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Episode 393

It’s Not in the Knowing, It’s in the Doing’ with Dr. Mike Fling

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: July 31, 2019 | Listening Time: 00:57:05

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Thriving Dentists have a common denominator in that they are lifelong learners and constantly improving their clinical, business and behavioral skills. However, for many people there is a gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’.

We often know what to do but somehow stop short of applying our knowledge. This podcast interview with my friend, Dr. Mike Fling is all about closing the gap between knowing and doing.

In this Show, Mike and I discuss;

  • Mike’s experience as an Instructor at the Pankey Institute,
  • how Mike’s training as a Lab Technician has helped him become a more proficient Dentist,
  • how to improve your communication with your Lab to get better results,
  • Mike’s book; 32 Laps: Tipping Points that Motivate Change and Identify Meaning in Your Life and Your Business,
  • the importance of Fearless Clarity for exceptional Dentists,
  • why Faking It is very appropriate at times,
  • why you need to objectively look at your behaviors and work on continuous improvement through connecting with great Mentors,
  • be mindful of the ‘don’t be fooled’ dynamic,
  • know your work and know your patient,
  • and the importance of giving and receiving.

There is SO much useful information in this interview that you will want to listen to it multiple times!

Link to the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast:

Mike’s website:

Mike’s email address:

Mike’s Book: 32 Laps: Tipping Points that Motivate Change and Identify Meaning in Your Business and Your Life

To Get the book at cost, please call Mike’s office and Kinsey will send it to you: 405-848-6743

Website for the Pankey Institute:

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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