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Have you given up on hiring quality team members and decided to manage your practice while being short-handed? Being short-handed may help out your bottom line for a short period of time, but ultimately it will negatively affect your bottom line because you will burn people out. 

But the tide is shifting, and we are starting to see new applicants and more equalization of offices looking for team members as well as team members looking for jobs.

In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss how the tide is shifting in hiring quality team members for your practice. They also discuss why this shift is happening and provide real-life examples. 

Gary ensures that the tide is shifting and sends a hopeful message to dentists who are taking down their ads! He also provides valuable tips which can be used during the hiring process.

Tune into this episode to learn more!

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Intro to the episode
  • 00:01:28 – Quick Announcement (Masterclass with Gary Takacs)
  • 00:02:45 – Impact of Covid-19 on Hiring Quality Team Members
  • 00:04:19 – Gary talks about the Thriving Dentist Podcast and the “Inflation: Now What?” episode
  • 00:06:54 – The tide is beginning to change in hiring
  • 00:08:08 – Measuring the shift in hiring in the healthcare sector
  • 00:08:29 – It is a burden to be short-staffed
  • 00:09:02 – Real life example from one of Gary’s client
  • 00:10:17 – Why is this shift happening in hiring, especially in the healthcare sector?
  • 00:12:30 – Sending a hopeful message to dentists who are taking down their ads
  • 00:13:23 – Many of the new hires are migrating from corporate dentistry
  • 00:15:15 – Gary’s Practical Tip 01 – 03 job sites
  • 00:17:22 – Gary’s Practical Tip 02 – Writing an intriguing ad


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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