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In this episode, Gary and Naren dive into the critical question of whether being a PPO provider truly contributes to achieving an effective work-life balance. Join them as they explore the misconception that PPO status aligns with work-life equilibrium. Gary shares his insights, emphasizing the sacrifice of clinical days and the toll it takes on practitioners. The episode challenges the conventional belief that solo practitioners can effortlessly maintain a three-day clinical workweek. The discussion also touches on the impact of being a PPO provider on patient relationships, team dynamics, and the financial pressures faced by dentists. Explore actionable steps towards reclaiming work-life balance and discover why severing ties with PPO plans might be the key to achieving both professional success and personal well-being. Tune in for practical advice and a fresh perspective on dental practice management.


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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:29 – Quick announcement about the MSM
  • 00:04:28 – Jumps into the topic
  • 00:05:21 – Work-life balance 
  • 00:08:00 – Reason to have two doctors
  • 00:09:56 – Giving up the relationship with PPO plans
  • 00:11:07 – Google does not like duplicate content
  • 00:14:04 – Why your practice is not getting on page one
  • 00:16:24 – Recap


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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