Townie® Poll

Equipment

Poll conducted from 6/3/2008 To 7/2/2008

Will you purchase a single piece of equipment that costs more than $10,000 this year?
575 total votes
45%
a. Yes
55%
b. No
Which of the following statements best describes your equipment plans for 2008?
381 total votes
29%
a. I will update existing technology in my office.
44%
b. I will purchase new technology for my office.
27%
c. I will not purchase any equipment for my office this year.
Which of the following pieces of equipment is most likely to gain the largest market share in the next three to five years?
356 total votes
23%
a. CAD/CAM (CEREC, E4D)
19%
b. Digital Impressions (Cadent iTero, 3M Chairside Oral Scanner)
19%
c. Soft tissue laser
6%
d. Hard tissue laser
19%
e. Electric handpieces
13%
f. Cone Beam CT X-ray
The Section 179 expensing election was doubled to $250,000 for 2008. Will you make a large equipment purchase this year?
374 total votes
42%
a. Yes
58%
b. No
In your opinion, are digital X-rays a must-have for a new dental office?
382 total votes
84%
a. Yes
16%
b. No
Setting aside cost, which piece of equipment would you want for your practice this year?
340 total votes
36%
a. CEREC
9%
b. E4D
9%
c. Cadent iTero
15%
d. 3M Chairside Oral Scanner
18%
e. Biolase MD
14%
f. Millennium PerioLase
Do you use an intraoral camera on a daily basis?
380 total votes
50%
a. Yes
50%
b. No
In your opinion, are electric handpieces standard equipment for a new dental office?
378 total votes
43%
a. Yes
57%
b. No
Do you use a light activated bleaching system (e.g. Zoom, Sapphire, etc)?
381 total votes
44%
a. Yes
56%
b. No

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