‘The Debate: Tarun and Gary on Insurance, No Insurance and What’s Right For You’ Moderated by Dr. Alan Mead

April 27, 2016  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 85 minutes

Last week we published a Thriving Dentist Show titled; ‘Breaking Free From the Shackles of Insurance’. As usual, Gary published a link to the new Show on Facebook with a short summary of the content of the Show. In the comments, Dr. Tarun Agarwal indicated that he really appreciates Gary’s perspective but he has figured out how to make insurance work in his practice and he proposed a debate on the subject. Dr. Alan Mead, co-creater of The Dental Hacks podcast agreed to moderate the debate. In this Show, Gary, Tarun and Alan discuss; The various types of insurance, how Tarun and Gary both handle insurance in their practices, Tarun’s perspective on the difference between a ‘practice’ and a ‘business’, how to be insurance-friendly in any format, how to answer the question; ‘do you take my insurance’ and host of other details around the topic of insurance. The show concludes with a stimulating discussion about the real issue that holds most practices from achieving their potential!

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Breaking Free From the Shackles of Insurance with Gary Takacs

April 20, 2016  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 56 minutes

Dental Insurance can be a challenge for most dental offices. Many PPO plans provide such a low reimbursement that it doesn’t make sense to be a contracted provider. Lately, Gary has been getting many questions from Dentists about how they can reduce their insurance dependency. Gary decided to do this Show to help guide you to reduce your insurance dependency. In this Show, Gary discusses; A solid foundation to begin to reduce your insurance dependency, the 4 pieces of data you need to make insurance decisions, a marketing plan to attract quality new patients, the importance of training your team members on verbal skills, the benefits of an in-office membership plan, payment options that will help you accommodate patients who need some payment flexibility. Gary shares some case studies of Dentists who have successfully reduced their insurance dependency.

Gary’s email address: gary [at] takacslearningcenter [dot] com

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How One Dentist Gained 50,000 Fans on her Practice Facebook Page with Dr. Anissa Holmes

April 13, 2016  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 60 minutes

Social media has become an effective way to attract quality new patients to your practice. The key to successful social media marketing is a combination of excellent content and a proven strategy. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Anissa Holmes. Anissa is a practicing Dentist in Jamaica, speaker and social media authority. She has attracted over 50,000 fans to her office Facebook page and consistently attracts a significant number of new patients each month from her social media marketing activities. In this interview Gary and Anissa discuss; Why social media is the new media, why dentists need to include social media in their marketing activities, the specific strategies dentists need to use to successfully attract new patients via social media and the new FaceBook rollouts and features that will impact the dental profession. Anissa is THE recognized expert in social media marketing and you will LOVE her passion for social media and helping fellow dentists master social media marketing!

Anissa’s website: www.deliveringwow.com

Anissa’s email address: connect [at] deliveringwow [dot] com

To receive Anissa’s Guide titled: ‘Top FaceBook Marketing Strategies for Dentists’ text Anissa to 44222
This Guide is free for Thriving Dentist Show listeners

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Remain Independent to Achieve Your Full Potential with Trevor Maurer

April 06, 2016  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Running Time: 60 minutes

One of the trends facing the dental profession today is the rise of corporate dentistry. Eight new corporate dental offices are opening each new business day in 2016. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Trevor Maurer, CEO of Smile Source, to discuss the changes facing dentists today and how dentists can thrive by remaining independent. In this interview Gary and Trevor discuss; The specific challenges facing dentists today, tips to reduce practice overhead and improve profitability, the story of Vision Source and how the lessons learned here can benefit dentists, how to create a powerful practice culture and best practices gleaned from the experience of over 400 thriving practices. Trevor brings excellent business experience with a passion for helping dentists thrive in these changing times.

Trevor’s website: www.smilesource.com

Trevor’s email address: tmaurer[at]smilesource[dot]com
Send Trevor an email with the subject line: My Free Digital Scanner

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The New Dentists Guide to Real World Dentistry with Dr. Neha Garge

March 30, 2016  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

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Making the transition from Dental School to the real world of practicing dentistry can be a challenge. To help Dentists succeed in that transition Gary interviews Dr. Neha Garge in this Thriving Dentist Show. Neha is the author of the book; The New Dentists Guide to Real World Dentistry. In the interview Gary and Neha discuss; Why Neha wrote the book, her experiences in transitioning from Dental School to a practicing Dentist, excellent resources so you don’t feel like you are practicing alone, awesome CE resources, the importance in investing in yourself even when it seems like you can’t afford it, the importance of understanding the business side of dentistry as early as possible and a host of other recommendations to help launch your career. You’ll enjoy Neha’s honest, straightforward approach of sharing her challenges and successes!

Neha’s website: www.newdentistsguide.com

Neha’s email address: info[at]newdentistsguide[dot]com

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