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In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss the five ways being a PPO practice can hinder you from creating an ideal dental practice. They delve into the challenges of maintaining a relationship-driven practice when you’re constantly racing to meet insurance demands. Additionally, they highlight the financial constraints of PPO plans, how insurance mindsets affect patient decisions, and the difficulty of attracting and retaining top team members. Finally, they emphasize how PPO plans can limit your ability to provide high-value services that bring greater fulfillment and impact to your practice.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:57 – Quick announcement about the upcoming masterclass
  • 00:04:34 – Jumps into the topic
  • 00:05:50 – What a thriving practice is
  • 00:06:39 – Number one
  • 00:07:50 – Number two
  • 00:10:27 – Number three
  • 00:12:10 – Number four
  • 00:13:26 – Number five
  • 00:16:27 – 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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