Episode 492

The Five Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned Since Owning a Dental Practice

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: June 16, 2021 | Listening Time: 00:52:19

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In this episode, Gary talks about the 5 most important things he has learned from owning a dental practice and shares it with you to help you create a thriving dental practice.

This episode also features a Clinical Tip from Dr. Mo Budak, DDS on making a good first impression with new patients.

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Time Stamps

  • 00:00:26 – Introduction to the episode.
  • 00:00:43 – Announcement on The Thriving Dentist MBA Workshop

Today’s Thriving Dentist Clinical Tip

  • 00:02:30 – Making a good first impression with new patients by Dr. Mo Budak, DDS.

Coaching In Action

Q&A Segment

  • 00:31:08Question 1 – Gary, what do you think about hiring team members outside of dentistry? Any tips?
  • 00:36:16Question 2 – I definitely am going to find an effective marketing agency that makes the phone ring for me, like you suggested. What can I do in the meantime?
  • 00:39:15Question 3 – I am not familiar with any fee for service practices in my city. Can reducing insurance dependency even be done here?
  • 00:44:11Question 4 – I love your 24-systems. Based on your client work, how can I get these systems to stick in my practice?
  • 00:46:30Question 5 – My team currently feels like they are working as hard as they possibly can. I am concerned that if I push growth I might lose some team members. Your thoughts?


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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