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Gary Takacs is helping you build a great dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.

Thriving Dentist Show with Gary Takacs Thriving Dentist Show – Takacs Learning Center

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Gary Takacs is helping you build a great dental practice that provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.

    The Biggest Scheduling Mistake That Dentists Make

    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 dental practice, as that's how you can get new patients as well as get your regular patients to turn up for their routine check-ups. The biggest scheduling mistake that dentists make is that they don't have a scheduling template to accommodate new patients within three working days. Gary will provide our listeners with four strategies to avoid making scheduling mistakes. In today's world, no one will be willing to wait weeks to get what they want, and if your office is unable to schedule an appointment for a patient within three working days, you're just burning bills on marketing. So the problem here is that they don't have a proper scheduling practice in place for patients to be able to make an appointment within three working days, but the doctor might wrongly think that his marketing is not working and spend more time and money on marketing.

    • 56 min
    World-Class Dental CE Resources

    World-Class Dental CE Resources

    In this week's Thriving Dentist Show podcast, 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 of the things Gary has noticed is the importance of CE to dentists. Unfortunately, some dentists barely take the required CE and scramble towards it by the end of the year with CE lapses, trying to keep their license.  But, on the other hand, the world-class dentists will often achieve it in the first two to three months, and they'll take a geometric level of additional CE, which will assist them, to achieve two main benefits.  This episode will help them know more details on the various CE resources that will benefit them immensely and, he further stresses on:  Why is CE so important to dentists? What is the correlation between dentists and the amount of CE they've taken? Why does CE bring happiness and satisfaction to dentists? How does CE improve the number of patients you get and make them fortunate? Does CE cost a lot? Resources

    • 56 min
    7 Specific Tips to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Google

    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. Mastering SEO on google is a pathway for attracting more quality new patients in a dental practice.  Google controls more than 90% of the search engine market, and most of us use Google to find the answers for the local services we need. Gary is doing this episode because to create a thriving practice and to become less insurance dependent, you need another source of new patients, and in Gary’s experience, the best source is SEO and google. So he wants to educate our listeners on this topic and the importance of it.  According to Gary, successful dental marketing is two things.  Help people find you  Give a reason for them to choose you. The 7 tips are:  you need original content on your website master google reviews have a consistent nap, Have a high google lighthouse score show compliance with the google eat ‘’e-a-t’’ update have thorough organic search engine optimization via your website content (backlinking, website coding, etc..)  You need to know your data  He further shares How his LifeSmiles practice now ranks on Google search page 1 How Robert Cialdini’s principle fits into this.  ‘’It's about helping people find you and then influencing them, those who found you, so they are choosing you. That's kind of where Chaldini comes in.’’ Why are companies using artificial intelligence? What are backlinks? The realistic marketing budget according to Gary Why should you hire experts to handle digital marketing? How Ekwa helps Gary  Advantages of organic SEO over PPC & many more... Gary mentions about the new challenge for MBA where they have to write us a review on iTunes to get a 50% savings on MBA tickets & encourages his listeners to take part in the challenge & also requests to join the new TD FB Group. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tips To Convert Potential New Patient Calls To Appointments

    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. Even though a potential customer would first visit your website or social media pages to get to know about the practice, the first time they would come in contact with a person with you would be by a phone call.  That's why it's necessary to make a good impression during that first phone call. He stresses the importance of connecting with the new patients and teaches the audience what they can do to convince them to become clients.  The 4 tips To Convert Potential New Patient Calls To Appointments Know your data Connect with the caller Set up a scheduling template to see a patient in three business days or less At the end of the call encourage them to visit the doctor’s page and also close by letting them know how much you look forward to meeting them face to face. He further discusses:  What's the best method that works as of 2020?  The method you would want your marketing team to focus on and reach the target number of appointments? Why is it not possible to have an open table client system like in restaurants in the dental practice? Why do most of my customers make appointments and not show up? How to determine whether the marketing approach is working/ not?  Gary’s new patient stats  Gary encourages the listeners to learn more about EKWA marketing and get their support. 

    • 57 min
    The Benefits Of Assisted Hygiene

    The Benefits Of Assisted Hygiene

    In this week’s episode, Gary Takacs talks about the benefits of assisted hygiene & provides the listeners with secret tips that will help make it work in their dental practice. Gary is a huge advocate of hygiene driven practices. There are a lot of different hygiene models but in this episode, he talks about the assisted hygiene model. Assisted hygiene practice requires assistance. There are a few conditions that you need to be clear about before you hire an assistant and Gary will explain how he implements these conditions when he hires a hygiene assistant into Life Smiles. Having an assisted hygiene model is a useful practice enhancement, if you have the right circumstances and the right situation. Below are the 4 KPIs that help you make good hygiene models in practice. ⅓ of total office production coming from hygiene. Daily production goal $12000 per day per hygienist 92% or more hygiene appointments should be filled every month 85% or more of your patients should be involved in active re-care. He stresses the fact that having a good assisted hygiene model will motivate the practice to get serious about involving their patients in recare, and it's like a gift that keeps giving.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Bonus System that Works!

    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 Bonus system that will help the entire team work together towards a common goal with much enthusiasm and determination.  These are the guidelines to be in a proper Bonus system.   It has to be a win-win It must be simple to understand It needs to be as immediate as possible  It has to be a measurable goal Gary shares in detail the Fun methods of Bonus systems that he has implemented in his practice with how it has impacted his dental practice growth.  He promotes  MBA, iLD community & coaching in this podcast episode. 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

Jen.Szigeti ,

Awesome!

Loving the Thriving Dentist Show with Gary Takacs! Keep it up!

EANTMN ,

Always Great Advice

Listen weekly. Love the content and couldn’t agree more. Every dentist should listen & then take action. I share this with my own consulting clients because I agree with everything in here. Excellent listen!!!

adhenn7 ,

Great practical and challenging advise

I recently discovered this podcast and I’m really enjoying it. I plan to buy/open a practice of my own in next 18-24 months. Every episode helps prepare me for that time. Thanks!

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