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In this podcast episode, Gary shares his expertise on the three most common mistakes dentists make when resigning from PPO plans. Drawing from his experience helping 400 practices transition out of PPOs, Gary discusses the pitfalls that practices can encounter and offers practical tips to avoid them. The first mistake he highlights is failing to communicate face-to-face with patients about the decision to resign from the PPO plan. Sending a letter or email can be an impersonal and ineffective way to communicate such a significant change. Gary provides insights into how practices can approach this conversation with their patients.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:27 – Quick announcement about the upcoming MBA
  • 00:04:47 – Dives into the topic
  • 00:06:22 – First common mistake
  • 00:11:31 –  Second common mistake
  • 00:17:56 – Third common mistake
  • 00:18:30 –  6 steps plan to successfully resign from PPO plans
  • 00:19:46 – Recap


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs One of Gary's most significant achievements as a dental practice management coach is transforming his own practice, LifeSmiles, from one that was infected with PPO plans, no effective marketing strategy, and an overhead of 80% to a very successful dental practice that is currently one of the top-performing practices in the US.

With over 2,200 coaching clients, Gary has first-hand experience transforming insurance-dependent practices into thriving and profitable practices.

Through his Personalized Coaching Program, Gary shares access to the systems, strategies, processes, and experience gained over 41 years of coaching dentists and transforming over 2200 practices worldwide.

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Naren Arulrajah

Naren ArulrajahAs CEO of Ekwa Marketing, Naren has over a decade of experience working with dental practices and helping them attract the ideal type of patients to their practices. It is his goal to help dentists do more of the type of dentistry they love with the help and support of effective digital marketing.

Ekwa’s "Done-For-You" Digital Marketing model blends fundamental persuasion principles with an all-in-one Digital Marketing solution to help your ideal patients find you and choose you for reasons other than being on their insurance plan.

If you’re interested in finding out if Ekwa is the right fit for you and your practice, book a Free Marketing Strategy Meeting with Ekwa’s Marketing Director, Lila Stone.

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