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In this podcast episode, Gary and Naren delve into the top 10 questions from RIDA (Restorative Implant Dentistry Academy) members regarding successfully resigning from PPO plans. The questions were curated from hundreds submitted by 1,200 RIDA members, focusing on reducing insurance dependence. The episode covers the first five questions, including the timeframe for transitioning from PPO to fee-for-service, Delta Dental’s fee adjustments, costs of SEO versus Google Ads patients, secrets to low-cost SEO patients, and evaluating readiness to resign from PPO plans based on practice dynamics, scheduling demand, and existing marketing strategies. Gary and Naren provide insights, case studies, and practical advice for dental practitioners aiming to navigate this transition effectively.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:26 – 7 steps for a remarkable patients experience
  • 00:04:19 – Jumps into the topic
  • 00:05:22 – Rida live event
  • 00:06:12 – First question
  • 00:08:55 – Second question
  • 00:11:09 – Third question
  • 00:13:00 – Fourth question
  • 00:14:12 – Fifth question


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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