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In this Growing Dentist podcast, learn how to achieve the 6 goals of a thriving practice from The Podfather of dental podcasting, Gary Takacs, host of the Thriving Practice Academy. Click to listen: https://goo.gl/H5AGgE Subscribe on iTunes: https://goo.gl/RRpW8h
What do you enjoy - really enjoy - doing? In this Growing Dentist podcast, Gary Takacs talks about finding practice joy and #success by discovering your 5 favorite treatment areas. Click to listen: https://goo.gl/BDr2CX Subscribe on iTunes: https://goo.gl/RRpW8h
In this Growing Dentist podcast, learn how to achieve the 6 goals of a thriving practice from The Podfather of #dental podcasting, Gary Takacs, host of the Thriving Practice Academy. Click to listen: https://goo.gl/H5AGgE Subscribe on iTunes: https://goo.gl/RRpW8h
A Dental Nugget a day keeps practice doldrums at bay.In this Growing Dentist #podcast, learn how to achieve the 6 goals of a thriving practice from The Podfather of dental podcasting, Gary Takacs, host of the Thriving Practice Academy #Podcast Show. Click to listen: https://goo.gl/H5AGgE Subscribe on iTunes: https://goo.gl/RRpW8h
Gary Takacs of the Thriving Dentist Podcast Show will be the distinguished guest on the next Growing Dentist #Podcast Show with Naren Arulrajah Founder of Ekwa Marketing & Growing Dentist.
Some courses are just more fun that others - and there is one that is just more fun that all the rest combined! Join us at From Disney to Dentistry, March 2-3 in Orlando. Love to see you there.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance. Bring Gary’s insights to your dental practice!

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Here's a member question! 👇

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Here's a member question that we received from our listeners!

''I have no idea what my insurance adjustments are, but I want to get a better understanding of how these adjustments impact my practice, where should I start?''

You can do this with your practice management software or ask your practice manager to fill out a form with specific details.

To know exactly how to do this, listen to my podcast episode in which I share all the details step-by-step. 🙋‍♂️

Listen to the full episode now! bit.ly/metric-you-must-know

Are you being robbed by the dental insurance companies? 😱

Listen Now 👉 bit.ly/metric-you-must-know

A simple definition of an insurance adjustment plan would be the money you pay to the insurance company to send patients to your practice.

Why would you want to pay #insurance companies for patients when you have the option of marketing your practice for a lower price and getting more patients? 🧐🤔

A lot of #dentists don't even know how much money they are losing through these insurance adjustments.

That is why in this week's episode, I will be talking about how insurance companies are robbing you through PPO plans, and how you can stop that right now to make your #dental practice your legacy without being insurance dependent.

Listen Now 👉 bit.ly/metric-you-must-know

I have created a PPO calculator to help you understand how much you are losing! 🔥

Is your dental practice offering high-value services?😮😮

Learn in-depth on offering high-value services in your dental practice, and its importance on how to develop, and market the cosmetic component of your #dental practice. 💪💪

Join with Gary on the 11th of September at the Thriving Dentist One-Day MBA Workshop from 10 AM to 7 PM (EST)👌👌

✅This workshop is worth 9 hours of CE credits.

✅Buy Tickets Now! https://www.thrivingdentist.com/mba/september/

Reviews like these are what make my day. Great to know that you listen to my podcast weekly, and I'm able to help you with your practice.

Thank you for taking the time to share this positive review! 😊

We value your feedback and thoughts!

If you love our show, please feel free to write us a review on iTunes! 😀

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Join Gary's upcoming FREE coaching webinar to learn 4 Tips that will help you convert potential new patient calls to appointments.
Gary will be live on Tuesday, 18th August at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.
Here is the link to register 👉 https://www.thrivingdentist.com/TD-FB-webinar/

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The One Metric You Must Know If You Are A PPO Practice! - Thriving Dentist with Gary Takacs

Did you check out the latest podcast episode of the Thriving Dentist Show? 🤔

Here is the link: 👉 bit.ly/metric-you-must-know

Learn the one metric you need to know if you are a #ppo practice.

A lot of dentists are involved with insurance companies to get new patients into their practice, but they are unaware of the money they pay insurance companies in adjustments.

An average insurance adjustment paid is between 42 – 44% of your income, and in some practice, it might be over 50%. But a general number will be between 42 – 44%.

