Thriving Dentist Show

June 4, 2018 | 0

Thriving Dentist Show

Gary Takacs is helping you build a great dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.


The High-Performance Dentist

Listen to The High-Performance DentistIn today’s Coaching in Action segment Gary and Naren reflect back on Gary’s Mentor, Dr. Omer Reed and how he influenced his life. In the Thriving Dentist Interview segment, Dr. Uche Odiatu joins Gary in conversation to help you work towards becoming a high-performance Dentist in 2020 and beyond!

Sometimes the Best Defense is Offense: Delta Dental

Listen to Sometimes the Best Defense is Offense: Delta DentalThrivers we believe the time has come that you rebuild your practice and claim what is officially yours by not being dependent on Insurance providers. In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren discuss the largest dental insurance provider, Delta Dental, and what happens when you resign from their plan. Gary provides in-depth information on what you can do to be on the offense. In the second segment, Naren and Gary talk about a real case study to help you transform your practice into a thriving practice. Also, there is a super cool “Something Extra” especially for our loyal Thrivers!

The 24 systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part II

Listen to The 24 systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part IIIn today’s coaching in action episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss the remaining 12 systems for a thriving practice. They discussed the part I of the twelve systems for a Thriving practice in episode 413 which was released on the 18th of December 2019. And here we have the part II of the 12 systems for a Thriving practice. The episode consists of great insights and proven strategies and last but not least there are some surprises especially for our loyal listeners!

Make 2020 the Year you Master Marketing

Listen to Make 2020 the Year you Master MarketingIn this episode Gary interviews Naren on how Dentists can master marketing and they take a deeper dive into Dr. Cialdini’s influence principles, new google update, the importance of reviews and so much more. Last but not least, Ekwa Marketing has a super cool offer for all our Thrivers!

How to develop a health-centric practice and enjoy the benefits

Listen to How to develop a health-centric practice and enjoy the benefitsIn this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss how to develop a health-centric practice and the benefits of doing so in the coaching in action segment. We have a Thriving Dentist interview segment where Gary interviews his good friend Dr. James Goolnik who is an Author, Speaker and also a Clinical Dentist and founder of the Bow Lane Dental group in London. There will be a something extra segment too for our loyal listeners.

The 24 Systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part I

Listen to The 24 Systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part IIn this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss 12 of the 24 systems that are important to have in place in your dental practice. This will be the part 01 on the topic. Thrivers, there will be an exclusive early bird offer for Gary’s one-day MBA happening in 2020. Grab your ticket now.

Race to the Bottom or Sprint to the Top

Listen to Race to the Bottom or Sprint to the TopIn this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah go in depth on being insurance dependence and the impact Delta Dental has on the industry and how you can grow your practice bigger and better by reducing insurance dependence. The second segment is Thriving Dentist Q&A session where Gary answers to questions that were sent to us by our loyal listeners regarding the topic. And last but not least we have a something extra session for our loyal thrivers.

The Importance of Offering High Value Services

Listen to The Importance of Offering High Value ServicesIn this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss in depth about high value services and the importance of offering them in your practice. They further discuss on how to develop and market the cosmetic component of your practice. In the second segment; the Thriving Dentist Brainstorm session, Gary and Naren brainstorm on a particular clinical area that could be incorporated with high value services provided in your practice. And last but not least we have a something extra session for our loyal thrivers.

Seven Steps for a Remarkable New Patient Experience

Listen to Seven Steps for a Remarkable New Patient ExperienceIn this episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss the seven important steps involved in making a remarkable new patient experience. In the coaching in action session, Gary discusses on ways how you can give a unique experience to your new patients, as they have a massive impact on practice growth. The second segment is Thriving Dentist Q&A where Gary answers to questions directed to him from the audience and finally a something extra session for our loyal thrivers.

