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About LCDS

Lane County Dental Society is a component society of the Oregon Dental Association and the American Dental Association. LCDS provides continuing dental education programs for our member dentists and their staff. Our CE programming provides our members access to the latest developments in dental science and technology through guest lectures and presentations. CE programs cover a range of topics from infection control and medical emergencies to cultural competency and record keeping. 

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6 Steps to Successfully Reduce Insurance Dependence (1 CE)

Free Coaching Webinar for Lane County Dental Society Members Provided by Thriving Dentist Inc.

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In this webinar, Gary will explain 6 steps to help you successfully resign from PPO Plans and what you need to do before you resign from them, giving you the ability to have a dental practice and a career that makes you feel like you’re able to fully appreciate what Dentistry has to offer.

Instructor: Gary Takacs

This program will be led by Gary Takacs, a well established Dental Practice Management Coach, with over 40 years of coaching experience having coached over 2200+ dental practices in the US & around the world. He has delivered over 18,000 hours of CE & co-owns his own dental practice.

Gary understands from personal experience, what it means to be restricted by insurance limitations, work 70-80 hours a week, and be unable to invest in the latest dental technologies.

When he bought his practice, LifeSmiles in the year 2007, it was a practice filled with PPO plans, no effective marketing strategy, and burdened with an overhead of 80%!

However, within a few years, he converted this half a million dollar practice into a very successful dental practice that is currently at the top 1/4th of 1% in the US.

Gary knows the power of investing time and resources into systems and concepts. By successfully establishing these systems, he achieved exceptional results in his own practice – and is confident these concepts will do the same for your practice as seen with over 2200+ of his coaching

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the reasons for high overheads in your dental practice
  • Learn the 6 Steps to Successfully Reduce Insurance Dependence
  • Learn how to leverage these 6 steps to develop your own practice

Who is this Workshop for:

  • Dentists, Associate Dentists & Dental Practice Team Memberr
Thriving Dentist Inc. is a Nationally Approved Pace Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. )12/1/2022 to 11/30/2025

Must register on Thriving Dentist website.