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Are you feeling restricted by the limitations imposed by PPO plans on your dental practice’s growth and profitability? In this enlightening episode, hosts Gary Takacs and Naren Arulrajah dive deep into the often-overlooked advantages of liberating yourself from PPO entanglements. Beyond the apparent financial gains, the “Less Insurance Dependence” podcast explores how breaking free from PPO constraints can revolutionize your practice in surprising ways. Tune in to uncover the lesser-known benefits, such as gaining more quality time for personalized patient care, significantly reducing overhead costs, and creating a more desirable work environment for both associates and team members. Drawing from real-world examples and strategic insights, learn how successful resignation from PPO plans can lead to enhanced practice value, increased practitioner satisfaction, and improved patient experiences. Don’t miss this insightful discussion that promises to empower dentists to take control of their practices and thrive outside the confines of PPO dependence.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:07 – Introduction to “The Less Insurance Dependence” podcast.
  • 00:01:17 – Introduction to the topic: “Five Less Expected Benefits of successfully resigning from PPO plans”.
  • 00:03:42 – Discussion regarding the apparent benefits of resigning from PPO plans.
  • 00:05:09 – Discussion on the meaning of a thriving practice.
  • 00:07:15 – Introduction on the first less expected benefit.
  • 00:09:04 – Introduction to the second less expected benefit.
  • 00:11:57 – Introduction to the third less expected benefit..
  • 00:14:51 – Introduction to the fourth less expected benefit.
  • 00:16:22 – Introduction to the fifth less expected benefit.
  • 00:18:43 – Recounting the 05 less expected benefits from resigning from PPO plans.
  • 00:19:24 – Invitation to schedule a marketing strategy meeting with Gary.


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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