Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence with Gary Takacs

October 03, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares his experience of radically reducing insurance dependence in his own practice in Phoenix, AZ.

Of all the strategic decisions that Gary, Dr. Nielson and Dr. Schmidt have made in their practice, the single most important decision was to reduce insurance dependency.

In this podcast, Gary discusses;

  • Why they made the decision to reduce insurance dependency,
  • the dirty secret that the dental insurance companies do NOT want you to know,
  • why the current dental insurance system is completely broken and what to do about it,
  • why dental practice overhead is rising so rapidly,
  • a five-step plan that Gary followed to successfully reduce insurance dependency in his own practice and in dental offices located throughout the country,
  • how to reduce insurance dependency yet remain patient-friendly in the process,
  • how to determine your practice ‘readiness’ to go out of network
  • and how they were able to retain the vast majority of their in-network patients when they went out of network.

Throughout this podcast Gary shares with you exactly what they did to reagin control of their practice from the insurance companies!

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Beady

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website: www.restorativenation.com

Link for the ‘Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence’ digital course: www.thrivingdentist.com/course

 

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The Dental Connection to the Opioid Crisis with Leslie Fang MD

September 26, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl) is a serious crisis. Each day, 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.

This is a public health crisis with major consequences. To discuss the dental connection to the opioid crisis, Gary invited his friend, Leslie Fang MD as his guest on this Thriving Dentist Show.

In this show, Gary and Les discuss;

  • The staggering statistics of the opioid crisis including the fact that 21-30% of patients prescribed opioids for pain management abuse them,
  • the new ADA Guidelines on Substance Abuse Disorder and the trend for many State Dental Boards to now require mandatory CE on pharmacology,
  • your potential liability and how to remain compliant,
  • specific tips regarding pain management for your patients without narcotics,
  • the physiology of opioid dependence,
  • Dr. Fang’s online course that conforms to the ADA Policy on opioids,
  • his ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’ which have been recognized as the ‘Educational Product of the Year’ by Clinicians’ Report every year from 2007-2015 and has now been awarded Classic Status by Clinicians’ Report.

The best part of this interview is Dr. Fang’s entertaining and engaging style. He has the distinct ability to make pharmacology and other medical topics very interesting! You will enjoy this interview!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:

http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Link to the Online Course by Dr. Fang:

‘The New ADA Policy on Opioid Prescriptions’ (a course designed specifically for Dentists). Included in this Course is the award-winning ‘Ultimate Cheat Sheets’:

http://www.DrFangOnline.com

Link to DOCS Education (Dr. Fang is a Leading Instructor):

http://www.DOCSEducation.com

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Introducing Dentistry.com; A Noble Project to Get More People to Visit the Dentist! with Brian McCarthy

September 19, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Getting patients to visit the Dentist is a topic that Gary is passionate about! The truth is, despite all the amazing advances in dentistry, we are not doing so great on getting more people to visit the Dentist. The ADA has been tracking this data for almost 60 years now and the sad reality is that less than 50% of the population visited the Dentist in 1960 and the same is true today! Gary invited his friend Brian McCarthy to discuss an amazing project that has the very noble goal of getting more people to visit the Dentist.

In this Show, Gary and Brian discuss;

  • The motivation behind the dentistry.com project, compelling research that demonstrated the need for an all-in-one consumer platform like dentistry.com,
  • the 4 most common reasons why patients do not visit the Dentist,
  • the MTP (Massive Transformative Purpose) of dentistry.com which is all about transforming lives through dental care,
  • what Brian has learned about consumer behavior after spending more than $500 Million to get patients to visit the Dentist,
  • how you can ‘claim your practice’ on dentistry.com and why you should do so
  • and the interview concludes with a fun discussion of products and services that will be coming from dentistry.com that will help Dentists prepare the the next wave of dentistry.

You will thoroughly enjoy Brian’s passion for making a difference by getting more patients to visit the Dentist.

Links for ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Beady

Lee’s website:
http://www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website:
http://www.restorativenation.com

Brian’s website:
http://www.dentistry.com

Link to ‘Claim your Practice’ on dentistry.com:
https://portal.dentistry.com/cyp/sign-in

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How Dr. Anissa Holmes Built a World-Class Practice in Jamaica with Facebook Marketing

September 12, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Dr. Anissa Holmes has developed and grown the premier dental practice in Jamaica via digital marketing and specifically through the strategic use of Facebook Marketing.

In this information-packed interview Gary and Anissa discuss;

  • Exactly how Anissa gets over 50 new patients each month via Facebook Marketing with less than a $500 month budget,
  • how to craft your practice brand by sharing your practice story,
  • the three specific components of Anissa’s Brand,
  • everything you need to know about marketing funnels,
  • why you should absolutely use email retargeting in your digital marketing
  • and how to incorporate charitable care as part of your brand.

We also discuss Anissa’s 2019 Delivering WOW Summit to be held March 21-23 in Montego Bay, Jamaica where Gary will be a Featured Speaker. Anissa also kindly offers a FREE copy of her book; Delivering WOW; How Dentists can Build a Fascinating Brand and Achieve More While working Less to listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show podcast!

Links for the ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Link to Anissa’s Facebook Dental Marketing and Profits Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/deliveringwow/

Link to the 2019 Delivering WOW Summit in Montego Bay, Jamaica March 21-23, 2019 www.DeliveringWOWSummit.com

Link to receive a FREE copy of Anissa’s Book;
Delivering WOW: How Dentists can Build a Fascinating Brand and Achieve More While Working Less
DeliveringWowBook.com

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How to Collect Everything You Produce and Do So In a Patient-Friendly Manner with Andy Cleveland

September 05, 2018  | Posted by: Gary in Thriving Dentist Show  |  no Comment

Developing a successful payment system in your practice is very important in a Thriving dental practice.

It can be extremely frustrating to do dentistry and not get paid! In this Show Gary invited his friend Andy Cleveland to discuss how to master payment success in your practice.

In this interview Gary and Andy discuss;

  • How to create a positive payment culture in your practice,
  • some very specific benchmarking to define your payment goals including Gary’s four Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure your practice payment success,
  • how to retrain your patients to expect to pay at or before time of service,
  • how to get paid yet remain patient friendly in the process,
  • payment tools that every dental practice needs,
  • the concept of outsourcing insurance billing and patient billing and how to determine if your practice could benefit from outsourcing
  • and the interview concludes with a discussion of best billing practices.

Links from ‘Top Clinical Tips’ with Dr. Lee Ann Brady:

Lee’s website: www.leeannbrady.com

Restorative Nation website: www.restorativenation.com

Link to Andy’s website: www.andycleveland.com

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