Gary Takacs

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Gary Takacs’ passion is helping Dentists and Team Members develop their ideal practice. Specializing in a patient-centered approach, his unique, in-depth knowledge of the elements of a successful practice has helped thousands of dental offices thrive in today’s changing business environment. Gary’s courses have helped many Dentists develop a thriving practice that ultimately provides personal, professional and financial satisfaction.

A familiar presence on the dental speaking circuit, Gary frequently addresses Dentists and Team Members at national dental meetings, regional seminars, and study club meetings here in the United States and Internationally as well.  Attendees often comment that they learned more than they ever imagined and that Gary’s course was the most fun they have ever had at a dental meeting!

Although Gary is not a Dentist, he owns a dental practice in Phoenix, AZ in partnership with Dr. Paul Nielson.  His practice is called Life Smiles Dental Care and this practice serves as a learning and teaching laboratory for Gary to ‘test’ concepts that he can apply in his teaching. Nothing academic or ivory tower in Gary’s courses, rather real-world solutions that have been tested and proven.

In addition to maintaining an active speaking schedule, Gary has published over 350 articles on practice management topics in professional publications. His articles have been published in leading journals including Dentistry Today, AGD Impact, Chairside, Dental Business Today, AACD Journal, Dental Economics. and many state journals. Gary also publishes a written blog titled, Keep Smiling!

Gary is also the founder of the Thriving Dentist Show audio podcast, the #1 Dental podcast on iTunes. The Thriving Dentist Show is a weekly Internet talk radio show where Gary interviews some of the most influential leaders in the dental profession. Dentists in 144 countries have downloaded the Show.

A summa cum laude alumnus of the University of Oregon, Gary lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Therese. They have raised four children and are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren.