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In this episode, Gary and Naren dive into the intriguing topic of “Resigning from PPO Plans: Is It Right for Every Dentist?” Drawing from Gary’s extensive expertise in this field, they explore the must-have attributes that differentiate successful practices from those that struggle when dropping PPO plans. They candidly discuss common mistakes to avoid and offer valuable insights on creating a unique value proposition that attracts patients. Gary stresses the significance of having a consistent and reliable source of new patients beyond PPO directories. Moreover, they examine the importance of being a relationship-driven practice rather than merely transactional. Listeners gain practical tips on achieving personal, professional, and financial satisfaction in their dental procedures. Whether you’re considering resigning from PPO plans or want to enhance your practice, this episode provides invaluable guidance.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:23 – Quick announcement about the upcoming Master Class
  • 00:04:00 – Jumps into the topic
  • 00:05:00 – What landmines to avoid
  • 00:06:30 – Resigning from PPO plans isn’t for everyone 
  • 00:08:28 – Three specific circumstances
  • 00:11:40 – Giving a reason to choose you
  • 00:12:58 – No way of getting new patients? 
  • 00:14:00 – Your practice is not relationship-driven
  • 00:15:05 – A quick learning test


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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