The Thriving Dentist Show

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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.

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.

Episodes

SEP 15, 2021 How to use Focus Time in a Thriving Practice?
In this episode, Gary discusses how to use focus time in a thriving practice with the help of Stephen Covey's time management quadrant model.
SEP 8, 2021 Know your Patients
In this episode Gary discusses the importance of knowing your patient and the 4 critical principles of L.D Pankey. Upcoming Masterclass https://bit.ly/2VoDs2F Shownotes https://bit.ly/3zYDlde
SEP 1, 2021 Tips from Social Media Masters in Dentistry
In this episode, Gary has invited 4 social media influencers to discuss how you could use social media for your practice and Develop a thriving dental practice. Shownotes https://bit.ly/2WI5JkX
AUG 25, 2021 Successfully Onboarding New Team Members
In this episode, Gary shares five simple steps to create an onboarding process that leads towards success. Shownotes https://bit.ly/3mtZ88C
AUG 18, 2021 A Life Well Lived in Dentistry
In this episode, Gary discusses the lessons that you could apply from four giants that contributed to dentistry in enormous ways. Show notes https://bit.ly/3CYRVDy
AUG 11, 2021 Episode #500: Thoughts from Leaders in Dentistry on What Makes a Thriving Dental Practice in 2021 and Beyond!
This is the 500th episode, So Gary has invited a few recognized leaders from dentistry to share tips on what makes a thriving dental practice in 2021 and beyond. Show notes https://bit.ly/2Xir7hd
AUG 4, 2021 Lessons from Steve Jobs Applied to Dentistry
Steve Jobs is considered a great legend mainly because he always pushed himself towards perfection, and thus, was created "Apple." In this episode, Gary discusses lessons we could learn from Steve Jobs and apply it to dentistry. Show notes Link https://bit.ly/3iir0Kt
JUL 28, 2021 The $1 Million NET Practice
Remember the most famous saying - the first million dollars is the hardest? In this episode, Gary discusses the ideal model to create a million-dollar net practice. It is possible but NOT impossible. Link to show notes - https://tinyurl.com/39ccj3kh
JUL 21, 2021 How to Achieve 10%+ Growth Every Year
Would you like to grow your practice by at least 10% annually? Gary has achieved this growth percentage with all his coaching clients, and in this episode, he shares his strategies and tips for you to achieve this growth in your practice. Show notes - https://bit.ly/3wWV0jb
JUL 14, 2021 20 Metrics of a Thriving Practice
Things that are measured will improve and data never lies. In this episode Gary talks about 20 metrics you need to measure to create a thriving dental practice and also the ideal goal for each metric needed to be measured. Shownotes https://bit.ly/3r9rDJ7
JUL 7, 2021 6 Tips for Hiring in a Tight Labor Market
In this episode, Gary talks about six key steps that will help you hire new team members who will be the right fit for your practice in the tight labor market we are experiencing. Show notes https://bit.ly/3AAmm1K
JUN 30, 2021 What We have Learned in Call Recording and Call Coaching
Why is the telephone the most important equipment in your dental practice? Did you know that 99% of new patients come into a dental office by making a phone call? In this episode, Gary will discuss the importance of call recording and call coaching if you want to develop your practice to become a t…
JUN 23, 2021 5 Reasons To Be Bullish On Dentistry
Would you believe dentists can be bullish about dentistry even in the current situation and have their best months or year? In this episode Gary will share 5 specific reasons for dentists to be bullish on dentistry now and into the future. Link to show notes - https://bit.ly/3gQLPMy
JUN 16, 2021 The Five Most Important Lessons I’ve Learned Since Owning a Dental Practice
In this episode, Gary talks about the five most important things he has learned from owning a dental practice and shares them to help you create a thriving dental practice. Link to show notes https://bit.ly/MBA-PR
JUN 9, 2021 Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch
Did you know that a culture is being created by itself even if you did not create one? Many of us would have tried things and failed, and the reason for it could be because we didn't have a proper work culture in place. If you want to know how to create an ideal work culture, Listen to this episode…
JUN 2, 2021 Influence is Everything Today
In this episode, Gary will talk about Robert Cialdini's 6 fundamental principles of influence and share his personal experiences to help you understand why you need to learn how to use the power of influence to get more patients to make your practice a thriving practice.
MAY 26, 2021 Leadership in a Thriving Practice
A common denominator amongst world-class dentists is that they have developed strong leadership skills. There are 6 different leadership styles that can be learned and implemented in various situations accordingly. In this episode, Gary will help you learn the 6 leadership styles and help you devel…
MAY 19, 2021 No Coasting - A Lesson from Terry Bradshaw
This episode is about why you shouldn't be coasting if you want your practice to be a world-class dental practice. Gary also talks about the story of Terry Bradshaw and explains ways to make sure your practice is not coasting and work towards becoming a thriving dental practice.
MAY 12, 2021 One Minute Manager Dentist Style
There are 3 things that need to be done right to become an effective one-minute manager, and in this episode, Gary will help you get them done right. This episode also features a clinical tip from Brian Harris, DDS, on using technology to reach more patients.
MAY 5, 2021 Offense or Defense?
Do you know the advantages of having an offensive mindset regarding decision-making in your practice? In this episode, Gary will share 5 situations and the possible outcomes when you make an offensive approach and a defensive approach.
APR 28, 2021 Funding Future Technology
One of the common things amongst successful dental practices is that they constantly invest in the latest dental technology. But not all dental practices have the same budget. So how do you invest in technology if you're on a budget? Listen to the episode to find out.
APR 21, 2021 6 Steps to Successfully Resign from PPO Plans
Are you thinking of resigning from PPO Plans? Many dentists are trying to resign from PPO plans because being dependent on insurance companies is a pain and torture you keep receiving and not a gift that keeps giving. Listen to the episode to find out the steps to successfully resign from PPO plans…
APR 14, 2021 The $1,000 An Hour Dentist
Are you satisfied with the hourly production you're achieving right now? If you're not, this is an episode you wouldn't want to miss. In this episode, Gary shares five strategies to help dentists increase their hourly production and what you'll need to work on to increase your hourly production con…
APR 7, 2021 Help! My Practice is Flat Lining
In this week's episode, Gary shares that if a practice is not growing, it's dying. And he shares how a flat-lining practice can negatively impact growth. If this is something that you have ever experienced or something you're experiencing and want to avoid absolutely, then this episode is just for …
MAR 31, 2021 5 Strategies To Increase The Value Of Your Practice
Do you know the five things you can do to lead an increase in the practice's value naturally? The practice is one of the most significant assets for a dentist, and in this episode, Gary will share five strategies that will naturally lead to an increase in the value of the practice. This episode als…
MAR 24, 2021 It's Time To Get Serious About Diagnosing And Treating Perio Disease In Your Practice
Periodontal disease is an epidemic in today's world amongst adults, yet most practices cannot get their hygiene department to treat even 30% of patients for periodontitis. This is an area in dentistry where you will be saving lives as there is a direct causal relationship between periodontal diseas…
MAR 17, 2021 A Proven System to Follow Up on Insurance Accounts Receivable
Are Insurance companies paying like they are supposed to? In this episode, Gary shares a system that will help you follow up on insurance account receivables and get them on time from insurance companies. This episode also features a Dental CPA Insight from Mark B. Rosen, CPA, CFP(R) on “Practice O…
MAR 10, 2021 Strategies to Attract and Keep the Best Possible Team Members
One characteristic of a world-class dental practice is they successfully attract and keep quality team members. In this episode, Gary reveals five tips for attracting and five tips to retain the best possible team members in your practice. The episode also features a Clinical Tip from Dr. Rich Hirs…
MAR 3, 2021 The Myth Busting Episode
Myths often hold dentists back from achieving their full potential by limiting their mindset. In this episode, Gary will bust 5 common myths dentists believe in that limit their mindset. This episode also features a Dental CPA insight from Barry Oliver, CPA/PFS on Backdoor Roth IRA. Listen to the e…
FEB 24, 2021 The Benefits to Adding a Part-Time Specialist to Your General Dental Practice
While many specialist dentists prefer the traditional route of opening or purchasing a specialty practice or becoming a partner in a specialty practice, there is a growing trend among young specialists to work with general dentists instead of owning a practice. Listen to the episode to discover wh…
FEB 17, 2021 8 Important Details of A Winning Dental Practice Website
Many dental practices miss out on attracting and converting new patients via online avenues simply because they don't have an optimized website or don't follow the best search engine practices. In this episode, Gary and Naren share 8 Important Details of a Winning Dental Practice Website that will …
FEB 10, 2021 How to Collect Everything You Produce
Today, many dental practices are owed more in "accounts receivables" than they should be. This significantly impacts the practice's financial strength. However, you can overcome this limitation at your practice with the right systems, strategies, and most importantly, the support of your team! In t…
FEB 3, 2021 The 5 Biggest Barriers to Practice Growth
Growing your practice is often an exhilarating experience, however, like any other aspect in dentistry, this too has its own share of hurdles that we need to be successful at overcoming, to fully reap the benefits of owning a practice that's growth-oriented! In this week's Thriving Dentist episode,…
JAN 27, 2021 Building a Successful DSO
Building a successful DSO can be a very ambitious project that can help you on your journey to achieving financial independence as a dentist! In this Thriving Dentist episode, Naren & Gary talk about the core traits that make great DSOs successful & how you can take these & apply them in your own p…
JAN 20, 2021 Retooling the body for 2021 with Dr. Uche Odiatu
In the grand scheme of things, we as dentists, spend a significant portion of our time taking care of patients and end up becoming negligent of our own mental and physical well-being. Staying in good health both mentally and physically is crucial to achieving our fullest potential as a dentist. In …
JAN 13, 2021 Strategies to Avoid Burnout
If you're not careful, you can get too caught up in the realities of day-to-day practice to the point where you may begin to experience burnout. Around 84% of dentists today have experienced burnouts during some part of their careers! In this Thriving Dentist episode, Naren & Gary discuss 6 Strateg…
JAN 6, 2021 Fast Track to Practice Ownership
Are you looking forward to becoming a Dental Practice Owner? Whether you're a young dentist passionate about owning a practice or a dental student looking forward to becoming a practice owner someday, you will find that there are many ways to work towards that goal. In this Thriving Dentist episode…
DEC 30, 2020 What is your BHAG?
BHAG stands for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal. Having a BHAG will inspire you to set the right elements in place that will help you achieve this goal! In this Thriving Dentist episode, Gary & Naren talk about the importance of a B.H.A.G for every practice. They also share a few examples of a BHAG that…
DEC 23, 2020 5 Tips to Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet!
Are you looking forward to 2021? It's no doubt that many practices had to put a hold on their plans on practice growth in 2020. Today as we draw closer to a new year, we seem to have a bit more certainty as things start to unfold, from where we were earlier this year. In this episode, Gary shares 5…
DEC 16, 2020 Is the Solo Dentist Practice Model Dead?
The solo dentist practice model is not what it once was. It is increasingly difficult for dentists to keep up with the latest technology while managing overheads as well as finding meaningful work-life balance. In this week’s episode, Gary discusses the future of the solo dentist model as well as v…
DEC 9, 2020 How to Use ‘After’ Photos to Promote High Value Services in Your Practice
After photographs have long been an effective way to inspire desire and confidence. In this week's episode, Gary and Naren discuss how dental practices can successfully leverage “after” photos to influence patients to choose high-value services. This episode is filled with useful advice and real-li…
DEC 2, 2020 Mergers and Acquisitions in a Thriving Practice
Post covid -19, dentists have been facing challenges running their practices. This has presented an exciting opportunity for thriving practices to grow their patient base by merging or acquiring such practices. In this episode, Gary & Naren discuss how to identify and execute a successful practice …
NOV 25, 2020 Strategies to Fill 92%+ of Your Available Hygiene Appointments!
The hygiene department represents a hidden potential for many practices. In today’s episode, Gary examines the importance of the hygiene department in a thriving dental practice. Together they discuss 4 well-defined goals that dentists should pursue en route to making the hygiene department the pro…
NOV 18, 2020 Taking Your Practice From Good to Great!
Transformation is a word we hear so often these days and for valid reasons. In this week's episode, Gary elaborates on how to build a truly great practice and sets out key goals that every dentist should pursue to achieve greatness. This episode shows you that the path to greatness is not as daunti…
NOV 11, 2020 How to Grow the Whitening Component of Your Practice
A whiter & brighter smile plays a crucial role in forming positive impressions. In this week’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss the importance of the whitening component in your practice and how growing this segment will lead to more patients being interested in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. T…
NOV 4, 2020 Strategies to Create a Legacy Practice!
We all want to build a legacy. However, building a legacy practice is easier said than done. It is a systematic process that requires incredible focus and determination. In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss the importance of creating a legacy and how a legacy-driven mindset will radically transf…
OCT 28, 2020 HR and COVID-19: What Dentists NEED to Know with Ali Oromchian
The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that has brought upon a rapid change in the workplace. This week, Ali Oromchian - Founder and CEO of HR for Health, stops by the podcast to discuss HR in the post-covid world. In this episode, Gary and Ali discuss the FFCRA and its implications on yo…
OCT 21, 2020 The Associate Episode
Do you love dentistry and your practice, but wish you had a bit more time for yourself? Most solo dentists complain that, although business is thriving, they feel exhausted. In this week's podcast, Gary and Naren discuss shortcomings of the solo dentist model and why you should consider adding an a…
OCT 14, 2020 We Don’t Need More PPE, We Need Better PPE - Meet Clara with Fred Joyal and Cherie Le Penske
We’ve all had to wear more PPE than usual, and finding a mask that is both comfortable and effective has proven quite challenging. In this week's episode, Fred Joyal & Cherie Lepenske join Gary to introduce “CLARA” a new respirator mask, specially designed to address the concerns most clinicians fa…
OCT 7, 2020 Strategies to Successfully Reactivate Past Due Hygiene Patients
Did you know that it costs you less to keep an existing patient than it does to attract a new one? Every dental practice has plenty of existing patients that are either not very active or completely inactive. So how do you keep your existing patients active? In this episode, Gary explains how by sh…
SEP 30, 2020 Is the way your phone answered the Achilles’ heel in your Practice?
Many dentists invest in marketing to attract potential new patients, but what they don't realize is that if their team does not answer incoming phone calls effectively, they're losing out on the results of their marketing efforts. This week, Gary shares his insights on how to effectively respond to…
SEP 23, 2020 Mutual Aid Agreement - Everything You Need to Know
As a dentist, one of the most valuable assets you own is your practice, and if you think about it, the value of a practice is highly dependent on the dentist. So what if something happens to you, the dentist? Are you and your practice ready to face that challenge? This week, Gary challenges you to …
SEP 16, 2020 The Benefits of ‘Book Club’ with your Team Members
To be better tomorrow than you are today is a philosophy that Gary firmly believes and follows each day. He and his team at LifeSmiles, have followed this principle by embracing life-long learning & actively attending book club meetings since the year 2007. These book club sessions have been instru…
SEP 9, 2020 The AMA (Ask Me Anything) Episode
In this week’s episode, Gary answers 11 practice management questions shared by dentists and practice owners like you. These series of questions cover a wide range of topics, from tips to reducing insurance dependence, to increasing case acceptance, as well as how to have a high performing team wit…
SEP 2, 2020 Tips to Help Dentists Do More of the Dentistry They Love!
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares actionable tips to help patients accept more of the types of dentistry that the Dentist would like to provide. This episode will prepare you on how to convince your patients to make rational decisions about their oral health while encouraging them t…
AUG 26, 2020 How to Avoid the Coming Crisis in Your Hygiene Schedule
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares tips on how you can take actionable measures to avoid the coming crisis in your hygiene schedule. Due to the Lock downs that prevailed in March-April, most of us have not had any patients who came in those two to three months. What happens if they did not …
AUG 19, 2020 4 Tips to Become a More Effective Leader
In this week's episode, Gary Takacs shares the importance of leadership in a dental practice and how you can develop it. Gary also shares a list of books that you can read to progress and understand the importance of leadership and the impact it has on the culture of your practice. To be a world-cl…
AUG 12, 2020 The One Metric You Must Know if You are a PPO Practice!
In this week's episode, Gary Takacs will be diving deep into a metric that 9 out of 10 dentists involved in PPO plans are completely unaware of. A lot of dentists are involved with insurance companies to get new patients into their practice, but they are unaware of the money they pay insurance comp…
AUG 5, 2020 A Pathway for More Fee-For-Service Patients!
