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Data Bites: 46% of dentists track recommended treatment vs. completed treatment

May 18, 2017
Why aren’t more dentists tracking case acceptance? In this month's data bite, Dr. Levin looks at the importance of measuring this key performance indicator.
Roger P. Levin, DDS, CEO and Founder, Levin Group
Why aren’t more dentists tracking case acceptance? In this month's data bite, Dr. Levin looks at the importance of measuring this key performance indicator.

According to the latest Dental Economics–Levin Group Annual Practice Survey, only 46% of dentists said they tracked recommended treatment versus completed treatment.

This is disappointing. If you don’t know how you rate as a case presenter, how can you build on your strengths and work on your weaknesses? It would like Usain Bolt trying to run a faster race without actually timing himself.

Most dentists think they are good case presenters, but if they actually measured their performance, they would be in for a shock. In a more competitive dental economy, all practices are looking for ways to enhance their bottom line. One big opportunity for nearly every practice is improving case acceptance. It starts by measuring this key statistic.

Author's note: Want to improve your case acceptance? Attend an upcoming seminar by Dr. Levin. He focuses on immediate and practical steps dentists can take to increase production. To see his speaking schedule, click here.

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


Data Bites is a monthly column in the Apex360 e-newsletter. The column presents findings from the Levin Data Center and analysis by Roger P. Levin, DDS.

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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