Episode 645

Staying Accountable to Your Practice Goals

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: May 22, 2024 | Listening Time: 0:54:22

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Tired of feeling burnt out? Here’s how staying accountable to your goals can help you create a thriving dental practice.

In this episode of the Thriving Dentist Podcast, Gary discusses the importance of setting goals and staying accountable to them. He outlines the SMART goal framework and shares his 7 goals for a thriving dental practice. You’ll also learn how creating a culture of accountability can lead to a more successful and fulfilling career.

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    • 00:00:26 – Introduction
    • 00:00:45 – Announcements
    • 00:02:48 – Marketing Tip By Ryan Davies on “Does Google care about Reviews when deciding whether to rank me on Google Maps?”

    CIA Segment

    • 00:07:45 – Introduction to the topic of staying accountable to practice goals.
    • 00:08:28 – Transition into discussing the importance of accountability and setting goals within the dental practice.
    • 00:10:26 – Discussion about burnout among dentists and the importance of creating a positive culture within the practice.
    • 00:13:43 – Emphasis on the role of the dentist in modeling accountability for the team.
    • 00:19:43 – Introduction to the seven goals for a thriving dental practice and their significance in achieving success and work-life balance.

    Q&A Segment

    • 00:28:25 – Q1 – 1. How to decrease a really high overhead?
    • 00:34:57 – Q2 – I am a solo dentist. Is 10% annual growth realistic? Is there a point where I would need a 2nd doctor to grow further?
    • 00:40:19 – Q3 – Can you share what system of accountability you’ve created for following up on unscheduled treatment plans?
    • 00:45:19 – Q4 – In the spirit of accountability what should I expect from my marketing firm?


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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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