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In this podcast episode, Gary and Naren share insights on developing habits that can help dentists thrive in their practice. They emphasize the importance of continuous learning and improvement, not just for the dentist but for the entire team. They discuss six habits, including complimenting team members, which can lead to a positive work environment and improved morale. Other habits include setting goals, tracking progress, and creating a supportive network. Gary provides practical advice on applying these habits in daily practice and encourages listeners to prioritize their personal and professional development to achieve success. Overall, this episode offers valuable insights for anyone looking to improve their habits and achieve their goals in dentistry or any other field.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:23 – Quick announcement about the upcoming MBA
  • 00:04:02 – Dives into the topic
  • 00:06:50 – 6 Habits for a thriving dentist
  • 00:07:15 – No: 1 Complement your team members
  • 00:10:00 – No: 2 Check-in meeting
  • 00:12:12 – No: 3-Morning huddle
  • 00:13:28 – No: 4 Electronic note card
  • 00:14:20 – No: 5 Plan your major CE
  • 00:15:46 – No: 6 Charity case
  • 00:17:44 – Recap of the habits


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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