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In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss 5 strategies that thriving dentists are using to come back stronger and better during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Live Stream fun & upcoming live stream > 00:16:14
  • Personalized Virtual Coaching & Practice Management Support > 00:18:55
  • Introduction to today’s episode > 00:24:18
  • One: Finish the race > 00:25:00
  • Favorite race of all time: David Wottle (link in show notes) > 00:25:15
  • Two: Embrace gratitude > 00:27:57
  • Three: Develop your 1st 100 days plan > 00:29:22
  • Four: Develop a specific hygiene plan to replace missed hygiene appointments > 00:32:05
  • Five: Do you really want things to return to normal? > 00:34:55


The Improbable Victory of David Wottle


Gratitude: The short film by Louie Schwartzberg


First 100 Days Plan Podcast


How to Successfully Work From Home


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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