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In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss COVID- 19 and it’s many opportunities that you can take advantage of. We all have a choice of seeing this pandemic as an opportunity or crisis.


  • Introduction to today’s episode > 01:02
  • Your practice is a marathon, not a sprint > 04:45
  • COronaVIrusDisease-19 (19th strain) > 06:38
  • Stephen Covey quote and it’s meaning > 12:35
  • A time for leadership > 15:20
  • A time for optimism > 15:46
  • Emotional intelligence > 17:40
  • Viktor Frankl- Man’s search for Meaning > 17:59
  • What Life Smiles is doing during this time > 19:59
  • Choose to practice dentistry with your head and heart > 22:59

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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