What is the #1 metric for practice success? When we talk to dentists about their practice they are often concerned because they have no real feel for their data. Usually they have gone to a seminar or talked to a consultant and have heard about all the varied reports they should be running to monitor their practice. In reality 80% of practices never run these reports. Most have no real idea how they are really doing. As long as they can make payroll on the first and fifteenth of the month all’s well.