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary Takacs will share all of the details behind the concept of using an in-office membership plan to attract new patients who do not have dental insurance. Gary shares many insightful tips and guidelines to create the ideal membership plan for your practice an…
JUL 29, 2020 The Biggest Scheduling Mistake That Dentists Make
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show podcast, Gary shares about the biggest scheduling mistake that dentists make. Scheduling appointments is one of the most vital parts of growing your dental practice, as that's how you can get new patients as well as get your regular patients to turn up for their…
JUL 22, 2020 World-Class Dental CE Resources
In this week's episode, Gary shares valuable information on world-class CE resources with many details on courses plus dentists that will help our listeners get accredited and certified to join the elite group of world-class dentists. Having been in the dental industry for more than 40 years, one o…
JUL 15, 2020 7 Specific Tips to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Google
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares 7 specific tips to improve Search Engine Optimization on Google. Mastering SEO on google is a pathway for attracting more quality new patients for your dental practice! Learn the strategies that will help you master SEO and increase quality, new patients t…
JUL 8, 2020 Tips To Convert Potential New Patient Calls To Appointments
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs shares 4 tips on how to convert potential new patient calls to appointments. According to him, it's all about first impressions. It is necessary to make a good impression during that first phone call. This episode will help you learn how to create an everlasting …
JUL 1, 2020 The Benefits Of Assisted Hygiene
In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs talks about the benefits of assisted hygiene & provides you with secret tips that will help you implement this system in your dental practice too! You will be able to understand what assisted hygiene is, the 4 KPIs that need to be in place for a hygiene driven pr…
JUN 24, 2020 A Bonus System that Works!
In this week’s Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares about his most favorite system of achieving consecutive growth in his Life Smiles Practice, which is having a proper Bonus system/compensation system that works. This episode will help you understand the importance of having a properly functioning B…
JUN 17, 2020 How Understanding DISC Personality Styles can Transform Your Practice!
In this episode, Gary shares his insights on the DISC personality styles while explaining in detail about each category and how to identify each personality style to help transform a dental practice. This episode will help our listeners understand the importance of DISC personality styles and how t…
JUN 10, 2020 5 trends to watch in dentistry
In this episode, Gary shares the five trends in dentistry that every dentist should keep an eye out, especially post-COVID 19. Further, Gary explains in detail how dentists should approach their patients into a conversation about comprehensive care & how to build a relationship with them as a relat…
JUN 3, 2020 Is NOW the Time to Resign from PPO Plans?
In this episode, Gary answers the question if this is the time to resign from PPO plans, especially during a crisis. Tune in to the episode to learn what he has to say for this question. He further stresses on the negative points of having a higher overhead and its impacts on your dental practice &…
MAY 27, 2020 The Ideal Practice Size
Gary & Naren share their insights on how to determine the right size for your dental practice. They share six specific goals that help to determine the ideal size of the dental practice. The listeners can benefit immensely from this episode to learn why a dental practice should focus on its growth …
MAY 20, 2020 Special Gift: Free MouthGuard Project Course for Thriving Dentist Show Listeners ($199 Value)
In this episode, Gary Takacs, along with Naren Arulrajah, delves deeper into why every one of our listeners should incorporate the mouth guard course to create NFL quality mouth guards as a marketing/ service project for their patients and their community. Gary shares with his listeners how the Mou…
MAY 13, 2020 Tips to Improve Your Immune System' with Dr. Uche Odiatu
In this episode, Gary interviews Dr.Uche Odiatu on strengthening the immune system to lead a healthy life, especially during this challenging time, and encourage our listeners to be fit and healthy while showing us how 'stress' plays a major role in our health. Tune into this special episode to und…
MAY 6, 2020 Thoughts From Leaders In Dentistry On Making Your Future Bigger Than Your Past
In this episode, Gary and 7 special guests share their thoughts on ''how to create a bigger future than the past.'' The 7 leaders in dentistry encourage our listeners on how to be strong during challenging times as this. The Guests are Nikkie Green, David Hornbrook, Paul Henny, Fred Joyal, Rod Gore…
APR 29, 2020 First 100 Days Plan
In this episode, Gary & Naren discuss how to plan your first 100 days. Gary has a specific ‘First 100 Days’ Plan which he uses for his personal coaching clients and he shares the same during this podcast for the benefit of all our listeners so that everyone can come back stronger once this COVID-19…
APR 22, 2020 What Thriving Dentists are doing NOW with Marketing
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss what dentists are currently doing now with their marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gary and Naren also go in-depth on marketing fundamentals, Google, and Dr. Robert Cialdini’s principles.
APR 15, 2020 Do You Really Want Things to Return to Normal?
In this episode, Gary & Naren discuss the question ‘Do You Really Want Things to Return to Normal?’ They further discuss how we can make good use of the current free time we have in hand to come back stronger & better when the pandemic situation has passed. Gary also answers questions raised by lis…
APR 8, 2020 5 Effective Responses to COVID-19 Crisis
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss five effective responses to the COVID-19 crisis. During these uncertain times, it will not only help you (the dentist) and your team members, but it will also help your patients to know that someone truly does care about them. Your perspective changes when…
APR 1, 2020 Special Report: How Thriving Dental Practices Can Work From Home
In this episode, Gary & Naren share their insight on how dental practices can work from home during this Covid-19 pandemic. They also provide some valuable resources for our thrivers. Tune in to the episode to learn some tips for working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. If you follow this info…
MAR 25, 2020 Long Game or Short Game?
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss the challenges and uncertainty of the effects of the COVID-19 to dentistry and life in general and how important it is to have the right mindset during these times of uncertainty. Tune in to this timely episode to learn more!
MAR 19, 2020 Special Report; COVID-19 and Dentistry with Dr. Gordon Christensen
This is a time of uncertainty as we deal with the challenges of COVID-19. One of the reasons people feel uncertain is the amount of conflicting information about the virus and its impact. Gary and Naren wanted to bring you the most current scientific and unbiased information about COVID-19 and how …
MAR 18, 2020 5 Specific Tips to be a Rockstar Dental Team Member
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren share 5 Specific tips to be a Rockstar Dental Team Member. This episode will help your dental practice become more efficient with your team members being more self-sufficient and great team players, putting your dental practice at the forefront.
MAR 11, 2020 How to Attract & Keep the Best Possible Team Members
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren talk about five strategies in keeping the best possible team members and reducing turnover. Gary defines the five tips that will help you to improve your hiring process and finding team members for the long term!
MAR 4, 2020 Secret to creating a practice and life of your dreams
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss the secret to creating a thriving dental practice, one that helps you achieve personal, professional & financial satisfaction. Many dentists go through their careers and fall into a rut or even burn-out. Tune in to this episode to learn the secret combinat…
FEB 26, 2020 5 Growth Hacks to Make Every Year Your Best Year Yet
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren talk about five specific growth hacks to make every year your best year yet by improving your practice’s culture and production goals. You will further learn how to determine the right amount of hygiene days for your dental practice, and when should you add a seco…
FEB 19, 2020 5 Tips to Master Scheduling
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren talk about five tips on how you can master schedule in your practice and make it topnotch by improving your practice’s productivity and financial stability. Tune into this episode to learn more!
FEB 12, 2020 Defining Success in Dentistry in 2020 and Beyond
In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren talk about finding joy and happiness in dentistry. In the second segment, Gary interviews Tom Larkin, who shares his insights on the NCA National Football championship, discussing Joe Burrow and what it has to do with dentistry. Tune in to this …
FEB 5, 2020 The 06 Digital Photos that will Massively Increase Case Acceptance
In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren go in-depth on the ways of improving case acceptance in your dental practice. You will be able to understand clearly the difference between digital and intraoral photos, how to upload the photographs to the tablet/iPad, and how to get your team …
JAN 29, 2020 How to Master the concept of ‘Story’ in your practice
In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren discuss marketing and mastering the concept of ‘story’ in your brand and practice. Gary shares the goal that you should be having for 2020. Tune in to this episode to find out more on how the seven points of the story come together to make your …
JAN 22, 2020 The High-Performance Dentist
In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren reflect on Gary’s mentor, Dr. Omer Reed, and how he influenced his life. In the Thriving Dentist Interview segment, Dr. Uche Odiatu joins Gary in conversation to help you work towards becoming a high-performing dentist in 2020 and beyond! Tune i…
JAN 15, 2020 Sometimes the Best Defense is Offense: Delta Dental
In today’s Coaching in Action segment, Gary and Naren discuss the largest dental insurance provider, Delta Dental, and what happens when you resign from their plan. Gary provides in-depth information on what you can do to be on the offense. In the second segment, they talk about a real case study t…
JAN 8, 2020 The 24 systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part II
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren discuss the remaining 12 systems for a thriving practice. This episode consists of great insights and proven strategies that have generated massive results for Gary's dental practice named LifeSmiles. Part I of this series was done in episode 413. Tune in to this …
JAN 1, 2020 Make 2020 the Year you Master Marketing
In this episode, Gary interviews Naren on how Dentists can master marketing in 2020. They delve deep into Dr. Robert Cialdini’s six principles of influence (in-depth), new google update, the importance of reviews, the importance of SEO for Dentists, the Google EAT update, and so much more! Tune in …
DEC 25, 2019 How to develop a health-centric practice and enjoy the benefits
In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss how to develop a health-centric practice and the benefits of doing so. There's a Thriving Dentist interview segment where Gary interviews his good friend Dr. James Goolnik who is an author, speaker, and also Clinical Dentist, the founder of the Bow Lane Denta…
DEC 17, 2019 The 24 Systems for a “Thriving Practice” - Part I
In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss 12 of the 24 systems that are important to have in place in your dental practice. Tune in to this episode to learn why systems are so vital and what business systems should be in place, the scheduling template to achieve a daily production goal, hygiene sched…
DEC 11, 2019 Race to the Bottom or Sprint to the Top
Do you want to race to the top or the bottom? In this episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah, discuss in-depth on being insurance dependence and the impact Delta Dental has on the industry. Learn how you can grow your practice bigger and better by deciding to reduce your insurance dependenc…
DEC 4, 2019 The Importance of Offering High Value Services
In this episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah, discuss in-depth about high-value services and the importance of offering them in your practice. They further discuss how to develop and market the cosmetic component of your dental practice. Additionally, you can also learn a particular clini…
NOV 27, 2019 Seven Steps for a Remarkable New Patient Experience
In this episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah, discuss the seven important steps involved in making a remarkable new patient experience. In the coaching in action session, Gary shares his strategies of how you can give a unique experience to your new patients as they have a massive impact …
NOV 20, 2019 Four Ways To Determine If You Are a Thriver
In today’s episode, Gary and his co-host, Naren Arulrajah, discuss various ways on how to tell if you are a ‘'Thriver,’' and how to become one if you aren’t! Gary will also introduce some case studies of Thrivers and how serving others impacts you in the best way. Learn how the concept of a ''thriv…
NOV 13, 2019 How to Develop a Hygiene Driven Practice
In today’s episode, Gary and Naren talk about the importance of developing a hygiene-driven practice and how to achieve it by measuring your performance. Gary also introduces, ‘Thriving Dentist in Real Life’ to our listeners, along with tips to improve your hygiene re-care. Grab Gary's something ex…
NOV 6, 2019 How to Develop a High Performance Team
In today’s episode, Gary and his co-host Naren Arulrajah delve into the first segment of the Thriving Dentist Coaching in Action series on how to develop a high-performance team. They also discuss the 6-goals for a thriving practice and the concept of the Thriving Dentist book club. You can also ta…
OCT 30, 2019 The Power of a Relationship-Driven Practice
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary continues his series on the 10 Elements of a Thriving Practice along with Naren Arulrajah, in which they discuss the power of a relationship-driven practice and what it means to develop it. Tune in to the episode to the difference between a transaction…
OCT 23, 2019 Sucktember
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary and his co-host Naren Arulrajah, discuss the myth of September always being bad! Tune in to this episode to learn how you can avoid less performing seasons by being proactive and taking effective marketing measures to reduce any down cycles or future S…
OCT 16, 2019 The 10 Elements of a Thriving Practice
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast Show, Gary and his co-host Naren, discuss what a Thriving Practice looks like from a patient, owner, and a team member's point of view. They further discuss the 10-elements in Gary’s practice, Life Smiles Dental Care, how he values the relationship-driven practic…
OCT 8, 2019 The Thriving Dentist Show Pivots
In today’s Thriving Dentist Podcast show, Gary has invited his friend and co-host of the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast, Naren Arulrajah co-host this episode. Naren is the CEO of Ekwa Marketing and helps dentists across the world with their digital marketing. They talk about the pivot that is ta…
OCT 1, 2019 Year End Tax Savings Tips With Robby Apple CPA
Gary invited his friend Robby Apple CPA as a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show to share some specific tips you can use to reduce your tax liability in 2019. They discuss everything you need to know about the process of tax planning, retirement plan fundamentals & many more. Robby has complete com…
SEP 25, 2019 Why Does Dentistry Fail? With Greg Kamyszek
The reality is that dentistry can fail due to several reasons. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Greg Kamyszek on the Show as a Guest to explore some common reasons why dentistry fails. Gary and Greg discuss how Bio Research works with all of the major occlusion ‘camps’, why oc…
SEP 18, 2019 Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a Serious Medical Condition with a Dental Solution with Bryan Ferre
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most pernicious and misunderstood healthcare concerns of the modern era. Gary invited his friend Bryan Ferre, who lost his wife Carrie due to OSA, as a Guest on this Thriving Dentist Show episode to share his knowledge about OSA. You will learn from him h…
SEP 10, 2019 The Story of Three Young Dentists Who Are ROCKING Their Careers with Drs. Joseph Blalock, Scotty Blanchard and Luis Philipe Mariusso
In this week's Thriving Dentist episode, Gary interviews three young dentists, Joe Blalock, Scotty Blanchard, and Luis Philipe Mariusso. They share what they have learned in their journeys early in their career, the CE direction that each Dentist has taken to enhance their skills since graduation f…
SEP 4, 2019 Co-Discovery; What is it? When to Use it? Why to Use it? with Dr. Paul Henny
Co-Discovery is a process that was introduced to the dental profession many years ago by Dr. L.D. Pankey and Dr. Peter Dawson (among others) to help patients take a greater interest in comprehensive care. In terms of diagnosis, treatment planning & case presentation. In this episode, Dr.Paul Henny …
AUG 27, 2019 Real-Time Online Scheduling with Weston Lunsford and Keith English
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews two special guests, Weston Lunsford and Keith English, to discuss the power of real-time online scheduling for dentistry. Real-Time online scheduling is something that other industries are using with great success. This episode will help you understand…
AUG 20, 2019 The Model of an Award-Winning, Multi-Disciplinary Practice with Dr. Nanda Albatish
In this Thriving Dentist episode, Gary interviews Dr.Nada Albatish on how she has created an award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice named All Smiles Dental Centre in Canada. She shares her role as a Clinical Instructor with Clinical Mastery, how she limits her schedule to providing complex rest…
AUG 14, 2019 FREE Online CE: Practice Growth Summit (The World’s Largest Online Practice Growth Event) hosted by Weave
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews three executives at Weave about their upcoming online CE Event named the Practice Growth Summit. This Summit is the world’s largest online practice growth Event and is the pathway for you to earn free CE Credits from the comfort of your home or …
AUG 6, 2019 Lessons From a Dental Company Celebrating 100 Years in Business with Ann Steinbock
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Ann Steinbock, VP Marketing and Sales at Whip Mix, which is one of the elite dental companies that can claim a 100-year history. She shares lessons with our listeners on how they have successfully built a company to last. If you think Whip …
JUL 31, 2019 It’s Not in the Knowing, It’s in the Doing’ with Dr. Mike Fling
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Dr.Mike Fling about closing the gap between knowing and doing. For many people, there is a gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. We often know what to do but somehow stop short of applying our knowledge. Tune in to this episode to understand from M…
JUL 23, 2019 Life After I Sold My Practice to a DSO (and Kept Working There!) with Dr. Nezar Kassem
In this Thriving Dentist episode, Gary interviews his friend, Dr. Nezar Kassem, about his decision to sell his practice at mid-career to a DSO. They further discuss Nezar’s new 10-operatory office, his experience working with Apex Design, building his new office, & how selling his practice to a DSO…
JUL 16, 2019 How to Become a Transformational Leader to achieve the Practice of Your Dreams with Dr. Mac McDonald
Leadership is such a crucial element of a Thriving Dental Practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend, Dr. Mac McDonald, to share his wisdom and thoughts on how Dentists can become transformational leaders. They discuss the fact that Leadership can be learned and developed & it…
JUL 9, 2019 Courageous Conversations with Katherine Eitel Belt
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invites his friend Katherine Eitel Belt, who is a master in teaching effective communication, to share strategies and tips for how to have courageous conversations. The content of this interview is an absolute game-changer and you will be able to use this …
JUL 2, 2019 Everything to Consider When Building Your Ideal Office with Bruce Johnstone
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Bruce Johnstone to discuss all the details to consider when building your ideal new dental practice. They delve into how you should ensure that you maintain consistency of your brand as you build your new office, and how to accomplish the build…
JUN 26, 2019 Case Conversations that Make it Easy for Patients to Say Yes with Paul Homoly DDS
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Paul Homoly to share some insightful tips that will help you to improve your case presentation skills. Developing the skills to help guide your patients to accept ideal treatment is a necessary skill set in a thriving practice. Tune …
JUN 19, 2019 The Latest Advances in Adult Orthodontics with Dr. Mike DiTolla
In this Thriving Dentist Show episode, Gary invited his friend Dr. Mike DiTolla to share the advances in the world of adult orthodontics in a dental practice. Adult orthodontic treatment can be combined with very conservative veneers to create truly beautiful smiles. They also discuss the applicati…
JUN 12, 2019 How LifeSmiles Attracts 65 Quality New Patients Every Month via Digital Marketing with Naren Arulrajah
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Naren Arulrajah to explain the digital marketing plan and activities that Gary uses in his LifeSmiles practice to attract 65 new patients every month. Naren is the Founder & CEO of EKWA Marketing, the digital marketing agency that provides mark…
JUN 5, 2019 From Army Dentist to Owning Three Practices with Dr. Richard Low
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his former dental student, Dr. Richard Low, to share his story of how he owned 3practices from being an army dentist. This episode will help you understand the red flags to determine in you are better off NOT owning a dental practice, the post-grad…
MAY 28, 2019 The Difference that 2 Degrees can Make in Your Dental Practice with Weston Lunsford
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Weston Lunsford, to discuss the significance of 2 degrees. Minor changes in course direction can make a significant difference in the performance of your dental practice. They review in detail the concept of outsourced CFO services for your…
