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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 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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