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In this podcast episode, Gary and Naren share a recap of the recent webinar with Dental Intel on the topic of Secrets to Thriving in Dentistry in 2024 and Beyond. Learn about the five proven strategies to make 2024 your best year yet, insights about the data collected by Dental Intel working with 10,000 practices, and The Dental Buyer’s journey further explained by Naren.

This episode will help you understand the importance of leveraging psychology to convert website visitors into patients. Feeling stuck and unsure how to grow your dental practice in 2024?

Tune into this episode to get insights from Gary and Naren.  

Do you want to find out Gary’s 5- Easy Strategies for a Better Dental Practice in 2024 & beyond?

5 Easy strategies for a better dental practice in 2024 beyond

Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:08 – Introduction to “The Less Insurance Dependence” podcast.
  • 00:00:57 – Introduction to the RID Academy. 
  • 00:01:34 – Introduction to the episode titled “ Take Away Lessons from Our Most Recent Virtual Event”.
  • 00:02:17 – Overview of the event “The Secrets to Thriving in 2024”.
  • 00:03:17 – Discussion on the availability of the event recording on their website.
  • 00:08:03 – Suggestion on goal setting;  that every practice owner should aim to grow by at least 10% yearly.
  • 00:09:22 – Mentioning of a quote by “entrepreneur, philanthropist, Graham Weston”.
  • 00:10:30 – Summarization of Steve Jensen’s speech at the event.
  • 00:12:23 – Introduction to the theme of Naren’s presentation; how people go about deciding on which dentist they’re going to see.
  • 00:12:36 – Step one of doing well in the practice.; getting shown up in Google via SEO.
  • 00:13:05 – Discussion on the advantages of SEO.
  • 00:15:06 –   Step two;  adapting  Robert Cialdini’s seven fundamental principles of influence on every website you’ve ever designed.
  • 00:16:09 –  Reminder to register on the website to view the event recording.


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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