MAY 21, 2019 Technology to Get Paid Faster with Lower Cost while Providing Your Patients a Superior Payment Experience with Bruce Baird DDS
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Bruce Baird to discuss the new technology that allows you to escalate patient payments. Creating a Payment System in your practice where you collect everything you produce & it is a critical element of a thriving practice. This episo…
MAY 14, 2019 The Science Behind Xylitol and How to Incorporate Xylitol in a Thriving Dental Practice with Nate Jones
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary Takacs invites his friend, Nate Jones, to discuss all things about xylitol and how to incorporate it in a thriving practice in 2019 and beyond. They discuss, in detail on how xylitol prevents tooth decay, the best way to get patients on a xylitol protocol, and ho…
MAY 8, 2019 Everything You Have Ever Wanted to Know About Successful Branding with Grace Rizza
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviewed his friend, Grace Rizza, to unlock the mystery of branding and share with you everything she knows about branding. Tune in to this episode to understand what branding is and how it relates to dentistry, & use this to acquire more new, high-quality pat…
MAY 1, 2019 Creating the Remarkable Dental Practice with Fred Joyal
In this episode, Gary interviews Fred Joyal, to share information about a new digital course that Fred has created all about how to create a remarkable dental practice. Tune in to this episode to learn how to get your entire team on board with your practice vision. Learn how to manage your online r…
APR 23, 2019 CBD Oil Applications in Dentistry with Paul Henny DDS
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Dr. Paul Henny to discuss the possible applications of CBD Oil in dentistry. They discuss in detail about Paul’s experience in using CBD Oil in his practice & the possible future dental applications of CBD Oil in dentistry. As of 2018, prel…
APR 16, 2019 Dental Practice Hero; From Ordinary Practice to Extraordinary Experience with Paul Etchison DDS
In this Thriving Dentist episode, Gary interviews his friend, Paul Etchison, How Paul successfully opened a scratch practice in 2009 in one of the most competitive areas of the country (suburbs of Chicago) and developed it into a top 1% practice. He shares the importance of expanding an authentic T…
APR 9, 2019 The Lip and Tongue-Tie (ankyloglossia) Laser Release Procedure with Ford Gatgens DDS
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend and client, Dr. Ford Gatgens, from Dickson TN, about some things that are producing excellent results in his practice. They go into detail about the lip and tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) laser release procedure he has successfully implem…
APR 3, 2019 Embracing Rejection as a Key to Achieving Your Goals with Laura Mach DDS
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Dr. Laura Mach to share her unique perspective on why embracing rejection can be an important key to achieving your goals. They discuss in detail on the challenge that many Dentists face regarding expectations vs reality. You can also grab …
MAR 26, 2019 Keys to Financial Independence with Art Wiederman CPA
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Art Wiederman on how to achieve financial success. They discuss in detail the best debt retirement strategies, the benefits of working with an Academy of Dental CPA Firm (ADCPA). Tune in to this insightful episode to learn about the m…
MAR 19, 2019 What Americans REALLY Think About Their Teeth with Brian McCarthy
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Brian McCarthy (Executive Vice President of ) about the content of the online survey report revealing American views and behaviors towards oral and dental care, habits, and priorities. The results of this survey were published in the 2019 St…
MAR 13, 2019 Case Acceptance Tips to Get More Yes’s from Your Patients with Dr. Chris Bowman
In this week's Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Dr.Chris Bowman on increasing case acceptance in your dental practice. They delve deeper into discussing the importance of the initial phone call and how to set yourself up for success, beginning with that first call, the concept of overhearing …
MAR 6, 2019 How One Dentist Saved over 50% on CAD-CAM Technology in his Practice with Dr. John Ravera
Gary invited his friend and client, Dr. John Ravera as a guest on the show to talk about his unique solution to adding CAD-CAM dentistry to his Newport Beach practice at less than half the cost of the traditional CEREC route. They share the four components of a CAD-CAM system & how to implement it …
FEB 27, 2019 The Less insurance Dependence Mastermind with Gary Takacs
Naren Arulrajah interviews Gary on how he successfully reduced insurance dependency in his practice, the single most important strategic decision that Gary and Dr. Paul Nielson have made in their ownership of their LifeSmiles practice. Tune in to learn the concept of thinking about your insurance a…
FEB 20, 2019 Life Saving Dental Hygiene with Tom Larkin DDS
It is long past due to get serious about diagnosing and treating perio-disease! Gary interviews Tom Larkin in this episode to discuss the many advances available today in the world of oral/systemic health. You can learn more about new ways to identify biofilm DNA and biomarkers in patients, and the…
FEB 13, 2019 Smiles at Sea is Going to Cuba! with Elijah Desmond
Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to talk about his Smiles at Sea Cruises and in particular to share details about some events happening this October including a Smiles at Sea Cuba Cruise. They discuss Elijah’s motivation for starting Smiles at Sea, his vision for ‘Dentistry’s Got Talent’, & s…
FEB 6, 2019 Loving What You Do is the Secret to Insane Success with Dr. Peyman Raissi
Gary interviews Dr.Peyman Raissi (aka; Peyray) on how he initially started his career as an Associate Dentist with Affordable Dentures and Implants. He is one of the young dentists making a positive impact on the Dental Profession! He shares his story of how he grew this practice significantly by m…
JAN 29, 2019 If Your Marketing Strategy is ‘Spray and Pray’ Here’s a much More Effective Approach with Mark Oborn
In this interview, Gary invited his long-time friend, Mark Oborn, as a guest on the podcast to discuss the most effective marketing techniques. Gary considers Mark one of the brightest minds in dentistry on the topic of marketing! They share the importance of providing your potential patients with …
JAN 23, 2019 Why I Decided (as a mid-career Dentist) to Sell my Practice to a DSO with Dr. Nezar Kassem
DSO’s (Dental Service Organizations) are the fastest-growing segment in dentistry today. It is common today for Dentists to be approached by DSO’s looking to acquire more practices. In this Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Nezar Kassem to share his story of why, as a mid-career Dentist, he decided…
JAN 15, 2019 Best Strategies for Paying Off Your Dental School Loans as Soon as Possible with Mark Johnson
Gary invites Mark Johnson to share the best strategies for paying off your dental school loans as soon as possible. They discuss the best time to start planning for repaying student loan debt, the biggest mistakes Dentists make in loan repayment planning, and how to avoid these mistakes. Listen in …
JAN 9, 2019 How I Attracted 1,000+ New Patients in Less Than 3 Years Using Instagram with Dr. Brian Baliwas
Gary invited Dr. Brian Baliwas to share how he attracted 1000+ new patients in less than three years using Instagram. Brian is one of the progressive young Dentists. He shares the story of his unremarkable college experience (2.7GPA) and how he overcame this to get accepted into dental school. He h…
JAN 2, 2019 Health and Wellness Hacks to Make 2019 Your Healthiest Year Yet with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Gary interviews, Dr.Uche Odiatu on Health and Wellness Hacks to make 2019 your healthiest year yet! Maintaining good health is very important if you are going to achieve your full potential as a dental professional. He shares on the importance of getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night, the l…
DEC 26, 2018 Training and Investing in Developing your Team with Laura Hatch
A high-performance team is a requirement if you are going to develop a world-class dental practice. Gary invited his friend Laura Hatch as a guest to discuss the latest trends in training and investing in transforming your team. They discuss Laura’s experience with creating two start-up dental prac…
DEC 19, 2018 Lessons from Competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon World Championships with Dr. Brett Kessler
Gary interviews Dr. Brett Kessler to talk about the lessons he learned from competing in the 2018 Ironman Triathlon world championships as he competed in this Recently, Brett competed in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. They discuss Brett’s experience with substance abuse …
DEC 12, 2018 The Indirect Path to Success and the Importance of Gratitude with Dr. Nikki Green
Gary invited his long-time client and friend Dr. Nikki Green to share her experiences developing a thriving practice. They discuss the temptation that Nikki had to sell her dental practice, and why she ultimately decided not to sell, the failed partnership Nikki experienced, and the lessons from th…
DEC 5, 2018 A Fee-For-Service Success Story with Dr. Drew Byrnes
Gary interviews and Dr. Drew Byrnes on his decision and pathway to own a fee-for-service practice. Throughout this interview, Drew shares how he has been able to maintain a fee-for-service practice in an area of the country (near Orlando, FL) that is very competitive. Tune in to this episode to lea…
NOV 27, 2018 Lessons from the World of High-End Retail and from Disney that Can Be Applied to Your Practice with Andre Shirdan
Gary invited his friend Andre Shirdan to share some amazing tips on how to develop a thriving practice by implementing lessons he learned in high-end retail. In this interview, they discuss Andre’s retail background and how the strategies of high-end retailers can be applied to the dental professio…
NOV 21, 2018 Can You Hear Me Now? The Issue of Hearing Loss in the Dental Profession with Dr. Sean Tomalty
Gary invited his friend Dr. Sean Tomalty as a guest to discuss the incidents and causes of hearing loss among Dentists and Team Members and how to reduce the risk. You will learn Sean’s observation of hearing loss with his Dentist Father and with the hearing loss among his Dad’s colleagues, the spe…
NOV 14, 2018 Five Things I Would Do Differently If I started All Over on Monday Morning with Dr. Steve Rasner
Experience is such a wonderful teacher! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Steve Rasner to share his thoughts on the 5- specific things he would do differently if he were to start all over again on Monday morning. He shares in detail on how to thrive in a challenging economi…
NOV 7, 2018 Voices of Dentistry 2019 Podcast Summit, Work/Life Balance and Seasons in Your Career with Dr. Mark Costes
Mark Costes is one of Gary’s amazing friends in dentistry, and he invited Mark as a Guest on the Show for a fun conversation covering a range of topics. They discuss the upcoming 2019 Voices of Dentistry Podcast Summit on January 25th-26th 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ, and what to look for in a successfu…
OCT 31, 2018 Save Lives by Implementing Airway Dentistry with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid
Gary invited his long-time friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid, as Guests on the podcast to share their wisdom and passion to share the responsibilities in the areas of Airway Development and Management, Sleep Apnea & many more. They discuss how to begin implementing Airway Dentistry in yo…
OCT 23, 2018 How to Uplevel Your Practice with Improved Patient Communication, Technology, Leadership & Analytics with Josh Weiner
Gary invited his business mentor, Josh Weiner, as a Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his perspective on how to raise the level of performance in your dental practice via patient communication, technology, leadership, and analytics. They discuss specific ways to take under performing Team…
OCT 17, 2018 The Best (and Worst) Practices in Practice Transitions with Rob Montgomery
Gary invited his friend Rob Montgomery as a Guest to share what he has learned in over 23 years of experience successfully guiding Dentists in Practice Transitions. They discuss how the transitions market has radically changed over the past 20 years, the most common mistakes Dentists make when buyi…
OCT 9, 2018 The $10,000 A Day Dentist with Dr. Bill Williams
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his long-time friend Dr. Bill Willams to discuss how to become a highly productive Dentist. Rising practice overhead is severely impacting many dental practices today. One main reason for this is Dentists are not producing enough to offset their fixed …
OCT 2, 2018 Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence with Gary Takacs
Gary shares his experience of radically reducing insurance dependence in his dental practice in Phoenix, AZ. This episode will help you learn the dirty secret that the dental insurance companies do NOT want you to know & a five-step plan that Gary followed to successfully reduce insurance dependenc…
SEP 26, 2018 The Dental Connection to the Opioid Crisis with Leslie Fang MD
Gary invited his friend, Leslie Fang MD, to discuss the dental connection to the opioid crisis. The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl) is a serious crisis. Tune in to this episode & learn specific tips regarding…
SEP 19, 2018 Introducing Dentistry.com; A Noble Project to Get More People to Visit the Dentist! with Brian McCarthy
Despite all the amazing advances in dentistry, we are not doing so great on getting more people to visit the Dentist. Gary invited his friend Brian McCarthy to discuss a project that has a very noble goal of getting more people to visit the Dentist. Tune in to this episode to learn the 4 most commo…
SEP 12, 2018 How Dr. Anissa Holmes Built a World-Class Practice in Jamaica with Facebook Marketing
Dr. Anissa Holmes has developed and grown the premier dental practice in Jamaica via digital marketing and specifically through the strategic use of Facebook Marketing. In this information-packed interview, Gary and Anissa discuss how Anissa gets over 50 new patients each month via Facebook Marketi…
SEP 5, 2018 How to Collect Everything You Produce and Do So In a Patient-Friendly Manner with Andy Cleveland
It can be extremely frustrating to do dentistry and not get paid! In this Show, Gary invited his friend Andy Cleveland to discuss how to master payment success in your practice. They discuss how to create a positive payment culture in your dental practice, how to get paid yet remain patient friendl…
AUG 29, 2018 ‘Do Data Like the Big Guys’ with Weston Lunsford
Knowing your practice data is a requirement to develop a thriving practice today. Gary invited his friend Weston Lunsford to share a formula for practice growth. He shares the power of actionable data in helping your patients achieve better oral health and a sneak preview into enhancements and appl…
AUG 22, 2018 How a Community of Like-Minded Dental Professionals will Lead You to Greater Success with Dr. Paul Goodman
Many Dentists experience isolation in their careers, and a supportive community of colleagues can make a big difference in the satisfaction you experience as a Dentist. Gary invited his friend Dr. Paul Goodman to discuss the importance of developing your own community of like-minded colleagues for …
AUG 15, 2018 Living the Dream of Practice Ownership with Dr. David Stern
Owning your practice is the best possible career path! To share a success story about one young Dentist’s path to practice ownership, Gary invited Dr. David Stern as a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show. They discuss David’s path from dental school graduation to becoming a practice owner, what Dav…
AUG 8, 2018 Training Your Dental Assistants to their Full Potential with Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer
Dental Assistants are such a vital part of a thriving dental practice! Gary invited his friends, Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer, to talk about how to train your dental assistants to their full potential. They share how the role of your dental assistants is so much more than the day-to-day tasks…
AUG 1, 2018 Lessons from a Successful Large Private Group Practice with Stacy Aldmeyer
Gary invited his friend Heidi Mount to share some valuable tips on how to hire the right team to support your practice vision. They discuss in detail on how to evaluate whether your candidate has the right personality and attitude for your practice, and how to help your team members adopt an owners…
JUL 25, 2018 Hiring Right! with Heidi Mount
Assembling a high performance Team is one of your most important responsibilities. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Heidi Mount to share some valuable tips on how to hire the right team to support your practice vision. …
JUL 18, 2018 Social Media Marketing Wisdom with Jack Hadley
Social Media Marketing is an effective way to attract more quality new patients to your practice. Gary interviews his friend Jack Hadley to discuss how to effectively use Social Media as part of your comprehensive marketing plan. They discuss the proper mindset behind effective social media marketi…
JUL 11, 2018 Can Artificial Intelligence Put More Patients in Your Chair? with Amol Nirgudkar
You can use technology to enhance the patient experience in your dental practice. Gary invited his friend Amol Nirgudkar as a guest on this show to discuss applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the dental profession. They discuss how Artificial Intelligence can be used to dramatically im…
JUL 4, 2018 How the Metaphor of the ‘Last Pistachio’ can Radically Improve the Patient Experience in Your Dental Practice’ with Fred Joyal
Everything you do either increases or decreases case acceptance. In this episode, Gary interviews his friend, Fred Joyal, on how to improve the patient experience in your practice. They discuss what Fred has learned from spending over $500 Million in advertising to encourage patients to go to the D…
JUN 26, 2018 Future-Proof your Practice by Adding Medically Necessary Dentistry to Your Treatment Mix with Patrick Kircher
Many patients suffer from various medical issues that originate from improper and imbalanced forces in the mouth. Gary interviews his friend, Patrick Kircher, on the topic of Medically Necessary Dentistry and how you can add these services to your practice successfully. Learn how incorporating medi…
JUN 19, 2018 One Dentist’s Story of Adversity and How he Overcame these Challenges with Dr. Brian Toorani
Clinical Depression is not uncommon in the dental profession. Gary invited Brian Toorani as a Guest on the Show to share the challenges that he has experienced, and how he found himself in debt in Southern California in the middle of the brutal economic downturn of 2008 and 2009. He shares his expe…
JUN 12, 2018 How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice with Trisha O’hehir RDH
Teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder. Gary invited his friend Trisha O’Hehir RDH to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today. They also discuss the science behind xylitol and why xylitol is the biggest game-changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years. Lea…
JUN 6, 2018 Four Perspectives on the Future of Private Practice Dentistry with Debra Englehardt-Nash, Dr. Ross Nash and Dr. Roy Shelburne
The ‘middle market’ in dentistry is a dangerous place to be. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his good friends, Debra Nash, Dr. Ross Nash, and Dr. Roy Shelburne. They discuss each person’s perspective on the future of Private Practice Dentistry, how to overcome setbacks in practice an…
MAY 30, 2018 A System to Successfully Reactivate Past Due Hygiene Patients with Cory Pinegar
Every dental practice has the experience of patients that are overdue for their hygiene appointment. It is a critical practice management problem that Dentists face today. Gary invited his friend Cory Pinegar to discuss a great system to reactivate past-due hygiene patients. They share excellent ve…
MAY 23, 2018 Communication and Image Master Class; How to Help Your Patients Feel Good About Themselves in our Presence with Janice Hurley
Image and Communication are extensive in a Thriving practice. Gary invited his friend, Janice Hurley, to provide a communication and image Master Class with the focus on how to help your patients feel good about themselves in our presence. She shares about the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) as …
MAY 16, 2018 How to Successfully Get Started with Dental Implants in Your Practice with Dr. Philip Gordon
Gary invited his friend Dr. Philip Gordon as a guest to discuss how to start with dental implants successfully. They discuss Philip’s back story and how he became passionate about dental implants, a summary of Philip’s 10-year journey regarding dental implants. Tune in and learn the 3-great tips fo…
MAY 9, 2018 Breakthrough New Technology for your Office Phone System with Brandon Rodman
According to Gary, the telephone is the single most critical piece of equipment in the dental office. The reason for this is that the phone is the conduit through which most patients flow into your office. To discuss some breakthrough new telephone technology, Gary invited his friend Brandon Rodman…
MAY 1, 2018 ‘Digital Continuing Education Tools for Dental Professionals’ with John Stamper
The world of Dental CE is changing rapidly. Today there are various formats for Dentists to engage in quality Dental CE. Gary invited his friend John Stamper to talk about what’s new and exciting in the world of Dental CE. They discuss how the Dental Boards are adapting to these CE changes, tools, …
APR 25, 2018 News Flash! Make a Monthly Payment for Big Cases look more like a Car Payment than a House Payment and You’ll do more Big Cases with Dave Roehr
Often, the biggest concern of our patients is how much the treatment is going to cost. If you can figure out how to realistically fit your big cases into the patient’s budget, you will experience greater case acceptance. Gary invited his friend Dave Roehr to discuss the biggest trends today in pati…
APR 17, 2018 The Psychology of Marketing Part 2 with Naren Arulrajah
Learn how to help your patients make great decisions about their dental care by applying the groundbreaking fundamentals of persuasion from this interview of Gary with Naren Arulrajah, a leader in digital marketing and the CEO of EKWA Marketing. They discuss the fundamental principles of the Psycho…
APR 11, 2018 The Benefits of Creating Your Own In-Office Membership Plan with Jordon Comstock
Gary invited his friend, Jordon Comstock, as a guest to discuss how an in-office membership plan can help you develop a thriving practice. They discuss the definition of an in-office membership plan, how an in-office membership plan is like Amazon Prime for your dental practice and the magic of rec…
APR 4, 2018 The Power of Creating Your Practice Philosophy with Dr. Paul Henny
