Townie® Poll

Are you considering conversion from air turbine to electric handpieces?

Poll conducted from 11/4/2002 To 12/6/2002

Are you considering conversion from air turbine to electric handpieces?
646 total votes
17%
I have already made the change
7%
I will in the next 6 months
9%
I will in the next year
26%
I may consider a change in the next 2-5 years
27%
I do not see significant advantage to make the switch to electric
15%
I use both air turbine and electric handpieces
What brand do you currently use?
497 total votes
32%
KaVo
15%
Star
19%
Midwest
8%
NSK
9%
Bien-Aire
6%
A-dec
11%
other
What was your primary reason for purchasing your current handpieces?
489 total votes
9%
price
18%
design
44%
brand reputation
8%
supplier recommendation
11%
recommendation from colleague
2%
quick disconnect
5%
small head
4%
fiber optic system
What was your secondary reason for purchasing your current handpieces?
478 total votes
21%
price
17%
design
22%
brand reputation
10%
supplier recommendation
10%
recommendation from colleague
7%
quick disconnect
4%
small head
10%
fiber optic system
How long does your average high-speed handpiece last?
488 total votes
20%
0 - 2 years
47%
3 - 5 years
22%
6 - 8 years
11%
9 - 11 years
How do you service your handpiece?
493 total votes
22%
manufacturer
24%
authorized dealer
28%
local repair service
14%
in-office - using genuine turbines
12%
in-office - using generic parts/turbines
How often do you need to repair your high-speed handpiece?
483 total votes
13%
0-6 months
45%
7-12 months
24%
13-18 months
10%
19-24 months
8%
Greater than every 2 years
What type of handpiece do you use for endo?
495 total votes
55%
Electric
31%
Air driven
15%
None

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