We're a dentist's office. We don't want a logo that has a chubby smiling tooth person holding a toothbrush. There seems to be a cliched set of clip art used in dentist office logos. We don't want to go there. Here’s where we want to go…
We are a full-service dental office built on providing dental services in a comfortable, relaxed environment. We treat everyone from patients that want high-end cosmetic dental work, to those who simply want quality dental care for their family and children.
About Us/Idea Starters:
We try to have a small boutique feel that caters to everyone. We're located in a small but quickly growing suburban/ex-urban town in Maryland where outdoor water activities, including boating, crabbing, and fishing, are especially popular. Our clientele are also very proud of their Maryland heritage and the history of agricultural in the region that goes with it.
Tourism websites describe the area as having a "unique geography is a maritime heritage of steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque fishing communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities".
So, nautical and fishing iconography would be applicable, but it would also be possible to work with agricultural imagery as well. We would like our logo to reflect the region so colors, shapes, and imagery from the Maryland state flag would be appropriate. Our preference is to have as little, if any, dental-related items (teeth, toothbrushes, etc) in the logo, unless very subtle - or well integrated into the design in a secondary manner.