Townie® Poll

Periodontics

Poll conducted from 7/7/2009 To 8/4/2009

How many full mouth scaling and root planing procedures do you perform each month?
368 total votes
47%
a. One to five
25%
b. Six to 10
28%
c. More than 10
How many times each month do you employ a laser as part of periodontal therapy?
269 total votes
81%
a. Zero
11%
b. One to five
8%
c. More than six
An established patient of eight years presents on recall exam with probing depths of 4-5mm in all four posterior quadrants and Class I and II furactions on four molars. How would you proceed?
265 total votes
19%
a. Monitor on a three or six month hygiene recall system.
11%
b. Use adjunctive therapies such as Arestin and Periostat.
52%
c. Re-initiate four quads of scaling and root planing in my office, then monitor on a hygiene recall.
18%
d. Refer to a periodontist.
What do you do with anterior aesthetic implants?
264 total votes
14%
a. Place them myself.
50%
b. Refer to a periodontist.
36%
c. Refer to an oral surgeon.
What is your implant system of choice for anterior aesthetic implants?
0 total votes
How often does a patient in your practice receive a full mouth periodontal probing?
263 total votes
10%
a. At the initial exam.
30%
b. At the initial exam and then at each recall visit.
45%
c. At the initial exam and yearly after that.
15%
d. Occasionally/infrequently.
How often does the dentist (as opposed to the hygienist or another designated staff member) in your practice perform the periodontal probing?
261 total votes
25%
a. Always
13%
b. Most of the time
41%
c. Some of the time
21%
d. Never
Do you utilize any periodontal screening protocols (e.g. Previsor) in your practice to estimate a patient's risk for progressive periodontal disease?
260 total votes
15%
a. Yes
85%
b. No
What (other than a periodontal probe and radiographs) do you use to assess a patient’s periodontal condition and prognosis?
0 total votes

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