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Gary Takacs
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I'm a Dental Coach helping Dentists create a thriving practice
I'm a Dental Coach helping Dentists create a thriving practice

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Join my friend, Weston Lunsford and I for this Free Webinar: 'Part 2; Double Production Without Increasing Number of New Patients'. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, September 19

Time: 5pm Pacific Daylight Time

Presenters: Weston Lunsford and Gary Takacs

To Register: http://get.dentalintel.com/takacs/

NOTE: If you are unable to attend the live webinar, we will share a replay with all those registered for the webinar
Looking forward to seeing you at this insightful webinar!
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an information-packed interview (WOW!!) with my friend +Ashley Latter Latter titled; 'How to Convert Callers to Appointments and Loyal Patients'. Your telephone is the single most important piece of equipment in your dental office because it is the conduit through which your patients flow into your practice! In this Show Ashley and I discuss; The concept of your reception team members as ‘Directors of First Impressions’, why many team members unconsciously act as ‘Sales Prevention Officers’ and how to avoid this situation, how to quickly develop rapport and relationship with callers, the four-step process that any team member who answers the phone MUST follow and throughout the interview Ashley shares great verbal skills for your business team members. This podcast interview is excellent content for your next Team Meeting! Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2wWQB4M
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an interview with my friend, Julia Yelevich titled; 'Dentistry from the Perspective of a #GirlBoss'. 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 a Girl Boss is someone who has big dreams and is wiling to work hard. Julia has an extensive background on Wall Street and she has applied what she learned on Wall Street to the dental profession. Julia was just voted one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2017 by Dental Products Report and she certainly fits the definition of Girl Boss as someone who has big dreams and is willing to work hard in the dental profession! In this Show, Julia and I discuss; how Julia came to discover the dental profession, Wall Street concepts Julia has adapted to dentistry, some effective ‘growth hacks’ Julia has used in her practice, how she has created a unique customer journey that provides a powerful point of differentiation, Lean 6 Sigma efficiency concepts adapted to dentistry, how to avoid being perceived as a commodity and the interview concludes with a discussion of pricing concepts and how your fees relate to Market Positioning. You will enjoy Julia’s experience in business and how she has successfully applied her business experience in dentistry and you will truly appreciate the energy and excitement that Julia brings to our profession. Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2x5rIUp
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is a wonderful interview with my friend Mary Osborne titled; 'Pathways to Creating Positive Change in your Practice'. Creating change in your practice is a subject that every Dentist will face at different times in their career. In this Show Mary and I discuss; How to create positive change with your patients and help them take a greater interest in ideal care, a wonderful story about how to get ‘in synch’ with your patients, why slowing down can be a solution to becoming significantly more productive, the power of ‘staying in the question’ with your patients, some great questions to ask your patients and how these questions will provide you with insights on your patients, the important distinction between cooperation and collaboration and the interview concludes with a powerful conversation about tips to help your team members embrace change in your practice. Mary is an incredible resource and you will truly appreciate her genuine desire to help you better serve your patients! Please feel welcome to share!