Creating your practice philosophy allows you to distinguish your practice in the marketplace. Gary invited his friend, Dr. Paul Henny, to share his thoughts about the importance of creating your practice philosophy. They share the specific benefits of practice philosophy, elements to include in you…
MAR 27, 2018 The Smile Virtual Consult; A Powerful Strategy to Attract More Cosmetic Cases with Dr. Brian Harris
Gary invited his friend, Dr. Brian Harris, to share how smile virtual consults are radically changing his practice. He shares how he developed the smile virtual consult and how they result in more smile design cosmetic cases. Tune in to learn the top 3 barriers for dental consumers and how to overc…
MAR 20, 2018 How to Use Market Intelligence to Attract Your Ideal New Patients with Forrest Wiederman
Marketing is such an important aspect of developing a thriving dental practice today! To help you understand how to use Market Intelligence in your practice, Gary invited his friend Forrest Wiederman to share how to use market Intelligence to attract your ideal new patients. Learn how to create qua…
MAR 14, 2018 Dental Everything…..All in one app! with Dr. Jim Arnold
Gary invited his friend, Dr. Jim Arnold, as a guest, to discuss a powerful new app to help Dentists stay informed. In this Show, Gary and Jim discuss Jim’s background as a practicing Dentist and Educator, Jim’s experience as the owner of two dental practices, which led Jim to co-develop the SWYP De…
MAR 6, 2018 Proven Ways to Add More High Value Dental Cases to Your Practice with Elijah Desmond
Services like dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and complex restorative dentistry can help change someone’s life. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to talk about how to add more high-value cases to your dental practice. They discuss why mark…
FEB 27, 2018 Live Dental Conferences are NOT Dead! with Steve Parker
Dental CE is changing today! There are various formats that Dentists can gain continuing education today. While these new formats are convent and efficient, there still is a place for live Conferences. Gary interviews Steve Parker to discuss the changing world of dental CE and to share his thoughts…
FEB 20, 2018 The Latest Advances in Regenerative Dentistry, Stem Cell Research & the Future of Dentistry with Dr. Vitor Neves
Gary invited his friend, Dr. Vitor Neves to share the latest research on regenerative dentistry, stem cell research, and the future of dentistry. They discuss how research will eventually result in knowledge that can be applied in practice, a path to follow for those interested in a career in resea…
FEB 14, 2018 How to Lead with Impact with Manley Feinberg
It is so important to surround yourself with incredible partners and things to think about when leaving your legacy. In this Show, Gary interviews Manley Feinberg on the 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact, how to decide if your project is worth it, how to convert insight into action, and th…
FEB 7, 2018 The Psychology of Marketing with Naren Arulrajah
Pre-suasion is the practice of getting people sympathetic to your message before they experience it. In this episode, Gary sits down with Naren Arulrajah, host of the Growing Dentist podcast, to discuss the psychology of Marketing. Together they discuss two books by Dr. Robert Cialdini that have de…
JAN 31, 2018 Sedation Dentistry as an Excellent Practice Builder with Dr. Michael Silverman
Dentophobia is keeping 90 million people from receiving dental care. In this week's episode, Gary has invited his friend Dr. Michael Silverman to discuss all things sedation, from current regulations and guidelines to the future of sedation dentistry. If you are a dentist who has already embraced s…
JAN 24, 2018 The Role of Legacy, Purpose and Passion in a Thriving Practice with Gary Takacs
For this week's episode, Gary breaks the mold and goes solo, where he reflects on his journey so far and his plans for the future. Listen to this episode for Gary’s analysis of the state of dentistry today, why some dentists thrive and some struggle, and the role of legacy purpose and passion in a …
JAN 17, 2018 Everything Dentists Need to Know about the Latest Tax Reform Bill with Robby Apple CPA
The latest tax reform bill has brought upon the most sweeping changes to the tax code in 30 years. Gary sits down with his friend Robby Apple, an accounting authority, to discuss the latest tax reform bill. Tune in to this week’s episode to find out how this bill impacts dental practices and the ch…
JAN 10, 2018 Financial Freedom is Achievable for Dentists but you Must Know the Rules of the Game! with Josh Robbins and Tom Zgainer
Financial Freedom is when you can go to work because you want to, not because you have to. Sadly only 3% of dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. In this week’s episode, Gary sits down with Josh Robbins and Tom Zgainer to provide practical tips on how Dentists can achieve …
JAN 3, 2018 4 Specific Tips to Stack the Health and Fitness Deck in Your Favor in 2018 with Dr. Uche Odiatu
We often focus so much on taking care of our patients that we overlook our health. Gary invited his good friend Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some tips that will help stack the health and fitness deck in your favor. Listen now to this insightful podcast on why health is the first wealth and how better f…
DEC 27, 2017 How to Embrace a Culture of Celebration in your Dental Practice! with Theresa Narantic
Let’s face reality, which is many people do not look at a visit to the Dentist as one of their favorite things! In today’s episode, Gary sits down with his friend Theresa Narantic a fellow dental coach and speaker, to discuss why and how to build a culture of celebration in the dental practice. Lis…
DEC 20, 2017 This is an Amazing Time to be a Dentist! with Dr. Brad Smith
It is an amazing time to be a dentist! In this special episode, Gary chats with his hero, Dr. Brad Smith, on a gamut of topics including, what dentistry truly means to him, how dentistry has changed in the last ten years, and the new technologies that are making dentistry so much fun. Tune in to th…
DEC 13, 2017 Everything you Need to Know About Branding with Grace Rizza
Dentists have a hard time promoting themselves. It is hard to come out to promote yourself. This week, Grace Rizza stops by to discuss all things related to developing a positive brand for your practice and why it is up to us to craft our reputation, and how we want people to think of us. Listen no…
DEC 6, 2017 The Specific Reasons Why Dentists Retire 5 years Later Than the Average American with Reese Harper
Dentists work hard to grow their practice, yet despite the higher than average income, the average retirement age for dentists is 67 as opposed to the national average of 62. In this week’s episode, Gary interviews his friend Reese Harper, host of The Dentist Money Show, on how dentists can achieve…
NOV 29, 2017 Proven Tips to to Achieve a High Performance Front Desk with Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas
The Front desk of your dental practice is a significant part of your success. The entire practice relies on the performance of Front Desk Management. Gary interviews Missy Fryer and Mary Beth Bajornas on how to achieve a high-performance front desk. Learn how to document every patient, communicatio…
NOV 22, 2017 Empowering Office Managers with Practical Tools and Resources with Kiera Dent
Office Managers play a key role in thriving practice! Gary invited his friend Kiera Dent to share her insights on how to become a successful office manager and sensible Leadership tips. She further shares how she grew a practice from 500K to 2.4M in 9 months. Your office manager can help you reduce…
NOV 15, 2017 The Joys and Challenges of Multiple Practice Ownership with Dr. Mark Costes
Gary invited his friend Dr. Mark Costes, who owns 10 dental practices, to discuss the joys and challenges of multiple practice ownership. They discuss Mark’s path to multiple practice ownership, the naming challenge for multiple practices (one brand name vs individual practice names). He expresses …
NOV 8, 2017 How to Successfully Incorporate Treating Sleep Apnea in Your Practice with Steve Wick
Gary and Steve discuss the most vital area in clinical dentistry, treating sleep disorders. They discuss the book written by Steve, "Kicking the Bear Out of the Bedroom; Snoring and Sleep Apnea, the Not So Silent Killers." They emphasize how dentists should be properly trained to treat OSA. Further…
NOV 1, 2017 Compare Your Practice to 2,000 Practices in 4 Specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) with Weston Lunsford
In this week's episode, Gary and Weston Lunsford discuss the 4-key metrics that can be helpful to measure the performance in a dental practice. They discuss Hygiene Patient Reappointment, Dentist Production per Patient, Treatment Acceptance, and Unscheduled Active Patients. They further brainstorm …
OCT 25, 2017 Tips from Disney on Building a Practice where Patients Respond, Return & Refer with Travis Frederickson
Gary and Travis discuss the 3R's in dentistry, which is to Respond, Return, and Refer. Further, they brainstorm about how Excellence and Guestology could be applied to dentistry to create a positive experience for the patients. They announce the listeners on potential Dentistry Courses which they p…
OCT 18, 2017 The Model of a Single Location Group Practice that Produces $10M+ per year Driven by a Noble Cause with Dr. Craig Spodak
When it comes to dental practices, success can come in different sizes. Today Gary interviews his friend Dr. Craig Spodak from Delray Beach, FL about his practice model. Craig’s model is a single location group practice that produces over $10M per year driven by a Noble Cause. Together they discuss…
OCT 11, 2017 Target Marketing Techniques for Facebook and Instagram Marketing with Bud Torcom
Social media has given dentists a new platform to promote their practice. In today’s episode, Gary speaks to Bud Torcom on how dentists can leverage social media, especially Facebook and Instagram, to attract quality new patients to your practice. This episode serves as a great introduction to dent…
OCT 4, 2017 Demystifying the Process of Buying or Selling a Practice with Matt Porter
For most dentists buying or selling a dental practice is one of the most important decisions they make in their career. Unfortunately, there is a lot of myths surrounding this topic. In today's episode, Gary enlists the help of matt porter to separate the chaff from the grain. Together they discuss…
SEP 27, 2017 How Every Dental Assistant Can Have an Amazing Career with Kevin Henry
Dental assistants are usually the unsung heroes in any practice. In this episode, Gary speaks to Kevin Henry on the importance of dental assistants and 5 specific things that Dental Assistants can do to boost their career. This episode is full of useful information for dentists and dental assistant…
SEP 20, 2017 Tips to Hire and Keep your Dream Team with Kiera Dent
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS296.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57 minutes Often times the difference between a good dental practice and a world-class dental practice is the presence of an incredible Team! Many Dentists feel like …
SEP 13, 2017 How to Convert New Callers into Appointments and Loyal Patients with Ashley Latter
In the era of digital communication, it’s easy to think that telephones are defunct. In this exciting episode, Gary interviews his friend Ashley Latter on How to Convert New Callers into Appointments and Loyal Patients. Together they discuss the role of reception team members, building rapport with…
SEP 6, 2017 How to go from Burned Out to Fired Up! with Jamie Marboe RDH
We all experience burnout, and dentists are no different. In this episode, Gary speaks to his friend Jamie Marboe on how to remain enthused and successfully avoid burnout. Together they will unpack strategies to work smarter and strike a healthy work/life balance. Listen now and keep yourself motiv…
AUG 30, 2017 Dentistry from the Perspective of a Girl Boss with Julia Yelevich
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS293.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes The term Girl Boss was coined by Sophia Amoruso, the Founder and CEO of the Nasty Gal Fashion Empire. Her book is titled #GirlBoss. Sophia’s definition of …
AUG 23, 2017 Pathways to Creating Positive Change in Your Practice with Mary Osborne
Meeting your patients where they are to help them move forward. This has been the guiding principle that has helped Mary Osborne. In this episode, Gary interviews his good friend Mary, an authority on patient care and communication about creating positive change and getting in sync with our patient…
AUG 16, 2017 5 Reasons we are About to Enter a New Golden Age of Dentistry’ with Qadeer Ahmed
Dentistry is a life-changing profession. Dentists have the opportunity to inject confidence and alter the lives of their patients in a way very few can. Unfortunately, a majority of the dental plans in the market do not do justice to their patient's needs. In this episode, Gary and Qadeer discuss t…
AUG 8, 2017 ‘ProCare-Dental Coverage Controlled by Dentists and Patients’ with Qadeer Ahmed
Gary invited his friend Qadeer Ahmed on this Thriving Dentist Show to share how he and his Team have created a system that corrects all the flaws in the current dental insurance system. They discuss why the quality of care MUST be central to any patient benefit program. Qadeer’s goal is to help mor…
AUG 2, 2017 How I Became a Practice Owner and Lessons Learned Along the Way with Ryan Lepore DMD
Gary invited a young Dentist on the Show who has successfully navigated the path to practice ownership early in his career. Gary and Ryan Lepore discuss what motivated Ryan to become a Dentist, his experiences as an Associate Dentist in both a Corporate setting and a Private Practice environment, a…
JUL 26, 2017 How One Dentist Became Passionate About Lifesaving Dentistry with Hazel Glasper DDS
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Hazel Glasper to talk about lifesaving dentistry. They discuss the personal story that caused Hazel to become passionate about the oral/systemic connection. Tune in and learn how to get started with making the oral/systemic link a strong pa…
JUL 19, 2017 Excellent Front Office Systems with Laura Hatch
In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Laura Hatch on Front Office Systems that are necessary for your practice to achieve full potential. They discuss the most important systems to have in place at the front desk & how to get started if you currently have no systems in place. Learn how Laura dev…
JUL 12, 2017 Changes in the World of Dental CE with Elijah Desmond
It is no coincidence that Dentists who take more CE have more successful practices. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Elijah Desmond to share his thoughts on the changing world of dental CE. They discuss the 3 major trends that are happening in the dental profession today and h…
JUL 5, 2017 How to Achieve Your Next Level of Health and Wellness for all Dental Professionals with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Dentistry is a very demanding profession, and to achieve your full potential as a dentist you need to maintain a high level of health and fitness. This week Gary has invited his mentor Dr. Uche Odiatu to share some tips on how to achieve your next level of health and wellness. This episode is full …
JUN 28, 2017 Easy Insurance Conversations that Lead to Greater Case Acceptance with Teresa Duncan
Communication is the cornerstone of great dentistry. In this episode, Gary interviews his friend Teresa Duncan. Teresa is an authority on easy insurance conversations and together they discuss how to communicate with patients about their insurance in a way that leads to greater case acceptance as w…
JUN 21, 2017 How to use a Dental Warranty as a Practice-Builder with Jared Parente
We all understand the concept of warranties, but the idea of a dental warranty is unfamiliar to many dentists. In this episode, Gary interviews Jared Parente on everything you need to know about dental warranties. Together they discuss the concept of a dental warranty, how it can lead to greater ca…
JUN 14, 2017 Amplify Your Practice by Mastering Case Presentation with Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid
Dentistry is much a people business as it is a technical business. This week Gary has invited his good friends Dr. Mark Montgomery and Dee Dee Reid to discuss the topic of "Mastering case presentation". Together they discuss a wide range of subjects, including the power of relationship-based care a…
JUN 7, 2017 What Every Dentist Needs to Know About DSO’s with Dr. Jeromy Dixson
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS281.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 68 minutes The dental landscape is changing rapidly and the fastest-growing segment of dentistry today is corporate dentistry and a subset of corporate dentistry are …
MAY 31, 2017 How I Successfully Opened a Practice From Scratch in Southern California with Lincoln Parker DMD
Conventional wisdom is often wrong or oversimplified. This week Gary speaks to Dr. Lincoln Parker, a young dentist who went against conventional wisdom and opened a dental practice from scratch in a hyper-competitive market. In this episode, Lincoln discusses the challenges he faces as well as less…
MAY 24, 2017 365 Days of Social Media Posts for Dentistry with Rachel Mele
Let’s face it, left to their own devices most dentists will not be able to come up with a week’s worth of content to publish on social media let alone a year. This week Gary speaks to his long-time friend Rachel Mele about her new book as well as an in-depth discussion into how practices can improv…
MAY 17, 2017 Lessons from Disney on Creating an Amazing Patient Experience with Travis Frederickson
If you are a fan of the mouse or not, you must admit that Disney knows how to create an amazing guest experience. In today’s episode, Gary speaks to Travis Frederickson on the lessons every dentist can learn from Disney. This episode is full of helpful information that will help you forge relations…
MAY 10, 2017 Digital Gateway: Solutions for Success in 2017 and Beyond with Dr. Mark Morin
Dentistry is a challenging profession, dentists today face implacable odds when trying to make it in these changing times. Today Gary speaks to his friend Dr. Mark Morin on how to thrive in these changing times. Together they discuss the future of dentistry, the role of technology in dentistry as w…
MAY 3, 2017 How to Use Patient Seminars to Attract Dental Implant and Other High-Value Patients with Dr. Scott Westermeier and Maria Miecyjak
People don’t buy things they don’t understand. In this episode, Gary interviews his friends Dr. Scott Westermeier and Maria Miercyjak about their marketing strategy to provide patient education seminars to attract dental implant patients and other high-value dentistry to their practice. This episod…
APR 26, 2017 5 Proven Tips to Eliminate Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows
Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows are the number 1 problem faced by practices today. In this episode, Gary takes a deep dive and outlines 5 specific strategies to dramatically reduce your hygiene cancellations. This episode is full of useful information that will help you fill your hygiene appoint…
APR 19, 2017 Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose a Dentist with Fred Joyal
Best selling author Fred Joyal has spent a lifetime speaking to patients. It has made him an authority on the mindset of the consumer looking for a dentist. This week Gary has invited him on the podcast to discuss the Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose a Dentist. In this episode, Fred gives you insight …
APR 12, 2017 Lessons on Leadership and Business Building with Robert Hayman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS273.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57 minutes Gary invited one of his Mentors to be a guest on this Thriving Dentist Show. Robert Hayman has been an inspiration and Mentor to Gary for many …
APR 5, 2017 The Power of Relationships, Courage and Passion with the Dentists of The Life and Dentistry Podcast
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS272.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49 minutes In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews six young Dentists just about to start their careers. The six Dentists are the founders of The Life and Dent…
MAR 29, 2017 Marketing Tips from a Guinness World Record Holder with Minal Sampat RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS271b.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes Digital marketing is a very effective way to attract quality new patients to your practice. The majority of people today will do a Google search for a …
MAR 22, 2017 How Not to be Average with Paolo Kalaw
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS270.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes Gary has made it his life’s work to study successful Dentists and in doing so he often looks outside of the dental profession to find role models …
MAR 15, 2017 The Secret to Becoming Passionate about Dentistry with Dr. Lee Ann Brady
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS269.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary invited his friend Dr. Lee Ann Brady back as a guest on the Show. Our long-time listeners might remember that Lee was the second guest on the …
MAR 8, 2017 Materials Update, Digital Scanners and Live Patient CE Courses with Dr. David Hornbrook
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS268.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 68 minutes Dr. David Hornbrook has been a leading Educator and Mentor in dentistry for over 30 years and he is very passionate about helping patients and his colleagu…
MAR 1, 2017 Unleashing the Power of DISC Personality Styles in your Practice with Chris LoCurto
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS267.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 73 minutes The DISC Personality Styles is a powerful tool that can help you develop a stronger practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews Chris LoCurto,…
FEB 22, 2017 Hustle Your Way to a Thriving Dental Practice with Tiger Safarov
This Thriving Dentist Show is with Tiger Safarov. he has created successful dental businesses including a construction company that has built over 100 dental offices, and a dental supply company that is radically changing the way Dentists order supplies. He shares what it takes to be a successful e…
FEB 15, 2017 Integration of Medicine and Dentistry with Bradley Bale MD & Tom Larkin DDS
In this show, Gary interviews Bradley Bale MD and Tom Larkin DDS, both doctors & authors of best-selling books recognized worldwide as authorities on the oral/systemic connection. This interview provides groundbreaking news on the newest scientific research published in the British Medical Journal …
FEB 8, 2017 Strategies to Take Action on What you Learn with Dr. Mark Costes
In this Show, Gary interviews Mark Costes, who is a priceless resource for Dentists. He shares tips to help Dentists take action on what they learn. Mark’s list of fantastic four books will serve as a guide to help you implement what you learn. He shares in detail the blessing and the curse of bein…
