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In this podcast episode, Gary and Naren discuss the possibility of successfully resigning from PPO plans by the end of the year in response to a growing grassroots movement of dentists who are fed up with the administrative burden and lower fees of these plans. Many companies and employers request lower premiums; insurance administrators are accommodating them by dropping fees. The hosts explore the shift in dentists’ mindset from wondering if they can drop PPO plans to how quickly they can do so. They also share encouraging case studies and examples of how reducing insurance dependence can significantly improve dental practices. They also highlight the benefits of going free-for-service but note that reducing insurance dependence can also bring about substantial improvements. Ultimately, they conclude that reducing insurance dependence within a year is possible.

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Download the E-book to explore the potential of resigning from PPO plans by year-end. Discover how reducing insurance dependence can enhance dental practices through case studies and examples.
Learn how to achieve this within a year, and improve your practice by going free-for-service or reducing insurance reliance!

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:24 – Quick announcement about the upcoming Masterclass
  • 00:04:15 – Dives into the topic
  • 00:06:50 – Can you drop PPO plans
  • 00:08:26 – Going free for service
  • 00:09:41 – A calculated blueprint
  • 00:11:58 – Mastering digital marketing
  • 00:12:53 – Communication strategies
  • 00:16:08 – Free from all the burden
  • 00:17:27 – How we help you


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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