Thriving Dentist Show
Gary Takacs is helping you build a great dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.
There are 3 things that need to be done right to become an effective one-minute manager, and in this episode, Gary will help you get them done right. This episode also features a clinical tip from Brian Harris, DDS, on using technology to reach more patients.
Do you know the advantages of having an offensive mindset regarding decision-making in your practice? In this episode, Gary will share 5 situations and the possible outcomes when you make an offensive approach and a defensive approach.
One of the common things amongst successful dental practices is that they constantly invest in the latest dental technology. But not all dental practices have the same budget. So how do you invest in technology if you're on a budget? Listen to the episode to find out.
Are you thinking of resigning from PPO Plans? Many dentists are trying to resign from PPO plans because being dependent on insurance companies is a pain and torture you keep receiving and not a gift that keeps giving. Listen to the episode to find out the steps to successfully resign from PPO plans. This episode also features a Dental CPA Insight from Kate Willeford, CPA.
Are you satisfied with the hourly production you're achieving right now? If you're not, this is an episode you wouldn't want to miss. In this episode, Gary shares five strategies to help dentists increase their hourly production and what you'll need to work on to increase your hourly production continuously. This episode also features a Clinical Tip from Dr. Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA, on recognizing and diagnosing most of the primary headaches?
In this week's episode, Gary shares that if a practice is not growing, it's dying. And he shares how a flat-lining practice can negatively impact growth. If this is something that you have ever experienced or something you're experiencing and want to avoid absolutely, then this episode is just for you! Tune in to this episode to learn the untapped potentials in dentistry and more!
Do you know the five things you can do to lead an increase in the practice's value naturally? The practice is one of the most significant assets for a dentist, and in this episode, Gary will share five strategies that will naturally lead to an increase in the value of the practice. This episode also features a Clinical tip from Dr. Fanny Yacaman, MSEd; M.S.Advanced Endodontist & Microsurgery.
Periodontal disease is an epidemic in today's world amongst adults, yet most practices cannot get their hygiene department to treat even 30% of patients for periodontitis. This is an area in dentistry where you will be saving lives as there is a direct causal relationship between periodontal disease and oral-systemic health. Listen to the episode to determine how you can implement a 4 part system to treat periodontal disease in your practice.
Are Insurance companies paying like they are supposed to? In this episode, Gary shares a system that will help you follow up on insurance account receivables and get them on time from insurance companies. This episode also features a Dental CPA Insight from Mark B. Rosen, CPA, CFP(R) on “Practice Overhead Percentages.”
One characteristic of a world-class dental practice is they successfully attract and keep quality team members. In this episode, Gary reveals five tips for attracting and five tips to retain the best possible team members in your practice. The episode also features a Clinical Tip from Dr. Rich Hirschinger, DDS, MBA, on Recognizing Trigeminal neuralgia.
Myths often hold dentists back from achieving their full potential by limiting their mindset. In this episode, Gary will bust 5 common myths dentists believe in that limit their mindset. This episode also features a Dental CPA insight from Barry Oliver, CPA/PFS on Backdoor Roth IRA. Listen to the episode now to find out the 5 common myths that limit the mindset of a dentist and hold them back from achieving their potential.
While many specialist dentists prefer the traditional route of opening or purchasing a specialty practice or becoming a partner in a specialty practice, there is a growing trend among young specialists to work with general dentists instead of owning a practice. Listen to the episode to discover why this trend is escalating in dentistry and how you can benefit from this rapidly expanding trend by adding a part-time specialist to your practice.
Many dental practices miss out on attracting and converting new patients via online avenues simply because they don't have an optimized website or don't follow the best search engine practices. In this episode, Gary and Naren share 8 Important Details of a Winning Dental Practice Website that will help you attract and convert potential new patients to your practice.
Today, many dental practices are owed more in "accounts receivables" than they should be. This significantly impacts the practice's financial strength. However, you can overcome this limitation at your practice with the right systems, strategies, and most importantly, the support of your team! In this Thriving Dentist Episode, Naren & Gary share specific tips and strategies that help you become more successful in collecting what you produce at your practice! Tune in to this episode to learn more!
Growing your practice is often an exhilarating experience, however, like any other aspect in dentistry, this too has its own share of hurdles that we need to be successful at overcoming, to fully reap the benefits of owning a practice that's growth-oriented! In this week's Thriving Dentist episode, Naren & Gary go through some of the biggest barriers that hold back practices from being able to achieve their fullest growth potential, unbeknownst to many practice owners today! Listen today to learn how you too can overcome these barriers and unlock more growth opportunities at your own practice!
Building a successful DSO can be a very ambitious project that can help you on your journey to achieving financial independence as a dentist! In this Thriving Dentist episode, Naren & Gary talk about the core traits that make great DSOs successful & how you can take these & apply them in your own practice to create one that provides you personal, professional, and financial satisfaction! Tune into this episode to learn more!
In the grand scheme of things, we as dentists, spend a significant portion of our time taking care of patients and end up becoming negligent of our own mental and physical well-being. Staying in good health both mentally and physically is crucial to achieving our fullest potential as a dentist. In this week's Thriving Dentist episode, Gary invited his good friend Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some valuable insights on how we can retool & recalibrate ourselves. Listen Now!
If you're not careful, you can get too caught up in the realities of day-to-day practice to the point where you may begin to experience burnout. Around 84% of dentists today have experienced burnouts during some part of their careers! In this Thriving Dentist episode, Naren & Gary discuss 6 Strategies that you can use to avoid burnout. Tune in to this episode and learn more about this important topic!
Are you looking forward to becoming a Dental Practice Owner? Whether you're a young dentist passionate about owning a practice or a dental student looking forward to becoming a practice owner someday, you will find that there are many ways to work towards that goal. In this Thriving Dentist episode, Naren & Gary share great insights on how you can fast track your way towards successfully becoming a practice owner! Listen now!
BHAG stands for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal. Having a BHAG will inspire you to set the right elements in place that will help you achieve this goal! In this Thriving Dentist episode, Gary & Naren talk about the importance of a B.H.A.G for every practice. They also share a few examples of a BHAG that you can adapt for your own practice in 2021.