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Episode 428

Long Game or Short Game?

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: March 25, 2020 | Listening Time: 00:43:31

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In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss the challenges and uncertainty of the effects of the COVID-19 in dentistry and life in general and how important it is to have the right mindset during these times of uncertainty.

  • 00:49 > The challenges and uncertainty
  • 01:34 > The shift in the way we looked at things
  • 02:20 > Episode #427- Special Report: COVID-19 and Dentistry with Dr. Gordon Christensen
  • 06:42 > Mindset and Tactics
  • 09:05 > Various types of mindset
  • 10:02 > Focus on what you can do
  • 12:11 > A quote from Stephen R. Covey
  • 14:57 > When you don’t have the right mindset
  • 17:55 > Concerns of the ‘just this tooth’ patient
  • 22:00 > More interest in the relationship-driven practice
  • 22:56 > Confidence in short, medium and long term
  • 26:13 > COVID-19 will be a defining moment in history
  • 29:20 > Don’t react to all the turbulence
  • 33:50 > Not having control
  • 35:00 > Man’s search for meaning: Viktor Frankl


Episode #427– Special Report: COVID-19 and Dentistry with Dr. Gordon Christensen 

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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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