Episode #280: Top 10 Questions from RIDA Members Part 1
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by Less Insurance Dependence
5d ago
In this podcast episode, Gary and Naren address the top 10 questions from RIDA members on transitioning from PPO plans. They discuss the timeframe for the transition, fee adjustments by Delta Dental, costs of SEO versus Google Ads patients, secrets to low-cost SEO patients, and evaluating readiness to resign from PPO plans. Practical insights and strategies are shared for dental practitioners aiming to reduce insurance dependence ..read more
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Episode #279: High-Value Dentistry Series: Oral Conscious Sedation
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by Less Insurance Dependence
1w ago
Discover how Gary's real-life practice story can help you explore the benefits of oral conscious sedation in dentistry. By focusing on high-value services like oral conscious sedation, you can attract patients outside PPO plans while also easing dental fears. Learn about the importance of SEO in attracting anxious patients for comprehensive care and reducing insurance dependence. With high-value services, you can transform your practice into a patient-centered and profitable dentistry business ..read more
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Episode #278: Lessons from Smile Direct Club Failure
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by Less Insurance Dependence
2w ago
Gary and Naren explore the fallout of SmileDirectClub's collapse, drawing parallels to the pitfalls of the DIY mindset. Through anecdotes and case studies, they caution against undertaking complex tasks without proper expertise. Discover the risks of navigating unfamiliar territory alone and the importance of seeking professional guidance in this eye-opening episode ..read more
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Episode #277: Mastering Marketing is Your Key to Successfully Resign from PPO Plans
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by Less Insurance Dependence
3w ago
In this episode, Gary explores the crucial link between mastering marketing and successfully resigning from PPO plans. By framing insurance write-offs as a strategic marketing expense, he reveals a path to acquiring new patients while minimizing losses. Drawing on practical examples, the episode emphasizes the transformative impact of redirecting marketing efforts from PPO plans to platforms like Google, showcasing the financial benefits and enhanced patient acquisition strategies for dental practices ..read more
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Episode #275: What is the Best Way to Determine an Appropriate Fee Schedule?
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by Less Insurance Dependence
1M ago
In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss the vital need for dental practices to reassess fee schedules, moving away from heavy reliance on PPO plans. They highlight the impact of stagnant fees on profitability and offer strategies for recalibrating prices to reflect fair value and cover rising costs. Explore insights into attracting non-PPO patients and maintaining a balanced pricing strategy amid an evolving dental landscape. Tune in for actionable tips on navigating fee schedules to drive sustainable practice growth in today's dynamic market ..read more
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Episode #274: Could your BHAG for 2024 be Successfully Resigning from PPO Plans?
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by Less Insurance Dependence
1M ago
In this episode, Gary and Naren explore BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) in business, inspired by Jim Collins and Peter Diamandis. They center on dentistry's BHAG: quitting PPO plans for practice success. Gary emphasizes the strategic impact and offers actionable steps for reducing insurance reliance, guiding dentists toward transformative changes in their practices ..read more
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Episode #273: 'How to Apply the Influence Principle of Unity in your Practice
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by Less Insurance Dependence
1M ago
Gary and Naren discuss Dr. Cialdini's unity principle. They highlight its power through initiatives like supplying NFL-grade mouthguards to local teams and creating strong community connections. They contrast this supportive unity with skepticism in traditional dental circles, emphasizing unity's transformative impact on dental practices ..read more
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Episode #272: One Dentist's Surprise Discovery When He Resigned as a Delta PPO Provider
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by Less Insurance Dependence
2M ago
This episode delves into the nuances of projecting confidence without appearing arrogant, especially in the dental field. It narrates a dentist's unexpected revelation after parting ways with a major insurance provider, highlighting the fears and innovative strategies employed to address patient concerns. Ultimately, it showcases the power of proactive planning and teamwork in achieving a surprising, positive outcome ..read more
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Episode #271: How to Apply the Influence Principle of Scarcity in Your Practice
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by Less Insurance Dependence
2M ago
In this episode, Gary and Naren discuss scarcity as a potent influence principle in professional practice, inspired by Doctor Robert Chinni's teachings. They explore its impact on demand using Apple's iPhone launches as an example. Strategies for dental practices, like special service days and time-limited offers, highlight scarcity's influence. As the most transformative yet challenging principle, they guide listeners in applying this influential strategy in their professional endeavors.   ..read more
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Episode #270: Help! I'm Contracted with Many More PPO Plans than Expected
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by Less Insurance Dependence
2M ago
Join Gary and Naren on the Less Insurance Dependence Podcast as they unravel the challenge of dentists being tied to unexpected PPO plans. Explore strategies to reveal hidden contracts, understand specifics, and employ proactive marketing to reduce reliance, regain control, and minimize financial impact on your practice ..read more
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