In case you missed it, from a Dentalcompare article published last January.
So, do older patients need more dental work? The answer will probably surprise you. (These numbers were generated by “Action Run” a unique e-service that finds and re-activates patients.)…if a patient slips out of re-care and fails to see the dentist for two years the money spent per dental appointment by sixty year olds is more than double that spent by twenty somethings. In fact the cost per visit starts increasing at about age forty.
We gather immense amounts of data about our patients and the treatments we provide as a by-product of doing business and using a computer. Some people call it data exhaust. You can use this data to manage your practice and improve patient outcomes.