Four Ways To Determine If You Are a Thriver

Listen to Four Ways To Determine If You Are a ThriverIn today’s episode Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah discuss the various ways on how to tell if you are a ‘Thriver’ and how to become one if you aren’t. Gary will also introduce some case studies of Thrivers and how serving others impacts you in the best way. 00:42 > Introduction to this week’s episode 02:38 > How the concept of thriver began 05:00 > Why is now a good time to be a thriver 07:30 > Two camps: Those who are thriving and those who are not 09:30 > Doing things now that we didn't do before 12:30 > Who’s life are we going to change today? 14:15 > The first mindset of a thriver 17:15 > Counting everything you are grateful for 18:19 > The 2nd mindset of a thriver 20:05 > Hiring tip- Go to lunch with candidate and observe 22:00 > The 3rd mindset of a thriver 25:00 > The way Marketing used to be 26:23 > Thrivers give back 30:00 > Recap of the mindsets of a thriver 31:00 > Second segment: Thriving dentist case study 31:53 > Something extra!  32:32 > Case Study: Dr. Paul Nielson 34:05 > Case Study: Mari  35:36 > Case Study: Life Smiles Dental Team 41:44 > Case Study: MidWestern Dental School Of Medicine 42:58 > Case Study: iloveDentistry  47:00 > Case Study: Gary’s client/friend  iLoveDentistry:   Ekwa Marketing Strategy Meeting:

How to Develop a Hygiene Driven Practice

Listen to How to Develop a Hygiene Driven PracticeIn today’s episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah, talk about developing a hygiene driven practice, it’s importance and how to measure performance and achieve it. In the 2nd part of the show, Gary introduces ‘Thriving Dentist in Real Life’.   00:35 > Introduction to this week’s episode 02:10 > I love dentistry facebook group 03:03 > Something extra- Ebook: 5 Proven Strategies to Eliminate Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows 04:38 > Why have a hygiene driven practice 06:31 > What a hygiene driven practice is NOT 07:24 > What IS a hygiene driven practice? 08:40 > How to measure a HDP- 5 metrics 11:16 > Breakdown of the 5 metrics 28:13 > The Charlie’s in your practice 33:04 > Thriving Dentist in real life 35:33 > Before you begin with Tactics you need the right mindset 37:29 > Confirming appointments through e-mail and text 38:19 > Don’t ask questions that you can’t accept the answer to 41:25 > Compute your demand for hygiene 42:40 > The percentage you should have in re-care 48:20 > The VIP list 49:54 > Tips to improve your hygiene re-care 51:19 > High value services

How to Develop a High Performance Team

Listen to How to Develop a High Performance TeamIn today’s episode Gary and his co-host Naren Arulrajah dive into the first segment of the Thriving Dentist Coaching in Action series on how to develop a high performance team. Later Naren and Gary talks about the 1st book in the Thriving Dentist Book Club! You can also take part in our "Something Extra" segment and get featured in one of our future episodes as well. Listen to the podcast to learn how you can win a lunch for your team courtesy of Ekwa!  

The Power of a Relationship-Driven Practice

Listen to The Power of a Relationship-Driven PracticeIn today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary continues his series on the 10 Elements of a Thriving Practice along with co-host, Naren Arulrajah in which they discuss the power of a relationship-driven practice and what it means to develop a relationship-driven practice. 00:26 > Introduction to this week’s episode  01:01 > “Something Extra” 03:40 > Coaching in Action 03:49 > The quote that ignited Gary’s career 06:31 > How to deliver high-value dentistry to your patients 09:02 > A Transaction-driven practice vs a Relationship-driven practice 10:05 > Human behaviour and Dentistry 13:14 > What is a relationship-driven practice? 17:44 > Know your patients 23:10 > Record your calls 24:22 > Data never lies  26:22 > Leadership: Live your principles 29:03 > Webinar on developing a relationship-driven dental practice 32:00 > Thriving Dentist Q&A Segment 32:09 > How do you convert a transaction practice into a relationship-driven practice? 37:53 > How do you manage client information in a large scale practice? 43:02 > New patient experience: How do you introduce a patient to a Doctor? 52:15 > Is it still a good idea to make evening care calls? Enjoyed this episode? & don’t forget to subscribe on & ! Resources: Take part in Gary’s “Something Extra” Challenge & WIN a SWAG T-shirt from the Thriving Dentist Show! Interested in attending a webinar on the topic of Developing a Relationship-Driven Practice? Sign Up for Our Thriving Dentist Weekly Newsletter! Get Less Insurance Dependent with Gary Takacs   Connect with Naren Arulrajah Website:   Email:  

