Business of Dentistry: Reducing Your Practice’s Dependency on Insurance


Course Description:
In this session, Gary will help you understand what you need to do to successfully resign from PPO Plans, 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.

Art Wiederman, CPA, Director of Dental Division | Eide Bailly 
For more than 35 years, Art Wiederman has specialized in serving dental practices in the Southern California area.  He oversees a variety of professional services including accounting, tax compliance and planning, financial planning, retirement planning and financial practice management consulting. Art’s expertise is not only in taxation issues for dentists, but also in knowledge of dental practice metrics and benchmarks. He has the ability to look at a dentist’s profit and loss statements and practice management reports and identify profit holes in the practice. In addition, Art is adept at buy-in and buy-out consulting, practice start-ups, compensation plan development, operation evaluations, and litigation support for dentists.

As an expert in dental practice accounting and financial management, Art is a regular lecturer at state, local and national dental conferences, dental societies and dental schools. He is a founding member of the Academy of Dental CPAs (ADCPA) and hosts the bi-weekly podcast, “The Art of Dental Finance and Management.” 

Gary Takacs, Practice Management Coach | Founder of Thriving Dentist Inc.

Gary is considered "The voice of the business of dentistry" You know his voice from the Thriving Dentist podcast series. He is the founder of the Thriving Dentist Inc., and his passion is prominent as an advocate of reduced dependency on insurance in the dental practice setting. With an energetic presentation style, Gary is a frequently requested speaker at Dental Conferences, Symposiums, Study Clubs and other continuing education classes. He is also a published author. As a co-owner himself of LifeSmiles Dental Care in Phoenix, Ariz., Gary uses his background and vast experience to help Dentists and Team Members create their ideal practice.

Additional Information: This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Amy DeGeorge.

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