Episode 560

4 Tips to Finish the Year Strong

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: October 5, 2022 | Listening Time: 00:48:13

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It’s amazing how fast each year ends, and a new one starts again.

Have you ever run a race or played in a sports game?  What happens towards the end of the game or the race?  Do you slow down, get distracted, and want to give up?  

No, you do the exact opposite; you dig deep, garner all your energy, and push to finish strong.  In this episode, Gary shares 4 Tips to Finish the Year Strong.

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  • 00:00:26 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:00 – Announcement on the upcoming RIDA Summit

Today’s Clinical Tip

  • 00:03:37  – Pavel Krastev on Sensitivity when bonding restorations

Coaching In Action

Q&A Segment

  • 00:29:28Question Number 1 – What is the best way to communicate the end of the year insurance message to my patients?
  • 00:31:42Question Number 2 – I really like your suggestion regarding adding more same day dentistry to our schedule. However, I really need to start at the beginning here since we have never had a daily goal. How is the best way to start?
  • 00:36:26Question Number 3 – My practice management software does not have a report to track the filled hygiene appointment percentage. How do you recommend that I track this?
  • 00:40:24 Question Number 4 – I’m strongly considering your suggestion to create a specific bonus system for the end of the year. How can I help each team member understand their role in helping us achieve the bonus?


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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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