The Thriving Dentist Show

The Thriving Dentist Show

The Thriving Dentist Show by Gary Takacs guides dental practice owners and dentists in creating a profitable practice with financial independence while delivering hallmark-level quality of care. Gary’s lively discussions run the gamut from eye-opening lessons for you to become successful.

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May 15, 2024 50 mins
Is your dental practice a dream...or a golden cage?  Building a successful practice takes years, but what happens when you're ready to cash in or simply step back?  This episode reveals the hidden exit strategies many dentists don't even know exist! Escape the dentist's chair (figuratively)!  This episode dives deep into the often-ignored topic of exiting your dental practice.  Learn the four key strategies successful dentists use ...
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Ditch the vague "make it our best year yet" goals! This episode explains how dentists can achieve real success by setting SMART goals.  SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.  Learn how to transform a wishy-washy goal like "do more whitening" into a powerful action plan like "incorporate six digital photos for patient education with every new patient by May 8th to boost case acceptance."  Get r...
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Tired of expensive marketing and a quiet waiting room? This episode of Thriving Dentist equips you with actionable strategies to ditch expensive marketing and attract a steady stream of new patients. Discover how SEO can propel your website to the top of Google searches, emulate a dentist who slashed marketing costs by breaking free from PPO plans, and learn the secrets to acquiring glowing "love letter" reviews from patients. Tune...
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Have you ever experienced a medical situation where communication made a world of difference? In this episode, we welcome JoAn Majors, a dental professional and author of the new book, "Permission to be Honest: Tough Talk on Soft Skills for Providers of Care and Their Teams." JoAn shares her personal story of a life-altering medical event and how it highlighted the critical role of soft skills in healthcare. We delve into the book'...
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Are you tired of your competitors having an edge due to the outdated dental technologies that you are using? In this episode, you will discover three cutting-edge dental technologies that can revolutionize your practice. CBCT machines offer crystal-clear 3D images for flawless implant dentistry, digital scanners can replace the dreaded impression trays, and 3D printing can be used for surgical guides and more. These advancements ca...
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March 27, 2024 41 mins
Are you tired of the same old routine in dentistry? If you're looking to increase your dental practice's income, then you should check out this podcast episode. In it, you will discover a 6-step blueprint for attracting patients who are interested in high-value procedures such as smile makeovers and implants. You'll learn how to become a master of these procedures, showcase impressive before-and-after results, and target the ideal ...
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Do you ever feel like you're wandering around lost in the world of social media marketing for your dental practice? Struggling to attract new patients with the same old strategies? This episode is your lifeline! We'll explore why traditional approaches might not be working, the exciting possibilities of influencer marketing, and alternative ways to build a thriving online community and engage your existing patients. Tune in and dis...
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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 h...
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Thinking of going solo and ditching PPO plans? This episode is your essential guide to avoiding the pitfalls dentists often face when going DIY. Learn from real-life case studies and discover the four critical mistakes that can derail your transition: skipping crucial face-to-face talks with patients, neglecting proactive patient acquisition strategies, overlooking team buy-in, and failing to strengthen patient relationships. Gain ...
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SEO offers budget-friendly, long-lasting website traffic but requires patience and adaptation. Unlike paid ads, it prioritizes high-quality content, technical tweaks, and backlinks to climb search rankings, yielding organic, sustainable growth. However, competition is fierce, algorithms shift, and results take time, so dedication and continuous effort are key to SEO success. Tune in now and unlock the power of SEO for your website!
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How do you find the right fit for your practice in today's competitive job market? Hiring quality team members, particularly those from outside the dentistry field, can be challenging, but it's crucial to the success of your practice. Gary shares his insights and experiences on intentional hiring, identifying and attracting candidates who align with your practice's vision and values, and the untapped potential of individuals in cus...
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February 14, 2024 49 mins
Have you ever wondered what distinguishes confident individuals from the rest? Gary Takacs outlines ten key characteristics of confident individuals, underscoring the fact that cultivating confidence is an ongoing journey of learning and growth. He provides examples of dentists who have cultivated confidence in specific areas, such as presenting treatment plans, through deliberate practice and mindset shifts. Tune in now!
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February 7, 2024 51 mins
Don’t let the topic fool you! No matter at what point you’re in dentistry, this episode is a must-listen. The podcast covers four main measures to assess your practice and understand the importance of moving forward. Gary discusses how practice development is not always linear and key methods to develop your practice along with the consequences of leaving it idle. Tune in now!
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Dr. Paul Henny shares details about his book, “CoDiscovery” which is a key step in a three-stage participative patient development process by Bob Barkley, DDS called "Three Phase Adult Education." He shares his thoughts regarding this process and the meaningful contributions made to dentistry by other influential figures while explaining the current situation of dentists not feeling fulfilled by their careers. Tune in to learn more...
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Dentists often struggle with hidden financial leaks, and for many, the culprit isn't payroll but insurance write-offs. But here's the real sting: most dentists have no idea it's happening. They're operating with blinders on, unaware of the hidden costs silently siphoning their profits. Tune in to this episode to learn effective strategies to battle against the financial drawbacks of PPO plans!
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Is there a magic formula for welcoming new patients and setting the stage for a long-lasting, positive relationship? New patients are the lifeblood of your practice that helps you grow and thrive! From hello to handshake, Gary maps out the perfect patient welcome, ensuring a stellar first experience that builds lasting trust and loyalty. Tune in and learn how to make new patients feel like VIPs! So, is there an ideal way to bring a...
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Ever wondered if selling your practice to a DSO could be the key to financial freedom and a lighter workload? Dr. Paul Etchison, a seasoned dentist, did just that. But was it smooth sailing all the way? Tune in to discover the challenges, surprising opportunities, and valuable lessons he learned throughout his journey.
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Tired of staffing struggles? We're decoding the "Just Right" formula for thriving dental teams! Not too many, not too few, just perfect! Metrics, mistakes to avoid, building a dream squad - it's all here. Let's make your practice thrive!
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