Townie® Poll

Infection Control

Poll conducted from 1/3/2008 To 2/1/2008

What is your current method for instrument processing?
890 total votes
69%
a. Instruments are bagged
26%
b. Instruments are processed in cassettes
6%
c. Other
Do you run disinfectant through your water lines on a daily basis?
629 total votes
45%
a. Yes
55%
b. No
What are your estimated costs for infection control products per patient visit?
597 total votes
38%
a. $0-$5
43%
b. $6-$10
14%
c. $11-$15
6%
d. $16-$20
How much time does your staff spend turning over a room per patient visit?
627 total votes
34%
a. Less than five minutes
58%
b. Five-10 minutes
7%
c. 11-15 minutes
1%
d. 16+ minutes
How often do you wash your hands?
630 total votes
47%
a. Every time I enter a room
26%
b. After I remove my gloves
25%
c. Periodically throughout the day
2%
d. Before lunch
Do you carry disability insurance?
629 total votes
75%
a. Yes
25%
b. No
What method of waterline disinfection do you use?
623 total votes
28%
a. Weekly chemical flushing
24%
b. Daily chemical flushing
25%
c. Continuous treatment
23%
d. None
How are your dental units supplied with water?
625 total votes
36%
a. Direct municipal supply
16%
b. Independent bottle with municipal supply
47%
c. Independent bottle with distilled water
Do you routinely use left/right handed gloves for restorative procedures?
631 total votes
28%
a. Yes
72%
b. No

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