FEB 1, 2017 How to Compete with the ‘Big Boys’ by Mastering Digital Marketing with Jon Nelson
In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Jon Nelson on exactly how Dentists can successfully compete with the corporate offices and DSOs by mastering digital marketing. They discuss why digital directories are so important, the concept of data suppression, & the power of microsites…
JAN 25, 2017 Tips to Grow Your Practice Without Adding More New Patients with Weston Lunsford
There is a disproportionate interest among dentists in marketing to add new patients. Whilst a steady stream of new patients is important to practice, it is also essential that you focus on retaining existing patients. In this week's episode, Gary speaks to Weston Lunsford, Founder and CEO of Denta…
JAN 18, 2017 How to Use Team Culture and Cause Marketing to Build a Thriving Practice with Michael McHenry
Gary interviews his friend Michael McHenry, President of Even Stevens, one of the hottest restaurant concepts in the US. Together they draw parallels between these two distinctly different businesses and what they can teach us on how to build a positive Team Culture and Cause Marketing. If you are …
JAN 11, 2017 Practical Tips to Build the Implant Component of Your Practice with Dr. Philip Gordon
Research shows that 76% of all Americans age 35+ are missing at least one tooth. This statistic underscores the importance of dental implants. In this episode, Gary speaks to Dr. Philip Gordon on how to build the implant component in your practice. Together they discuss how dentists can achieve the…
JAN 4, 2017 New Year, New You: 7 Strategies to Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Yet! with Dr. Uche Odiatu
Good health is essential if you are to achieve your full potential as a Dentist. This week Gary has invited his mentor, Dr. Uche Odiatu to share his 7 strategies to make 2017 your healthiest year yet. You will love Uche’s wisdom and passion for health and fitness. Listen Now!
DEC 28, 2016 Lessons from a Green Beret on How to Do a SWOT Analysis of Your Practice with Brett Rutherford
Business lessons can be learned from surprising places. This week Gary interviews his friend Brett Rutherford, a retired “Green Beret” on what he learned in his military career and his education to build a successful financial services company. In this interview, Gary and Brett discuss; The specifi…
DEC 21, 2016 Dentistry as the Greatest Profession with Ricki Braswell CEO Pankey Institute
The Pankey Institute has been an incredible resource for the Dental Profession for many years. This week Gary sits down with Ricki Braswell, the President and CEO of the Pankey institute. Ricki is a passionate advocate for the dental profession and together they discuss why dentistry must be patien…
DEC 14, 2016 How to Develop a Multidisciplinary Dental Practice with Dr. James Goolnik
Dr. James Goolnik managed to successfully transform his single operator practice into a premier multi-disciplinary practice. This week, Gary has invited his long-time friend to share some of his wisdom on how a multi-disciplinary practice works and how you can successfully adding specialists to you…
DEC 7, 2016 Adult Orthodontics as an Excellent Practice Builder with Umair Ahmed
You are never too old to enjoy a beautiful smile. The latest statistics relating to adult orthodontics reaffirm this statement. In this episode, Gary speaks to his friend Umair Ahmed on the latest advances in adult orthodontics and why it is an excellent way to grow your practice. This episode is a…
NOV 29, 2016 Effective Social Media Marketing Campaigns with Hayley Irons
Social media is more popular than ever before and for an increasing number of people, it is their main source of information. In this episode, Gary sits down with his friend Hayley Irons to discuss can incorporate social media in their marketing plan. In this fun interview, Hayley discusses some of…
NOV 22, 2016 Thanksgiving Show 2016: A Highlight of Significant Episodes in 2016
Welcome to our 5th annual Thanksgiving Show! In keeping with the tradition here at the Thriving Dentist Show. Gary highlights significant episodes over the past year. So sit back relax and enjoy this highlight reel!
NOV 15, 2016 The Power of the Complete Health Dental Practice Model with Gary Kadi
Every practice needs to have a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (B.H.A.G). This week, Gary speaks to Gary Kadi on his B.H.A.G of helping 30 Million people become healthier by 2020. Together they discuss the oral-systemic connection, the Complete Health Dental Practice Model, and why it is a phenomenal way …
NOV 8, 2016 How to Develop a Relationship-Driven Practice & Discover Joy in Dentistry with Dr. Paul Henny
Gary is a firm believer in a relationship-driven practice. This week he has invited his good friend Dr. Paul Henny to discuss the relevance of this model today. Together they discuss what it means to be a relationship-driven practice and the importance of developing a practice culture that allows y…
NOV 1, 2016 Everything You Need to Know About Pension Plans with Reese Harper
Given the vast number of pension plans out there, it is no surprise that most dentists struggle to select the appropriate pension plan for them. In this episode, Gary speaks to Reese Harper on the various types of pension plans available to Dentists, how to determine which type of plan is best for …
OCT 25, 2016 Startup vs Acquisition: Which Option is Best for You? with Jayme Amos
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS249.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 66 minutes There are some so called experts that will tell you that it is no longer possible to open a dental practice from scratch. However, our guest on …
OCT 18, 2016 The Power of Unscripted Communication with Katherine Eitel
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS248.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 69 minutes Great communication is a necessary element of a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary has invited his friend Katherine Eitel to share her …
OCT 11, 2016 Avoiding the Risks of Substance Abuse with Dr. Brett Kessler
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS247.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 63 minutes Statistically, somewhere between 10-20% of Dentists will experience an issue with substance abuse at some point in their career. In this Thriving Dentist S…
OCT 4, 2016 Why Patient Attraction and Retention is like Dating with Janice Hurley
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS246.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51 minutes Photos are a very important element of your marketing plan. In this Thriving Show Gary interviews his friend Janice Hurley on the types of photos you need …
SEP 27, 2016 The Power of Upside-Down Leadership with Bob Spiel
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS245.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50 minutes Leadership is a necessary element of a thriving practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Bob Spiel on the subject of Leadership a…
SEP 20, 2016 Tips for Negotiating the Best Possible Fee Schedule with Insurance Companies with Ben Tuinei
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS244.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes Many Dentists are not aware that then can successfully negotiate their fee schedule with the insurance companies. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary inter…
SEP 13, 2016 Getting to the Finish Line with Dr. Todd Snyder
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS243.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you have heard Gary say that dentistry can truly provide you with an amazing career. Our …
SEP 6, 2016 Harness the Benefits of an In-Office Membership Plan for Your Patients with Jordon Comstock
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS242.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47 minutes Developing an in-office membership plan can be like harnessing the benefits of your own Amazon Prime program! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interview…
AUG 30, 2016 Discover how Drug-Free Stress Intervention can be a Great Practice Builder With Jim Poole
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS241.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 69 minutes If you like neuroscience you are going to LOVE this Thriving Dentist Show interview. Let’s face it, the most complex, unpredictable and unreliable part of …
AUG 24, 2016 The Science of Achieving Financial Independence with Reese Harper
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS240.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 63 minutes Sadly, too many Dentists are working late in their careers because they have to, not because they want to. Let’s face it, Dentists face massive financial p…
AUG 16, 2016 How to Recalculate When Things Don’t Go As Planned with Karen Jacobsen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS239.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51 minutes Recently, Gary had the privilege of meeting Karen Jacobsen, the Australian voice of Siri. Karen is a best selling author, singer, voice-over artist and bri…
AUG 9, 2016 What Not to Wear Dental Style with Rachel McTarsney
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS238.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 42 minutes Many of our listeners may be familiar with the TLC TV show called ‘What Not to Wear’ featuring wardrobe and appearance makeovers. Well, the dental professi…
AUG 2, 2016 The Story Behind the Numbers with Vicki McManus and Patti Sooy
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS237.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes You likely know that Gary is a big fan of data! You have likely heard him say that “the numbers never lie”. However, there is often a …
JUL 26, 2016 Buffered Anesthetic as a Game Changer in Your Practice with Dr. Dan Davidian
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS236.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes One of the best ways to build your practice is to become known by your patients and by people in your community as the ‘Painless, On Time …
JUL 19, 2016 Building Your Dream Practice with Dr. David Moffet
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS235.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes You have likely heard this saying before; ‘If it’s been done before it must be possible’. There is much wisdom in that statement and when it comes …
JUL 12, 2016 No More Dentures Partials and Bridges with Dr. Justin Moody
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS234.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 64 minutes Dental Implants can be a very important component of a thriving practice. A recent study reported that 76% of Americans ages 35+ are missing at least one …
JUL 5, 2016 Tips to Optimize Your Dental Practice Management Software with Dayna Johnson
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS233.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes Practice management software is a critical element in every thriving practice. Yet many Dentists and Team Members are only using a small fraction of the ca…
JUN 28, 2016 Dr. Bob Barkley and Why He Matters More Than Ever Today with Dr. Paul Henny
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS232.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 66 minutes Dr. Bob Barkley was a pioneer in the Dental Profession! He was considered by many to be a leader in the world of prevention and he was …
JUN 21, 2016 Keys to Growing Your Hygiene Department to Full Potential with Heidi Arndt RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS231.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes A strong hygiene department = a thriving practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend, Heidi Arndt RDH on how to grow your hygiene de…
JUN 14, 2016 Data: The Path from Survival to Success to Significance with Kerry Straine and Weston Lunsford
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS230.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 63 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you have heard Gary say that “Data Never Lies”! In this Show, Gary interviews two awesome …
JUN 7, 2016 Tips to Massively Increase Case Acceptance with Ashley Latter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS229.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes Ashley Latter is a returning guest on the Thriving Dentist Show and a brilliant authority on ethical sales training for Dentists. In this Thriving Dentist …
MAY 31, 2016 Empowering Today’s Dental Assistants with Kevin Henry
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS228.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes Dental Assistants are often the unsung heroes of dentistry and they play a critical role is the success of a practice. Kevin Henry is regarded as the …
MAY 24, 2016 [Updated] 7 Reasons to Exercise & Boost Productivity with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS227.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes John F. Kennedy said; “Physical fitness is the foundation of all forms of excellence”. JFK was right! The Thriving Dentist Show is all about information th…
MAY 17, 2016 The 3 Most Common Labor Law Mistakes that Dentists Make with Ali Oromchian
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS226.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 34 minutes Navigating the maze of employment law is a challenge that every Dentist must face. Labor law is very complicated and the potential fines and penalties can …
MAY 10, 2016 Dental Photography Made Easy with Bill Moore
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS225.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes Digital photography has so many powerful applications in a dental practice today! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Bill Moore on th…
MAY 3, 2016 Ten Things I Couldn’t Practice Without with Dr. Greg Pitts
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS224.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53 minutes Gary and Dr. Greg Pitts have been friends for many years. You may remember that Greg was the first interview that Gary did for the Thriving Dentist …
APR 26, 2016 ‘The Debate: Tarun and Gary on Insurance, No Insurance and What’s Right For You’ Moderated by Dr. Alan Mead
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS223.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 85 minutes Last week we published a Thriving Dentist Show titled; ‘Breaking Free From the Shackles of Insurance’. As usual, Gary published a link to the new Show on …
APR 19, 2016 Breaking Free From the Shackles of Insurance with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS222.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes Dental Insurance can be a challenge for most dental offices. Many PPO plans provide such a low reimbursement that it doesn’t make sense to be a contracted …
APR 12, 2016 How One Dentist Gained 50,000 Fans on her Practice Facebook Page with Dr. Anissa Holmes
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS221.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes Social media has become an effective way to attract quality new patients to your practice. The key to successful social media marketing is a combination of…
APR 5, 2016 Remain Independent to Achieve Your Full Potential with Trevor Maurer
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS220.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes One of the trends facing the dental profession today is the rise of corporate dentistry. Eight new corporate dental offices are opening each new business d…
MAR 29, 2016 The New Dentists Guide to Real World Dentistry with Dr. Neha Garge
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS219.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes Making the transition from Dental School to the real world of practicing dentistry can be a challenge. To help Dentists succeed in that transition Gary int…
MAR 22, 2016 3 Ways Successful Practices Use Facebook to Attract New Patients with Jack Hadley
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS218.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes Social media is a very important component of your digital marketing plan for a thriving practice today. In this Show Gary interviews a returning guest and…
MAR 15, 2016 Specific Strategies One Dentist is Using to Thrive in 2016 with Dr. Louis Kaufman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS217.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes One of the reasons that Gary produces this Thriving Dentist Show is to share the cool things that Dentists are doing to thrive today. In this Show …
MAR 8, 2016 The Half Million Dollar Hygienist with Stephanie Lodding RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS216.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary feels strongly that your hygiene depart is a critical component of a …
MAR 1, 2016 Dentistry, Stress and Horses……Oh My! with Dr. Bethany Piziks
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS215.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53 minutes News Flash: Dentistry is a stressful profession! You know that Gary is ‘Bullish’ on the the dental profession, but he feels it is also important to recogni…
FEB 23, 2016 Tips to Build the Cosmetic Component of Your Practice with Dr. Guy Lewis
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS214.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 70 minutes Helping patients have a beautiful, healthy smile can truly be a life-changing experience. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Guy …
FEB 16, 2016 Everything you Need to Know About Your Disability Insurance with Frank Darras
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS213.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes Disability insurance is one of those topics that most Dentists don’t even think about until you need to file a claim. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary …
FEB 9, 2016 The Future of Independent Dentistry with Dr. Lance Timmerman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS212.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes News Flash: Dentistry is changing! If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is ‘bullish’ on the future of dentistry. …
FEB 2, 2016 Lasers as a Practice Builder with Dr. Jeffrey Harrison
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS211.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary has a deep appreciation for technology, especially technology that can help y…
JAN 26, 2016 How I Became a Top 1% Invisalign Provider with Dr. David Eshom
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS210.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Adult orthodontics is an excellent way to grow your general dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Eshom on ho…
JAN 19, 2016 Tips to Increasing Production on Tomorrow’s Schedule with Heidi Mount
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS209.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Keeping your schedule full and productive is one of the most important tasks in your practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Hei…
JAN 12, 2016 A Conversation About Success With One of the Most Interesting People in Dentistry with Dr. Prem Sehmi
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS208.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Gary has made it a habit to study successful people inside and outside of dentistry. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Prem Seh…
JAN 5, 2016 How to Get Patients in the Door and Keep Them There with Mike Buckner
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS207.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes Many dental offices today struggle with patient retention. This often is reflected in very weak hygiene departments with a low percentage of patients invol…
DEC 29, 2015 4 Brilliant Strategies for Practice Growth in 2016 with Dr. Tarun Agarwal
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS206.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 64 minutes This is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans and set goals for the coming year. We are devoted to helping make …
DEC 22, 2015 Women in Dentistry with Roger Adams MBA
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS205.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51 minutes Within the last 10 years the gender demographics in dentistry has shifted radically. Today, more than 50% of Dental Students currently enrolled in Dental S…
DEC 15, 2015 Roy Shelburne DDS a Prisoner Set Free
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS204.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50 minutes This may be the most important Thriving Dentist Show we have published to date. In this Show, Gary interviews Dr. Roy Shelburne about the experience that t…
DEC 8, 2015 The Naked Truth: The Bare Essentials for Healthy Eating with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS203.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes Dr. Uche Odiatu is Gary’s go-to resource and inspiration for health and wellness. In addition to being an amazing Dentist, Uche has three advanced fitness …
DEC 1, 2015 Proven Tips to Increase Patient Attendance with Missy Fryer
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS202.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes Getting patients to keep their appointments is a big issue in many dental offices today. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Missy Fry…
NOV 24, 2015 Thanksgiving Show 2015
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS201.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 40 minutes It has become a Thanksgiving tradition at the Thriving Dentist Show for Gary to provide a review of the most downloaded episodes over the past year. Not …
NOV 17, 2015 The Power of Applied Strategic Planning with Dr. Bob Frazer
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS200.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes This is our 200th episode of the Thriving Dentist Show! In recognition of this significant milestone, Gary did an interview with his great friend Dr. Bob F…
NOV 10, 2015 Discover How Good Your Practice Can Be with Lois Banta
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS199.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes Together Lois Banta and Gary have over 75 years of experience coaching dental practices to higher levels of success! In this Thriving Dentist Show intervie…
NOV 3, 2015 Creating a Dental Practice Everyone Talks About with Fred Joyal
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS198.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes The fast track for Dentists to stay competitive in an online world where patients seek and share information faster than ever is to become remarkable! Fred…
OCT 27, 2015 How the AACD can Help You Thrive with Michael DiFrisco
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS197.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 63 minutes You may know that Gary has been a fan of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for many years now. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary …
OCT 20, 2015 Mergers and Acquisitions for a Thriving Practice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS196.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 42 minutes This Thriving Dentist Show is about a growth strategy that Gary has used in his practice as well as with his clients. It’s all about purchasing a …
OCT 13, 2015 Digital Photos for Patient Education with Dr. David Eshom
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS195.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58 minutes Using digital photos for patient education is one of the most effective ways to help your patients take a greater interest in their oral health. In this …
OCT 7, 2015 Very Important Changes to Google Local with Mike Pedersen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS194.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 40 minutes We know that Google is constantly making changes to their listing algorithm. One expert reported that Google will change their listing algorithm over 800 t…
SEP 29, 2015 Managing Millennials with Claudia Lovato
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS193.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes The Millennial generation is the group of people that were born from 1980 to 2000. Many people of the millennial generation are now working for you as …
SEP 22, 2015 Tips to Fuel your Career with Dr. Nilesh Parmar
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS192.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary believes that Dentistry truly does ROCK! One of the many reasons that …
SEP 16, 2015 World-Class Dental CE Resources with Dr. Alex Shalman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS191.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Download Gary’s Recommended CE Resources One of the common denominators of Thriving Dentists is they are deeply committed to attending quality Continuing E…
SEP 8, 2015 ‘Solutions to the Two Most Pressing Business Issues Facing Dentists Today’ with Ashley Latter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS190.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54 minutes Gary’s amazing friend, Ashley Latter is back by popular demand! Ashley has been a guest on the Thriving Dentist Show in the past and his interviews have …
SEP 1, 2015 The 7 Elements of a Balanced Life for a Thriving Dentist with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS189.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes Achieving balance for a busy Dentist can be a real challenge. The great news is that there are specific solutions that you can apply that will help …
AUG 25, 2015 A KPI to Measure Case Acceptance with Weston Lunsford
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS188.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53 minutes If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary loves KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). The numbers never lie and KPI’s are…
AUG 18, 2015 Prudent Practices for the Business of Dentistry with Jill Kring Carter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS187.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes Most of you know that Gary strongly encourages his clients to build s strong perio therapy component of their hygiene departments. This is a win/win strate…
AUG 11, 2015 The Role of the Team to Articulate Authentically with Ideal Patients with Kristine Hodsdon
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS186.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55 minutes The role of the team in a thriving practice is absolutely critical! A common denominator in all world-class dental practices is a team that is all working …
AUG 4, 2015 The Role of Your CPA in a Thriving Practice with Haden Werhan
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS185.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45 minutes Your advisory team should include a CPA and Financial Planner that has experience working with Dental Clients. Dentists have some unique challenges that ar…
JUL 28, 2015 The 60% Profit Practice with Dr. Jonathan Afshari
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS184.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes Practice profitability continues to rise at alarming levels. A recent study reported that the average solo General Dentist practice had 74% overhead! If th…
JUL 21, 2015 5 Most Common Website Mistakes Dentists Make with Mike Pedersen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS183.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Mastering Digital Marketing is an important skill set for Thriving Dentists today! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend and digital marketing mentor Mi…
JUL 14, 2015 The Ultimate Patient Experience and Your Dream Practice with Dr. David Moffet
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS182.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 60 minutes The Thriving Dentist Show is going Down Under with our first guest from Australia! In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Moffet and he has …
JUL 7, 2015 Mastering the Emotions of Treatment Acceptance with Dr. Bob Frazer
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS181.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 67 minutes The subject of Emotional Intelligence is an important topic for all Dentists to understand and master. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his fr…
JUN 30, 2015 How to Stand Out as a Dentist with Dr. Alex Shalman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS180.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 65 minutes This Thriving Dentist Show is divided into two distinct parts. In the first half of this Show, Gary interviews his friend Alex Shalman about his experience…
JUN 23, 2015 Dental Office Managers ROCK with Heather Colicchio
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS179.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58 minutes The role of a Dental Office Manager has become very important in a thriving practice today. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Heather Colicchio on t…
JUN 16, 2015 Tips to Achieve True Success in Dentistry with Chris Barrow
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS178.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 61 minutes In his book, True Success author Tom Morris defines success as; Doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, with the people you’d …
JUN 9, 2015 [Updated] 12 Steps to Grow a $5 Million Dental Practice with Dr. Bill Williams
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS177.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes In an earlier interview with Dr. Bill Williams, Gary and Bill discussed his tips for staying in love with dentistry for over 40 years. During that earlier …
JUN 2, 2015 Transform Your Practice Into an Oral/Systemic Specialist with Charles Whitney MD
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS176.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56 minutes There is an abundance of emerging research showing the connection between oral and systemic health. Today we know that if a patient has an infection in the…
MAY 26, 2015 The 3 ‘C’s for a Thriving Dental Practice with Dr. David Rice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS175.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Gary interviewed Dr. David Rice for an earlier episode of the Thriving Dentist Show where they discussed how to accelerate your practice at every stage of …
MAY 19, 2015 The Role of A Designer in a Thriving Dental Practice with Arica Peterson
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS174.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52 minutes Office design is a very important element in the way a patient ‘experiences’ your practice. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Arica Peterson on the …
MAY 13, 2015 The Science of Personal Finance for Dentists with Reese Harper
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS173.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59 minutes Last week Gary interviewed his friend, Dr. Doug Carlsen on the Thriving Dentist Show and they discussed the top tips that will allow Dentist to successfull…
MAY 5, 2015 Top Tips to Successfully Retire with Financial Independence with Dr. Doug Carlsen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS172.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1hr 03 min Sadly, the American Dental Association reports that very few Dentists can retire at age 65 without reducing their lifestyle. Gary is passionate about chang…
APR 28, 2015 Two Specific Team Building Activities for a Thriving Practice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS171.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 33:26 min Often times the difference between a good practice and a world-class practice is the performance of the Team. In this Thriving Dentist Show episode Gary sha…
APR 21, 2015 Dentistry Can Be Everything You Want it to Be with Dr. Tarun Agarwal
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS170.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:00 min You are well aware that Gary is absolutely passionate about the profession of dentistry and so is this week’s guest! In this episode, Gary interviews his fr…
APR 14, 2015 A Bonus System for a Thriving Dental Practice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS169.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:35 min If you have ever attended a course given by Gary you know that he is in favor of a properly designed bonus incentive compensation system. Gary is …
APR 7, 2015 How to Stay in Love With Dentistry for Over 40 Years with Dr. Bill Williams
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS168.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:03 min One of the very cool parts of the dental profession is the amazing people who have chosen to make dentistry their life work. In this inspiring Show, …
MAR 31, 2015 How to Get Your Dental Practice Ranked in Google Local with Mike Pedersen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS167.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:27 min Mastering digital marketing has become a necessary skill set for Dentists today. Many patients turn to the internet to find a Dentist by conducting a Google…
MAR 24, 2015 Fix a Stalled, Stagnated or Stuck Practice with Complete Health Dentistry Model with Gary Kadi
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS166.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 59:35 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you likely know that Gary often talks about why now is the time to get serious …
MAR 17, 2015 Managing Dental Caries The Number 1 Disease Worldwide with Dr. Kim Kutsch
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS165.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56:45 min Dental Caries is the Number 1 Disease worldwide and we are learning so much about better managing this disease. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary intervie…
MAR 10, 2015 The Wonderful World of Orthodontics with Dr. Jamie Reynolds
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS164.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:06 min There are so many great advances in the world of orthodontics that it was time to do a Thriving Dentist Show devoted to orthodontics. In this episode, …
MAR 3, 2015 How to Build Trust in Your Marketing Activities with Mark Oborn
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS163.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:32 min Building a comprehensive marketing plan is a critical skill set that Dentists need to master in 2015 and beyond. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary intervi…
FEB 24, 2015 The Relationship-Driven Practice with Dee Dee Reid
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS162.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:28 min If you have been a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show, you have likely heard Gary speak about the benefits of a relationship-driven practice. In …
FEB 17, 2015 Competition is Good, Until It’s Not with Dr. Lisa Knowles
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS161.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:04 min Many Dentists are highly competitive. The educational path to become a Dentist encouraged competition and perhaps even favors those with a more competitive …
FEB 10, 2015 Minimally Prepped Veneers, CBCT and other Practice Building Strategies with Dr. Louis Kaufman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS160.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:03 min You likely know that Gary is an advocate of technology as a practice builder. In this interview with his friend, Dr. Louis Kaufman, Gary and Lou discuss …
FEB 3, 2015 24 Systems for a Thriving Dental Practice with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS159.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:50 min Gary is an advocate of a ‘systems’ approach to practice success. Having the appropriate systems in your practice will allow you to improve your practice per…
JAN 27, 2015 Effective Team Building Strategies with Brenda McNulty
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS158.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:40 min Team building is a huge part of developing a Thriving dental practice. Often the difference between a good practice and a world-class practice is the presen…
JAN 20, 2015 Virtual Admin Support for a Thriving Practice with Mary Beth Bajornas
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS157.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:06 min Outsourcing has become a huge area of interest today in the business world. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his good friend Mary Beth Bajorna…
JAN 13, 2015 The Case for an Office Manager in a Thriving Practice with Kim McQueen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS156.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58:16 min You likely know that Gary is an advocate of developing a true Team in your dental practice. The role of an Office Manager is becoming increasingly important…
JAN 6, 2015 Six Simple Strategies for Success in 2015 with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS155.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58:46 min Happy New Year! We wish all of our listeners a New Year filled with Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity. With those goals in mind, Gary interviewed his …
DEC 30, 2014 6 Most Important Lessons of 2014
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS154.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 38:06 min As we wrap up another year, Gary spent some time reflecting on his own practice and the offices of his clients to identify the most important lessons …
DEC 23, 2014 A Conversation with one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry with Trish Jones
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS153.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:45 min Dentistry is such an amazing profession! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Trish Jones who was recently nominated as one of the ‘Top…
DEC 16, 2014 5 Reasons You Need Video SEO Marketing for a Thriving Practice with Al Ferretti
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS152.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 42:26 min 2015 is going to be the year of video marketing for dental practices. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Al Ferretti about how Dentist…
DEC 9, 2014 What Google Hates about Your Website & Other Marketing Pearls with Fred Joyal
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS151.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:59 min Thriving Dentists have a comprehensive marketing plan to consistently attract quality new patients. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend…
DEC 2, 2014 Going Paperless in a Thriving Practice with Dr. Larry Emmott
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS150.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:00:00 min As you likely know, Gary is a huge advocate of technology and he encourages Dentists to use technology to become more efficient and productive. In this Sh…
NOV 25, 2014 Thanksgiving Show 2014
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS149.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 31:55 min It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for Gary to publish a Show that provides a review of some of the most popular Thriving Dentist Show episodes over …
NOV 18, 2014 The Best Dental Rant Ever! with Dr. Howard Farran
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS148.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 01:00:50 min Gary has been a friend of Dr. Howard Farran for over 25 years. As the founder of DentalTown, Howard has a very unique perspective on the profession …
NOV 11, 2014 25 Years of Solutions for a Thriving Practice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS147.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 01:04:03 min November 2, 2014 is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Gary’s coaching/consulting firm. To celebrate this milestone, Gary was interviewed by his fri…
NOV 4, 2014 Mastering the Business of Dentistry with Bonnie Hixson
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS146.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 56:51 min The business of dentistry is Gary’s favorite topic and in this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Bonnie Hixson about how to master the busin…
OCT 28, 2014 The Case for Dental Implants in a Thriving Practice with Leslie Icenogle
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS145.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:11 min In a recent Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Howard Farran made a point about expanding the services you offer your patients as an excellent practice building str…
OCT 21, 2014 5 Tips to Reduce Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS144.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:48 min If your office is experiencing a high percentage of hygiene cancellations or no-shows please know that you are not alone! It seems like hygiene cancellation…
OCT 14, 2014 Maximize Your Energy with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS143.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:2:44 min Dentistry is hard work! Taking care of your patients can be very demanding from a physical and emotional perspective. In this Show, Gary interviews his fri…
OCT 7, 2014 Latest Advances in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr. Ross Nash
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS142.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57:40 min One of the coolest parts of our wonderful profession is helping patients have the smile of their dreams. The look on a patient’s face when they first …
SEP 30, 2014 Are Your Controlling Inventory Costs or Are They Controlling You? with Kim Bleiweiss
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS141.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:34 min It has become much more difficult for Dentists to control practice overhead to appropriate levels. If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Sho…
SEP 23, 2014 The Greatest Gift with Dr. Bill Dorfman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS140.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:49 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is committed to helping Dentists find a forum for giving back. In …
SEP 16, 2014 Tips to Master Online Marketing with Richard Train and Rebecca Buscemi
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS139.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:47 min Marketing is a skill set that has become imperative if you are to have a Thriving practice. Online or digital marketing has become even more important today…
SEP 9, 2014 No More Bloody Prophy’s with Karoline Biami RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS138.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 46:54 min Gary is passionate about the topic of diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Based in the incidence of perio disease in the adult population, it is an…
SEP 2, 2014 If You Stand For Nothing, You Will Fall for Anything with Dr. Brett Kessler
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS137.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:58 min Leadership is often the difference between a good practice and a work-class practice. In this inspiring interview with his friend Dr. Brett Kessler, Gary an…
AUG 26, 2014 The Question to Ask Every Patient at each Consultation to Create More Opportunities with Ashley Latter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS136.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:22 min Increasing case acceptance is a goal for every Thriving Dentist. Ashley Latter is known worldwide for teaching ethical sales and communication skills to Den…
AUG 20, 2014 Be Found and Be Remarkable with Dr. Alan Mead
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS135.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:32 min Regular listeners to The Thriving Dentist Show know that Gary is passionate about technology. Over the past few years, blogging has evolved from a fringe ac…
AUG 12, 2014 How to Slay the Insurance Monster with Deana Zost
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS134.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:57 min One of the hottest topics in dentistry today is how to reduce insurance dependency in your practice. A significant reasons why office overhead is increasing…
AUG 5, 2014 The Miracle of Health with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS133.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:18 min The first interview that Gary did with his great friend, Dr. Uche Odiatu has been one of the most downloaded episodes of the Thriving Dentist Show. During …
JUL 29, 2014 A Dental Warrior’s View on a Thriving Practice with Dr. Mike Barr
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS132.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:2:15 min In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. Mike Barr also known as ‘The Dental Warrior’. As a practicing Dentist for over 25 years, Mike…
JUL 22, 2014 Finding New Money in Old Places with Lisa Spradley
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS131.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:50 min Reactivating existing patients and following up with them regarding pending treatment is an opportunity for virtually every dental practice. In this Thrivin…
JUL 15, 2014 Changing Face of Patient Financing in Dentistry with Dr. Bruce Baird
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS130.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:45 min A challenge facing all dental practices today is helping patients afford the care they need and want. In this information-packed interview, Gary interviews …
JUL 8, 2014 Making NFL Quality Mouth Guards with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS129.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 43:36 min Making NFL-Quality mouth guards for your local high school football team is an outstanding marketing/community service project. Gary was taught how to make …
JUL 1, 2014 Gums of Steel Hygiene Transformation with Dr. Chris Kammer