Listen to this insightful episode and don't forget to check out the PPO calculator that we have provided for you! 💥

thrivingdentist.com In this week's episode, Gary Takacs shares the metric you must know if you are a PPO practice and why you should be less insurance dependent in your practice.

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Episode 96: The PPE Reimbursement Fiasco - LESS INSURANCE DEPENDENCE

We are just starting to see how dental insurance companies are handling the reimbursement of PPE. It’s a fiasco! And why do I say that? Because it’s one of those situations where all the burden is borne by the dentist. And the insurance companies are not really doing anything about it.

It will not be a surprise to anyone of you when I say that many insurance companies are not providing any additional reimbursement.

So In today’s episode, Gary Takacs decided to share some insights on PPE, the reimbursement process of PPE’s by the dental insurance companies, and if you should be charging this PPE cost from the patients.

Here is the link to today’s episode: https://bit.ly/33ShXJz

lessinsurancedependence.com In this episode Gary and Naren discuss PPE, and whether insurance companies are reimbursing practices or not. Some insurance companies will not, some will see that you are doing everything you can to keep a safe, clean environment. Highlights: Introduction to today’s topic > 00:54About Gaty’s up...

During Gary's 40+ years of experience in coaching 2,200 dental practices, Gary discovered 4 proven strategies that will help you convert more potential new patient calls to appointments.

I would encourage you to learn these 4 tips, by registering for Gary's next free webinar titled “4 Tips to Convert Potential New Patient Calls to Appointments”.

During this Coaching Webinar, Gary will be sharing insights on,
✔ The ideal way to start a conversation with a caller
✔ How do doctors get their data on if the phone is ringing or not?
✔ Tips to ensure the 1st impression & 2nd impression are flawless
✔ 4 Tips to transform new patient calls to appointments
✔ What is Call Tracking & its benefits
✔ Tips for a growth-oriented practice
Followed by a 30-minute Live Q&A /Coaching Session.

Gary will be live on Tuesday, 18th August, at 5 PM PT / 7 PM CT / 8 PM ET.
Register for this free webinar here: https://www.thrivingdentist.com/TD-FB-webinar/

[08/12/20]   Thriving Dentist Show with Gary Takacs : The One Metric You Must Know if You are a PPO Practice!

Coming Soon!! 💥💥

Stay Tuned for the next episode of the Thriving Dentist Show that will be released soon!

The episode topic is: The One Metric You MUST Know if You are a PPO Practice! 🙌🙌

Tune into listen to the latest episode and to learn the 1 metric!

If you are a dentist and you don't know this static, you are driving blindfolded!

This is a MUST listen! You will also get a FREE PPO calculator to find out how much you are writing off in PPO Adjustments! 🔥

Are you struggling with scheduling in your dental practice? 😖😖

Dentists will often have a busy day according to their schedule, but it turns out that it wasn’t productive. 💬💬

Join with Gary to learn the tips to implement into your schedule now to make it topnotch and improve your practice’s productivity and financial stability, on the 11th of September at the Thriving Dentist One-Day MBA Workshop from 10 AM to 7 PM (EST)⚡⚡

✅This workshop is worth 9 hours of CE credits.

✅Buy Tickets Now! https://www.thrivingdentist.com/mba/september/

Some days you have to create your own sunshine.

Problems are something that everyone goes through and will have to get through in life. There's not a single individual in the world who can say, "I have never had a problem in my life."

What happens when people struggle to get through their problems is it leads to depression.

The entire world is going through tough times right now because of the COVID -19 pandemic,riots, blasts, etc..

So I just wanted to share with you on 14 ways you can get through tough times or obstacles.

https://psychcentral.com/lib/therapists-spill-14-ways-to-get-through-tough-times/

I use these methods myself when I go through hard times. I hope it helps you.

Here is an invitation to join my, ''Thriving Dentist Facebook Community,'' that I created as a place to hang out for all those who are passionate about creating a thriving dental practice!

https://bit.ly/Thriving-community

This place would help you connect, learn from them, and gain the maximum benefits of the countless resources that I will be sharing with everyone!

Cheers to creating a thriving, & profitable practice with personal, professional, and financial satisfaction.

Join Now: https://bit.ly/Thriving-community

Happy Sunday! 🤩

''Be somebody who makes everyone feel like somebody.''

If you have the power to make someone feel good, then you should make them feel good!

