Episode 582

The Missing Ingredient That Makes All the Difference

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: March 8, 2023 | Listening Time: 00:42:10

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In this podcast episode, Gary discusses the missing ingredient in dental practices that can make all the difference.

Using an analogy of cooking, he explains that missing one ingredient can significantly impact the end result. He shares five examples of areas in dental practices where a small addition can elevate the practice to a world-class level.

For instance, he emphasizes the importance of taking digital photos for patient education and suggests incorporating a tablet rather than a monitor for an interactive experience. He believes we can add the missing ingredient easily and immediately, and knowledge without application is just entertainment. Tune into this insightful podcast to discover 5 areas where you may be missing the ingredients in your dental practice!

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  • 00:00:27 – Introduction to the episode.
  • 00:00:51 – Announcement about the Upcoming Masterclass.

Today’s Financial Tip

  • 00:03:18 – Omar Khaled Montaser on Dealing with Radiographs.

Coaching In Action

  • 00:08:53 – Why does Gary consider himself to be lucky?

Gary shares 5 examples of the missing ingredient in a practice

Q&A Segment

  • 00:27:45 – Question Number 1 – It’s an extra step to load the photos onto a tablet rather than just simply loading the photos to my server and displaying them on a monitor. Is it worth the extra step?
  • 00:30:40 – Question Number 2 – I am in a larger city. Is it even possible to be ranked on page 1 of a google search when there are thousands of dentists in my community?
  • 00:33:33 – Question Number 3 – I am convinced I need to start taking digital photos. Where is the best place to start?
  • 00:36:17 – Question Number 4 – How do I identify “at-risk patients” in my practice?


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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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