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS128.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:01:39 min We are in a new era of diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and it’s time to get series about helping patients improve the health of their gums. …
JUN 24, 2014 Evolve or Die with Fred Joyal
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS127.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:39 min The dental profession is going through fundamental changes right now. Last week Gary’s good friend, Fred Joyal wrote a blog post titled, ‘Darwin Comes to De…
JUN 17, 2014 The Art of Positive Influence for Your Patients with Randy Alvarez
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS126.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 46:53 min Increasing case acceptance is a goal for all Thriving Dentists! Gary’s guest for this Show is his friend Randy Alvarez. He is the founder of The Wellness …
JUN 10, 2014 Increasing Productivity at Every Stage of Your Career with Dr. Bruce Baird
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS125.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:24 min The focus on this Thriving Dentist Show is about how to increase your productivity and maintain quality dentistry! In this Show, Gary interviews his good fr…
JUN 3, 2014 Inspired Hygiene for the Thriving Practice with Rachel Wall RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS124.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 58:18 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know how strongly Gary feels about the role of the hygiene department in a thriving …
MAY 27, 2014 The Most Interesting Topics in Clinician’s Report Dentistry Update Courses with Dr. Gordon Christensen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS123.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:49 min Dr. Gordon Christensen is one of the most respected educators in dentistry. In this inspiring interview Gary and Gordon discuss the most requested topics th…
MAY 20, 2014 How to Enjoy Dentistry for the First Time with Dr. Peter Auster
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS122.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:49 min We love featuring real-world Dentists on the Thriving Dentist Show who have developed their own unique path to a thriving practice. In this interview you wi…
MAY 13, 2014 The Best Tips to Accelerate a Practice with Dr. David Rice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS121.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:56 min Practice performance can be accelerated if you understand a few key points. In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Dr. David Rice about the best tips …
MAY 8, 2014 Dental Assistants ROCK with Tija Hunter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS120.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:31 min Dental Assistants play such a vital role in the success of a thriving dental practice. In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Tija Hunte…
APR 29, 2014 The Competitive Advantage of Mastering SEO with Mike Pedersen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS119.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:47 min Mastering the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a very important element of a successful digital marketing strategy. Many people today will searc…
APR 22, 2014 Heath and Fitness: The Performance Advantage for Thriving Dentists with Dr. Uche Odiatu
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS118.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:00:26 min Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health” and he was so right! In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his amazing friend Dr. Uche Odi…
APR 15, 2014 Green Dentists are Thriving Dentists with Dr. Fred Pockrass
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS117.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:27 min This Thriving Dentist Show is all about the benefits of green dentistry and why green Dentists are Thriving Dentists. The special guest is Dr. Fred Pockrass…
APR 8, 2014 5 Must-Have Resources for a Thriving Practice with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS116.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:34 min In earlier Thriving Dentist Show interviews with Dr.Howard Farran, Howard identified the 4 things Dentists need to be doing today to Thrive in any economy. …
APR 1, 2014 The Importance of Fitness for a Thriving Dentist with Dr. Bilal Saib
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS115.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:24 min Dentistry is a physically and emotionally demanding profession. In this interview Gary interviews Dr. Bilal Saib (Dr. B) on the importance of embracing fitn…
MAR 25, 2014 How to Win Your Team & Positively Influence Patients with Dr. Daniel Cheung
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS114.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:12 min If you are a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is bullish on the Dental Profession! It’s his perspective that NOW is …
MAR 18, 2014 Website Design Secrets with Mike Pedersen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS113.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:45 min Your website is a critical element in your practice marketing. It’s your ‘digital storefront’ and serves to represent your practice to potential patients in…
MAR 11, 2014 A Model For Success in 2014 and Beyond with Dr. Steffany Mohan
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS112.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:03 min Many Dentists today struggle with creating a successful balance between their professional and their personal lives. In this interview, Gary talks with his …
MAR 4, 2014 Brilliant Tips to Welcome New Patients Into Your Practice with Debra Englehardt-Nash
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS111.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 57:04 min How new patients come into your practice can set the stage to an awesome experience. In this amazing interview, Practice Management Consultant Debra Engleha…
FEB 25, 2014 What’s New & Exciting in the World of Perio with Dr. Alex Bankhead
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS110.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 53:15 min Periodontal disease is an epidemic in the US and getting serious about diagnosing and treating perio disease is not only an excellent practice builder but a…
FEB 18, 2014 Oral Cancer: An Emerging Pandemic with Jo-Anne Jones RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS109.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:39 min The incidence of Oral Cancer has been increasing at alarming rates. Oral Cancer is the 6th most common form of cancer in the US and the most …
FEB 11, 2014 How to Communicate Your Fees to Patients with Ashley Latter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS108.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45:22 min Discussing fees with patients is a topic that many Dentists struggle with. Recently, Ashley Latter wrote a book titled; You are Worth It: Feel Comfortable C…
FEB 4, 2014 How to Survive a 3rd Party or Board of Dentistry Audit with Dr. Michael Perpich
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS107.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:09 min Audits from insurance companies and boards of dentistry are an increasing reality for many Dentists. Dr. Michael Perpich is an authority on the subject and …
JAN 28, 2014 5 Tips to Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS106.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 52:18 min If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show it’s no secret that Gary is ‘bullish’ on dentistry! Now is an excellent time to be …
JAN 21, 2014 Brilliant Social Media Marketing Tips with Hayley Irons
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS105.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:08 min Social media marketing presents many opportunities for dental practices. We all know that word of mouth is the most effective form of marketing and social m…
JAN 14, 2014 How Thriving Dentists Can Avoid Becoming a Victim of Embezzlement with David Harris
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS104.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 51:31 min Embezzlement against Dentists is a serious problem. Published statistics suggest that the chance of a Dentist being defrauded in his or her career exceeds 6…
JAN 7, 2014 Sex, Drugs and Oral Cancer with Robert Whitman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS103.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:52 min Two topics that are very important to us at the Thriving Dentist Show are new technology advances and oral cancer screening. This interview with Robert Whit…
DEC 25, 2013 Oral Cancer Awareness and Tips for a Thriving Practice in 2014 with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS102.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min We had such a positive response from the previous interview with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison that we decided to bring them back for a very Special …
DEC 17, 2013 What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Their Hygiene Team with Heidi Arndt RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS101.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min The hygiene department is the backbone of a thriving dental practice. The success of your hygiene department is directly related to the success of your practice…
DEC 10, 2013 Endo as a Practice Builder for the Thriving Dentist with Dr. Cliff Ruddle
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS100.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min For the 100th episode of the Thriving Dentist Show we are thrilled to have Dr. Cliff Ruddle as a very special guest! Gary and Dr. Ruddle have …
DEC 3, 2013 How Thriving Dental Professionals Can Enjoy a Long Healthy Career with Dr. Michael and Janet Couch
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS099.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min Dentistry has some very distinct occupational hazards. In a recent survey, it was reported that 87% of Dentists surveyed reported debilitating eyestrain, 75% re…
NOV 19, 2013 What is Your Practice Really Worth? with Dr. David Griggs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS098.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min Your practice is one of your most valuable assets. In this interview Dr. David Griggs will provide you with important information to help you determine what you…
NOV 13, 2013 4 Ways Video Blogs Will Help You Create a Thriving Practice with Anastasia Turchetta RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS097.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 46:07 min Anastasia Turchetta RDH is a practicing hygienist and the created of the very poplar video blog titled, ‘Anastasia’s Hump Day Happenings’ that comes out eve…
NOV 5, 2013 Content Marketing for the Thriving Dentist with Erik Deckers
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS096.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:57 min As the author of three books, Erik Deckers is a real-world authority on the subject of content marketing. In this interview Erik and Gary discuss how conten…
OCT 29, 2013 Secrets of Dentists Who Have Successfully Retired Early with Dr. Doug Carlsen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS095.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 1:04:24 min Dr. Doug Carlsen enjoyed a private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 25 years until retiring from practice at the age of 53. Since then he has …
OCT 22, 2013 Computers, High Technology and Digital Impressions with Dr. Paul Feuerstein
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS094.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 50:45 min Dr. Paul Feuerstein is one of dentistry’s all time good guys! In addition to being a practicing Dentist, Paul is the Technology Editor for Dental Economics …
OCT 15, 2013 Dentistry ROCKS with Deana Zost
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS093.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:52 min One of the biggest challenges we face in the dental profession is helping our patients take a greater interest in their oral health. In this amazing intervi…
OCT 8, 2013 The Connection Between Oral and Systemic Health from the Physician’s Perspective with Dr. Charles Whitney
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS092.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45:39 min We are learning more every day about the connection between oral and systemic health. In this fascinating interview Dr. Charles (Chip) Whitney shares compel…
OCT 2, 2013 How to Attract More Patients with Social Media & Online Marketing with Livvie Matthews
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS091.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min In this engaging interview with Livvie Matthews, Gary and Livvie discuss how to use the power of social media and online marketing to attract more patients. Liv…
SEP 24, 2013 The Role of Leadership in a Thriving Dental Practice with Dave Stachowiak
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS090.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 55:22 min Strong leadership is often the difference between a good dental practice and a great dental practice. Dave is the host and producer of the Coaching for Lead…
SEP 17, 2013 Tips from Dr. Marty Jablow: America’s Dental Technology Coach
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS089.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:08 min This is a truly amazing time for the dental profession. We are able to help patients in ways that were not possible even just a few years …
SEP 10, 2013 The Role of the Treatment Coordinator in a Thriving Practice with Laura Horton
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS088.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: : min Laura Horton is an amazing resource from the UK on how to have a successful dental practice. She is an advocate of the role of the Treatment …
SEP 4, 2013 Solutions for Increased Case Acceptance of Ideal Care with Dr. David Hornbrook
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS087.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 45:22 min Dr. David Hornbrook is a very gifted clinician and dental educator. In this inspiring interview, David discusses some simple tips that Dentists can use to i…
AUG 28, 2013 No More Excuses for Creating a Thriving Dental Practice with Vicki McManus
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS086.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:41 min Dentists often have excuses for why they cannot develop a successful dental practice. In this interview, Vicki systematically eliminates all possible excuse…
AUG 21, 2013 Everything You Need to Know About Search Engine Optimization for Your Dental Practice with Mike Pedersen
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS085.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 54:13 min Mastering Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become increasingly important today. An online search is a frequent method of finding a Dentist today and a r…
AUG 14, 2013 The Role of a High Performance Team in a Thriving Dental Office with Stacy Sveilis
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS084.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 49:08 min Dentistry is a team Sport! In this Show, Stacy shares her experience on how to create a high performance dental team. Topics include; how to attract and kee…
AUG 7, 2013 Saving Lives by Diagnosing Oral Cancer with Linda Miles and Robin Morrison
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS083.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 48:53 min The incidence of Oral Cancer is rising here in the United States and Internationally as well. In the US this year over 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed …
JUL 30, 2013 5 Systems For A Thriving Dental Practice with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS082.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time: 47:43 min This week’s episode is the first without co-host Andy Traub. He recently published his book titled Early to Rise (http://amzn.to/11zpvq4) and if you have no…
JUL 24, 2013 How to Consistently Attract Quality New Dental Patients with Naomi Cooper
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS080.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time We have invited a very dear friend of Gary’s and a proven authority on the topic of dental marketing as our Special Guest. Naomi Cooper is the President of a dental ma…
JUL 17, 2013 A Connected Dental Practice is a Thriving Practice with Jim Higgins
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS081.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 55:36 Today we have a very special guest on the show. Jim Higgins is a friend of Gary’s and the founder and CEO of Solution Reach, known as Smile Reminder in the …
JUL 10, 2013 The Role of Office Design in a Thriving Dental Practice with James Kuester
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS078.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:42 One of the elements of a thriving dental practice is a great facility! One that you and your team enjoying working in and your patients enjoy visiting. Gary buil…
JUN 26, 2013 The Future of Digital Education in Dentistry with Dr. Dhru Shah
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS079.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 50:05 As a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you know that Gary and I are quite passionate about technology and digital content. After all, it is through …
JUN 19, 2013 Advanced Social Media Strategies with Rita Zamora
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS077.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 53:16 Recently we had Rita Zamora as a guest on the podcast and the show has experienced a large number of downloads. In his first interview with Rita, Gary invited li…
JUN 12, 2013 Are You Well Liked? With Dr. Leonard Tau
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS076.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:07 We all recognize the importance of word of mouth referral because the patients who are referred to you already have trust and confidence in you before they even …
JUN 5, 2013 A 360 Degree Slam Dunk Guide to a Thriving Practice with Dr. Mark Hyman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS075.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 47:08 One of Gary’s favorite quotes goes like this… ”If you want to be successful, then do what successful people do.” We’re not sure who to attribute this quote to bu…
MAY 29, 2013 A Missing Piece to the Insurance Puzzle with Jill Coon RDH
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS074.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 38:10 We recognize that dealing with dental insurance can be a major challenge for all dental offices. This challenge occurs on many levels. The reality is that patien…
MAY 22, 2013 Giving Our Dental Assitants the Love they Deserve with Kevin Henry
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS073.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 55:05 Dental Assistants are the unsung heroes of the Dental Profession! I think Gary would go as far as to say that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to have …
MAY 15, 2013 It’s a great time to be alive and doing dentistry with Dr. John Flucke
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS072.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 01:05:47 Technology allows us to produce the Thriving Dentist Show and share it for free with Dentists in 101 countries! We are very excited to have a fellow Geek and …
MAY 8, 2013 The Power of Video In Your Marketing
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS071.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:40 In a recent blog post titled, ‘Make 2013 The Year of Video’ Gary discussed the reasons why video should be an important part of your digital marketing plan. This…
MAY 1, 2013 Helping yourself by helping others with Dr. James Goolnik
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS070.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 38:50 Access to dental care is a major issue in developing countries and it is truly heartwarming to see how Dental Professionals provide charitable care to those pati…
APR 24, 2013 Life-Changing Dentistry with Dr. Mark Montgomery
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS069.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 59:09 Chronic headaches, migraines, and other debilitating pain of the head, neck, face and jaw are a reality for millions of people. In the US alone, over 45 Million …
APR 17, 2013 Sure Fire Tips to Increase Case Acceptance
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS068.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:46 Helping patients accept ideal treatment recommendations so they can enjoy the benefits of ideal dental health must be one of the most rewarding aspects of being …
APR 10, 2013 Patient Attraction through Internet Domination with Mark Oborn
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS067.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 45:31 The most effective dental marketing is an integrated marketing plan where everything is coordinated to work most effectively. You know that Gary is a huge advoca…
APR 3, 2013 How to Use Social Media to Build Your Practice with Rita Zamora
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS066.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:23 If you have been a regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary is quite passionate about social media. It is likely that you already follow …
MAR 27, 2013 The Most Important KPI’s in a Dental Practice with Rob Bay
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS065.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:23 Gary uses the concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to help his clients better understand what is actually happening in their practice. I have often hear…
MAR 20, 2013 The Secrets to Perfect Communication in your Dental Practice – An Ethical Approach to Sales with Ashley Latter
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS064.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:25 Communication is a challenge for many Dentists yet mastering communication and case presentation skills are an absolute must if you are going to have a Thriving …
MAR 13, 2013 Be Successful, Wherever You Are with Dr. Todd Franklin
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS063.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 43:42 Successful dental practices are located in a variety of settings. One of the most common questions that Gary gets from young dentists when he is speaking is; ‘Wh…
MAR 6, 2013 Best Ways to Cut Costs with Todd Odasz
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS062.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:22 In previous episodes of the Thriving Dentist Show we have discussed the importance of marketing as a means of growing your practice. Growth is important in a thr…
FEB 27, 2013 Dentistry is Back!
