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For more dentists, these 2 challenges stand out

Oct. 3, 2016
More dentists are expressing concern over production levels and retirement age. Dr. Levin explains why.
Roger P. Levin, DDS, CEO and Founder, Levin Group

More dentists are expressing concern over production levels and retirement age. Dr. Levin explains why.

In this year’s Dental Economics-Levin Group Annual Practice Survey, a greater number of dentists expressed concern about the main barometer of practice success—production—and about the ultimate result of that success—when they get to retire.

The numbers suggest that more dentists are seeing and acknowledging the consequences of shifts in the market for dental services. Although it’s unfortunate that these doctors are feeling such financial pressure, it may have a positive effect in the end if it motivates them to implement corrective measures.

In separate studies, the Levin Group Data Center has ascertained that, with the right guidance, the typical dental practice can increase production by 30% to 50% within three years. With this considerable upside potential, many practices should be able to meet the need for increasing production while avoiding the need to delay retirement.

Roger P. Levin, DDS, is the founder and CEO of Levin Group Inc., a leading dental consulting firm. A nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Levin presents practice management seminars throughout the country.

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Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Apex360 e-newsletter. Apex360 is a DentistryIQ partner publication for dental practitioners and members of the dental industry. Its goal is to provide timely dental information and present it in meaningful context, empowering those in the dental space to make better business decisions. Subscribe to the Apex360 e-newsletter here.


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About the Author

Roger P. Levin, DDS | CEO and Founder, Levin Group

Roger P. Levin, DDS, is the CEO of Levin Group, a leading dental management consulting firm. Founded in 1985, Levin Group has worked with over 30,000 dental practices. Dr. Levin is a sought-after speakers in dentistry and is a leading authority on dental practice success and sustainable growth. Through extensive research and cutting-edge innovation, Dr. Levin is a recognized expert on propelling practices into the top 10%. He has authored 65 books and over 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing.

Dr. Levin sits on the editorial board of five dental publications and has been named as one of the Leaders in Dentistry by Dentistry Today magazine for the last 15 years. He was recently named one of the 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry by Incisal Edge magazine and voted Best Dental Consultant by the readers of He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Time magazine, and is the creator of the Levin Group Tip of the Day,which has over 30,000 subscribers.

To contact Dr. Levin, visit or email [email protected].

Updated March 7, 2019