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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is a continuation interview with my friend Qadeer Ahmed titled; '5 Reasons We are About to Enter a New Golden Age of Dentistry'. Many Dentists today are concerned about the future of our amazing profession. Two realities that we must address are; 1) Decreasing fees being forced on us by Dental Insurance Companies and 2) The rising costs of adopting new technology. Despite these challenges, I am absolutely 'bullish' on dentistry. These can be good times if you are doing the right things! Qadeer brings a deep background in business to the dental profession and he decided to look at the dentistry from a ‘clean slate model’. In doing so, he came up with a five-part plan that will significantly benefit Dentists and Patients. This interview will inspire you to look at dentistry with a fresh set of eyes. Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2vE4jrX
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The Latest Thriving Dentist Show is a groundbreaking interview with my friend and Mentor, Qadeer Ahmed titled; 'ProCare; Dental Coverage Controlled by Dentists and Patients.' News Flash, the current dental insurance system is broken! The current system is designed to suppress claims. The only entity that benefits is the insurance company. Employers, Patients and Dentists lose! That is about to change. Qadeer and his Team have created a better program that addresses all of the flaws of the current system. This is nothing short of revolutionary! Ultimately, Qadeer’s goal is to help more patients receive the care they need and deserve and to help Dentists successfully serve more patients. Please feel welcome to share this powerful information! http://bit.ly/2uoWnYk
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an inspiring interview with my friend Dr. Ryan Lepore titled; 'How I Became a Practice Owner and Lessons Learned Along the Way'. The ultimate career goal for many Dentists it to become a practice owner. However, there are many younger Dentists who feel that practice ownership may be out of reach given their student loan debt and concerns about managing a practice. As inspiration, I wanted to bring a young Dentist on the podcast who has successfully navigated the path to practice ownership early in his career. In this interview, Ryan and I discuss: what motivated Ryan to become a Dentist, Ryan’s experiences as an Associate Dentist in both a Corporate setting and Private Practice environment, tips on how to improve clinical speed, efficiency and diagnostic skills, how Ryan ultimately found the right practice to purchase, the lessons that he has learned in his first year of practice ownership and the interview concludes with Ryan sharing some great CE resources that have been so important for him . You will enjoy Ryan’s story and his genuine desire to help his colleagues become practice owners! Please feel welcome to share!

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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an incredible interview with my friend Dr. Hazel Glasper titled; 'How One Dentist Became Passionate About Lifechanging Dentistry'. Dentistry is truly an amazing profession where you have the ability to change people’s lives every day. Not only do you have the ability to change lives with your knowledge, but you also have the ability to SAVE lives! Hazel was the recent winner of the Spotlight on Speaking competition at the Speaking/Consulting Network Conference. I was a judge in this competition as was so impressed with Hazel’s presentation that I wanted to bring her on as a guest on the podcast. In this interview Hazel and I discuss; The very personal story that caused Hazel to become passionate about the oral/systemic connection, how to get started with making the oral/systemic link a strong part of your practice, specific tips for the Dentist and Team Members to help patients value high quality dentistry and the interview concludes with a powerful discussion about Hazel’s ‘Teach Me Dental’ Movement where she is helping the public redefine their understanding of oral health. You will be moved by Hazel’s story and her passion to save lives will inspire you! Please share this with your friends.......You could save a life! http://bit.ly/2tKonJT
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an awesome interview with my friend Laura Hatch titled, 'Excellent Front Office Systems'. Systems are SO very important in a Thriving practice! In this interview Laura and I 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, how Laura developed a fee-for-service practice in the highly competitive area of San Diego, CA, the role that systems played in successfully developing a fee-for-service practice and specific steps that you can take today to reduce insurance dependency. Laura is passionate about helping Dentists and Team Members embrace systems in their practice and you’ll love way these systems lead to a thriving practice. Please feel welcome to share! http://bit.ly/2u9lgbk
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The latest Thriving Dentist Show is an awesome interview with my friend Elijah Desmond titled; 'Changes in the World of Dental CE'. It is no coincidence that Dentists who take more CE have more successful practices. However, not all Dental CE is the same. Dental CE that provides excellent educational content in a unique location and networking opportunities with the speakers and attendees can be truly powerful learning experiences. In this interview Elijah and I discuss; 3 major trends that are happening in the dental profession today and how Dentists can respond to these trends, why traditional dental conferences are struggling to remain relevant today, new CE opportunities for Dentists today, Elijah’s motivation to start a charity called ‘A Success Story for Kids’ with the mission of helping children realize their potential, Elijah’s Smiles at Sea Program and the interview concludes with announcing that I will be the featured speaker for the 2018 Smiles at Sea Alaska Cruise. You will be inspired by Elijah and his commitment to truly make a difference in the world! Please feel welcome to share.

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