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It’s the 200th episode of the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast! Woohoo!

In this special episode, we will deviate from the usual format. Instead, Gary Takacs interviews a friend, colleague, and client, Dr. Daniel Alleman, to learn how he successfully resigned from Delta and got rid of the 5000-pound gorilla of insurance.

Gary and Dr. Dan talk about how covid gave dentists the opportunity to get off the merry-go-round of life and think about what and how they do things in their practice, details about resigning from Delta, the importance of keeping patients as much as possible when you drop PPO plans, change in the formula used to grow your dental practice. 

If you’re a dentist wanting to resign from Delta or even any other insurance company successfully, this special episode is something you must listen to!

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:58 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:45 – Background of Dr. Daniel Alleman
  • 00:03:23 – How covid helped dentists
  • 00:06:05 – Details about dropping PPO plans
  • 00:11:58 – Definition of price-fixing
  • 00:22:05 – Colorado Fee For Service Dentists Only Group


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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