Friday, December 4, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM PST
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Marina Community Center 
15301 Wicks Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94579

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Melinda Miller Sciandri 
Southern Alameda County Dental Society 

"Busting Loose From Insurance Dependency"

                                    Please join us on December 4th, 2020 

Gary Takacs Renowned Dental Practice Management Consultant  


Busting Loose from Insurance Dependence Practice overhead is rising out of control for many dentists. One of the most significant reasons why overhead is so high is the low contracted fee schedules in Dental Insurance PPO Plans.
These “adjustments” to your UCR Fee Schedule are often in the 35-40% range.  In this fast paced course Gary will show you exactly what you need to do to successfully reduce Insurance Dependency in your practice.     4 CE Units 

Gary Takacs Gary Takacs, is a well-known presence in dental practice consulting. He brings deep knowledge of the individual elements of business success together with genuine compassion for the dilemma of the dentist in today’s insurance-driven culture. As host of the Less Insurance Dependence podcast series, Gary guides dental professionals to a healthier practice style that lets them deliver hallmark-level quality of care.

You may recognize Gary’s dynamic style from his speaking engagements at a variety of symposiums and continuing education classes, or as host of the popular Thriving Dentist podcast show. As a dental practice coach, Gary’s insight is available on a one-on-one basis or through seminars, audio, and video programs.

As co-owner of a dental practice, Gary has first-hand experience in making the transformation from high-volume/low fee insurance dependency to a fee for service model. His lively discussions run the gamut from eye-opening lessons in cost accounting to communication that shows consumers what they have to gain from a patient-centric practice.

Published author, progressive rock fan, biker, businessman, and family man – Gary Takacs always has unique perspective to share.

What You Will Learn:

  • The dirty secret that the dental insurance companies do NOT want you to know.
  • Why the current dental insurance system is completely broken and what to do about it.
  • Why dental practice overhead is rising so rapidly.
  • A five-step plan that Gary followed to successfully reduce insurance dependency in his own practice and in dental offices located throughout the country.
  • How to reduce insurance dependency yet remain patient-friendly in the process.
  • How to determine your practice "readiness" to go out of network.
  • How they were able to retain the vast majority of their in-network patients when they went out of network.


*CDA Member Dentists - $100.00    *Non-CDA Members - $160.00 

*Auxiliary Staff - $ 90.00   *SACDS Allied Dental Health Members - $ 70.00

Date: Friday, December 4th, 2020    Time: 8:30AM  

Location: Marina Community Center- 15301 Wicks Blvd. San Leandro, CA 94579 

*All registrations MUST be made in advance by (no later than November 20th) and are not confirmed until payment is received in full. 

*Attendees who No-Show or who fail to give a 72 hour's notice for cancellation to the Central Office will Not receive a refund.  No Walk-In's will be guaranteed space. *No Children Allowed at CE Events.