an exciting and upbeat playlist that gets toes tappin’, the right music can completely transform your office’s environment! Here are 5 free playlist ideas that will fit any office’s vibe, and have your patients looking forward to a return visit.

 

1. UPBEAT DANCE PARTY PLAYLIST

upbeat dance party playlist on spotifyInject some fun to your office with this upbeat playlist. If you’re someone who loves to bust a move, this collection of songs is sure to get your hips swaying and your patients smiling. It’s filled with catchy tunes that might even get your mandible and maxilla moving!

 

 Full Track List:

  1. All Star & I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth
  2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
  3. Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
  4. Mambo No. 5 – Lou Bega
  5. La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
  6. Bust a Move – Young MC
  7. Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  8. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  9. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  10. Any Way You Want It – Journey
  11. Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
  12. King of Anything – Sara Bareilles
  13. What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
  14. This Is What You Came For – Calvin Harris, Rihanna
  15. Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom! –Vengaboys
  16. Walking In Memphis – Marc Cohn
  17. Believe – Cher
  18. Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
  19. Wannabe (Radio Edit) – Spice Girls
  20. Gonna Make You Sweat – C & C Music Factory

 

2. RELAXING ZEN PLAYLIST

Is your patient gripping the sides of the chair a bit too tightly? Help them unwind with this “easy listening” mix. Relaxing background music can do wonders to help mask any unpleasant, anxiety-producing sounds. Bring on the tranquil jams with these popular songs that soothe.

 

Full Track List

  1. Cristofori’s Dream – David Lanz
  2. Sail Away – David Gray
  3. Time After Time – Eva Cassidy
  4. A Sky Full of Stars– Coldplay
  5. The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
  6. Girls Chase Boys– Ingrid Michaelson
  7. I Choose You – Sara Bareilles
  8. Winter Song – Sara Bareilles
  9. One Day – Matisyahu
  10. New Beginnings – Daydreamer
  11. You Left Me – Croquet Club
  12. Last Kiss – Arty
  13. Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit) – Mr. Probz
  14. Never Be Like You – Flume, Kai
  15. Not Today – Imagine Dragons
  16. Baby, I Love Your Way – Big Mountain, Tim Lord-Alge
  17. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
  18. Samson – Regina Spektor
  19. The Call – Regina Spektor
  20. Happy Home – Lukas Graham

 

3. THROWBACK THURSDAY PLAYLIST

Who doesn’t love a good throwback song that brings back comforting memories of childhood or cherished college days? This playlist is bursting with chart-topping hits from years past. Don’t be surprised if your patients start singing along while waiting in the reception area! Warning: these songs are sticky and may remain in your head for long periods of time…but it’ll be 100% worth it.

 

 Full Track List

  1. Hotel California – Eagles
  2. Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
  3. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  4. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  5. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  6. Taking Care of Business – BTO
  7. Drift Away – Uncle Kracker
  8. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
  9. Love Shack – B52s
  10. Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger
  11. Wonderwall – Oasis
  12. Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65
  13. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
  14. Kiss Me –Sixpence None The Richer
  15. Black or White – Michael Jackson
  16. What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
  17. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  18. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  19. Bennie and the Jets –Elton John
  20. Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive

 

4. PUMP IT UP PLAYLIST

This playlist is full of uplifting, energizing tracks designed to get you and your staff ready for a positive and productive day, making them the perfect tunes for #MotivationMonday! And your patients? They’ll be grateful for the instant pick-me-up. Think of this playlist as an alternative to your regular cup of joe – all of the energy, minus the jitters and unattractive coffee stains on your beautiful pearly whites!

 

 Full Track List

  1. Eye of The Tiger – Survivor
  2. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
  3. Wake Me Up – Avicci
  4. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  5. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  6. Let’s Go – Calvin Harris
  7. Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk
  8. Titanium – David Guetta
  9. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
  10. Stronger – Kanye West
  11. Power – Kanye West
  12. We Are Young – Fun
  13. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
  14. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
  15. Counting Stars – One Republic
  16. Live While We’re Young – One Direction
  17. Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
  18. Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates) –Robin Schulz, Francesco Yates
  19. Alive – Krewella
  20. SemiCharmed Life – Third Eye Blind

 

5. FAMILY FRIENDLY PLAYLIST

If your clientele consists of mostly families and children, this could easily become your go-to mix. This family-friendly playlist is not only a safe choice, it includes some of the best and most recognizable Disney tracks. With Disney favorites sprinkles amongst a few of today’s today’s top hits, children surely won’t be the only ones requesting this playlist!

 

Full Track List

  1. All the Small Things – Blink 182
  2. Brick House – The Commodores
  3. It Takes Two – Rob Base and DJ EX Rock
  4. I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
  5. Firework – Katy Perry
  6. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  7. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
  8. Whole New World – Aladdin
  9. Reflection – Mulan
  10. I’ve Got a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  11. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  12. Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
  13. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  14. ABC – Jackson Five
  15. I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  16. Party in The USA – Miley
  17. Shower –Becky G
  18. You’re the One that I want – Grease
  19. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Jason Derulo
  20. Brave – Sara Bareilles

 

dancing dentist gifShake up your office’s routine this summer by trying out one of our custom playlists or assembling your own signature musical compilation! Your patients will thank you for a more pleasant, stress-free visit…and for a clever distraction from your drilling. If your office has a favorite playlist, or if you’re excited to try out any of ours, let us know by commenting below – we’d love to hear from you!

Of course, the right music is only one way to create a welcoming environment in your practice. Modern interior design, as well as up-to-date equipment and technology are also key. Stop by PattersonDental.com to learn more about these and other methods for creating a practice that inspires confidence in your patients and staff.

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