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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Dropping PPO Plans is not something you can do overnight. As a practice owner experiencing the harmful impact PPO plans have on your practice profitability, it’s understandable if you want to drop PPO plans immediately without any hesitation.

However, to successfully drop PPO plans, the goal is to keep as many in-network patients as possible. With proper preparation, your in-network patients will stay loyal to your dental practice even after you drop PPO plans. 

In this episode, Naren and Gary discuss 5 practical things you could do right NOW that will help your practice drop PPO plans successfully. 

If you are a dentist wondering about the specific steps you need to take to get rid of PPO plans, the upcoming Masterclass titled “6 STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY RESIGN FROM PPO PLANS” is perfect for you! 

To learn more and register for the Masterclass, visit:

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:01:13 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:30 – Masterclass: The 6 Steps to Successfully Drop PPO Plans
  • 00:04:28 – #1 thing
  • 00:07:46 – #2 thing
  • 00:09:35 – #3 thing
  • 00:13:10 – #4 thing
  • 00:14:55 – #5 thing


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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