NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the select few physicians honored with the prestigious Patients' Choice Award this year is Dr. Alan R. Stein. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130215/DC61148) In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals ( http://www.vitals.com), qualifying them for this honor in 2012. Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners. Dr. Alan R. Stein commented on the recognition: "I'm so honored to receive an award that's based on how my patients view the quality of care I provide. I strive each day to exceed my patients' expectations, and I'm grateful that they've recognized my efforts." About Alan R. Stein:a short profile by and about the honoree: A USC School of Dentistry graduate and Clinical Assistant Professor (ret), and an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Fernando Valley Dental Association. Dr. Stein has high standards and takes pride in the quality of his work. Always aspiring to provide the patient with the best possible results, his ultimate goal is to provide work so impressive that other dentists will say "this is how it should be done." For more information on this Patients' Choice Award winner, please visit Dr. Alan R. Stein's profile on PatientsChoice.org. Following the publication of Alan R. Stein's selection for the Patient's Choice Award, American Registry seconded the honor and added Dr. Stein to The Registry™ of Business Excellence. An exclusive recognition plaque has been designed to commemorate the honor. The doctor's custom wall plaque is shown here. For more information on Dr. Alan R. Stein, located in Northridge, CA, please call 818-772-1280, or visit www.AlanSteinDDS.com. This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with approval by and/or contributions from Dr. Stein and was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.