Episode 606

Are Your Team Members Disengaged?

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: August 23, 2023 | Listening Time: 0:51:26

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Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Thriving Dentist Show! In today’s episode, Gary discusses the crucial topic of employee engagement. Discover invaluable insights and recommendations on how to keep your team members engaged and firing on all cylinders throughout the entire year. So, let’s dive in and ensure your team is not only engaged but thriving!

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Reducing Insurance Dependence

What Do We Cover?

✔️ Why Reduce Insurance Dependence?

✔️ Alternative Fee-For-Service Models

✔️ Tips for Transitioning Away from PPO Plans

✔️ Key Considerations Before Making the Switch

✔️ Q&A Session


    • 00:00:24 – Introduction to the Episode
    • 00:00:40 – How to earn 3 hours of CE! 

    Today’s Clinical Tip

    • 00:03:55 – History of Dentistry by Dr. Mo Budak

    Coaching in Action

    • 00:09:44 – The importance of team engagement

    Gary provides 2 Recommendations for Team Engagement

    Q&A Segment 

    • 00:29:28 – Question 01 – I have the monthly bonus based on collections. I can totally identify with the story you shared about team members essentially giving up on the bonus during months when the doctor is on vacation time. How do I stop this from happening?
    • 00:35:01 – Question 02 – Under this system, how do you recommend handling vacation time for team members?
    • 00:38:20 – Question 03 – I have had bonus systems in the past and, frankly, have not had a great experience. Help convince me why a bonus might be helpful.
    • 00:42:14 – Question 04 – I know this sounds crazy. But I have a couple of team members that are not motivated by money. How can I create engagement with these team members?


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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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