Townie® Poll

Periodontics

Poll conducted from 4/4/2008 To 5/1/2008

Do you perform periodontal surgery in your practice?
650 total votes
39%
a. Yes
61%
b. No
How many periodontists do you refer to?
455 total votes
9%
a. None
33%
b. One
45%
c. Two
12%
d. Three or more
What percentage of your new patients are on periodontal recall (three or four months)?
446 total votes
26%
a. One to five percent
26%
b. Six to 10 percent
20%
c. 11 to 15 percent
14%
d. 16 to 20 percent
13%
e. Over 21 percent
Do you place medicaments in the periodontal pockets of your patients?
450 total votes
50%
a. Yes
50%
b. No
Would you consider using a laser to treat periodontal disease?
448 total votes
18%
a. I already use a laser on my periodontal patients
14%
b. Yes, in the next three years
43%
c. Yes, in the future
25%
d. No
What is the ideal biologic width (measured from crown margin to crest of bone)?
438 total votes
4%
a. 1mm
32%
b. 2mm
57%
c. 3mm
7%
d. 4mm
Which type of power scaler do your hygienists use?
438 total votes
20%
a. Sonic scaler (e.g. Star Titan, KaVo SONICFlex)
5%
b. Autotune magnetostrictive ultrasonic (e.g. USI)
47%
c. Manual tune magnetostrictive (e.g. Cavitron, Parkell)
27%
d. Piezoelectric ultrasonic (e.g. Satalec, EMS, Vista, ProDentec Pro-Select)
Do you perform your own crown lengthening surgery?
442 total votes
42%
a. Yes
58%
b. No
Are you selling products such as mouth rinses and fluoride in your office?
444 total votes
52%
a. Yes
48%
b. No

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