Episode 534

Does the Trend in Concierge Medicine Apply to Dentistry?

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: April 6, 2022 | Listening Time: 00:57:29

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Did you know that there is a growing trend in medicine and health care towards concierge-style practices?

In this episode, Gary will share lots of helpful information on how you could borrow some concepts of a concierge practice and apply them to your dental practice.

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Here are 2 key benefits your patients will have if you apply concierge dentistry concepts to your practice;

  1. Concierge dental care includes an annual retainer and No House-Call Fee.
  2. A Concierge Dentist works around a patient schedule and doesn’t expect to squeeze in a visit during regular business hours.

Concierge dentistry is a patient-focused philosophy that allows dentists to deliver high-quality services in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Tune into the episode to find out how you could do this in your practice.

Time Stamps

  • 00:00:27 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:00 – Announcement on the upcoming Masterclass

Today’s Clinical Tip

  • 00:03:05 – Circle of influence by Paul Henny, DDS

Coaching In Action Segment

  • 00:11:18 – What is the new mindset among dentists?
  • 00:11:56 – How does concierge medicine apply to dentistry?
  • 00:12:35 – What is concierge medicine exactly?
  • 00:16:50 – Gary talks about house calls.
  • 00:18:40 – Gary shares his personal experience about how health care has devolved.
  • 00:22:17 – What’s the average price to sign up for concierge dentistry practice?

Q&A Segment

  • 00:35:10 – Question 1 – My practice is located in a solid middle class blue collar area. Can this health- centered model work in my situation?
  • 00:38:13 – Question 2 – I have very insurance driven patients. The first and often only question they have is, “does my insurance cover this?” How do I attract patients who have a higher appreciation for their oral health?
  • 00:44:18 – Question 3 – Gary I always appreciate your perspective, I am a young dentist and new practice owner. What’s your vision for the future of dentistry?
  • 00:49:43 – Question 4 – What specific strategies would you borrow from concierge medicine and apply to dentistry today?


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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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