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Episode 147: Do I Need to Go All the Way?

August 05, 2021
Do you have to be 100% Fee-for-Service to be successful? Listen and find out!
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This episode topic is a question that almost all the dentists on the journey of reducing insurance dependency have. This is because dentists tend to think that they have to be 100% FFS to be successful. However, success can be measured in different ways. For example, when you give away the average contracted fees, anything you do to reduce that amount makes your practice successful. Gary Takacs answers this question and also shares tips on how to make your journey successful!

  • The official podcast of RIDA > 00:01:03
  • Intro to today’s topic > 00:01:12
  • Quick announcement > 00:01:20
  • Do I need to be completely FFS? > 00:02:14
  • Today’s average contracted fees > 00:03:32
  • Quick story > 00:07:40
  • Tool to attract more patients > 00:08:55
  • Write a review! > 00:21:53


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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