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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Increasing the Value of Your Practice Every Year

6/19/2024
This episode discusses the importance of increasing the value of a practice every year, especially for early practice owners. It emphasizes the importance of constantly improving and increasing the value of a practice, even if it's not sold later in life. The most valuable asset in a dentist's net worth is their practice, which can be the value of their home, practice, or other investments. The value of a practice is likely to be a significant part of their net worth, and it's not taxed until a transaction. This strategic investment in one's practice can be customized based on factors like clinical mix of services, whether it's a solo or multiple doctor practice. The episode emphasizes the importance of focusing on the value of a practice and its potential benefits.

Duration:00:44:16

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Mastering A Productive Daily Schedule

6/12/2024
The importance of scheduling in business operations cannot be overstated. Scheduling represents a fixed commitment in time, making it a cornerstone of efficient and organized practices. The key elements for effective scheduling in a business operation include setting specific daily goals, assigning a dedicated doctor, scheduling coordinator, emphasizing the priority of meeting or exceeding these goals, implementing block scheduling for productivity, and maintaining scheduling integrity. These 5 specific points collectively ensure efficiency and both art and science to mastering a productive daily schedule

Duration:00:44:09

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Everything You Need to Know About Increasing Case Acceptance

6/5/2024
Struggling to get patients to say yes to treatment? This episode flips the script on traditional dentistry. Ditch the one-size-fits-all approach and discover how to present options based on what truly matters to your patients. We'll break down why the typical problem-solution method falls flat and introduce a new framework with three key categories of treatment. Learn how to build trust and connection before diving into details, and discover a three-part strategy for guiding patients towards informed decisions. Stop feeling like a salesperson - listen in and unlock the secrets to case acceptance that puts your patients at the center of their dental journey.

Duration:00:48:47

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Tips to Achieve a Practice that Provides Personal Satisfaction

5/29/2024
Ever wondered why some practices struggle to create a fulfilling environment while others thrive? Let's explore the practical reasons behind this and offer valuable insights to boost your dental practice! In this episode of the Thriving Dentist Podcast, join host Gary Takacs as he digs up into the secrets to achieving a practice that not only thrives financially but also provides personal satisfaction. Discover how to boost confidence, overcome patient resistance, and identify high-value services that align with your passions—gaining practical tips for handling patient objections, financing options, and clinical alternatives to make comprehensive dental care within reach for everyone. And don't miss out on understanding why photography plays a vital role in establishing patient trust. Tune in now to transform your approach and transform your dental journey!

Duration:00:47:47

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Staying Accountable To Your Practice Goals

5/22/2024
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.

Duration:00:54:22

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4 Exit Strategies to Consider

5/15/2024
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 (selling traditionally, partnering, DSOs, or staying put) and discover the critical planning step most neglect that could cost them dearly. Take control of your future and unlock the value you've built.

Duration:00:50:38

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SMART Goals for Dental Practices

5/8/2024
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 ready to transform your dental practice from good to thriving!

Duration:00:51:03

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Why Your Website Isn't Bringing in Patients and How to Fix It!

5/1/2024
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 in and witness your practice thrive!

Duration:01:01:23

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Managing Your Practice in Less Time with Better Results

4/24/2024

Duration:00:47:26

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Interview with JoAn Majors: Tough Talk on Soft-Skills for Dentists and Team Members

4/17/2024
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's key concepts, including the power of open-arms communication and the importance of leadership in patient care. JoAn emphasizes that dentistry is changing, and soft skills are more crucial than ever. Whether you're a dentist, a team member, or simply interested in exceptional patient care, this episode is packed with valuable insights.

Duration:00:48:14

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An Inspiring Interview with ADA President-Elect Brett Kessler DDS

4/10/2024

Duration:00:53:09

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Three Practice-Building Technologies Worth Considering

4/3/2024
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 can not only impress your patients but also make your work as a dentist smoother and more efficient. Tune in to learn how you can take your practice to the future! Please schedule this as soon as possible, as it will help the team schedule the show notes on the website early!

Duration:00:46:58

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A BluePrint To Grow High-Value Services

3/27/2024
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 patients for your services. To make this strategy work, it's important to get your entire team on board, revamp your website to highlight these premium services, and celebrate every successful transformation. Tune in to this episode to learn how to take your Dental practice to the next level!

Duration:00:41:51

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Does Social Media Marketing Work for Dental Practices?

3/20/2024
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 discover how to finally make social media work for your dental practice in 2024!

Duration:00:39:13

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

3/13/2024
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 Thriving dental practice in 2024 and beyond.

Duration:00:49:54

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DIY Resigning from PPO Plans: What Could Possibly go Wrong?

3/6/2024
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 valuable insights to navigate a smooth transition and keep your practice thriving.

Duration:00:38:03

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Where can I get the most marketing bang for my buck?

2/28/2024
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!

Duration:00:48:35

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Hiring Quality Team Members from Outside of Dentistry

2/21/2024
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 customer-facing roles. He provides actionable insights on how dental practices can attract and retain top talent by rethinking job descriptions, advertising strategies, and engagement with potential candidates. Whether you are experienced or new to the field, this episode provides insights on hiring and finding the right fit in today's job market.

Duration:00:47:42

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Role of Confidence in a Thriving Practice

2/14/2024
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!

Duration:00:49:44

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I bought a practice. Now what?

2/7/2024
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!

Duration:00:51:38