In a world where you can be anything, be kind! 😊

Thank you for sharing this lovely review with us on iTunes Chase! ❤️

We value your feedback and thoughts!

If you love our show, please feel free to write us a review on iTunes! 😀

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How do you develop a hygiene-driven practice?💬💬

Did you know that your hygiene department is the backbone of your #dentalpractice? 💢💢

Learn the key metrics and strategies to develop your hygiene department with Gary Takacs on the 11th of September at the Thriving Dentist One-Day MBA Workshop from 10 AM to 7 PM (EST)⚡⚡

✅This workshop is worth 9 hours of CE credits!

Grab your seats now! https://www.thrivingdentist.com/mba/september/

#HelloWeekend!

Today is Saturday, which means today I will be multi-slacking instead of multi-tasking! 🤩

Time to re-charge your batteries, everyone! Have a cheery weekend! 🙌

Comment below, and let us know what type of multi-slacking you've planned for the weekend!

#saturday #weekend #vibes #cheer #weekendmode #weekends

#FactFriday
Did you know that Google controls more than 90% of the search engine market when it comes to local services?

https://bit.ly/improve-seo-optimization

How many times do you ''Google'' a day to find solutions?

In my case, it's like I can not exist without Google! It has made my life much easy. When I go out with Therese, and I want to find the perfect place to dine, I google it.. & usually we pick the location that pops up on page 1 of my search as it has good ratings and reviews.

Well now imagine, how many times the patients would be searching on Google for a well-rated dental practice? And wouldn't you like your practice to pop up on Google search on page 1?

It is not an impossible task! You could do it with a few steps! My podcast episode is dedicated just for you, and I want you to listen to it to learn the exact steps to rank on Google!

You can listen to it from here: https://bit.ly/improve-seo-optimization

Don't forget to download the Freebie that will help you gain more Google reviews!

Do you want to know why patients make appointments on call and never show up? 🤔 I bet you do!! We all want to, don't we?

Here is a FREE Downloadable E-book on ''4 Tips To Convert Potential New Patient Calls To Appointments,'' and find out why!

👉https://bit.ly/calls-to-appointments

Sadly in many dental offices, the dentist has no clue what is happening at the front desk office. They barely see an increase in new patients & assume their marketing isn’t working.

However, if you take a look at the statistics, you will often see find that you may be getting many calls & what happened was that you were ineffective at actually converting those calls into booked appointments!

My podcast episode will help you understand what you should be doing to convert these new patient calls to appointments.

Listen to it now & download the Freebie as well.

https://bit.ly/calls-to-appointments

How do you successfully go out of the network? 💬💬

We believe the time has come that you rebuild your practice, and claim what is officially yours by not being dependent on Insurance providers.

⏳ Join Gary Takacs to understand the steps to successfully go out of the network on the 11th of September at the Thriving Dentist One-Day MBA Workshop from 10 AM to 7 PM (EST)💥💥

✅This workshop is worth 9 hours of CE credits.
✅ Grab your seats now!

https://www.thrivingdentist.com/mba/september/

Here's a member question! 👇

What is an appropriate marketing budget? 🤔

Do you think you are spending too much on Digital marketing and yet see no results?

Has being in-network increased your marketing cost without you knowing?

Yes, I have been in your shoes... I know how you feel! Sometimes, we fail to see the actual thing that needs to be done and focus on the wrong thing.

That is why I did a podcast episode just for you to understand the key areas that you should be focusing on when promoting your #dental practice.

Here is the link to my episode: https://bit.ly/improve-seo-optimization

This episode will give you much insight on how to attract new patients by being able to rank on Google and also understand the perfect budget to spend on marketing, and if it's worth the value.

#dentists #dental #podcast #dentalpodcast #se #marketing #dentalmarketing #google

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Episode 95: How to Create Accountability in My Practice - LESS INSURANCE DEPENDENCE

Do you have a proper accountability structure in place in your practice?

Accountability is a missing element in the world today. It’s critically important to create accountability if you are working on becoming a thriving practice. And of course, if you want to create accountability in your practice, you as the dentist need to be the first to model it!
The better your accountability structure is, the stronger your team will be. The stronger your team is, you will be better prepared to go out of network successfully.
Hence, In today’s episode, Gary Takacs decided to share some valuable & important tips on how to make team members accountable for specific tasks in the office and how you as the dentist, could model it to your team.
Listen to today's episode here 👇 https://bit.ly/3a08alD

lessinsurancedependence.com In this episode Gary and Naren discuss accountability. Do you have accountability in your practice? Gary and Naren discuss some important tips and how to make team members accountable for specific tasks in the office, but remember, it starts with you, the owner dentist! Highlights: Introduction to t...

