Townie® Poll

Oral Pathology and Oral Surgery

Poll conducted from 7/2/2008 To 8/1/2008

Do you use any available tests/screening devices for the detection of oral cancer?
627 total votes
31%
a. Yes
69%
b. No, visual exam only
How many cases of oral cancer have you discovered in your career?
477 total votes
32%
a. None, I'm still looking
48%
b. One to three
11%
c. Four to six
9%
d. More than seven
How many years have you been a dentist?
475 total votes
23%
a. One to five years
17%
b. Six to 10 years
11%
c. 11 to 15 years
48%
d. More than 16 years
Which of the following items do you believe has the best chance for improving our record of early diagnosis?
454 total votes
13%
a. Oral CDx
17%
b. Vizilite Plus
18%
c. Velscope
53%
d. Visual Exam and referral for scalpel biopsy
Do you perform biopsies in your office?
474 total votes
31%
a. Yes
69%
b. No
How many wisdom tooth extractions have you performed in the last six months?
475 total votes
35%
a. None, I refer to an oral surgeon
35%
b. One to 10
14%
c. 11 to 20
16%
d. More than 21
How often do you place bone grafting material in fresh extraction sockets?
470 total votes
66%
a. Never
24%
b. One to 20 percent of cases
5%
c. 21 to 40 percent of cases
5%
d. Over 41 percent of cases
Do you extract primary and/or permanent teeth for the orthodontist?
471 total votes
87%
a. Yes
13%
b. No
Which of the following are you most likely to do in the next 12 months?
433 total votes
20%
Purchase a soft tissue laser
42%
b. Attend a hands-on Implant Course
16%
c. Place mini implants
23%
d. Send a patient for a Cone Beam CT
Have you ever had a medical emergency in the office that required a call to 911?
478 total votes
36%
a. Yes
64%
b. No

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