Thriving Dentist Show
Gary Takacs is helping you build a great dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.
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 your team members would be excited to be a part of!
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.
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.
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 Lock downs 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. Tune in to this episode & learn how to take preventive measures to avoid a crisis in your hygiene schedule.
In this week's episode, Gary Takacs shares the importance of leadership in a dental practice and how you can develop it. Gary also shares a list of books that you can read to progress and understand the importance of leadership and the impact it has on the culture of your practice. To be a world-class practice owner, you need to be an effective leader. They go hand in hand. Tune in to the episode to learn more!
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. 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.
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 dental insurance. Gary shares many insightful tips and guidelines to create the ideal membership plan for your practice and build a pathway for more fee-for-service patients.
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 your 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. Tune in to the episode to learn more!
In this week's episode, 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 CE lapses, trying to keep their license. Tune into this episode now and download the Free CE resource list that is recommended by Gary!
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares 7 specific tips to improve Search Engine Optimization on Google. Mastering SEO on google is a pathway for attracting more quality new patients for your dental practice! Learn the strategies that will help you master SEO and increase quality, new patients to your dental practice! You will also learn the 4-step process to get 5-star Google reviews, three specific things that Google checks in your Google reviews that will influence your page ranking. And companies are using artificial intelligence now along with the advantages of organic SEO over PPC & many more!
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares 4 tips on how to convert potential new patient calls to appointments. According to him, it's all about first impressions. It is necessary to make a good impression during that first phone call. This episode will help you learn how to create an everlasting best impression while seeing an increase in your new patients. Don't forget to download the Free PDF added that will help you train your team to answer the phone in the right manner!
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs talks about the benefits of assisted hygiene & provides you with secret tips that will help you implement this system in your dental practice too! You will be able to understand what assisted hygiene is, the 4 KPIs that need to be in place for a hygiene driven practice, and how you could double your income with this model. Tune in to the episode to learn the three conditions that Gary had in place to ensure that the patients had a good experience in his Life Smiles practice with this model.
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares about his most favorite system of achieving consecutive growth in his Life Smiles Practice, which is having a proper Bonus system/compensation system that works. This episode will help you understand the importance of having a properly functioning Bonus system that will help the entire team work together towards a common goal with much enthusiasm and determination. Don't forget to download the Free Grab-bag bonus PDF that has been shared by Gary so that you could implement these strategies in your dental practice too!
In this episode, Gary shares his insights on the DISC personality styles while explaining in detail about each category and how to identify each personality style to help transform a dental practice. This episode will help our listeners understand the importance of DISC personality styles and how to use them to create an effective team so that they could do the tasks that suit them the most and would be impactful. On the other hand, this method will help you to understand the patients and approach them in the right manner to increase case acceptance.
In this episode, Gary shares the five trends in dentistry that every dentist should keep an eye out, especially post-COVID 19. Further, Gary explains in detail how dentists should approach their patients into a conversation about comprehensive care & how to build a relationship with them as a relationship-driven practice allows you to become the best dentist you possibly can be clinically and behaviorally. This episode will provide you with many insights on what is yet to come and assist you to be ready for these changes.
In this episode, Gary answers the question if this is the time to resign from PPO plans, especially during a crisis. Tune in to the episode to learn what he has to say for this question. He further stresses on the negative points of having a higher overhead and its impacts on your dental practice & explains in detail how to share the news with the patients in a way that they wouldn't lose the patients & how they could successfully go out-of-network.
Gary & Naren share their insights on how to determine the right size for your dental practice. They share six specific goals that help to determine the ideal size of the dental practice. The listeners can benefit immensely from this episode to learn why a dental practice should focus on its growth rather than the size and how to be successful with the solo-doctor practice model.
In this episode, Gary Takacs, along with Naren Arulrajah, delves deeper into why every one of our listeners should incorporate the mouth guard course to create NFL quality mouth guards as a marketing/ service project for their patients and their community. Gary shares with his listeners how the Mouth guard project helped him earn many new patient referrals, which brought in more than $100k per year. Tune into this episode to grasp the background essential to understand the importance of this course and how you could benefit just by creating these NFL quality mouth guards in your dental practice. Don't forget to download the Free Course worth $199 shared by Gary as a bonus gift!
In this episode, Gary interviews Dr.Uche Odiatu on strengthening the immune system to lead a healthy life, especially during this challenging time, and encourage our listeners to be fit and healthy while showing us how 'stress' plays a major role in our health. Tune into this special episode to understand the benefits of maintaining a strong immune system and how to exclude unhealthy food from your diet.
In this episode, Gary and 7 special guests share their thoughts on ''how to create a bigger future than the past.'' The 7 leaders in dentistry encourage our listeners on how to be strong during challenging times as this. The Guests are Nikkie Green, David Hornbrook, Paul Henny, Fred Joyal, Rod Gore, Mac McDonald & Ryan Lepore. This episode will help you become determined and learn how to use this time as an opportunity to come back even stronger. Listen to the messages that our special guests have to share with you!