Decision Time: Should You Stay In-Network with PPOs?

Last updated on June 14th, 2024 at 09:57 am

Decision Time: Should You Stay in Network with PPOs?
Interactive Webinar

With inflation rising and insurance reimbursements lowering, it’s time to rethink your insurance participation.

Friday July 26th, 2024 – 11:00am – 1:00pm EST

Live-Stream Seminar
Cost: FREE
Admission includes: Doctor, spouse and one staff
2 CE Credits

This is an interactive meeting.
Live participation is required, so please enable your audio and camera during the event.

Vinh Le, DDS & Quang Le, DDS
Vinh Le, DDS & Quang Le, DDS
San Diego, CA
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This enabled us to drop all the capitation plans, Medicare and most of our PPO plans. Now both offices are becoming primarily fee-for-service practices and collections have actually gone up by 166%!

About the Seminar:

Inflation has skyrocketed above 20% over the last three years, and you’ve probably felt the rising costs in your practice in terms of payroll, supply costs, etc. In the midst of this, many PPO insurances have actually lowered reimbursements rates! Playing the PPO/HMO game nowadays can mean working harder and harder for less compensation and lower the quality of care for your patients.

Playing the PPO/HMO game is simply a losing proposition now, unless you want to work harder and harder for less compensation and lower the quality of care for your patients. 

Most dentists are nervous about dropping plans because they don’t want to lose patients, but we’ll show you some extremely eye-opening numbers that demonstrate what value you’re actually getting out of your insurance plans and exactly what would happen if you were to go out-of-network.

Course Objectives: 

  • Confront the actual impact PPOs in your practice: how much value is each plan providing, how much are you writing off, and what is it really costing you to participate?
  • See what would happen if you dropped a PPO plan. Project exactly how your production and profitability would change if you go out-of-network.
  • Learn the key steps for smoothly transitioning to fee-for-service. The essential “must-do’s” if you want a less insurance-dependent practice.

PLUS – Get free access to our proprietary Insurance Plan Analyzer Tool to crunch the numbers for your individual practice.


This seminar is given 100% free of charge, and you are not obligated to purchase anything upon attending.

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“The information I learned works so well that I now have three hygienists and a much busier office, despite dropping 75% of our reduced fee plans!”

– Alla Dorfman, DDS

“The things we learned from MGE made quite a difference. It enabled us to drop all the capitation plans, Medicare and most of our PPO plans. Now both offices are becoming primarily fee-for-service practices. Collections have actually gone up by 166% and it’s helped me structure the practice so I can practice dentistry the way I’d like to. Every day, I go to work and it’s not stressful anymore—it’s fun! That’s how I imagined dentistry to be when I decided to get into the profession.”

– Vinh Le, DDS & Quang Le, DDS


Jeff Santone, MA ECON

Jeff Santone holds a Master’s degree in Economics from George Washington University and was a Senior Financial Analyst Jeff Santone has a unique perspective on the dental business model, having worked as a financial analyst for the Federal Reserve and then gone on to own and operate multiple highly productive and profitable dental practices. Jeff has lectured to thousands of private practice dentists in the US and Canada on practice management the Federal Reserve Board of Governors for six years. He then joined his wife, Dr. Virginia Lee, as the business manager of Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center.

In 2007, Mr. Santone enrolled in and completed the MGE Executive Training Program. Applying his expertise in the areas of management, personnel, finance and marketing, he has been instrumental in transforming Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center into one of the top specialist practices in the DC Metro area. A model of efficiency, the office has seen a collections increase of 400%—$50,000 per month to well in excess of $200,000 per month, with only one doctor.

Jeff began lecturing all over the US & Canada in 2012 as a guest lecturer for MGE, and in 2018 came on board full time as part of the MGE team as our New Client Executive.

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About MGE:
Management Experts

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida with a satellite office in Anaheim, California, MGE provides practice management education and coaching to dentists, dental specialists and their teams. For over twenty years we’ve taught tens of thousands of dentists how to stimulate growth, implement reliable management systems and increase profitability in their practices.

Decades of experience with the dental profession combined with a fierce diligence to stay on the cutting edge of industry trends, has made MGE the “go-to” solution for thousands of dental professionals looking for the freshest and most effective practice building strategies available. Backing this up, MGE clients’ practices grow at a rate beyond any other group in the industry.

MGE clients can be found in 48 US states and 4 Canadian provinces. Our team boasts over 50 staff, including an elite team of consultants, management trainers and service personnel ready to service our client’s needs, both in person and online.