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In this podcast episode, Gary and Naren share their expertise and experience helping practice owners resign from PPO plans. They discuss the real risk of resigning from PPO plans and how dentists can sometimes overthink decisions and fear making the wrong one.

Gary emphasizes that measuring risk is vital in decision-making, but only some dentists fear going backward financially or losing their take-home income. 

He shares a client’s story about the fear of resigning from PPO plans in a competitive market with many other dentists and how the fear of social proof can negatively affect decision-making.

The conversation can be constructive for younger dentists who cannot be Delta Premier members and can only accept PPO plans. Gary also provides essential qualifications for Delta Premier members considering resigning from PPO plans.

By listening to this episode, you’ll gain valuable insights into the real risks of resigning from PPO plans, how to approach decision-making, and important considerations for dentists looking to make a change.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:20 – Quick announcement about the upcoming Masterclass 
  • 00:03:18 – Is there a risk of resigning from PPO plans
  • 00:04:32 – Will my take-home go down
  • 00:07:42 – Plan B
  • 00:13:00 -The real risk is nonexistent
  • 00:14:56 – Mastering Digital Marketing
  • 00:16:05 – Wrapping up


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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