Townie® Poll

Lasers

Poll conducted from 9/8/2009 To 10/6/2009

Do you currently own a laser(s)?
663 total votes
35%
a. Yes
65%
b. No
What type of laser do you own?
168 total votes
54%
a. Diode
19%
b. Erbium
21%
c. NdYag
3%
d. CO2
3%
e. Low Level Laser
How frequently do you use the laser in your practice?
186 total votes
42%
a. Daily
34%
b. Weekly
10%
c. Monthly
3%
d. Rarely
11%
e. Never
Do you feel the laser was worth the investment?
178 total votes
65%
a. Yes
15%
b. No
20%
c. Not sure yet
Do you have an assigned Laser Safety Officer (LSO) and Laser Safety Program with written policies and a posted warning sign?
179 total votes
47%
a. Yes
53%
b. No
What is your laser primarily utilized for?
170 total votes
3%
a. Frenectomy
21%
b. Tissue troughing and recontouring
14%
c. LANAP
3%
d. Crown lengthening
3%
e. Cavity preparation
33%
f. All soft tissue procedures
24%
g. Both hard and soft tissue procedures
If you had it to do all over again, would you buy the same laser at the same price?
173 total votes
57%
a. Yes
43%
b. No
For your practice what is or would be the greatest value of a soft tissue laser?
186 total votes
24%
a. Crown troughing (cord replacement).
11%
b. Cosmetic procedures (gingivectomies, frenectomies).
30%
c. Periodontal applications (LANAP).
16%
d. Surgical procedures (Frenectomies, biopsies, tongue tie release).
12%
e. Electrosurge replacement.
2%
f. Marketing for new patients.
6%
g. No value at all to my practice.
For your practice what is or would be the greatest value of a hard tissue laser?
184 total votes
36%
a. Anesthetic reduced restorative procedures.
9%
b. Osseous Recontouring.
5%
c. Soft tissue surgeries (frenectomies, gingivectomies, fibroma removal).
5%
d. Cosmetic recontouring and gum lifts.
12%
e. Marketing to new patients.
33%
f. No value at all to my practice.
If you were to have training for a new laser would you prefer to have:
193 total votes
27%
a. Lecture and hands-on training in a hotel.
7%
b. DVD training only.
15%
c. Webinar or online education.
48%
d. Lecture and hands-on training with patients in a dental office.
3%
e. Written manual only.

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