Episode 641

Managing Your Practice in Less Time with Better Results

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: April 24, 2024 | Listening Time: 0:47:26

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Busy dentists, this episode’s for you! Learn how to manage your practice efficiently with tips like regular team meetings, assigning accountability through “champions,” and creating a culture of ownership. Discover why you might be working harder than you think and how to reclaim your time while achieving even better results!

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    • 00:00:26 – Introduction
    • 00:00:49 – Announcements 
    • 00:02:29 – Marketing Tip – By Naren Arulrajah on “Does Organic Social Media Work for Dental Practice Owners?” 

    Coaching in Action

    • 00:08:26 – Introduction of the topic: “Managing your practice in less time with better results.”
    • 00:09:26 – Gary shares his personal history and journey in the profession since 1980. 
    • 00:13:51 – Introduction to the concept of check-in meetings as a part of managing the practice effectively. 
    • 00:16:24 – Explanation of the three types of meetings recommended for a thriving practice: morning huddle, regular team meeting, and semi-annual all-day meeting. 
    • 00:27:49 – Gary elaborates on the idea of individual check-in meetings with team members responsible for specific projects or areas in the practice, emphasizing the importance of accountability and providing resources for better results. 

    Q&A Segment

    • 00:32:15 – Q1 – I have a team of 10. However, I recently noticed that I delegate most of our projects to two individuals. How can I work on changing that and get other team members involved?
    • 00:35:09 – Q2 – It seems like every one of my team members is overworked. I am concerned about adding to their current workload. Your thoughts? 
    • 00:37:13 – Q3 – Is there a formula I can use to determine the appropriate number of team members for the size of my practice? 
    • 00:42:22 – Q4 – What is the appropriate frequency and time allotted for these check-in meetings? 


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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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