Episode 586

The Five Mindsets of a Thriving Practice

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: April 5, 2023 | Listening Time: 00:50:14

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Mindsets are the foundation of a thriving dental practice. They help dentists navigate the inevitable speed bumps that come with running a practice. Having a clear understanding of why you do what you do is essential to achieving personal, professional, and financial satisfaction. While tactics are important, they can only take you so far without a strong mindset. Dentists must prioritize mindset development to reach their full potential and create a successful practice. In this episode, Gary discusses 5 mindsets that a dentist can master in order to create a clear path forward and navigate challenges with confidence.

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  • 00:00:23 – Introduction to the episode.
  • 00:00:45 – Announcement about the upcoming Masterclass.

Today’s Clinical Tip

  • 00:03:25 – Dr. Pavel Krastev on Basic Implantology 101

Coaching In Action

Q&A Segment

  • 00:34:11 – Question 01 – What specific high value services do you recommend adding that are more likely to be life-changing for patients?
  • 00:37:44 – Question 02 – You make a great point about not just doing gratitude, but embracing gratitude. Any practical day-to-day suggestions?
  • 00:41:45 – Question 03 – Your message about finishing the race resonates with me. I have a pattern of starting things and not finishing them. How can I change that pattern?
  • 00:45:07 – Question 04 – Regarding Dr. Pankey’s Mastery Ladder I feel like I am on that wrung defined as a student aspiring to become highly adept and then perhaps mastery. I also have a young family and struggle with work life balance. Is it possible to achieve mastery status and still have work life balance?


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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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