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Episode 128: The Important Role of Practice Champions in Reducing Insurance Dependance

March 25, 2021
In today’s episode, you will learn the concept of practice champions and their role in your practice.
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As the dentist of your practice, the greatest asset you have in your practice is your dental practice champions! Many dentists tend to feel overwhelmed not only clinically but also due to the practice’s business side. The concept of practice champions helps you reduce this feeling as you will be sharing the work across all team members. It is not a solo-process where the dentist can or has to do all the things to create practice champions. However, the dentist can surely encourage team members to become practice champions. In this episode, Gary will share how you can transform your team members to practice champions that’ll help you reduce insurance dependency.

  • 00:00:50 > Reducing Insurance Dependence Academy
  • 00:02:16 >Into to today’s topic
  • 00:02:27 > 3-part MBA workshop 
  • 00:03:02 > Concept of Practice Champions 
  • 00:06:29 > Create champions in your practice
  • 00:10:26 > 3 specific champions 
  • 00:18:48 > Role playing


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary Takacs is a well-known presence in dental practice consulting. He brings deep knowledge of the individual elements of business success together with genuine compassion for the dilemma of the dentist in today’s insurance-driven culture. As host of the Less Insurance Dependence podcast series, Gary guides dental professionals to a healthier practice style that lets them deliver a hallmark-level quality of care.

You may recognize Gary’s dynamic style from his speaking engagements at a variety of symposiums and continuing education classes, or as host of the popular Thriving Dentist podcast show. As a dental practice coach, Gary’s insight is available on a one-on-one basis or through seminars, audio, and video programs.

As co-owner of a dental practice, Gary has the first-hand experience in making the transformation from high-volume/low fee insurance dependency to a fee for service model. His lively discussions run the gamut from eye-opening lessons in cost accounting to communication that shows consumers what they have to gain from a patient-centric practice.

A published author, progressive rock fan, biker, businessman, and family man – Gary Takacs always has a unique perspective to share.

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Naren Arulrajah

Naren Arulrajah Naren Arulrajah is a self-described "serial entrepreneur," enthusiastic about serving others. For more than ten years he has helped dentists, doctors, lawyers, coaches, consultants, and other professionals find practice success with personal fulfillment.

As founder and CEO of Ekwa Marketing, Naren has brought together a talented team of global experts in all areas of digital marketing. Ekwa’s International client base currently numbers about 200, at all stages of practice from start-ups to growth, transitioning to new leadership, and merger and acquisition.

Naren is always focused on giving back much value to the dental and medical community that has been instrumental in his success.

With a philosophy, in personal and professional life, of surrounding himself with others as passionate about success as he is, Naren fosters a philanthropic environment of sharing.

Naren is a consultant, speaker, author, and above all an inspirational innovator. AceTech Ontario honored Naren’s accomplishments with their 2014 Leadership Initiative Award.

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