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Sep 16, 2020
The Benefits of ‘Book Club’ with your Team MembersSeptember 16, 2020
To be better tomorrow than you are today is a philosophy that Gary firmly believes and follows each day. He and his team at LifeSmiles, have followed this principle by embracing life-long learning & actively attending book club meetings since the year 2007. These book club sessions have been instrumental in Gary's successful development of a thriving dental practice, which is why he encourages you to do the same. Listen to this week's episode to learn how to start a successful book club that...
Sep 09, 2020
The AMA (Ask Me Anything) EpisodeSeptember 09, 2020
In this week’s episode, Gary answers 11 practice management questions shared by dentists and practice owners like you. These series of questions cover a wide range of topics, from tips to reducing insurance dependence, to increasing case acceptance, as well as how to have a high performing team with no drama and if starting up a practice in the COVID-19 era is possible.
Sep 02, 2020
Tips to Help Dentists Do More of the Dentistry They Love!September 02, 2020
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares actionable tips to help patients accept more of the types of dentistry that the Dentist would like to provide. This episode will prepare you on how to convince your patients to make rational decisions about their oral health while encouraging them to book more appointments willingly. Every Dentist enjoys providing certain types of clinical services, which Gary would like to call as High-Value Dentistry. These services must be individually...
Aug 26, 2020
How to Avoid the Coming Crisis in Your Hygiene ScheduleAugust 26, 2020
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares tips on how you can take actionable measures to avoid the coming crisis in your hygiene schedule. Due to the Lockdowns that prevailed in March-April, most of us have not had any patients who came in those two to three months. What happens if they did not show up for their hygiene appointment? You will have a hole in your schedule by no show appointments. Learn how to fill up those holes and what is the best way to get in touch with patients who...
Aug 19, 2020
4 Tips to Become a More Effective LeaderAugust 19, 2020
In this week's episode, Gary Takacs shares the importance of leadership in a dental practice and how you can develop it. This is an area where so many dentists feel like they are out of their depth. Generally, when you ask a dentist how much leadership training they have, the answer will either be absolutely none or a little bit. Leadership is about guiding team members to do the things that you need to do within your practice. It is about providing the motivation, inspiration, and direction...
Aug 12, 2020
The One Metric You Must Know if You are a PPO Practice!August 12, 2020
In this week's episode, Gary Takacs will be diving deep into a metric that 9 out of 10 dentists involved in PPO plans are completely unaware of. The title of the episode is - The one metric you must know if you're a PPO practice. PPO’s are thieves that keep robbing you. That is what Gary thinks of the PPO plan. 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...
Aug 05, 2020
A Pathway for More Fee-For-Service Patients!August 05, 2020
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary Takacs will share all of the details behind the concept of using an in-office membership plan to attract new patients who do not have insurance. Gary shares many insightful tips and guidelines to help our listeners learn how to attract more fee-for-service patients while still retaining existing patients. He further stresses on: How important is a Membership Plan to a dental practice? Guidelines and tips for you to create an ideal membership plan...
Jul 29, 2020
The Biggest Scheduling Mistake That Dentists MakeJuly 29, 2020
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show podcast, Gary shares about the biggest scheduling mistake that dentists make. Scheduling appointments is one of the most vital parts of growing dental practice, as that's how you can get new patients as well as get your regular patients to turn up for their routine check-ups. The biggest scheduling mistake that dentists make is that they don't have a scheduling template to accommodate new patients within three working days. Gary will provide our listeners...
Jul 22, 2020
World-Class Dental CE ResourcesJuly 22, 2020
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show podcast, Gary shares valuable information on world-class CE resources with many details on courses plus dentists that will help our listeners get accredited and certified to join the elite group of world-class dentists. Having been in the dental industry for more than 40 years, one of the things Gary has noticed is the importance of CE to dentists. Unfortunately, some dentists barely take the required CE and scramble towards it by the end of the year with...
Jul 15, 2020
7 Specific Tips to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on GoogleJuly 15, 2020
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares 7 specific tips to improve search engine optimization. Mastering SEO on google is a pathway for attracting more quality new patients in a dental practice. Google controls more than 90% of the search engine market, and most of us use Google to find the answers for the local services we need. Gary is doing this episode because to create a thriving practice and to become less insurance dependent, you need another source of new patients, and in Gary’s...