Townie® Poll

How long have you been in practice?

Poll conducted from 6/6/2003 To 7/7/2003

How long have you been in practice?
1148 total votes
24%
0-5 yrs
16%
5-10 yrs
28%
10-20 yrs
32%
20+ yrs
Where do you practice?
917 total votes
92%
U.S.
3%
Canada
1%
Australia/New Zealand
2%
Europe
0%
South America
0%
Africa
1%
Asia
1%
Other
What size practice do you have?
912 total votes
2%
1 op
10%
2 ops
22%
3 ops
25%
4 ops
16%
5 ops
11%
6 ops
9%
8 ops
5%
10 or more ops
How many Hygienists do you employ?
909 total votes
19%
None
34%
One
28%
Two
11%
Three
9%
Four or more
How many CE hours do you take in a year?
910 total votes
1%
0 - 10
12%
11 - 20
24%
21 - 30
16%
31 - 40
14%
41 - 50
15%
51 - 75
9%
76 - 100
9%
100 or more
What does your practice gross in a year?
865 total votes
14%
$100,000 – $300,000
35%
$300,000 - $650,000
30%
$650,000 - $1,000,000
22%
$1,000,000 +
What office design changes are you planning to make in the next 12 months?
905 total votes
15%
Redesign an existing office
10%
Expand my office
15%
Build a new office
60%
None
If you are planning an office design change, what is the most important to you when building a new office?
793 total votes
12%
Space
7%
Ergonomics
21%
Function
12%
Image
48%
I’m not planning a change
If you are planning a design change, what is the main reason for building your new office?
727 total votes
11%
My current office does not reflect the level of care I provide
18%
More space
2%
My patients are expecting more and there is more competition
2%
I have moved into cosmetic dentistry and I am chasing the high-end patient
5%
I want to reduce the overall stress level of the office
5%
I would like to increase the number of new patients I have each month
57%
I’m not building an office
What is the most important factor when you choose dental equipment?
872 total votes
34%
Manufacturer’s reputation
6%
Dealer’s reputation
9%
Price
37%
Product features
3%
Style/colors/configurations
8%
Warranty/service
1%
Delivery
3%
Other
When buying dental equipment, how many dealers do you consider?
876 total votes
13%
1
44%
2
40%
3 or more
3%
Don’t buy through a dealer
Where do you go to look at dental equipment before you buy it?
863 total votes
10%
Dealer showroom
63%
Convention or trade show
12%
Internet
9%
Another practice
6%
Don’t need to see it
What is your primary reason for purchasing dental equipment?
863 total votes
14%
Expand practice
37%
Replace outdated equipment
47%
Add a new service, technology, or capability
2%
Other
Do you read DentalTown Magazine?
882 total votes
88%
Yes
4%
No
9%
I don’t receive it.
If you read DentalTown Magazine, do you share with your staff members?
819 total votes
20%
Frequently
53%
Occasionally
27%
No
When reading DentalTown Magazine, what is your favorite feature?
772 total votes
17%
Howard Speaks Column
2%
Corporate Profile
9%
Point / Counterpoint
21%
Townie Clinicals
5%
Endo Files
31%
Message Boards
8%
Product Profiles
6%
Dentally Incorrect
When reading DentalTown Magazine, what is your second favorite feature?
760 total votes
20%
Howard Speaks Column
2%
Corporate Profile
14%
Point / Counterpoint
18%
Townie Clinicals
9%
Endo Files
18%
Message Boards
11%
Product Profiles
9%
Dentally Incorrect

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