Townie® Poll

Oral Surgery

Poll conducted from 8/4/2010 To 9/3/2010

What is the most common oral surgery procedure you perform in your practice?
400 total votes
66%
a. Non-surgical extraction
30%
b. Surgical extraction
0%
c. Frenectomy
1%
d. Biopsy/excision of lesion
1%
e. Incision and drainage of abscess
3%
f. None of the above
What percentage of oral surgery cases do you refer to the oral surgeon?
322 total votes
45%
a. Less than 10 percent
24%
b. 11-25 percent
13%
c. 26-50 percent
10%
d. 51-75 percent
8%
e. 76-100 percent
What is your primary reason for not referring your patient to an oral surgeon?
318 total votes
5%
a. No surgeon in area/surgeon is too far away
5%
b. It takes too long for patient to get an appointment with surgeon
3%
c. Surgeon charges too much
64%
d. I have training in oral surgery and feel comfortable doing the procedure
16%
e. I want to keep the money in my practice
7%
f. Other
Do you offer any sedation for oral surgery procedures in your office?
322 total votes
27%
a. Nitrous oxide analgesia
25%
b. Oral sedation/N20
7%
c. IV conscious sedation
3%
d. General anesthesia
38%
e. None
Do you have an oral surgeon come to your office to perform surgery on your patients?
318 total votes
10%
a. Yes
90%
b. No
If you answered “Yes” to #5, how often does the oral surgeon come to your practice?
37 total votes
22%
a. Once per month
19%
b. Two to three times per month
22%
c. Once per week
5%
d. Two to three times per week
5%
e. Daily
27%
f. Occasionally, when there are an adequate number of patients
For oral surgical procedures, what type of handpiece do you use?
307 total votes
38%
a. Regular dental high speed (air driven)
12%
b. Regular dental handpiece (electric)
32%
c. Angled surgical handpiece (air driven)
5%
d. Angled surgical handpiece (electric)
5%
e. Straight surgical handpiece (air driven)
6%
f. Straight surgical handpiece (electric)
3%
g. Other
Which of the following is your favorite specialized surgical instrument?
250 total votes
43%
a. Periotomes
16%
b. Proximators
18%
c. Physics Forceps
14%
d. Apical Retention Forceps
6%
e. Piezosurgery unit (with periotome blades)
2%
f. Power Periotome
What is your suture material of choice?
318 total votes
47%
a. Silk
42%
b. Gut
6%
c. Polyester
5%
d. Other

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