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS061.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 29:48 Gary recently returned from an absolutely incredible conference, the 148th Annual Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting. You’ve heard Gary discuss the importance of continu…
FEB 20, 2013 Mastering DENTAL SEO with Jana Grube
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS060.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:32 If you are a regular listener of the Show, you know that Gary teaches that a thriving dental practice has created a comprehensive marketing plan to consistently …
FEB 13, 2013 Go from Stressed, Challenged and Frustrated to Happy, Healthy and Performing with Judy Kay Mausolf!
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS059.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:13 One of the fundamental differences between an OK dental practice and a thriving dental practice is that in thriving dental practices the Dentist and Team Members…
FEB 6, 2013 Dental Implants in a Thriving Practice with Dr. P.K. Clark
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS057.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:10 The topic of dental implants is very still evolving today! While dental implants are hardly new, the reality is that advances in materials and technology allow y…
JAN 30, 2013 Dental Records in the Cloud with Rohit Joshi
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS058.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 49:40 Good communication between the Dentist and the Specialist or the Dental Lab can be a huge factor in the outcome of a case. In the past, this communication was ve…
JAN 23, 2013 Dentistry The People Game with Dr. Omer Reed
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS056.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 39:21 One of Gary’s goals in producing the Thriving Dentist Show is to introduce leaders and mentors to our listening audience. If you have been a regular listener to …
JAN 16, 2013 Business Leadership from the heart with Kevin Rose
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS055.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:50 Business leadership is such a critical element of having a thriving practice. You have heard Gary talk about the fact that to succeed in dentistry today you need…
JAN 9, 2013 Tips to Avoid Missed Opportunities with Marybeth Bajornas
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS054.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:50 If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary and I and our guests are bullish on dentistry and that we have a very …
JAN 2, 2013 An Awesome Day at LifeSmiles Dental Care with Dr. Paul Nielson
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS053.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 42:08 The Thriving Dentist Show is all about practical information that will help you develop a thriving practice. If you are a regular listener to this Show you know …
DEC 19, 2012 Is your Vision Big Enough? with Dr. Don Wyatt
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS052.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 46:35 Gary is an expert in the ‘Business of Dentistry’ and has the unique opportunity to serve as a coach and consultant to Dentists in a variety of practice situation…
DEC 12, 2012 Building Your Practice by Helping Your Patients Achieve Great Health with Dr. Dan Sindelar
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS051.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 37:02 This podcast is all about helping you develop a practice that provides personal, professional and financial fulfillment, or as Gary likes to say……a THRIVING prac…
DEC 5, 2012 How Being Part of a Community Can Help You Develop a Thriving Practice with ‘ACE’ Co- Founder with Dr. Mike Maroon
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS050.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:10 If you have been following Gary’s ‘Airplane Wing Photos’ on facebook, you recently noticed some stunning photos of Key West and the Florida Keys where Gary spoke…
NOV 28, 2012 The Role of CEREC CAD CAM Dentistry in a Thriving Practice with Dr. Sameer Puri
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS049.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 51:35 The listeners of the Thriving Dentist Show know that we embrace technology as one of the elements of a thriving dental practice. This is such a fabulous time to …
NOV 21, 2012 Thanksgiving
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS048.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 31:59 Show #3 – Dentistry As a Team Sport – Dr. Greg Pitts Recommendation: Assign ‘Champions’ to quarterback key areas of your practice Show #10 – The Importance of …
NOV 14, 2012 Employment Law and the Dental Profession with Ali Oromchian
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS047.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 57:30 Recently, Gary was a speaker at the American Academy of Dental Office Managers Annual Conference. In addition to his speaking sessions at this conference, Gary w…
NOV 7, 2012 The Six Most Important Elements of a Digital Marketing Plan with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS046.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 1:08:06 As a listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you are someone who embraces technology and appreciates the advantages of a digital world. Today’s Show will be of …
OCT 31, 2012 Increasing Practice Profitability with Dr. Charles Blair
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS045.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 49:06 This past August, Gary had the distinct honor of being invited to speak at a meeting hosted by Dr. Gordon Christensen. The panel included a selection of some out…
OCT 24, 2012 Confessions of an “Average Dentist” Part 2 with Dr. Mike Ditolla
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS044.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:34 If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show, you know that it is unusual for us to have a return guest on the show. That is a …
OCT 17, 2012 Confessions of an Average Dentist with Dr. Michael Ditolla (part I)
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS043.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:41 One of the best elements of the Thriving Dentist Show is the friendships that Gary has with some of the most amazing people in the dental profession. Gary has de…
OCT 10, 2012 Tips from Wayne Gretzky and Dr. Lee Ann Brady
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS042.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 47:21 One of Gary’s favorite quotes comes for the National Hockey League legend, Wayne Gretsky and it goes like this……”You miss every shot that you don’t take.” That q…
OCT 3, 2012 Helping patients overcome their fear with Dr. Michael Silverman
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS041.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 54:56 Gary’s Dentist & Business Partner, Dr. Paul Nielson, is very serious about dental continuing education. He commits a massive amount of time each year to attendin…
SEP 26, 2012 How to Prepare for Medical Emergencies in Your Practice with Catharine Goodson
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS040.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:04 In this episode of Thriving Dentist Show we address the very serious topic of how to prepare for medical emergencies in your practice. Research done at the Unive…
SEP 19, 2012 How to Use Whitening to Grow Your Practice with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS039.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 34:35 If you are a regular listener of Thriving Dentist Show you may have listened to Show #31 with Dr. Dan Fischer as our guest who discussed the science of whitening…
SEP 12, 2012 How to Master the Banking Needs of Your Practice with Bob Affleck
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS038.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 50:52 Like any business, a dental practice has capital needs throughout the life of the practitioner. At the beginning of their career a dentist will likely borrow mon…
SEP 5, 2012 The High Tech, High Touch Practice with Dr. Chris Haag
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS037.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:52 If you have ever attended one of Gary’s courses you know that the concepts he teaches are drawn from his real world experience in his own practice in Phoenix, Ar…
AUG 28, 2012 How to use digital media to help grow your dental practice
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS036.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 35:53 In this episode we visit with Jason Ault, co-founder and COO of Coffman Media a three old company that works to create solutions for businesses and organizations…
AUG 22, 2012 Digital Word of Mouth with Fred Joyal
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS035.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 48:10 Digital Marketing is the new frontier for Dentists. Things like a strong website, mobile website, search engine optimization, social media strategy and online re…
AUG 15, 2012 Mastering the Schedule with Gary Takacs
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS034.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 41:00 We are very excited about the content of today’s show because of the profound impact this information can make in your practice. We have decided to devote the co…
AUG 8, 2012 Providing Great Dentistry, with Imtiaz Manji: CEO of Spear Education & The Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS033.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 45:39 Developing a thriving practice requires assembling many resources. Mentors in your professional life can greatly accelerate your success and we are very fortunat…
AUG 2, 2012 The Keys to a THRIVING Practice in 2012 with Paul Nielson DDS
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS032.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 44:18 If you are regular listener of the Thriving Dentist Show you know that although Gary is not a Dentist, he is the co-owner of a dental practice in Phoenix, Arizon…
JUL 25, 2012 Whitening: The Gateway to Helping Patients Want More Ideal Dentistry with Dr. Dan Fischer
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS031.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 33:21 If you have ever attended a course given by Gary, you know that he is absolutely passionate about whitening! He believes that whitening is a critical key to deve…
JUL 18, 2012 How the Relationship with your Dental Lab Contributes to a THRIVING Practice with Nelson Rego
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS030.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 44:30 The Thriving Dentist Show is all about helping you have a practice that is absolutely thriving. There are many components that make up a successful dental practi…
JUL 11, 2012 Help More Patients Have Straight, Beautiful with Six Month Smiles Special Guest Dr. Ryan Swain
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS029.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 43:28 Pardon our enthusiasm for Dentistry, but one of the really cool aspects of the Dental Profession are the clinical advances that have been made in the past few ye…
JUN 27, 2012 How to Achieve Optimal Perception with Janice Hurley Trailor, The Image Expert
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS028.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 35:26 A number of years ago the Canon Photography company developed an award-winning advertising campaign with the slogan, ‘Image is Everything’. You might remember th…
JUN 20, 2012 Helping More Patient Have the Smile of their Dreams with Dr. Dennis Wells
[audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS027.mp3] Podcast: Download | Play in new window/mobile device Running Time 40:03 Our goal here at Thriving Dentist Show is to help as many patients as possible enjoy the benefits of great oral health. We do that by teaching Dentists how to de…
JUN 13, 2012 Successful Practice Transitions: All You Need To Know About Buying or Selling a Practice with Dr. Lee Maddox
Practice transitions are a topic that is of interest to all Dentists. At some stage in your career you are likely to buy or start a practice, and hopefully after many years of success in practice you are likely to …
JUN 6, 2012 (part 3) 4 Things Dentists Need to Know to Thrive with Dr. Howard Farran – DentalTown.com
In two earlier episodes of Thriving Dentist Show, Dr. Farran shared some very practical tips that Dentists need to be doing now to thrive in the contracted economy. These two episodes have become some of the most downloaded podcasts in …
MAY 30, 2012 Improving Oral Health Globally with Dr. Dan Fischer
Some companies understand that there’s a lot more to business than making a profit. Ultradent is one of those companies. For more than 30 years Ultradent has been innovating and creating quality products. They are a truly an international leader …
MAY 23, 2012 How to Lead a Balanced Life and Become Unstoppable with Glen Depke
Good Health is perhaps our most precious asset. Our goal with the Thriving Dentist Show is to help you develop a practice that is thriving in absolutely every regard. We want you to be able to help more patients enjoy …
MAY 16, 2012 Blueprint to Create Both a Successful Life and Dental Practice with James Goolnik
Developing a Thriving practice is a goal that has universal appeal. Our desire on the show is to share relevant information that you can use today to not only survive, but to absolutely THRIVE in today’s times. If you have …
MAY 9, 2012 Linda Miles A Lifetime of Service Helping Dentists Succeed!
If you have listened to past episodes of Thriving Dentist Show you know that we take pride in interviewing people who are committed to making a difference. We have had some truly amazing guests on the show and we’ll continue …
MAY 2, 2012 “It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts”
If you have been a regular listener to Thriving Dentist Show you have had the opportunity to learn from some amazing guests. Gary has developed very close relationships with some of the most incredible leaders in the dental profession. These …
APR 26, 2012 Mastering Dental Marketing in 2012 with Gary Takacs
This Show is all about how to develop a THRIVING dental practice. One of the most important elements of a thriving practice is the ability to consistently attract quality new patients. New patient flow is the lifeblood of a thriving …
APR 18, 2012 (Part 2) – 4 Things Dentists Need to Do Now to Thrive with Dr. Howard Farran of DentalTown.com
In the last episode of Thriving Dentist Show Dr. Howard Farran, the founder of DentalTown shared some profound information with our listeners about the US and World economy and how dentists need to do things differently to succeed on the …
APR 11, 2012 (Part 1) 4 Things Dentists Need to Do Now to Thrive with Dr. Howard Farran of DentalTown.com
It is no secret that the economy has been a challenge not only here in the US but internationally as well. The Thriving Dentist Show now has listeners in 54 countries and that number grows every day, so it is …
APR 4, 2012 Dental Tribes: Why Every Dental Office Needs an Office Manager with Lorie Streeter
The concept of ‘Tribes’ is something that the renowned thought leader Seth Godin has written about extensively. His concept of tribes is that it is human nature to want to be part of a community of people who share common …
MAR 28, 2012 Getting Serious About Perio Disease with Dr. Tom Nabors
The link between oral and general health has been something that those in the dental profession have known for quite some time now. The great news is that the general public is beginning to understand this connection! It is all …
MAR 21, 2012 Leading Your Practice to Success with Katherine Eitel
Leadership in the dental office is absolutely critical if you are going to have a THRIVING practice. The Dentist must be an effective leader but it is also true that each team member must also develop their leadership skills so …
MAR 14, 2012 Your Spit Is Awesome with Anastasia Turchetta
Gary learned many years ago that the hygiene department is the backbone of a successful dental practice! This is even more true today. The hygiene department is the primary point of contact for patients with the practice and a successful …
MAR 7, 2012 Dentistry’s Green Future with Ina Pockrass
Conservation has become a mindset and lifestyle choice for millions of people. People take pride in recycling and making what we like to call ‘green’ lifestyle choices. This concept applies to the dental profession and on this episode we were …
FEB 29, 2012 Creating a Great First Experience for Your Patients with Gary Takacs
Chicago Midwinter meeting Oral Health America New Patient Experience Checklist: 1. Tour of the office 2. Six digital photos for patient education and conduct interview 3. Necessary X-rays 4. Comprehensive exam by the doctor 5. Review the digital photos/x-rays 6. …
FEB 22, 2012 Mastering Mobile with Al Ferretti of MakingMobi.com
Dental practices are neatly dividing into two camps. In one camp are the dental offices that are THRIVING. In the other camp are dental offices that are struggling. One of the main factors differentiating the two camps is that dental …
FEB 15, 2012 How to Grow Your Influence with Special Guest Randy Alvarez
We all know how much influence the media has on consumers and today we have #1 producer of the most watched cable health TV show in the world as our special guest. Randy Alvarez has directed and produced over 1,100 …
FEB 9, 2012 Hot Topics in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with Dr. David Hornbrook
Clinical Mastery is a requirement to having a Thriving practice. You simply must have the skills to deliver excellent clinical care. It’s important to pick your mentors carefully and today it has become difficult to find educators that have research …
FEB 1, 2012 TDS007 : 100% Listener questions show
Gary answers a ton of listener questions about his past show guests. 1. Gary, in your interview with Dr. Pitts on Dentistry as a Team Sport, he mentioned that you have monthly team meetings and also quarterly team meetings. Can …
JAN 25, 2012 TDS006 : Mastering Social Media Marketing: The New Frontier with Jack Hadley
Jack Hadley of MySocialPractice.com joins Gary Takacs to discuss the idea of a three-legged stool of your social media success. 1. The right tools. 2. The right mindset, ideas, strategies and training 3. The right person (sometimes people) WOMMA – …
JAN 18, 2012 Converting New Patients into Patients for Life with Fred Joyal
Marketing is vital to creating a thriving dental practice. In this episode we visit with Fred Joyal of 1-800-DENTIST. We all know that patients are the lifeblood of a successful dental practice and the key to THRIVING! A practice is …
JAN 11, 2012 Guiding More Patients to Want Ideal Care with Dr. Lee Ann Brady
In this episode of the Thriving Dentist Show Gary visits with his friend Dr. Lee Ann Brady on how to guide patients to want ideal care for themselves. Dr. Brady has had an incredibly diverse career in the field of …
JAN 4, 2012 Dentistry as a team sport with Dr. Greg Pitts
How important is your team? Gary Takacs and Dr. Greg Pitts answer that question and give incredibly practical advice on how you can build a thriving dental practice. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/ThrivingDentistShow003.mp3] Download or listen on your mobile device Running Ti…
DEC 28, 2011 Six Goals for a Thriving Dental Practice with Gary Takacs
Gary Takacs shares six goals for a thriving dental practice as well as a specific action your practice can take TODAY to make it more profitable. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/ThrivingDentist002.mp3] Download or listen on your mobile device Running Time 34:38 Episode #2 Show…
DEC 9, 2011 How to Become an Expert Dentist with Gary Takacs
Gary discusses what you need to do to become an expert in your field. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/takacslearningcenter/TDS001_-_How_to_become_an_expert_dentist.mp3] Right-click here to download the episode or listen on your mobile device