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“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” 

The Reducing Insurance Dependence Academy organizes an annual summit to help dentists trying to reduce their practice dependency on insurance get patients. You can join these summits for absolutely free. 

The 2022 Reducing Insurance Dependence Academy Summit was unbelievably successful, with amazing speakers and a record number of attendees. RIDA currently has 1000+ practice owners signed up as members. 

In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss 5 specific things that we could all learn from the 2022 Annual RIDA Summit.

Listen to find out insight that will help you get a better understanding of how the reducing insurance dependency process works in the current dental world!

Having a proper marketing team that can support you along your insurance dependence-reducing path is very helpful because you do not have to figure things out on your own. Getting help from experts will increase results, and you will surely create a flow of new patients who do not have an insurance mindset. 

We would encourage you to schedule a free marketing strategy meeting with Ekwa Marketing  to find out what exactly you should do to attract more patients: 

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:01:15 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:35 – Quick announcement
  • 00:06:00 – #1 thing we learned
  • 00:08:30 – #2 thing we learned
  • 00:12:00 – #3 thing we learned
  • 00:13:58 – #4 thing we learned
  • 00:16:00 – #5 thing we learned


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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