A lot of practices that are still involved in PPO plans are worried that if they leave the network, they will not be able to get patients. 💥

Listen now:👉 https://bit.ly/pathway-for-ppo-patients

In this week's episode, I will be giving you insightful tips and guidelines to help you get rid of this negative mindset and to learn how to attract more fee-for-service patients while still retaining existing patients.

If you can follow the guidelines and tips shared in this episode, and set up the ideal plan for your dental practice, it will perform like a superhighway to bring more patients to your practice, and you will not have to give away 40% of every dollar you make like you will in a PPO plan.

Listen Now: 👉 https://bit.ly/pathway-for-ppo-patients

COMING SOON!! 💥

Stay Tuned for the NEXT episode of the Thriving Dentist Show! 🤩

Tune into listen to the topic of ''A pathway for more fee-for-service patients.''

How to develop a Hygiene Driven Practice?💬💬

Did you know that your Hygiene Department is the backbone of your Dental Practice? 💢💢

Learn the key metrics and strategies to develop your Hygiene Department with Gary Takacs on the 11th of September at the Thriving Dentist One-Day MBA Workshop from 10 AM to 7 PM (EST)⚡⚡

✅This workshop is worth 9 hours of CE credits!

Buy Tickets Now! https://www.thrivingdentist.com/mba/september/

FREEBIE FOR YOU!

World-Class Dental CE Resource List just for you!

Download now: https://www.thrivingdentist.com/world-class-dental-ce-resources/#downloadfreebie

I’ve made it my life's work to study world-class #dentists, and I can say that there is an absolute correlation among world-class dentists and the amount of #CE that they have taken.

I have yet to meet a world-class dentist who isn't also deeply committed to ongoing #continuingeducation and has taken a massive amount of continuing education.

That has been a common denominator among every world-class dentist I’ve ever met.

Every state has different CE requirements to keep your license, and sadly there are some dentists that kind of barely getting by taking a minimum amount of CE.

Well, that's never been the case among world-class Dentists!

They will often hit the required CE hours in the first two or three months. That is how vital CE is to World-Class dentists!

You can download a list of CE Resources that I recommend for you!
Please feel free to download the list of resources now!

https://www.thrivingdentist.com/world-class-dental-ce-resources/#downloadfreebie

Don't forget to listen to the podcast episode to learn more about the value of CE for dentists!

Sunday - a day to refuel your soul and be grateful for your blessings. Take a deep breath and relax! Enjoy your family, your friends, and a cup of coffee.

When you think about your perfect Sunday, it could involve sleeping in, going out for lunch, and then watching a movie. Unfortunately, most of us can’t enjoy that luxury. Either we are tied down to completing a deadline, or we simply can’t sit there and not be productive.

The thing is, you do need to enjoy some time away from your business. You can step away from work and still have a productive Sunday by doing the following few things.

If you do, you will notice that you are more productive, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the workweek when your alarm goes off on Monday morning.

1. Spend time with your family or loved ones.
2. Pursue a passion.
3. Get some exercise
4. Socialize and network at community events.

Try a few of the things mentioned above and let me know how your Monday goes in the comment section!

About Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs is a well-known presence in dental practice consulting. He brings deep knowledge of the individual elements of business success together with genuine compassion for the dilemma of the dentist in today’s insurance-driven culture. As host of the Less Insurance Dependence podcast series, Gary guides dental professionals to a healthier practice style that lets them deliver hallmark-level quality of care.

You may recognize Gary’s dynamic style from his speaking engagements at a variety of symposiums and continuing education classes, or as host of the popular Thriving Dentist podcast show. As a dental practice coach, Gary’s insight is available on a one-on-one basis or through seminars, audio, and video programs.

As co-owner of a dental practice, Gary has first-hand experience in making the transformation from high-volume/low fee insurance dependency to a fee for service model. His lively discussions run the gamut from eye-opening lessons in cost accounting to communication that shows consumers what they have to gain from a patient-centric practice.

Published author, progressive rock fan, biker, businessman, and family man – Gary Takacs always has unique perspective to share.

https://www.thrivingdentist.com/

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