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In this episode Gary and Naren discuss one of the most asked questions by dentists to date, can I resign from PPO’s when 90% of my patients have dental insurance? Gary talks about some important tips and shares some valuable insights about moving out of the past so that it doesn’t become your future.


  • About the upcoming MBA > 00:59
  • Benefit from our Freebies > 01:45
  • Introduction to today’s episode > 03:01
  • Can I do this? > 03:06
  • The vast majority of patients come from being in-network. Learn how to change that > 05:32
  • Your past does not need to be your future > 08:00
  • How using different forms of marketing can help you go out of network > 08:30
  • The Impact of contracted fees > 10:00
  • How to retain 85-90% of existing patients when going out of network > 12:18
  • Data on how many companies are eliminating dental insurance > 15:40
  • How to create a joyful practice > 18:00


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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