Townie® Poll

Practice Management

Poll conducted from 1/2/2009 To 2/2/2009

Do you have an office manager with significant HR responsibilities?
581 total votes
41%
a. Yes
59%
b. No
Which of the following items is a deficit in your practice?
394 total votes
32%
a. Staff training
12%
b. Materials organization
23%
c. Personality conflicts
33%
d. New patient flow
Do you correspond with patients or specialists via email?
423 total votes
51%
a. Yes
49%
b. No
Are you booking hygiene appointments six months in advance?
425 total votes
84%
a. Yes
16%
b. No
Which retirement plan is available to your staff?
335 total votes
32%
a. 401K
18%
b. SIMPLE IRA
10%
c. Other
40%
d. None
How much time is allotted for your hygienist to complete a six month prophy on a healthy adult with exam and no X-rays?
413 total votes
18%
a. 30 minutes
27%
b. 40 minutes
17%
c. 50 minutes
38%
d. 60 minutes
When do you take your patient’s blood pressure?
421 total votes
12%
a. First visit
17%
b. Prior to oral surgery
15%
c. Every visit
39%
d. Rarely
18%
e. Never
What is the lowest diastolic pressure that would cause you to postpone treatment?
294 total votes
30%
a. 95
43%
b. 100
16%
c. 105
12%
d. 110
Which of the following positions do you expect to fill in the first six months of 2009?
421 total votes
12%
a. Front office
19%
b. Dental assistant
7%
c. Hygienist
6%
d. Associate dentist
57%
e. No openings
Do you plan any layoffs during the first six months of 2009?
421 total votes
14%
a. Yes
86%
b. No
Do you use e-mail or text messaging to send appointment reminders?
157 total votes
36%
a. Yes
64%
b. No

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