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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 Gary Takacs

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    • 4.8 • 195 Ratings

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.

    We Don’t Need More PPE, We Need Better PPE - Meet Clara with Fred Joyal and Cherie Le Penske

    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 face today. Tune in to this episode to learn more about a personalized breathing system that does not compromise protection for functionality.

    • 51 min
    Strategies to Successfully Reactivate Past Due Hygiene Patients

    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 sharing key strategies to successfully reactivate past-due hygiene patients to increase the productivity and profitability of your practice.

    • 54 min
    Is the way your phone answered the Achilles’ heel in your Practice?

    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 patient phone calls while emphasizing the value of phone training in a growing dental practice.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mutual Aid Agreement - Everything You Need to Know

    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 be prepared for the unexpected by sharing everything you need to know about having a mutual aid agreement.

    • 55 min
    The Benefits of ‘Book Club’ with your Team Members

    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 instrumental in Gary's successful development of a thriving dental practice, which is why he encourages you to do the same. Listen to this week's episode to learn how to start a successful book club that your team members would be excited to be a part of!

    • 50 min
    The AMA (Ask Me Anything) Episode

    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 with no drama and if starting up a practice in the COVID-19 era is possible.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

Lihua Shen ,

Thank you Gary!

The thriving dentist show is without a doubt my favorite dental podcast. I have learned SO MUCH from listening to each episode. It is an invaluable resource for any dentist who wants to achieve excellence and thrive. I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with Gary today on a costrategy zoom call and Gary is one of the most genuine, caring, and helpful people I had the pleasure to talk to. Thank you Gary for what you do for us. We are lucky to have you! <3

Marisa J2 ,

Love it!!!

Gary highlights all aspects of dentistry in this can’t miss podcast! He provides insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Amanda_Michelle_ ,

Awesome Podcast!

I highly recommend The Thriving Dentist Show! Great informative content, you really learn something from each podcast episode.

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