Sucktember

Listen to SucktemberIn today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary and his co-host Naren Arulrajah discuss seasonality in practice and how you can avoid a negative season, be proactive and not have any down cycles or future Sucktembers in your practice.  00:36 > Introduction to the episode  02:30 > The snowball effect on Social Media  03:06 > The mindset and how it can spread to team members  05:09 > The many excuses of ‘why’ certain months are not going to be good  07:25 > The Myth: September is ALWAYS bad  10:50 > The many low seasons in a dental practice  13:22 > Proactive marketing in preparation for low seasons  18:49 > The 2009 outbreak of failed practices  25:06 > The can-do vs can’t-do mindset  26:29 > Same day dentistry opportunities  34:17 > Patients with insurance benefits  37:20 > Getting the fundamentals right  37:47 > What is marketing?  40:14 > Getting people to know you on Google  43:55 > What does Google look for?  46:05 > Getting people to trust you  47:20 > Dr. Robert Cialdini and the 6 Principles    Resources: Free Marketing Strategy Review Meeting:    Stay Tuned for the ‘Google EAT’ episode on the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast, which will be live on 31st October 2019:   Life Smiles:   Get Less Insurance Dependent with Gary Takacs   Connect with Naren Arulrajah Website:   Email:   The mindset in the practice is absolutely set by the dentist. The mindset the dentist has will trickle down to the team members in the practice. -Gary Takacs To be seen on Google, you have to do what Google wants and comply to Google’s algorithms and standards. -Naren Arulrajah

The 10 Elements of a Thriving Practice

Listen to The 10 Elements of a Thriving PracticeIn today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary and his co-host Naren discuss what a Thriving Practice looks like from a patient, owner, and a team member's point of view. They further discuss the ten elements in Gary’s practice, Life Smiles Dental Care. 0.45 > Introduction to episode 3.15 > What does a thriving practice look like? 3.20 > A thriving practice from different perspectives 8.17 > A Thriving practice from an owners point of view 8.40 > TGIM – Thank Goodness it is Monday 09.53 > Financial Independence – Work because you want to, not because you have to! 11.21 > A thriving practice from a team member’s point of view 15.28 > The Importance of being a relationship driven practice 21.53 > The Importance of being a hygiene driven practice 24.08 > What does a hygiene driven practice mean? 26.28 > The Importance of being a less insurance dependent Practice. 26.42> The backstory of Life Smiles 28.40 > The Importance of having a comprehensive done for you marketing plan in your practice. Done for you marketing helps you consistently attract quality patients. 34.40 > The importance of having a three day doctor week 35.36 > How to have a good work life balance 38.22 > The importance of having  24 business systems in your practice 40.18 > The importance of having remarkable new patient experience 45.58 > The importance of having a high performance team. The doctor and team members are all moving together to achieve a commonly defined set of goals and objectives. 49.06 > The importance of having a Co discovery process to increase case acceptance. Spending time with patients to co-discover solutions for dental problems. 55.39 > Recap of the ten elements of a Thriving Practice   Resources Rate where your practice currently stands in terms of the 10 elements of a Thriving Practice.   Episode #397 – CoDiscovery; What is it? When to Use it? Why to Use it? with Dr. Paul Henny   Life Smiles:     Get Less Insurance Dependent with Gary Takacs Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:     Connect with Naren Arulrajah Website:   Email:  

The Thriving Dentist Show Pivots

Listen to The Thriving Dentist Show PivotsIn today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary has invited his friend and co-host of the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast, Naren Arulrajah to co-host this episode. Naren is the CEO of Ekwa Marketing and helps dentists across the world with their …  

Year End Tax Savings Tips With Robby Apple CPA

Listen to Year End Tax Savings Tips With Robby Apple CPAGary invited his friend Robby Apple CPA as a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show to share some specific tips you can use to reduce your tax liability in 2019. The timing on this Show is very important because you …  

Why Does Dentistry Fails? With Greg Kamyszek

Listen to Why Does Dentistry Fails? With Greg KamyszekThe reality is that dentistry can fail due to a number of reasons. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Greg Kamyszek on the Show as a Guest to explore some common reasons why dentistry fails. In this …  

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Serious Medical Condition with a Dental Solution with Bryan Ferre

Listen to Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Serious Medical Condition with a Dental Solution with Bryan FerreObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most pernicious and misunderstood healthcare concerns of the modern era. Gary invited his friend Bryan Ferre as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his knowledge about OSA. In this …  

The Story of Three Young Dentists Who Are ROCKING Their Careers with Drs. Joseph Blalock, Scotty Blanchard and Luis Philipe Mariusso

Listen to The Story of Three Young Dentists Who Are ROCKING Their Careers with Drs. Joseph Blalock, Scotty Blanchard and Luis Philipe MariussoYou likely know that Gary is passionate about dentistry and you have probably heard him say that Dentistry ROCKS! This Thriving Dentist Show is one that you will absolutely love. A little over  three years ago, Gary interviewed a group …