Episode 635

Secrets to Thriving in 2024 and Beyond Lessons from our Live Event with Dental Intel

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: March 13, 2024 | Listening Time: 0:49:53

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Feeling stuck in your dental practice? Struggling to attract new patients or keep the ones you have? This episode is your roadmap to success in 2024 and beyond!

Join Gary and his expert guests as they crack the code on the modern dental buyer’s journey, revealing how patients find and choose dentists in the digital age. Discover five actionable strategies to transform your practice, from mastering same-day dentistry to attracting high-value patients and building a system-driven operation. Stop feeling overwhelmed and start thriving! Tune in and unlock the secrets to a flourishing dental practice in 2024 and beyond.

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4 Patient Acquisition Strategies


    • 00:00:10 – Introduction
    • 00:00:44 – Announcements 
    • 00:04:01 – Discussion about the importance of measuring performance and the origin of the quote, “When performance is measured, performance improves.”
    • 00:07:33 – Introduction to discussing the dental buyer’s journey and its significance in 2024.
    • 00:11:01 – Presentation of five specific strategies to make 2024 the best year yet for dental practices.
    • 00:13:05 – Deep dive into the first strategy: reducing insurance dependence and its impact on practice profitability.
    • 00:17:10 – Transition to Curtis Marshall’s discussion about insights from top dental intel clients and their successful strategies.
    • 00:18:19 – Introduction to the topic of running with the Bulls and the importance of understanding what’s happening in a given situation.
    • 00:21:32 – Introduction to the concept of hygiene pre-appointment percentage in a dental office and its significance.
    • 00:23:59 – Discussion on the Law of Decay in dental appointment scheduling and its impact on patient retention.
    • 00:26:02 – Analysis of data related to hygiene pre-appointment percentage over the years and the influence of COVID-19 on patient behavior.
    • 00:34:08 – Transition to discussing the buyer’s journey in the dental industry and the importance of understanding how people find dental services and what influences their decision-making.


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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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