Townie® Poll

Do you own/use a laser?

Poll conducted from 3/6/2003 To 4/8/2003

Do you own/use a laser?
984 total votes
21%
Yes
54%
No
18%
I’m thinking about it
7%
I will never use a laser
Are you planning to purchase a laser in the next 6 months?
648 total votes
88%
No
4%
Yes–Soft Tissue
7%
Yes–Hard Tissue
1%
Yes–Hygiene
1%
Yes–Whitening
If lasers were more affordable, would you invest in one?
653 total votes
60%
Yes
25%
No
15%
Already own one
What would influence your decision in purchasing a laser the most?
572 total votes
62%
Price/Size
8%
Size/Price
12%
Brand name/Price
15%
Price/Brand name
1%
Brand name/Size
1%
Size/Brand name
Would you consider investing in a laser for your Hygiene Department?
642 total votes
23%
Yes
52%
No
26%
A Hygienist cannot use a laser in my state
Are you concerned about the ‘learning curve’ generally associated with laser dentistry?
646 total votes
37%
Yes
63%
No
What laser feature is the most important for you?
605 total votes
1%
Appearance
98%
Performance characteristics
1%
Accessories
How important for you is the portability of a laser?
618 total votes
56%
Very important
17%
Not Important
27%
Important
Do you believe adding a laser to your practice would bring in new patients?
637 total votes
54%
Yes
46%
No
If you are planning on purchasing a laser, what payment option are you considering?
469 total votes
26%
Cash
46%
Lease
28%
Bank Financing
What benefits are you looking for the most in a laser?
573 total votes
47%
Improved patient care
13%
Reduced anesthesia
11%
Marketing/Practice Expansion
29%
Expanding the number and types of dental procedure
What percent of your complex cases do you use a semi-adjustable or fully adjustable articulator?
638 total votes
26%
Never
47%
1% – 33% of the time
9%
34% - 66% of the time
7%
67% - 99% of the time
11%
Always
If you needed a medium sized DO (Distal Occlusal) restoration on #3 in your own mouth would you get:
655 total votes
15%
Amalgam
36%
Direct Composite
26%
Gold Inlay
22%
Indirect Porcelain / Cerec

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